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Latest guidelines for all non-tourist visitors to Thailand, through Phuket

Tim Newton




Phuket’s provincial government has issued a 48 page order for non-tourists entering Thailand, via Phuket. The order covers everyone from repatriating Thais, foreigners who are permanent residents or on long-term visas, students, workers passing through and consular visits. In real terms, as it says, anyone who isn’t visiting, or travelling through, Phuket as a tourist.

If you were looking for some easing of general restrictions for non-tourist arrivals on the island, you won’t find it here.

The order is NOT related to tourists arriving in Phuket or the proposal to open up Phuket for non-quarantine tourism after July.

The long-winded order goes through all the requirements of non-tourists in excruciating detail. Nearly all conditions of entry for these non-tourist groups are identical…

• Documents must be issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival

• A Covid-19 test shows the traveller is not infected

• A Certificate of Entry

• Travellers must have a Thai tracking app (there are currently three) installed on their phones before arrival

• Travellers will have a swab tests firstly when they arrive, and secondly, before finishing their quarantine period.

Notably, all arrivals must do a mandatory quarantine period. Vaccinated travellers spend 7 days in quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers spend the full14 days in quarantine. If you are have been given one of the 2 dose vaccines, and only had 1 of the doses, you’ll be required to spend 10 days in quarantine.

The full order from the Phuket Provincial Office, in Thai, HERE.

As always, The Thaiger recommends you check with the Thai embassy in your country before booking flights or ASQ hotels.

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:18 am

    welcome to thailand, or welcome back to thailand. your mandatory self-pay medical jail cell awaits you. now present your papers to the gestapo, NOW.
    Oh, you are not sick/guilty? Your papers show you are not sick/guilty?
    So what. report to the bus over there that will take you to your medical jail. NOW

    This is the land of loonies, this is the land of masks, this is the land of overt oppression, lies, and scams. Welcome to the land of thai idiot who can’t do math or blindly follow the authorities orders without question – it’s the Thai way.
    No more land of freedom, no more land of smiles.

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    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:42 am

    “ secondly, before finishing their quarantine period.” – that would lead a person to believe vaccinated tourists arriving after July 1 will also be tested prior to the 7th day of their required stay in Phuket. Hopefully that’s the case.

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      Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:52 am

      The article applies to NON tourist visitors coming from overseas at this time only

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    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    The Phuket order for arriving non tourists has more restrictions than current restrictions for foreigners coming via Bangkok.(I’m in the middle of the 11 days quarantine).And maybe people are required to have this app but nobody care in Bangkok about this (nobody asked @ the airport)

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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