Phuket Province increases the level of screening for visitors entering the province. From July 15 to July 31, tourists from 10 provinces are heavily monitored and severely controlled, while travellers from 24 provinces are heavily regulated. Visitors must have finished at least two injections or one dosage of AstraZeneca in the previous 14 days and must demonstrate the results of a COVID-19 test within seven days. On the 11th of July, 2021, Mr. Narong Vunxiew, Governor of Phuket Province, signed an order in Phuket Province regarding the determination of screening measures for entering Phuket Province in accordance with the Coronavirus Disease Prevention and Control Measures 2019 for Thai people from other provinces or foreigners who residens in Thailand.
The following are critical points.
-Travelling to Phuket Province at the Chatchai Pier Checkpoint, all ports and air travellers, except children under the age of six, must be vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 or complete doses according to the number of vaccines for each type, or have received one dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for at least 14 days, or have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days, or have been tested for infection by RT-PCR.
– Travelers from 10 provinces in the highest and strictest control areas and 24 provinces in the highest control areas must have received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine or completed the dose according to the number of each type of vaccine or have received 1 dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for at least 14 days or have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days and must be tested.
– Students under the age of 18 who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and need to travel through Phuket Province to study and study at the agency under the jurisdiction of the educational institution or provincial education issue, must show their identity card to the staff when travelling through Phuket and have the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office test them.
Furthermore, visitors to Phuket Province must download and instal the “Mor Chana” application on their smartphones and agree to open location sharing throughout their stay in Phuket Province, as well as present evidence documents to the Communicable Disease Control Officer before entering Phuket Province, including the ability to observe and monitor their own symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or suspect you have them, visit a doctor right away. This will be in effect from July 15 to July 31, 2021.