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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