“About 400 tourists arrived in Phuket on July 1, and all of them were tested for the first time at the airport,” Governor Narong said today (July 3).
“The test results for all the arrivals last Thursday were negative,” he added.
Meanwhile, the 14-day quarantine option for all arrivals via land onto Phuket is no longer available, Governor Narong has confirmed.
“We have discovered recently that most of the new cases are people who have entered the island via land and are staying in designated local quarantine venues,” he said.
“As a result, we have cancelled the option for people to serve the 14-day quarantine when entering by land.
"From now on people wishing to enter by land must be able to show proof of vaccination or the results of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. If they cannot produce this they will not be permitted to enter via the check point.
“Additionally, all arrivals must install the tracing Mor Chana app. Anyone who does not follow this condition will not be allowed entry to the island,” the Governor added.
The announcement came as the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) confirmed seven new cases of infection in its daily report yesterday, bringing the total number of people infected in Phuket since April 3 to 746.
The 746 cases do not include six people infected in other provinces and two people infected abroad.
Of the cases recognised since Apr 3, 695 have been released from hospital care while 52 patients remain under medical care and supervision. The number of fatalities as a result of the infection remains at seven.
“The numbers of new cases has continued to go up and down which is not satisfactory because we are targeting zero cases,” Governor Narong concluded.