Koh Samui Airport scrutinising worldwide arrivals for Omicron

After the emergence of the Omicron variant, the first worldwide flight arriving at Samui Airport on Koh Samui faced elevated scrutiny. All passengers have been strictly screened as airport workers have been instructed to totally verify incoming worldwide passengers to curb the attainable unfold of the model new Covid-19 variant.
The first international flight to arrive at Koh Samui Airport was from Singapore, with 54 travellers on board. None of those passengers had travelled to the 8 international locations that had recognized the significant unfold of the Omicron variant originally.
All passengers are required to show proof of vaccination as properly as a unfavorable take a look at outcome utilizing an RT-PCR check not more than 72 hours before travelling to Thailand as a part of the required Thailand Pass entry documentation. The illness management unit at the airport checks paperwork from direct international flights and administers another RT-PCR take a look at in addition to a thermal scan of each passenger. While they last should wait of their lodge for take a look at results earlier than being allowed to go away their room.
Koh Samui has have eleven travellers from Africa since November 15, and authorities are testing them all for Covid-19 in case they are optimistic and carry the Omicron variant. 9 out of eleven of those travellers have already examined adverse for Covid-19.
The Ministry of Public Health has thought of 8 international locations in southern Africa at high danger for the spread of the Omicron variant and Thailand has forbidden any travellers from those international locations from coming into since December 1. Officials will be following up on the condition of passengers from other countries arriving into Thailand for a 2 week interval after their arrival.

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