First flight from Russia lands in Phuket today with 275 travellers

Phuket just welcomed the first international flight arriving from Russia as an Aeroflot flight from Moscow landed at Phuket International Airport at present. 275 passengers rode the inaugural flight since Russia was added to the list of sixty three permitted Test & Go countries that can travel to Thailand without quarantine (aside from an overnight await a negative RT-PCR check in an approved SHA+ or AQ hotel).
The Aeroflot aircraft departed Moscow last night at 7:15 pm and flew nonstop to Phuket, touchdown at eight:45 this morning after an almost 10-hour flight. The Russian Consul General in Phuket reported that this primary Aeroflot passenger flight marked a return of Russian travellers to the island after 19 months with out flights to Phuket.
He also confirmed that Aeroflot will be working 2 flights every week between Moscow and Phuket starting next week.
Russia has been experiencing a surge of Covid-19 infections on the rise because the beginning of October and has seen an average of about 39,000 new cases per day within the last week and trending upward. Despite the nation being a key tourist demographic for Phuket historically, it was not stunning they didn’t make the original listing of 46 countries that fully vaccinated travellers had been allowed to journey from with out quarantine, but perhaps as a end result of strain from tourism associations, it was added to the expanded list of 63 approved countries accredited for quarantine-free journey to Thailand.
Confidential follows the Russian-made Sputnik V being added to the record of accredited vaccines for passengers arriving into Thailand in August, regardless of earlier in June failing to win approval for use in vaccination in Thailand. That approval allowed Russians vaccinated with Sputnik V to enter the Phuket Sandbox with a 7-day soft quarantine on the island earlier than being allowed to go away the province. Now they’ll journey to popular Russian holiday locations like Bangkok and Pattaya in addition to Phuket.
Flights between Russia and Thailand are scheduled to renew totally on November 9 with twice every week flights from Moscow to Bangkok and Phuket as nicely as weekly flights from other main Russian airports..

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