The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Foreigners reminded to follow disease prevention guidelines

Foreigners reminded to follow disease prevention guidelines

PHUKET: A reminder was issued today (Apr 20) by Phuket Immigration for foreigners to continue to comply and cooperate with COVID-19 health and safety measures and investigations.

CoronavirusCOVID-19healthSafetytourismimmigration
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 05:38PM


The posting on Phuket Immigration’s Facebook page earlier today. Photo: Phuket Immigration

The posting on Phuket Immigration’s Facebook page earlier today. Photo: Phuket Immigration

“Due to the latest outbreak of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Phuket province, strict disease prevention measures have been implemented to prevent the spread of the virus,” a post on the Phuket Immigration Facebook page said.

“If any investigation by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) finds that you are a high-risk candidate, an officer will inform you by e-mail and phone call.

“You must follow the ‘practical guidance’ measures issued by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and Phuket Governor during the pandemic.

“This disease control is standard and applicable to tourists and people living in Phuket regardless of their nationality. Offenders will be subject to legal punishment, including the consideration of permission being granted to remain in the Kingdom,” the post added.

“Previously, we were informed that foreigners had not fully cooperated with disease prevention measures such as testing or quarantining when they were high-risk individuals,” Lt Col Sapha Jitlang of Phuket Immigration told The Phuket News this afternoon.

Thai Residential

“Some foreigners had not revealed their timelines either as requested to,” he added.

“Therefore, we feel it important to publicise the information as a reminder and urge them to fully comply with the disease preventions measures.

“All officials on the island are asked to publicise information about COVID-19 to the public. Immigration is the official body that have to work closely with foreigners and therefore we want to remind all to fully cooperate with safety measures and medical staff so we can successfully get through this situation together.”

Asked if any foreigners have been prosecuted for not providing cooperation to officers, Lt Col Sapha replied: “No, we have not been informed of any such case.”

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

LALALA | 21 April 2021 - 11:59:28

Kurt, you not need a financial statement, the agent is handling this for a 'few tenthousands'.

Kurt | 21 April 2021 - 11:47:37

When is a foreigner a high risk candidate/individual?@Foot, Yes, you can. You can order a agent doing it for you. I understood it costs a few tenthousands. You than just have to go to the bank for financial statement for Immigration.

Foot | 21 April 2021 - 01:20:47

And yet, I still am required to leave home and get my Visa extension in Phuket in a few days.  Couldn't I just send a person to do it for me?

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
PM eyes huge vaccine stockpile

Maybe Crap O Vac has paid somebody a kickback. Are the 200 million doses of Moderna on order ? May...(Read More)


China warns of ‘serious harm’ to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal

Re my last & "Pig Iron Scott", maybe this will explain: The story behind how Robert Me...(Read More)


July 1 is still on: Phuket Governor

I agree with agogohome. Why waste anyone's time with comments from 'DavidUSA?" He'...(Read More)


No rapid tests for Phuket arrivals from May 15, quarantine instead

Quarantine instead, of course! That brings in more money for local Q-hotels and a flow off for Gove...(Read More)


China warns of ‘serious harm’ to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal

AU needs the Communist Chinese Dictatorship's Belt & Road Idiocy like it needs a hole in the...(Read More)


China’s rocket out of control but risk of damage low, say experts

Shoot it down ! While they're at it, may as well overshoot the runway & drop one on Beijing...(Read More)


No rapid tests for Phuket arrivals from May 15, quarantine instead

Hahahaha- one just can't make this stuff up. Its almost as if they are trying to blackmail centr...(Read More)


July 1 is still on: Phuket Governor

I'm curious why lunatic comments from 'DavidUSA' are being allowed on this platform. Doe...(Read More)


‘Phuket Must Win’ COVID vaccination registration tailor-made for Phuket

IMO all the registration in home province requirements are about suppressing ballots in national ele...(Read More)


Foreigners to get ‘equal access’

Kurt, Societies near the equator, esp. near fish stocks where food is abundant year round have real...(Read More)