From this Wednesday Phuket joins other provinces after additional entry restrictions were announced today by the Phuket Governor.
If you’re flying into Phuket you’ll need either a certificate of proof that you’ve had both doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, a Covid-19-free certificate, not older than 72 hours, or you’ll have to do a Rapid Covid Test at a cost of 300 baht at the airport.
This situation will apply until at least the end of April. The downside of coming to Phuket at this time will be risking a positive Rapid Covid Test, if you don’t have the other paperwork, and ending up in a field hospital.
If you’re arriving in Phuket by road, through the Thachatchai road checkpoint at the top of the island, only travellers from the red zone provinces will be affected by the new restrictions. If you’re from an orange zone you’ll be able to enter without the paperwork, for now anyway.
You need to have downloaded and filled out the Mor Chana app and register through the www.gophuget.com (Yes, Phuket with a ‘g’) website. The app will track you during your time on the island should officials need to contact you.
The government is asking people to limit their travel, particularly to red zone provinces. Here’s a list of the red zone provinces.
2. Chiang Mai
3. Chon Buri
4. Samut Prakan
5. Prachuap Khiri Kan
6. Samut Sakhon
7. Pathum Thani
8. Nakhon Pathom
10. Nakhon Ratchasima
14. Udon Thani
16. Sa Kaeo
18. Khon Kaen
You can expect other provinces to introduce similar restrictions over the next few days. We’ll keep you up to date on thethaiger.com
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