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Phuket hotel isolation measures issued in English

Phuket hotel isolation measures issued in English

PHUKET: Officials have released English-language versions of the official guidelines for hotel isolation and quarantine for tourists who test positive on landing in Phuket or contract the virus while on the island.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 27 January 2022, 11:25AM


The three notices have yet to be publicly posted by Phuket officials through the official channels, but were provided to The Phuket News late yesterday (Jan 26).

The notices address several critical issues, including whether or not a parent can choose to stay in isolation with a child who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Of note, the notices are the first hotel isolation guidelines published in English since the Test & Go tourist entry scheme began on Nov 1.

The Test & Go entry scheme, suspended late last month due to the rising number of Omicron infections, will ropen to bookings this coming Tuesday (Feb 1).

The three notices read as follows:

Hotel Room Isolation Mandate

Phuket Provincial Public Health Office would like to announce the ’Hotel Room Isolation’ Mandate as follows.

All travelers who have tested positive for Covid-19 during their stay in Phuket will be required to either be admitted to a local hospital/’hospitel’, or conduct a mandatory ‘Hotel Room Isolation’ for a period of ten <10> days at the hotel at which they are staying.

Travelers who are suitable for the mandatory ten <10> day ’Hotel Room Isolation’ are required to follow these instructions:

1. A mandatory ten <10> days isolation period in order to record and observe any symptoms from Day one <1> until Day ten <10>. (Example: if you tested positive on the 10th January this is considered ’Day 1’ with ’Day 10’ being the 20th January)

2. Travelers are required to fill out a ‘Health Declaration & Consent Form’ prior to being allowed to conduct ‘Hotel Room Isolation’.

3. Travelers have the following medical package options to select from:

  • PACKAGE A = 1,000thb (First screening + Medical Certificate only) Provided by a Government Hospital
  • PACKAGE B = 2,000thb (First screening + Medical Certificate + Equipment) Provided by a Government Hospital
  • PACKAGE C-D = 12,000 -15,000thb (First screening + Medical Certificate + Equipment + Medical Consultant) Provided by a Government and Private Hospital

4. Travelers under ‘Hotel Room Isolation’ are not allowed nor permitted to leave their hotel room / villa.

5. Once the ten <10> day isolation period is completed, travelers will receive a medical certificate from the hospital stating you have completed the mandatory ‘Hotel Room Isolation’ and are free to leave the room; however, they must follow the ‘release’ requirements as stated by the Doctor assigned to their case.

After you are released:

2.1: You are required to stay away from crowded areas.

2.2: You must continue to follow Covid-19 free rules & regulations, especially wearing masks in public areas.

Remark: For hotels participating in Hotel Room Isolation Program Only

 

Person of High Risk Contact

The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office would like to announce the mandatory requirements for the Person of High Risk Contact as follows.

Who is a High Risk Contact person?

A person is considered High Risk when they have occupied the same room, or have been in close contact with a person who is known to have tested positive for Covid-19. 

HRC Requirements:

• Relocate to an alternative room if staying in the same room as the infected person.

• Must conduct a seven <7> day self-quarantine and then three <3> days of self monitor.

• During this time, you will be required to conduct TWO PCR/ATK tests on day five <5> or six <6> and another on day ten <10>

• Throughout the quarantine period you will be required to remain in the room or villa until the seventh <7> day has been completed.

• During the last three <3> days of self monitoring, you must avoid crowded areas and wear a mask at all times outside of the room or villa. If either PCR test returns ’positive you will be required to enter the ‘Hotel Room Isolation’ as stated above. If your ATK test returns positive, you could conduct a PCR test to confirm the result or immediately begin your hotel room isolation for ten <10> days. 

C and C Marine

The required tests

On the first test of HRC on day five <5> or six <b>, if you have your appointment for an PCR test, you must attend.

If the HRC person refuses to relocate to alternative room: 

In case an HRC person wishes to stay with a guest having tested ’POSITIVE’ for Covid-19, you must agree to remain in self isolation for a period of ten <10> days. During which you are recommended to conduct a daily ATK test.

In the event the HRC person who tested ’NEGATIVE’ contracts the virus during this time and tests ’POSITIVE’, they will then be required to self-isolate for ten <10> days from the date of receiving the test result.

In the event the HRC person tests ’NEGATIVE’, they are free to return to their home country anytime. However, if this person wishes to continue their journey in Thailand, they must self-isolate for another seven <7> days and conduct an ATK test on day five <5> and ten <10>.

