Emirates announced today that it will resume
passenger services to Bangkok with daily flights, starting from 1
Scheduled passenger flights to Thailand have been
banned since March and this was recently extended until the end of
September, at the earliest. However, special flights to repatriate
people and cargo flights are allowed. Those who are currently allowed to fly to
- Thai nationals;
- Persons with exemption or being considered,
permitted or invited;
- Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or
under international organisations, or representatives of a foreign
- Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parent, or
child of a Thai national;
- Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate
of permanent residency or permission to take up residence;
- Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or
have been granted permission by government agencies to work in the
Kingdom, including their spouse or children;
- Non-Thai nationals who are students of
educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including
the parents or guardians of the students, except for students of
non-formal educational institutions under the law on private
schools and of other similar private educational institutions;
- Non-Thai nationals in need of medical treatment
and their attendants; and
- Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter
the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country.
All nationalities, except Thai nationals, require
a visa to enter Thailand. Tourist and transit visas are not
There are also numerous other restrictions and
requirements that must be met before travellers are allowed to
board their flight. These can include a Certificate of Entry
(COE); fit to fly health certificate; negative COVID19 PCR test
certificate issued not more than 72 hours before arrival; health
insurance covering COVID19 treatment of not less than USD 100,000
and a letter of approval on quarantine accommodation by Thai
As these requirements could change without notice
at any moment, travelers are urged to visit Emirates'
website for details and to check with local Thai authorities
and this Thai
making any booking.
Emirates' flights between Bangkok and Dubai will be operated
with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering seats in First, Business
and Economy class.
First and Business Class customers will be
able to enjoy Emiratesí Chauffeur Drive service on departure from
Bangkok, in Dubai, and relax in Emiratesí Lounge facility at Dubai
Starting from 1 September, flight EK384 will
depart Dubai daily at 01:50 and arrive in Bangkok at 11:30. The return flight, EK385, will depart Bangkok at 03:25 and arrive
in Dubai at 06:35, from 2 September.
COVID19 PCR tests
are also mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to
Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and
tourists, irrespective of the country they are travelling from.
Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of
COVID19 safety measures at every step of the customer journey, including the distribution of complimentary
hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and
antibacterial wipes to all customers.
The airline has also committed to cover COVID19
related medical expenses, free of cost, should a customer be diagnosed
with COVID19 during their travel while they are away from home.
This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on
Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or
before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment
they fly the first sector of their journey.
Emirates Resumes Daily Flights to Bangkok, Thailand.