In-sky Situation – Flights Restrictions ‘Last update 8/4/20’

Greece’s lock-down restrictions apply also in GA flights
April 9, 2020

Our hope for you and your families to stay strong and safe in the Coronavirus crisis that the world is through. The ABI team remains at your disposal 24/7, doing our best. As known, multiply flight restrictions took place all over the planet. Below you can find important information about new restrictions in some important aviation destinations.

ALGERIA

01/04

ALGER (DAAA) airspace:

  • COVID-19: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FLIGHT FROM AND TO ALGERIA ARE PROHIBITED, EXEMPTED ARE: -STATE ACFT -CARGO FLIGHTS -MEDIVAC FLIGHTS -TECHNICAL LANDING WERE CREWS AND PASSENGERS DO NOT DISEMBARK -PRIVATE PURPOSES FLIGHTS


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

St Johns (TAPA) Closed

18/03

  • V B BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED DAILY AS A RESULT OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY (SOE) DECLARED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND A 24 HOUR CURFEW INSTITUTED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS. DURING OPENING HOURS, ONLY CARGO AND LIMITED REGIONAL COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS ALLOWED. V C BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS NOT ALLOWED AS AN ALTERNATE DESTINATION. CREATED: 01 Apr 2020 15:51:00 SOURCE: TTPPYNYX
  • HAVING NOTED THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION, AND IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS INTO AND WITHIN THE BORDERS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN THE DECISION THAT ALL INBOUND COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC FROM NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE SHALL BE DENIED ENTRY INTO THE STATE OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. THE LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE IMPOSED TRAVEL BAN NOW INCLUDES: * CANADA * ALL COUNTRIES OF EUROPE * IRAN * PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA * SOUTH KOREA * SINGAPORE * UNITED STATES AIRLINES WISHING TO FLY AN EMPTY AIRCRAFT TO COLLECT CITIZENS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES FOR RETURN TO THEIR ORIGINATING CITIES WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO SO. CITIZENS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, AS WELL AS RESIDENT DIPLOMATS, WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY. AIRLINES MUST PROVIDE ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION OF THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL OF CITIZENS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE NECESSARY QUARANTINE. CREATED: 26 Mar 2020 21:21:00 SOURCE: TTPPYNYX
  • THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HAS UPDATED ITS TRAVEL ADVISORY EFFECTIVE MARCH 12, 2020 TO DENY ENTRY TO ANY FOREIGN NATIONAL (INCLUDING PASSENGERS AND CREW) WHO HAS TRAVELLED TO CHINA, ITALY, IRAN, JAPAN, KOREA AND SINGAPORE WITHIN THE PAST TWENTY-EIGHT (28) DAYS. THIS DECISION IS CONCLUDED CONSIDERING ALARMING INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS IN RECENT WEEKS. HOWEVER, CITIZENS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, AS WELL AS RESIDENT DIPLOMATS, WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY. ALL AIRLINES ARE KINDLY ASKED TO PROVIDE ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION OF THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL OF CITIZENS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE NECESSARY QUARANTINE.

02/04

AUSTRALIA 

For passengers arriving in Australia from 2359 AEDST – 28 March 2020
Purpose
The following script assists airline check-in staff to inform passengers arriving in Australia from 2359 AEDST 28 March 2020, on their mandatory quarantine requirements.
The script is supported by the Australian Border Force factsheet ‘Important update relating to all passengers arriving in Australia‘.
Script

  • The Australian Government has introduced a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days for all passengers arriving in Australia.
  • Your quarantine period will be undertaken at your first Australian destination, at Government provided accommodation.
  • You will not be permitted to travel domestically, including your home residence, or continue on any domestic connections until the mandatory quarantine period has been completed.
  • When you arrive in Australia, you are required to follow all directions given to you by aircrew and Government officials.
  • Upon arrival, you will be required to complete a form confirming that you understand your mandatory quarantine requirements.
  • You will collect your luggage and go through the normal border clearance processes (customs, immigration, and biosecurity).
  • Government officials will then direct you to buses that will take you to your accommodation.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hotline from overseas +61 6261 3305.
  • Please read the Australian Border Force factsheet ‘Important update relating to all passengers arriving in Australia’.
  • If required – New Zealand citizens/New Zealand permanent residents transiting Australia
  • New Zealand citizens and New Zealand permanent residents and their immediate family traveling home to New Zealand are permitted to transit through Australia.
  • You will be required to remain within the international departures area of the airport.
  • Please speak with airline crew or Government officials upon arrival to Australia.          If required – South Pacific countries transiting Australia
  • Citizens of South Pacific countries traveling home are permitted to transit through Australia to their home island.
  • You will be required to remain within the international departures area of the airport.
  • Please speak with airline crew or Government officials upon arrival to Australia.

