Both Emirates and Etihad Airways have announced that they will resume flights to Phuket, Thailand, starting next month.
On Wednesday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand confirmed that travelers from low-risk countries would fly directly to Phuket. The authority also announced that vaccinated travelers could visit the popular tourist destination with no quarantine on arrival from next month as part of its pilot Phuket Sandbox program. However, children under 6 are exempt from this.
Emirates will operate four-weekly flights between Dubai and Phuket. This four-weekly flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER configured in a three-class configuration starting July 2nd.
Emirates flight EK378 from Dubai to Phuket will depart at 03:00 and arrive at 12:30 every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The return flight EK379 will depart from Phuket at 00:10 and arrive at 03:05 every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Similarly, Etihad Airways will operate three-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Phuket. This flight will be conducted by its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner starting July 1st.
Fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enjoy their visit completely quarantine-free. However, other visitors must stay at a government-approved quarantine hotel for 14 days. On top of this, all passengers must take a PCR test 72 hours before departure and fifth day.