After you are released:

2.1: You are required to stay away from crowded areas.

2.2: You must continue to follow Covid-19 free rules & regulations, especially wearing masks in public areas.

 

RT-PCR Re-swab Criteria

Phuket Provincial Public Health Office would like to announce the RT-PCR re-swab criteria as follows.

If you have tested positive and wish to conduct a re-swab, you will be required to meet the following requirements:

Re-swab criteria 1:

1.1: Must be asymptomatic

1.2: CT levels (Cycle Threshold) above or equal to 30.

1.3: The re-swab must be conducted within 24hrs of the positive swab test

1.4: If results return ‘positive’ you must conduct room isolation

1.5: In the event the results come back as ‘negative’ you are able to leave the room but must follow the strict restrictions imposed.

Re-swab criteria 2:

2.1: CT levels (Cycle Threshold) below 30.

2.2: The re-swab must be conducted within 24hrs of the prior test.

2.3: If the 2nd re-swab returns ’positive’ you will be required to continue to remain in ‘Hotel Room Isolation’.

2.4: If the 2nd re-swab results return as ‘negative’ you must conduct a 3rd re-swab within 24hrs to ensure the result is conclusive.

As soon as the traveler receives TWO definitive results stating either a ‘Positive’ or a ‘Negative’ result, then they will be required to follow the requirements of ‘Hotel Room Isolation’ or the following ‘Release’ restrictions:

After you are released:

2.1: You are required to stay away from crowded areas.

2.2: You must continue to follow Covid-19 free rules & regulations, especially wearing masks in public areas.

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Kurt | 30 January 2022 - 00:40:48

Imagine, arriving Phuket, PCR test + 1 night sha hotel only when test is negative. Than come back 5th day for another PCR test and 1 hotel night, unless you became positive on Phuket during day 2-3-4, than you can straight stay in quarantine for another 10 days. When you came for a 2 week holiday, next go airport to fly home. What a great expensive 'holiday' experience.! 

DeKaaskopp | 29 January 2022 - 20:53:22

..ongoing sixth mass extinction...   555   That Covid brings out the most weird comments.Chrisy, wake up ! No such thing as mass extinction.Your constant panic is ridiculous.

christysweet | 29 January 2022 - 11:20:11

For the masses, the end of frivolous activity like travel approaches.  Humans now reap the consequences of exploitation and will not avoid the now ongoing 6th  mass extinction and it is going to be ugly.  Glad I'm not a youngster. 

Kurt | 29 January 2022 - 10:31:06

A holiday to Thailand with a young family has a enormous negative emotional impact due to continues draconic + regimental Covid-19 rules. We have to respect the Thai Government doings, so for own mental health avoid the present 'Thai experience' and avoid going there. Just alone the 'fight' to get into Thailand. It's not worth the money to undergo all this artificial/cosmetic s...

polymath | 29 January 2022 - 04:18:50

All I wanted is to enjoy a holiday with my young family. Not the draconian measures for a disease with a 99.997% survival rate. It’s all too hard.

Kurt | 29 January 2022 - 00:27:12

1: Not all tourists have smartphones. 2: Some tourists have 2 smartphones, and leave the one with Mor Chana in their room. 3: Some people switch their smartphone off when they outdoors/drive car. Mor Chana is a complete farce. At entrance of shops lays a list to fill out name and tel nr. look at it how just a very few actually do so. The whole cosmetic joke is a bureaucratic show.

agogohome | 28 January 2022 - 12:25:40

@ reality check. All tourists are required to install Mor Chana on their smartphones. 

Kurt | 28 January 2022 - 10:16:40

Well, here it is, all  well done on paper. Nothing can go wrong anymore. :-)  Questions about the packages A-B-C+D:  Under B, what is 'techical equipment'?
Under C+D: So, a medical consultant cost 10,000 till 13,000thb?  Please, explain. As usual, with thai press releases more questions than answers.

JohnC | 28 January 2022 - 08:36:59

Have you also translated them in to russian? Let's face it, they are the ones who keep running away when tested positive. Need to use those prison ankle GPS trackers to have any chance of making them folow the rules.

reality check | 28 January 2022 - 07:16:58

A lot of "requirements" but still no information on how they will be enforced.  Making hotels responsible to ensure compliance is ridiculous.    How can hotel staff control their guests?

 

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