05/04

Brisbane (YBBN) Restricted

  • TREND FORECAST (TTF) NOT AVBL DUE COVID RESPONSE PROCEDURES USE TAF FOR ARR

Cairns (YBCS) Restricted

  • TREND FORECAST (TTF) NOT AVBL DUE COVID RESPONSE PROCEDURES USE TAF FOR ARR

Darwin (YPDN) Restricted

  • TREND FORECAST (TTF) NOT AVBL DUE COVID RESPONSE PROCEDURES USE TAF FOR ARR

02/04

AUSTRIA

There are Entry requirements, Travel warnings and also Landing bans for flights departing from China, Korea, Iran, Italy, Switzerland, France Spain, UK, Netherlands, Ukraine & Russia till 13 Apr 2400hrs,

Entry requirements

  • Austrian citizens and foreigners with a visa D issued in Austria, with a valid residence permit or documentation of the right of residence according to the Aliens Police Act, the Settlement and Residence Act or the Asylum Act 2005: an immediate 14-day self-monitored home quarantine to be followed, to be signed by hand, unless an immediate departure is not ensured.
  • Third-country nationals who are not covered by point 1 and entry from outside the Schengen area: entry by air prohibited.
  • Members of diplomatic missions, employees of international organizations and family members of these people living in the same household, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, transit passengers, people involved in freight transport: Entry possible with health certificate not older than 4 days or 14 days in suitable accommodation, unless the immediate departure is ensured.
  • Other foreigners (EEA / EU citizens): Entry possible with a health certificate not older than 4 days or 14 days in suitable accommodation, unless the immediate departure is ensured.

St Johann (LOIJ) Closed

  • AD CLOSED DUE TO SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19

Wels (LOLW) Closed

  • AERODROME CLSD DUE TO SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19. FOR EXCEPTIONS CONTACT +43 660 58 25 185, +43 699 190 60 289 OR +43699 128 03 937

Graz (LOWG) Restricted

  • COVID-19: DUE TO SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 APP OPS HOURS OF SERVICE ARE NOW 0500-1900 DAILY.

Hohenems (LOIH) Restricted

Innsbruck (LOWI) Restricted

Linz (LOWL) Restricted

Salzburg (LOWS) Restricted

Zell Am See (LOWZ) Restricted

BAHAMAS

27/03

Nassau (MYNN) Restricted

  • PURSUANT TO THE EMERG POWERS COVID19 NO2 ORDER 2020 GAZETTED ON MARCH 23, 2020 FOR THE PURPOSES OF PREVENTING CONTROLLING AND SUP-PRESSING THE SPREAD OF COVID 19 WIE EXCEPT WITH PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY ALL AD INCLUDING PRIVATE AD AND FBO SHALL BE CLSD TO INCOMING INTL FLT CARRYING ANY PAX. NO PAX SHALL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER AND DISEMBARK FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING TRANSITING THRU THE BAHAMAS. THESE RESTRICTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO OUTGOING FLT, CARGO, COMMERCIAL COURIER AND EMERG MEDEVAC ALONG WITH EMERG FLT APPROVED BY THE CAA
  • DUE TO HEIGHTENED GLOBAL PROLIFERATION OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS 2019-NCOV WHICH PRESENT A HEALTH RISK TO THE BAHAMAS AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES SHALL BE DENIED AND NO APPROVAL SHALL BE GRANTED TO COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS ORIGINATING FROM EUROPE CHINA IRAN AND SOUTH KOREA
  • DUE TO HEIGHTENED GLOBAL PROLIFERATION OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS 2019-NCOV WHICH PRESENT A HEALTH RISK TO THE BAHAMAS AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES SHALL BE DENIED AND NO APPROVAL SHALL BE GRANTED TO GENERAL AVIATION AND PRIVATE FLIGHTS ORIGINATING FROM EUROPE CHINA IRAN AND SOUTH KOREA


BAHRAIN

03/04

BAHRAIN (OBBB) airspace:

  • DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: 1. VISA ON ARRIVAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. – THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PASSENGERS WITH A DIPLOMATIC, AN OFFICIAL, A SERVICE OR UN PASSPORT. 2. PASSENGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER BAHRAIN, UNLESS THEY ARE – BAHRAINI CITIZENS – PASSENGERS WHO RESIDE IN BAHRAIN – PASSENGERS WITH A VALID LETTER OF PRIOR PERMISSION GRANTED WHICH IS PRESENTED PRIOR TO BOARDING. – THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO AIRLINE CREW – THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO TRANSFER PASSENGERS – THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MILITARY PERSONNEL 3. ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN BAHRAIN WILL IMMEDIATELY BE TAKEN TO UNDERGO ENHANCED TESTING PROCEDURES AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE FOR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO QUARANTINE. 4. BORDER CROSSING ON THE CAUSEWAY HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


BARBADOS

03/04

Bridgetown (TBPB) Restricted

  • DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY: 1) INTL COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FLIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED BETWEEN 2200 AND 1000 UTC. ALL ARRIVING PASSENGERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY 14 DAY QUARANTINE. 2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED: CARGO FLIGHTS, MEDEVAC FLIGHTS, TECH STOPS AND SPECIAL AUTHORISED FLIGHTS SUCH AS HUMANITARIAN AID


BANGLADESH

All schedule International and Domestic Passenger flights remain closed/XXLD/CANCELLED till 04 April 2020 due to COVID-19. Any tentative flights to Bangladesh may be catered to depending on the CAAB. For Landing Permissions & Visa requirements kindly email us with the schedule of the flight along with Passenger & Crew Details for more details.

02/04

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 

The British Virgin Islands have imposed a complete lockdown which runs through to Thursday, April 2 at the earliest. All flights at TUPJ have been suspended until then, except for cargo and medevac flights (crew of cargo flights cannot leave the aircraft), and the airport opening hours are now only between 15-19z (11-15 local time) daily.

01/04

CHINA

Due to COVID-19, for business/charter flight permit applications, a local government C.D.C sponsor letter is required to show the local government in order for acceptance on arrival.
Without the sponsor letter, CAAC will not approve the permit.
The crew will be quarantined for 14 days if they do overnight in China.
The crew must hold a C visa or services passport.
China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits because of the rapid global spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration on Thursday.
According to the announcement, entry by foreign nationals with APEC business travel cards will be suspended as well.
Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended.
Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy of C visas will not be affected and foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates, as the announcement says.

01/04


EGYPT

Egypt has now suspended all international flights but is allowing tech stops, as well as cargo and repatriation flights. No specific mention of overflights, it appears these can continue. However, all international ops now require a permit from Egyptian authorities. HECC A0122/20.

02/04

The US FAA has extended its warning for the airspace over the Sinai Peninsula until 30th March 2021, at the earliest. As with other western countries, they advise against operating to airports in this region, as well as overflights below FL260 – if planning to do so, provide 3 days notice to the FAA.

02/04

FRANCE 

There are some governmental restrictions in place which need to be respected. The French Authorities are paying close attention to the reasons for passengers visit to Nice. The Frontiers’ Police is in place upon arrival to control the motives of the visit to France. It is mandatory to prove ownership of your principal residence in either France or Monaco. In this case, a written declaration is required to certify that the passenger is coming to spend their quarantine days at their French or Monegasque home.
Due to the current flight activity at Nice Airport, all three handlers’ Police Control, passenger and crew screening is now performed at Terminal 2.
Note that this new set up will prolonge the arrival and departure processes.

29/03

GERMANY

PASSENGERS FROM ALL NON-SCHENGEN STATES ARE PROHIBITED TO ENTER THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY BY ORDER OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

THE TEMPORARY TRAVEL RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FROM THIRD COUNTRIES TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. EXEMPTED FROM THE TRAVEL RESTRICTION ARE: FOR THE REASON ONLY TO RETURN TO THEIR HOME:

A) EU-CITIZENS AND CITIZENS OF THE SCHENGEN ASSOCIATED STATES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

B) THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WHO ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS UNDER THE LONGTERM RESIDENCE DIRECTIVE AND PERSONS DERIVING THEIR RIGHT TO RESIDE FROM OTHER EU DIRECTIVES OR NATIONAL LAW OR WHO HOLD NATIONAL LONGTERM VISAS 2.

OTHER TRAVELLERS WITH AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OR NEED, INCLUDING

A) HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, HEALTH RESEARCHERS, AND ELDERLY CARE PROFESSIONALS

B) FRONTIER WORKERS

C) TRANSPORT PERSONNEL INCLUDING FLIGHT CREW ENGAGED IN HAULAGE OF GOODS AND OTHER TRANSPORT STAFF TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY

D) DIPLOMATS, STAFF OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE EXERCISE OF THEIR FUNCTIONS

E) PASSENGERS IN TRANSIT THE TEMPORARY TRAVEL RESTRICTION IS APPLICABLE FOR 30 DAYS.

