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Phuket, Samui to ease entry restrictions for domestic tourists from this weekend

Maya Taylor

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From this weekend, entry restrictions for the islands of Phuket and Samui are being eased for fully vaccinated domestic tourists. Local travellers who can show proof of being fully vaccinated will no longer need to submit to Covid-19 testing to enter Phuket and will no longer have to quarantine after arriving on Samui. The move comes as the government launches phase 3 of the “We Travel Together” subsidy scheme, aimed at boosting domestic tourism. The change comes into effect on Friday for Koh Samui and on Saturday for Phuket.

The Pattaya News reports that Phuket governor Narong Woonciew says officials are working on a plan to control the number of locally transmitted infections, while simplifying entry procedures for domestic visitors.

“Basically, the result of vaccination and/or Covid-19 swab results that were done before entering must be presented to the authorities. Our tracking application ‘www.gophuget.com’ must also be installed and developed continuously.”

Meanwhile, the governor of Surat Thani, Witchawut Chinto, says domestic tourists and returning residents must be able to show proof of being vaccinated, in addition to a negative result from an antigen test taken no less than 7 days before arrival.

“Travellers must also install and register their profile in the ‘Samui Health Pass’ mobile application and present their Mor Chana QR Code before entering and using any services of establishments in the area.”

For more information on how to get into Thailand during the pandemic, CLICK HERE.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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