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The BMA has checked Suvarnabhumi International Airport for readiness for reopening on November 1


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The BMA has checked Suvarnabhumi International Airport for readiness for reopening on November 1

Officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the BMA, visited Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday to check preventive measures against Covid-19 before the province reopens to vaccinated foreign visitors from Nov. 1.

Greater Bangkok province will join the other 14 provinces in the pilot phase of reopening Thailand to foreign tourists. Under the plan, visitors travelling by plane from countries will not have to quarantine a low level of Covid-19 infections, but they will have to prove that they have received both a full vaccination of an approved Covid-19 vaccine as well as a negative RT-PCR test result, not more than 72 hours prior to flying.

The inspection was carried out under the supervision of plv. Governor Pol Lieutenant General Sophon Phisutthiwong and representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the tourist police station and related agencies, witnessed the demonstration of Thailand Pass QR code checkpoints in Concourse C Building, before visiting the areas where foreign passengers use the meet staff from the alternative quarantine hotels that ensure efficient and safe passenger transportation at Gate 9 of the Passenger Terminal.

After inspecting various areas of Suvarnabhumi Airport, officials travelled to the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel in Khlong Toei district to check the hotel’s readiness to manage rooms, public areas, swimming pools, spas and restaurants, according to the Safety & Health Administration Plus (SHA+) standard. The SHA+ standard also requires company employees to be fully vaccinated against the Covid19 virus, at least 70 per cent of the entire workforce.

After the inspection, Sophon told the press that in Bangkok more than 74.9 per cent of the population has so far been vaccinated with a full dose of Covid19 vaccine, while the number of people who have received the first vaccination is more than 100 per cent of the provincial population.

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