Bangkok Airlines has confirmed that flights between Bangkok and Phnom Penh will resume on December 1. The airline stated in a news release that it will resume flights pending government authorisation.
Flight PG 931 from Bangkok to Phnom Penh will depart at 08:50 and arrive in the Cambodian capital at 10:05. The PG 932 flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok departs at 10:55 and arrives in Bangkok at 12:10. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, flights will leave. The route will be served by an Airbus A320 operated by Bangkok Airways.
To avoid the spread of Covid-19, all flights will adhere to the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand’s safety and social distancing requirements. Food and beverage services will be halted, and passengers will not be permitted to bring food or beverages on board. When on duty, everyone on the team will wear masks and gloves. Throughout the flight, passengers must wear a mask at all times.
Bangkok Airways canceled all flights on March 22, 2020, citing the global spread of the Coronavirus as a reason.
The Thai government declared on October 21 that fully-vaccinated visitors from 46 countries, including Cambodia, will be able to enter Thailand quarantine-free beginning November 1. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen replied by instructing the Tourism Ministry to allow quarantine-free flights from Thailand, although the government has yet to make a public declaration. Mr Hun Sen also stated that the Kingdom will resume flights from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines in an effort to reopen the nation to tourists and commercial visitors.
Cambodia has reduced the quarantine period for fully vaccinated newcomers from 14 to seven days. People holding diplomatic visas, as well as investors, Cambodian and foreign technical authorities, cooperative project officials, and government officials returning from missions abroad (including their family members), are only required to quarantine for three days.