06/04

ICELAND

There is currently no restriction regarding crew coming to Iceland.
However, the following are the passenger restrictions:
COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS.
All passengers are prohibited to enter Iceland except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals. The following are exempted:
1. Foreign nationals with immigration status in Schengen states, or those who have family members in the same countries.
2. Passengers in transit.
3. Health and care workers on professional travel.
4. Transportation crews (airlines and freighters).
5. Individuals requiring international protection.
6. Individuals traveling because of acute family incidents and diplomats, international organizations staff, members of armed forces traveling to Iceland for duty, or humanitarian aid workers
BIRK Airport closes now at 2000 UTC, instead of 2300 UTC.

01/04

INDIA
MOCA/DGCA:

COVID 19 and Extension of Validity of Licenses, Ratings, Skill Test, Exams for Issue, Renewal and exercising the privileges of Pilot Licenses
https://mcusercontent.com/f7f3bf944984ee3e51bb6c11d/files/af577d2e-9dc3-4274-adf4-53378aa3fe2f/INDIA_2_Public_Notice_for_Extension_of_Validity_of_Licenses_002_.pdf

Government Order on Operation of domestic operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India extended till 14th April 2020 https://mcusercontent.com/f7f3bf944984ee3e51bb6c11d/files/e696317c-12af-4d0c-9691-2b48d3f1432a/INDIA_1_Circular_27.3.2020.pdf

Thousands of air passengers across the country are in limbo. The government has suspended all international and domestic air operations till April 14. Whether the air operations will resume post-April 14 remains uncertain even as the number of coronavirus cases in India continues to rise.

Every flyer wants to know if he/she would get a full refund on cancellation of her ticket.

India’s aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has assured that it will try its best to protect the interest of passengers.

“We will take care of cancellation once the situation returns to normal,” Arun Kumar, Head, DGCA, told Outlook.

As of now, none of the airlines has offered to refund money. They have announced various options — from rescheduling dates to offering credit notes — on their social media accounts and websites.

Anxious passengers have been making frantic calls to airlines or the booking agencies for an update. Many passengers rue they fail to get through.
Airlines, on the other hand, say that an unexpected increase in calls and complaints have choked their system. They promise to protect customers’ interests in the best possible manner.

02/04

NETHERLANDS

Passenger Flights originating from Italy, China (including Hongkong), Iran, South Korea, Spain, and Austria are prohibited to land at any destination in the EHAA FIR. Temporary travel restrictions are applicable for 30 days from 19 Mar – 18 Apr 2020.

02/04

PHILIPPINES

CAA Philippines and Airport authorities implemented a closure of all Airports for General Aviation flights till 14 Apr 2020 except for medevac, military, and diplomatic flights.

06/04

PORTUGAL

Portugal banned most non-EU flights on Mar 19, but the government will now be closing all airports to commercial flights and banning domestic travel during the Easter weekend, Apr 9-13, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. During this period, only cargo flights or those repatriating citizens will be allowed to operate.

01/04

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia has clarified their situation: both domestic and international ops are suspended, overflights are OK, and tech stops and cargo ops are permitted. You can carry a Saudi alternate if needed. Evac flights are also OK, but approval needed from GACA beforehand. If you are operating to Saudi Arabia, a circular on their website https://gaca.gov.sa/ has a list of protocols that must be followed – most importantly, the foreign crew must remain on board, obtain clearance to disembark before opening doors.

02/04

Latest NOTAM says that International and Domestic flights are still suspended but will not affect clauses 1-4. The NOTAM will be valid until 12 of April  https://mcusercontent.com/f7f3bf944984ee3e51bb6c11d/files/432748ee-75fd-41a7-a38e-876493b633cc/SAUDI_NOTAMS.pdf

06/04


SERBIA

(A1439/20 NOTAM R A1321/20
Q) LYBA/QOEXX/IV/NBO/E /000/999/4339N01932E999
A) LYBA B) 2004040838 C) 2004302159EST
E) COVID-19: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS
Paragraph 1: landings to airports and take-offs from airports
In the Republic of Serbia are prohibited for all aircraft
Carrying on the international passenger air transport, in
Order to prevent the entrance and spreading of infectious
Diseases into the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
Paragraph 2: prohibition from paragraph 1 is not applicable to
Flights for:
1. The transport of goods and mail,
2. Search and rescue,
3. Humanitarian aid flights,
4. Urgent medical transport,
5. Technical landing and positioning of aircraft entered in the
Aircraft register of the Republic of Serbia,
6. Emergency landings and
7. Landings and take-offs of state aircraft and special purpose
Flights.
By the decision of the minister in charge of transport and
Depending on the epidemiological situation, exemptions from
Rules stated in paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 may be provided.
The operator that has commenced the flight prior to the entry
Into force of this decree, and has landed to destination airport
Prior or upon the entry into force of this decree, shall be
Allowed to perform an outbound flight to its base or departure
Airport.)

