Koh Samui Airport scrutinising worldwide arrivals for Omicron

After the emergence of the Omicron variant, the first international flight arriving at Samui Airport on Koh Samui confronted elevated scrutiny. All passengers have been strictly screened as airport staff had been instructed to totally check incoming international passengers to curb the possible unfold of the new Covid-19 variant.
The first international flight to arrive at Koh Samui Airport was from Singapore, with fifty four travellers on board. None of those passengers had travelled to the 8 international locations that had identified the numerous unfold of the Omicron variant initially.
All passengers are required to point out proof of vaccination in addition to a unfavorable take a look at result utilizing an RT-PCR test no extra than 72 hours before travelling to Thailand as part of the required Thailand Pass entry documentation. The disease control unit on the airport checks paperwork from direct international flights and administers one other RT-PCR check in addition to a thermal scan of each passenger. Travellers should wait in their resort for take a look at outcomes earlier than being allowed to depart their room.
Koh Samui has have 11 travellers from Africa since November 15, and authorities are testing all of them for Covid-19 in case they’re optimistic and carry the Omicron variant. 9 out of eleven of these travellers have already examined adverse for Covid-19.
Improved of Public Health has thought of eight countries in southern Africa at high risk for the spread of the Omicron variant and Thailand has forbidden any travellers from those international locations from getting into since December 1. Officials might be following up on the situation of passengers from different countries arriving into Thailand for a 2 week interval after their arrival.

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