Emirates partners with hospitals in Thailand to offer Covid-19 tests - Business Traveller

Emirates says it has partnered with hospitals in Bangkok to extend “special rates” on Covid-19 PCR tests, for its customers who are planning to travel.

Emirates passengers in Bangkok can get a discount on Covid-19 PCR tests at select hospitals by showing their flight booking. Tests should be taken within 96 hours before the flight, says the carrier

Partner hospitals include Bangkok Hospital, Bangpakok 9 International Hospital, Piyavate Hospital and Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi.

Emirates says that it resumed its daily service between Bangkok and Dubai earlier this month, operating the route with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The airline says travellers arriving into Bangkok will be subject to requirements set by the Thai authorities and certain restrictions are in place. More information about these restrictions can be found here.

Though Emirates says on its website that “the ban on international flights to Thailand has been extended until 30 September 2020”, a spokesperson from the airline told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that “flights are operating as usual” but “passengers flying to and from Thailand are subject to travel requirements specific to their destination.”

According to The International Air Transport Association, “passengers and airline crew” are not allowed to enter Thailand until September 30. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Thailand, spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals, airline crew with a return scheduled flight, and students.

Emirates says all passengers travelling to or connecting through Dubai must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate to be accepted on the flight. The certificate must be for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure.

Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai, adds the airline.

Passenger can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure
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