(CNN) — In an effort to stem the tide of the coronavirus, Thailand has banned meals, drink and any printed supplies apart from security info playing cards on board home flights. The airways should observe the rules or might face doable penalty from their regulator, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.
That is the second time that such a transfer has been taken. Thailand beforehand banned in-flight food and drinks service on April 26, 2020, however than ban was lifted on August 31.
Chula Sukmanop, Director Common to Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), confirmed the measure to CNN.
“Cleansing time after every cease of home flight is extraordinarily quick, since operators are likely to do the quickest turnaround as doable and I believe it’s unlikely operators would have the ability to totally clear all of this stuff. Due to this fact, having non-essential studying supplies on-board would create extra danger of virus publicity,” he mentioned.
That does not imply that passengers should discover a strategy to kill time through the flight with no studying materials. They’re allowed to carry their very own magazines or newspapers on board, however they’ll doubtless be requested to take these objects with them after they deplane. The CAA ban applies to something that will be handed out on board, like menus, duty-free catalogs (not a problem for home journey) or in-flight magazines.
The consumption of meals or drink can be prohibited on home flights, even when passengers carry it on board, as masks should be worn always.
In keeping with a launch from the CAAT, cabin crew will probably be allowed to offer out water if passengers ask for it, which may occur in conditions the place, for instance, somebody wants water to take drugs.
Home air journey in Thailand is presently at about 40% of the standard capability.
The ruling went into impact on December 31.