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I kindly suggest that we during the coronavirus pandemi period make a pinned thread with transport from/to the islands – Phangan, Tao and Samui – as the normal timetables and transports are cancelled; and when restarting, they might be only with limited departures.

 

Lomprayah has been mentioned earlier in another thread, and the question about their 12:30 catamaran departure from Samui to Phangan, which I haven't seen, but however seemed like some passengers did make the tour. The reason could be, that there are so few passengers that it's operated by a speed boat. Here is the latest update from Lomprayah...

 

Ingen tilgængelig billedbeskrivelse.

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Coming to Samui or KPN from the mainland through Donsak.   Fill in the health form. No QR code or tracking. (Confirmed by guests who arrived 30 minutes ago via Surathani Airport.)

I suggest that you check with Bangkok Airways/Suvarnabhumi. If there are legal restrictions, they should know about them and should be enforcing them.

I have been told by people that live on KPN, and have come to Samui, that Lomprayah now services the island again. Not an official confirmation yet. Seatran in Bangrak is still closed. KPN i

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'I kindly suggest that we during the coronavirus pandemi period make a pinned thread with transport from/to the islands – Phangan, Tao and Samui – as the normal timetables and transports are cancelled; and when restarting, they might be only with limited departures.'

 

Good idea

A guest went from Samui to Koh Phangan yesteday and he had to go via Nathon. (Raja???)

I will try and contact him for the details.

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The new regulations for domestic flights – however, we don't know yet when Bangkok Airways is starting again, but will probably need to follow same conditions...

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Nok Air, Thai Air Asia and Thai Lion Air begin to operate flights to/form Surat Thaini Airport from May 1st. 

 

May 1st to May 31st Nok Air and Air Asia will fly daily, whilst Lion Air on Fridays only.
 

Ingen tilgængelig billedbeskrivelse.

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Bangkok Airways to resume domestic operations, reopens Samui Airport from 15th May 2020 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update from Bangkok Airways that it will resume domestic flight operations from 15 May, 2020, onwards with the Bangkok – Samui (round trip) twice daily service.

 

Full article in the news section...

 

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I have guests that want to fly Samui to Bangkok next week.

Do any of you know if there are special requirements regarding documentation needed for the flight. eg health certificate etc.

Bangkok Airways website just mentions the usual - passport for foreigners.

 

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Bangkok Airways will start flying to Koh Samui twice daily from Friday 15th May:
✈️ Suvarnabhumi - Samui: 08:30 - 10.00 hrs. and 12.40 - 14.10 hrs.
✈️ Samui - Suvarnabhumi: 10.30 - 12.00 hrs. and 14.40 - 16.10 hrs.
O  Online reservation
👉 Or call 1771

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: ocean og tekst

 

(Based on time table it must be with ATR-72 airplane.)

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From June 1st Bangkok Airways will add two more Bangkok-Samui flights a day – total should then be four – all flights operated by ATR-72 airplanes.

 

 

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Koh Samui Health Pass

Everybody that comes to Koh Samui will be asked to scan this QR Code for a registration. Better spare some phone's battery...

 

Ingen tilgængelig billedbeskrivelse.

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

Arrival from Bangkok is YELLOW code.

 

 

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17 hours ago, khunPer said:

Koh Samui Health Pass

Everybody that comes to Koh Samui will be asked to scan this QR Code for a registration. Better spare some phone's battery...

 

Ingen tilgængelig billedbeskrivelse.

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: telefon

Arrival from Bangkok is YELLOW code.

 

 

When I scan that it opens the health pass Thailand page but says something about QR code fail.. 

Another well engineered Thai IT project. 

 

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Samui must be getting more busy.

Bangkok Airways have snuck an additional flight on today. PG1161. This flight number is not a scheduled flight. It is just used for extra demand.

 

https://www.samuiairportonline.com/flight-status/

 

We are certainly seeing more activity on villa bookings. All from Phuket, Krabi and Bangkok. The usual daily reporting of temperature via line is the only requirement for domestic visitors.

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Samui airport is now showing six flights from Bangkok per day with Bangkok Airways but they have cancelled the Phuket flight. (Much cheaper to drive?)

 

Maybe just for the holiday weekend?

Arrivals

Scheduled Revised From Flight Status
09:35 09:17 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 119
Codeshare: AY 6915 / BR 3891 / EK 4410 / QR 4442 / TG 7024
Arrived On-Time
10:55 10:29 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 129
Codeshare: AY 6885 / BR 3943 / EK 4420 / HX 3857 / QR 4317 / SU 3811 / TG 5906 / TK 4409
Arrived On-Time
13:15 13:02 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 1151 Arrived On-Time
14:10 13:40 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 133
Codeshare: AY 6277 / BA 7965 / BR 3931 / CI 9815 / EK 4424 / HX 3863 / KL 3734 / MH 4903 / QR 4319 / SU 3812 / TG 5912 / TK 4413 / VN 3915
Arrived On-Time
14:25 14:25 Phuket (HKT) Bangkok Airways PG 252
Codeshare: EK 4500 / MI 5652 / QR 4408 / SU 3863 / TG 7012
Cancelled
14:45 14:45 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 145
Codeshare: AY 6845 / BA 7971 / BR 3991 / CI 9819 / EK 4432 / KC 1145 / MH 4905 / QR 4323 / TG 7030 / VN 3919 / WY 5824
Arrived On-Time
16:50 16:37 Bangkok (BKK) Bangkok Airways PG 155
Codeshare: EK 4423 / LY 8479 / SU 3823 / TG 5754
On-Time
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7 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

08.00 has just arrived at Bangrak. So that is at least two per day. (!9.00 as well.)

Thanks. Came back from Had Rin this morning. Currently running once a day to Samui at 0930.

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Anyone planning to go to the mainland over the next few days - book your ferry as soon as you can.

 

The big exodus for Bangkok visitors starts tomorrow and they cannot get a ferry booked. Standby only.

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URGENT: All ferries between the islands Phangan, Samui, and Tao, and to the mainland have been stopped from today, August 2nd for three days, including till August 4th, by decree from the Governor of Surat Thani...

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: tekst

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3 hours ago, khunPer said:

UPDATE: It has been mentioned that the ordered stop of ferries is only between 5 pm and 5 am.

There are LOTS of Thais on the island at the moment with cars, wanting to drive home. Others booked to check in tomorrow.

The forcasted strong winds and waves are during the daytime as well.

 

https://www.windguru.cz/30397

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What a disappointment my domestic trip to Samui. 

Suvarnabhumi Airport only ONE, of THREE Multilevel carparks open, The Carpark is Totally Full, cars left in neutral to push out of the way, get your own car out later.

Samui I love the place but how things have deteriorated and the problems associated with Bangkok Airways seem to have worsened. The Bangkok Airways flight 11K return two people. Only a few Flights each day, All Full. Cheap seats on the ATR72 for thrill seekers. Generally this must be hindering the arrival of Domestic Tourists and limiting any sort of revival.

Car hire was unavailable at the Airport despite the huge numbers of rental vehicles parked outside the Airport, I booked ahead no problem.

The Ring Road is Torn up around the Island with Drains being installed at what seems crawling pace. The roads, and generally everything is reminder of having lived there during previous natural disasters.

Sadly Chaweng is barely suitable for Tourists anymore, Lamai is nice and has a strong local population and some businesses open make it pleasant despite many business closed.

In short it's a pricy trip, and you get what you get:(

 

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