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We read about various documentation necessary for foreigners under select categories to arrive Thailand from 1/July.

We read about certificate of entry, C19 tests, Fit to Fly certificates, reservation for ASQ etc as pre-requisite for entry. 

 

I am being told that we can only fly on repatriation/evacuation flights to Thailand.

 

Can anybody who has traveled to Thailand during this period share their experience on

1. Process of getting listed on the evacuation/repatriation flights with Thai embassies in your country.

2. Any other flights that you have used to fly to Thailand.

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This is the only one I've seen, there are no doubt others.

 

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We've got a pretty good thread going here... you may find your answer there. A copy and paste from one of the posts. 

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Also, relative to the US only, the Embassy has been clear that the only option for transport (in July at least) is via one of the scheduled repat flights that are currently planned.. They operate almost weekly, usually on Saturdays, and usually from LAX, JFK, ORD and IAD..  Korean Air and Asiana are the most common airlines used, but there are some Cathay Pacific flights and JAL as well.. Each day fights do operate, there is a daily cap of 200 total people - spread across all the repat flights that operate on that day (not 200 per flight)

 

In most cases, if you don't live in that city where your repat flight departs from (ie LAX, JFK, ORD, IAD) you have to buy a separate ticket and make your own way to the departure gateway city - and at your risk if the flight/bus/train etc that you chose, is late and due to their lateness you miss the repat flight.  Most people have been given a list of travel agents to contact to arrange, choose and pay for their repat flight... Once you have done so, you get a receipt and that's one of the 4 documents you'll need to upload before the CoE is cut... the ASQ paid booking, covid test and fit2fly being the other 3."



https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172056-certificate-of-entry-process-for-spouses-of-thai-citizens/?do=findComment&comment=15601914

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1 hour ago, Tounge Thaied said:

We've got a pretty good thread going here... you may find your answer there. A copy and paste from one of the posts. 

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Also, relative to the US only, the Embassy has been clear that the only option for transport (in July at least) is via one of the scheduled repat flights that are currently planned.. They operate almost weekly, usually on Saturdays, and usually from LAX, JFK, ORD and IAD..  Korean Air and Asiana are the most common airlines used, but there are some Cathay Pacific flights and JAL as well.. Each day fights do operate, there is a daily cap of 200 total people - spread across all the repat flights that operate on that day (not 200 per flight)

 

In most cases, if you don't live in that city where your repat flight departs from (ie LAX, JFK, ORD, IAD) you have to buy a separate ticket and make your own way to the departure gateway city - and at your risk if the flight/bus/train etc that you chose, is late and due to their lateness you miss the repat flight.  Most people have been given a list of travel agents to contact to arrange, choose and pay for their repat flight... Once you have done so, you get a receipt and that's one of the 4 documents you'll need to upload before the CoE is cut... the ASQ paid booking, covid test and fit2fly being the other 3."



https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172056-certificate-of-entry-process-for-spouses-of-thai-citizens/?do=findComment&comment=15601914

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1 hour ago, Upnotover said:

This is the only one I've seen, there are no doubt others.

 

Thank you.

 

In locations where the there are limited number of Thai Citizens, the frequency of such flights are very low. so the wait continues..

 

Anybody having flown options than evacuation flights, please tell us your story? 

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1 hour ago, mjakob007 said:

Anybody having flown options than evacuation flights, please tell us your story? 

Other options?

There are no any other options for now.

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2 minutes ago, unheard said:

Other options?

There are no any other options for now.

The point is there will be. The point is when those options avail themselves we would like to know. 

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2 minutes ago, Tounge Thaied said:

The point is there will be. The point is when those options avail themselves we would like to know. 

Unfortunately that is unknown at the moment.

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48 minutes ago, unheard said:

Other options?

There are no any other options for now.

Regular commercial flights too, as long as they carry only the allowed groups.

 

https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/51895

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2 minutes ago, CLS said:

Regular commercial flights too, as long as they carry only the allowed groups.

 

https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/51895

And that's a very tricky procedure under the current regulation.

I hope they allow regular lights, that now carry cargo on the way to Thailand to take the allowed groups on board.

Technically it's allowed already but there's no established mechanisms implemented, not yet at least.

But that would require an establishment of similar to the repatriation flights boarding procedures.

Can they delegate handling of such flights to the airline?

Or subcontract it to some other firms instead of just relying on the consulate personnel?

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4 minutes ago, unheard said:

And that's a very tricky procedure under the current regulation.

I hope they allow regular lights, that now carry cargo on the way to Thailand to take the allowed groups on board.

Technically it's allowed already but there's no established mechanisms implemented, not yet at least.

But that would require an establishment of similar to the repatriation flights boarding procedures.

Can they delegate handling of such flights to the airline?

Or subcontract it to some other firms instead of just relying on the consulate personnel?

Right now you can book flights from Europe to BKK. To board you need a CoE along with the other paperwork.

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7 minutes ago, CLS said:

Right now you can book flights from Europe to BKK. To board you need a CoE along with the other paperwork.

You could book regular flights from anywhere to BKK in any prior months.

How many of those have flown with passengers on board?

Zero.

No you can not board any of those regular flights, regardless of paperwork.

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2 hours ago, Tounge Thaied said:

The point is there will be. The point is when those options avail themselves we would like to know. 

That’s my hope too

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1 hour ago, unheard said:

You could book regular flights from anywhere to BKK in any prior months.

How many of those have flown with passengers on board?

Zero.

No you can not board any of those regular flights, regardless of paperwork.

You are right. The CAAT announcement is misleading.


https://www.thaiembassy.be/2020/07/09/application-for-certificate-of-entry-for-non-thai-nationals/?lang=en

 

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Thai Embassy in Brussels:
1.2 Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom.

 

CAAT:

(7) Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency in the Kingdom, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom.

 

Two completely different things. 

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