Thai Evacuees From Ukraine Start To Arrive in Bangkok

Efforts to evacuate Thai nationals who were based in Ukraine, since the outbreak of a Russian invasion that began last Thursday, have been successful with a total of 96 evacuees due to arrive in Thailand throughout Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, 38 Thai evacuees from Ukraine arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport via Frankfurt, while 58 more were scheduled to arrive on a flight from Dubai around noon.

Kittipong Kittikachorn, the director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said two aircraft were scheduled to transport Thai evacuees to Thailand on Wednesday.

On Thai Airways International flight TG923, the first 38 passengers landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport at around 6:30am. The second group, consisting of 58 people, were expected to arrive at 12:05pm on Emirates flight EK384.

The Facebook page of Suvarnabhumi Airport posted several photos of the happy travellers arriving back to Thailand.

Mr Kittipong said the airport’s Covid-19 Emergency Operation Center worked closely with airlines, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, international communicable disease control, the Immigration Bureau, and Customs Office to ensure a seamless evacuation.

Officials revealed that all of the passengers had received at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccinations.

According to reports, they were given RT-PCR testing at the airport, as well as refreshments and beverages, before boarding buses to the Bamasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi for a one-day quarantine pending test results, as part of the Test & Go routine.