Phuket governor announces new restrictions for travel to Phuket, effective now

Travelling to Phuket? You need to be aware of the changed circumstances for arrivals, depending where you’re travelling from. A 3 page announcement was released by the Phuket PR department this afternoon with the new restrictions for arrivals on the island. The announcement splits up travellers into 5 potential groups.

All arrivals from the “highest-risk” areas within the ‘red zone’ provinces “must now quarantine for 14 days” when they arrive in Phuket. People arriving from less high risk areas, Group 5 only, will not be required to quarantine. Everyone else will, including people travelling from anywhere in Bangkok.

The new restrictions are in effect from now until the end of the month, or until the situation “resolves”, according to the translation from the announcement.

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Here are the 5 groups.

GROUP 1

People arriving from Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi or Trat…

  • Must present to officials a letter certifying the necessity of traveling outside the most strictly controlled areas
    Must download the Mor Chana application on their smartphone and show present it to officials on request
    Must register online through www.gophuget.com to inform details of travelling to Phuket.
  • In the event that a person cannot register, the visitor must report to the relevant local municipality or the tambon administration organisation in the area where the visitor is staying on arriving at the destination area.
  • Must undergo swab test at the local hospital for the area where the visitor is staying. if the visitor has already been tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to departure, the visitor must present a medical certificate with laboratory test results to officers.
  • Must quarantine at home or a hotel (ASQ) under the supervision of the communicable disease control officer for a period of 14 days.
  • Must strictly follow measures, surveillance, prevention and disease control.

GROUP 2

People arriving from Samut Prakan. Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom or the following districts in Bangkok… Nong Khaem District, Bang Phlat District, Bang Khae District, Bang Khun or Thian District

  • Must download the Mor Chana application on their smartphone and show present it to officials on request.
  • Must register online through www.gophuget.com to inform details of travelling to Phuket.
  • In the event that a person cannot register, the visitor must report to the relevant local municipality or the tambon administration organisation in the area where the visitor is staying on arriving at the destination area.
  • Must undergo swab test at the local hospital for the area where the visitor is staying. if the visitor has already been tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to departure, the visitor must present a medical certificate with laboratory test results to officers.
  • Must quarantine at home or a hotel (ASQ) under the supervision of the communicable disease control officer for a period of 14 days.
  • Must strictly follow measures, surveillance, prevention and disease control.

GROUP 3

People arriving from the highest controlled areas (red) 20 provinces

  • Must download the Mor Chana application on their smartphone and show present it to officials on request.
  • Must register online through www.gophuget.com to inform details of travelling to Phuket.
  • In the event that a person cannot register, the visitor must report to the relevant local municipality or the tambon administration organisation in the area where the visitor is staying on arriving at the destination area.
  • Must quarantine at home or a hotel (ASQ) for a period of 14 days.
  • Must strictly follow measures, surveillance, prevention and disease control.

GROUP 4

People traveling from Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Phetchabun, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surat Thani or Phang Nga

  • Must download the Mor Chana application on their smartphone and show present it to officials on request.
  • Must register online through www.gophuget.com to inform details of travelling to Phuket.
  • In the event that a person cannot register, the visitor must report to the relevant local municipality or the tambon administration organisation in the area where the visitor is staying on arriving at the destination area.
  • Must provide self-monitoring at the place where they are staying for a period of 14 days.
  • Must strictly follow measures, surveillance, prevention and disease control.

GROUP 5

People arriving from high surveillance areas (yellow) in 38 provinces

  • Must download the Mor Chana application on their smartphone and show present it to officials on request.
  • Must register online through www.gophuget.com to inform details of travelling to Phuket.
  • In the event that a person cannot register, the visitor must report to the relevant local municipality or the tambon administration organisation in the area where the visitor is staying on arriving at the destination area.
  • Must strictly follow measures, surveillance, prevention and disease control.

People who violate or fail to comply with the order could face legal action under Section 51 of the Communicable Disease Act, which incurs a fine of up to 20,000 baht, according to the order.

People may also be punished under Section 18 of the act, which incurs a penalty of a fie of up to 40,000 baht or up to 2 years in jail, or both.

More information about the Mor Chana App here…

The minimum required for all individuals travelling to Phuket is to 1) download the “Mor Chana” app on their smartphones and display them when the officer calls for inspection, and 2) register online through the website www.gophuget.com to inform officials of the travel details to Phuket.

SOURCE: Phuket PR Department

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