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Provincial order issued for all non-tourists entering Thailand through Phuket

Provincial order issued for all non-tourists entering Thailand through Phuket

PHUKET: Following the high-profile international attention of Phuket’s push to allow vaccinated tourists to arrive in Phuket without quarantine from July 1, Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew today issued a detailed order listing all the requirements of all non-tourists wanting to enter the country through Phuket.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 8 April 2021, 05:56PM

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew issued the order today (Apr 8). Photo: PR Phuket)

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew issued the order today (Apr 8). Photo: PR Phuket)

The order, 48 pages in total, was posted just after 3:30pm this afternoon (Apr 8).

The order lists the requirements of non-tourists wanting to enter Thailand through Phuket, from Thai nationals returning home  to diplomatic and consular staff to even cargo ship workers passing through.

The order also includes the requirements of foreigners who are permanent residents, foreigners with work permits, foreigners studying in Thailand, foreigners coming for medical treatment and foreigners who are coming to Thailand under “special arrangements”.

The conditions for each category of person listed are all nearly identical. All arrivals must have a document issued no more than 72 hours prior to arrival affirming that a COVID test has proved that the arrival is not infected, they must have a Certificate of Entry, and they must install a tracking app on their phones arrival.

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All arrivals will be subjected quarantine, with vaccinated arrivals observing a seven-day quarantine, and not-vaccinated arrivals observing the full 14-day quarantine period. Arrivals who have had only one injection of a vaccine that requires two injections in order to be fully effective must observe a 10-day quarantine.

All arrivals will be subjected to swab tests on arrival and before being released from quarantine, the order notes.

To see the full order (in Thai), click here.

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Kurt | 10 April 2021 - 10:55:04

@ Welsh John, yes! Double vaccination with the cheapest 2 vaccines brings in dramatic more 'kick backs' than the single shots of more expensive and better quality Johnson&Johnson and Janssen. The choice of Thai Officials is not 'the best for our people thinking'. It's personal greed. Wait and see what you have to pay for a vaccine what costs $3 per bottle off factory.

Welsh John | 09 April 2021 - 23:01:53

The Johnson and Johnson Janssen vaccine is one dose only. This going to be a problem with the Thai officials.

CaptainJack69 | 09 April 2021 - 12:05:42

I don't think the virus cares about the visa status of the respiratory system it's currently infecting. Why make things so complicated? Why not have the same requirements for all HUMAN arrivals? You know, like a developed country?

Oh yeah, and stop these idiot parties! The draconian restrictions at the borders have failed to keep the virus out. Now stop it spreading.

Junkie9 | 09 April 2021 - 08:36:08

Am I reading this correctly? After July 1st if I am a tourist and have had both vaccinations, a test and a  certificate of entry I will be allowed in to Phuket without quarantine. (Obviously subject to change). But if I live on Phuket and provide exactly the same documents I shall have to quarantine for 7 days at an approved quarantine centre?

Galong | 09 April 2021 - 08:04:10

@Fascinated Yeah, seriously.  What exactly do the cops do other than the occasional checkpoint?  These latest gathering have deeply affected both the health of the population and the economy.  All parties involved, include those who looked the other way, need to be brought to justice!  Paperwork solves nothing after the fact.

Kurt | 09 April 2021 - 06:27:56

Order after order. I am sure present July 1 Order will be replaced by another one before July 1, so no need to read this one. It just stirs confusion.  I never red a explanation why one must have a Certificate of Entry when he has a Thai Immigration Re-Entry Visa in his passport. Anyone?

Christy Sweet | 08 April 2021 - 20:50:37

Right because tourists sure won't have Covid. Good grief.

Fascinated | 08 April 2021 - 19:21:06

Time to issue a 48 page document but unable to stop 3 parties over the weekend- classic. One was less than 500m from a police station.


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