Airports across Thailand are getting ready for the big day!

Airports across Thailand are getting ready for the big day!

The Airports of Thailand (AOT) is imposing strict controls on its six major airports as Thailand gears up to open its doors on Nov. 1.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said yesterday that people entering Thailand must prove that they have received vaccines from a World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine as well as a negative RT-PCR test result.

He said the same rules apply to domestic travellers, all travellers are screened with an automatic infrared thermometer as soon as they land and screened again if their temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.

If the second screening shows that their temperature is above 37.5 degrees, they are immediately sent to the hospital. Meanwhile, Don Mueang Airport will provide daily vaccines and Covid-19 testing for 900 walk-ins.

Don Mueang Airport expects to see at least 10,000 travellers walking through the gates every day, far less than the 50,000 travellers a day in 2019.

Authorities estimate that in the first phase, 60,000 domestic travellers will arrive per day, significantly more than the approximately 12,000 per day this month.

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