Bangkok Airways will resume its first international service between Koh Samui and Singapore starting August 1, 2021.
The service resumption is in support of Thailand’s reopening plan which includes the Samui Plus programme whereby Koh Samui is one of three resort islands to reopen to fully vaccinated foreign travellers with no quarantine requirements.
The resumed services between Samui and Singapore will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft, starting with three weekly flights every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.
The outbound flight PG961 will depart Samui Airport at 15.05 and arrive in Singapore at 18.00. The inbound flight PG962 will depart Singapore at 19.30 and arrive at Samui Airport at 20.35.
Passengers entering Thailand will be required to present a Certificate of Entry, a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to travel, a vaccine certificate or proof of vaccination.
Additionally, all passengers must undergo Covid-19 tests during their stay in Thailand. Travellers with a certificate of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test result are exempted from quarantine when travelling to the following islands: Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. They must stay on the island for at least 14 days before travelling to other regions in Thailand.
Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president of Bangkok Airways, said: “We are more than delighted to announce the resumption of our first international flight after being on pause for a long while due to the pandemic. The Samui-Singapore route is anticipated to bring back confidence to Thailand’s tourism. We have assured that both Samui and Singapore have robust processes in place to ensure travels between the two cities can be undertaken safely.”