“Sealed route” for international transfers


Thailand is now allowing international transits and transfers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by using a so-called “sealed route” arranged at the airport to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has now set guidelines for passengers who have a layover at the Bangkok airport.

Passengers will not be allowed to leave Concourse E.

A “sealed route” for the passengers will be set up at Gate E10 and E9, allowing passengers to enter the airport at Gate E10, go through security screening and then either board the transit aircraft at Gate E9 or go on a designated shuttle bus directly to an aircraft.

Social distancing is mandatory for all passengers in waiting areas and face mask must be worn at all times.

Areas will also be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

Passengers must present required documents

  • A fit-to-fly health certificate
  • Medical certificate declaring a negative Covid-19 result issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
  • Travel health insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment expenses up to $100,000 USD.

If demand increases, the airport will add Gates E5, E7 and E8 to the sealed route. If Concourse E is under maintenance, then Concourse F will be used the same plan.

Source: The Thaiger