Bangkok (VNA) - Ten international airlines have started selling tickets to Thailand and the first group of special tourists is set to land in Bangkok on October 20, the Transport Ministry of Thailand said.

All foreign arrivals will be required to follow procedures set by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine in alternative state quarantine (ASQ) facilities.

The airlines selling tickets to Thailand are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swissair, Austrian Airlines, EVA Air and KLM, The Nation newspaper reported on October 20.

According to the newspaper, a flight from Shanghai carrying Thais as well as a group of 41 tourists with special tourist visa (STV) is set to land in Suvarnabhumi Airport on October 20 afternoon, while another group of 100 tourists from Guangzhou is scheduled to land in Bangkok on October 26.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has announced that Thailand has opened its skies, but flights are only allowed to land under strict regulations.

Thai airlines, meanwhile, have yet to seek permission for international destinations as airports overseas are open under conditions that will not generate enough profits./.