International Flights Latest News Today: After Thailand announced that fully vaccinated travellers can enter the country, the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi has announced that Thailand has started the ‘Visa On Arrival’ facility for Indian passport holders from October 1, 2021.Also Read - Thailand to Allow Quarantine-Free Travel From 46 Countries From THIS Date | Details Here

And it is not just India, the country has also allowed fully vaccinated travellers from 18 other countries and territories. The Thai Embassy said the 18 countries can apply for Visa on Arrival at any international airport in Thailand from October 1, 2021, onwards. Also Read - International Flights: British Airways Announces Diwali Offer, Gives Special Ticket Fares Between India And UK

However, the Thai embassy added that the travellers from these countries will need to apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE) to enter Thailand. Also Read - THIS Metro Gets Highest Single-Day Ridership Post COVID-19 Lockdown

What Is Certificate of Entry?

It must be noted that the Certificate of Entry or COE is a letter which is being issued by Thai Embassy or Consulate to allow a foreign visa holder to enter Thailand onboard a special repatriation flight, chartered flight, or semi-commercial flight. The travellers must note that the letter will be presented to the airline personnel before departure and to the immigration officer upon arrival in Thailand.

The development comes after Thailand announced to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors from October. Part of the sandbox scheme, tourists have to stay within a certain area for seven days after arrival and take covid tests.

The move to open Bangkok for tourists came as the kingdom sought to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic.

Making the announcement, the Tourism Authority of Thailand said that from October 1, fully jabbed foreign travellers will be able to visit Bangkok and four other provinces without undergoing two weeks’ hotel quarantine.

Thailand later said that in October, 21 more destinations will be added to the list including Chiang Rai, Sukhothai and popular seaside getaway Rayong.

List of countries allowed to enter Thailand:

S. No.Country
1Bulgaria
2Bhutan
3China
4Cyprus
5Ethiopia
6Fiji
7Georgia
8India
9Kazakhstan
10Malta
11Mexico
12Nauru
13Papua New Guinea
14Romania
15Saudi Arabia
16Taiwan
17Uzbekistan
18Vanuatu

Flying to Thailand? Check these guidelines

  1. Fully vaccinated passengers will undergo quarantine for 7 days.
  2. The travellers must have been vaccinated with the vaccine approved by Thai authorities.
  3. They must have been vaccinated with CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech Ltd.), AstraZeneca or Covishield (AstraZeneca & University of Oxford / SK Bioscience (Korea) / Siam Bioscience / Serum Institute of India (SID), Pfizer — BioNTech COVID-19 or Comimaty (Pfizer Inv., & BioNTech), Janssen or Janssen/Ad26.COV2.S (Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.), Moderna (Moderna Inc.), Sinopharm or COVILO (Sinopharm Co., Ltd.), Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology).
  4. Non-vaccinated travellers will have to undergo quarantine at least for 10 days.