01/04

SINGAPORE

For Pax
– No change as per the previous circulars issued.
For Crew
– SG-SG flights (Turnaround without clearing overseas CIQ)

  • No e-HDC required
  • No SHN
  • No e-HDC acknowledgment required

SHN for Crew

  • Foreigners Crew will have to serve SHN at Crowne Plaza only
  • Singapore Citizen/Permanent Residents/ Long Term Pass Holders will have to serve SHN at the place of residence
  • All able to depart prior to completion of 14-Days SHN

– The strict crew in, the crew out operations only

  • All crew with travel history to (Mainland China, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, Spain) will not be able to disembark from aircraft
  • All crew with travel history from other countries – turnaround operations encouraged

To make a filling of Health Declaration Cards easier for your crew and passengers, Singapore Immigration has come up with an e-HDC.

  • e-HDC can be filled up to 3 days before arrival in Singapore
  • You may do so by using the URL or the QR Given in the attachment.
  • If there are any changes to your health status, please submit the form again.
  • The false declaration will be deemed as a criminal offense in Singapore.

https://mcusercontent.com/f7f3bf944984ee3e51bb6c11d/files/364916b8-3e03-456c-b7eb-c72f805ba501/SINGAPORE_4_Annex_Entry_Approval_Required_For_All_Long_Term_Pass_Holders.pdf

02/04

SWITZERLAND

Passengers are not allowed to enter Switzerland.

  • This does not apply to nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
  • This does not apply to the passenger with a cross-border commuter permit, with a C-visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of “business meetings” as specialists in the field of health or “official visit” of great importance, with a D-visa issued by Switzerland or who have an assurance of a residence permit.
  • This does not apply to passengers traveling directly through Switzerland to another country that they are permitted to enter.
  • This does not apply to passengers who are entitled to freedom of movement and have a professional reason for entering Switzerland and have a confirmation of registration.
  • This does not apply to passengers who are of great importance as specialists in the health sector.
  • This does not apply to a passenger traveling by land to their country of origin or of residence within the EU or within the Schengen area. They must have proof of onward journey.
  • Passengers entering Switzerland must arrive at Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA) or Zurich (ZRH).

01/04

THAILAND
As per Circular Published on 27.03.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter Thailand.
– This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.
– This does not apply to the airline crew with pre-existing schedules.
– This does not apply to diplomats and their family members.
– This does not apply to passengers with a work permit.
– This does not apply to passengers with a waiver from Prime Minister or People In Charge of State of Emergency.

Passengers must have the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate to transit Thailand. The transit time must not be more than 24 hours.

Nationals of Thailand and those who can enter Thailand must have a letter from the Embassy with the ‘fit-to-fly’ health certificate

02/04

THAILAND – PHUKET

From Mar 31 to Apr 9 at 17:00Z: No overnight parking allowed for GA/BA flights. Quick turnaround with a maximum of 4 hours ground time only is allowed. From Apr 9 at 17:01 UTC the airport will close entirely until the end of April. No flights whatsoever will be allowed from that point

THAILAND- BANGKOK 

From March 31 until further notice, local authorities say airport slot requests for Don Muang (that’s the alternative to Suvarnabhumi) will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may take as long as 8 days to be approved. Critically, there is also an update to the annual Birds of Bangkok Notam, effective March 31. New birds on the scene in Bangkok include the Red-wattled lapwing, the Indian Roller, the Chinese pond heron, and a Centropus sinensis, which sounds ominous but translates to a little old Crow Pheasant. See VTBD A0723/20 for the full joy.

 

01/04

USA

Houston (ZHU) went to ‘ATC Zero’ on Sunday, to allow the center to be cleaned after a COVID-19 outbreak – and remains non-operational. NY Oceanic also has some staffing related route restrictions that will be ongoing for some time, including not allowing direct routings west of 72W, see KZNY A0159/20. NY Tracon was also briefly closed Saturday night for cleaning, with all ops in the N90 (greater New York) area suspended. The latest FAA operational plan is at https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp, monitor for any changes.

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