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COVID negative test for land arrivals clarified

COVID negative test for land arrivals clarified

PHUKET: In a correction to what was reported erroneously yesterday (July 3), anyone entering Phuket via land must be able to produce either proof of vaccination or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken seven days previously.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 4 July 2021, 08:25PM

This conflicts with the initial information provided by PR Phuket yesterday that stated proof of a negative COVID test need only be from 72 hours previous.

The Phuket News has discovered that the error was corrected on the PR Phuket Facebook page 24 hours later without any official mention or reference to the mistake, as seen in the screenshots provided.

The conditions relate to the scrapping of the 14-day quarantine option for all arrivals via land onto Phuket due to the fact that most new cases of infection that have been discovered are staying in designated local quarantine venues.
“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 7 days prior to arrival. If they cannot produce this they will not be permitted to enter via the check point,” Governor Narong Woonciew said.

“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.

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Christy Sweet | 05 July 2021 - 12:02:23

Whoops, reading too much  DeKaskopp errors. CORRECTION: That should be 'its' - not the possessive 'it's' 

Christy Sweet | 05 July 2021 - 11:45:08

I'd far rather have flights from China than Bangkok. China contained the virus and everyone has been inoculated. Bangkok, with it's national corruption and irresponsible authorities has neither and  should be locked down with no travel in or out.   

Kurt | 05 July 2021 - 10:55:01

.. from surrounding countries, makes the fascinated focus on vaccinated holiday foreigners a 'laugh thing'. It's just a derailing effort from the incompetence of vaccinating people in Thailand it self. More and more Thai start complaining about it.

Kurt | 05 July 2021 - 10:47:08

Further, that unpredictable Thai COE time line is really a unorganized burden. Prior a departure for a long distance holiday one is still working. Booking a flight now one is doing that when all the Thai bureaucratic work is done, right? Nothing is matching. It is a mess. Projecting that on the Covid-19 crisis spreading within Thailand among Thai and workers here from surrounding countries .....

Kurt | 05 July 2021 - 10:34:48

Thailand makes it very difficult for vaccinated foreigners to travel to Thailand. Must do this-must do that, etc. Not exactly bringing you in a Thai holiday mood. Do Thai realize that in many countries it takes a 2 day trip to visit a Thai Embassy/Consulate as public opening hours are only during morning time?

Paddy | 05 July 2021 - 09:45:49

Looks like these tests don't work either or these cases arriving from Bangkok on flights would never have happen . I'm afraid herd immunity is the only answer to the Wuhan lab virus . But at least they have not had any flights from China .

CaptainJack69 | 04 July 2021 - 23:54:19

Apparently they've also 'forgotten' about their previous position that the 72 hours was for Thai nationals and the 7 days for foreigners. Maybe their own racist agenda has confused their websites admin staff?


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