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Thailand’s first reduced quarantine tourists arrive in Phuket

Thailand’s first reduced quarantine tourists arrive in Phuket

PHUKET: The first tourists to arrive in Phuket under the reduced mandatory quarantine introduced on Thursday landed at Phuket International Airport just after 6:30am today (Apr 3).

By The Phuket News

Saturday 3 April 2021, 10:53AM

Passengers on board the Thai Airways flight TG921 Airbus A359 direct flight from Frankfurt were welcomed to Phuket by senior airport management then escorted to the clearing procedures to be allowed onto the island.

The arrivals are being heralded as the first sign of hope of tourists returning to Phuket. Non Klintha, Executive Vice President of Thai Airways International, earlier this week revealed that the airline is opening two direct flights from Frankfurt to Phuket in April and May.

The other flight, with identical timings, will be on May 7, arriving in Phuket on May 8. No details were released about the return flights from Phuket to Frankfurt at the time of the announcement.


“The CCSA has now approved relaxed quarantine conditions for tourists who have been vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 to visit Thailand from April 1,” Phuket Airport General Manager Thanee Chuangchoo said on Wednesday.

“We hope this will signal the start of tourists starting to return to Phuket and we are delighted to announce the international terminal at Phuket International Airport is now open as of 00:01am on April 1,” he added.

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skip | 06 April 2021 - 06:39:46

quoting the WHO press release not shown on tv " no covid restrictions will be lifted regardless of 100% vaccination". the vaccine is pointless. to achieve herd immunity remove ALL and ANY covid restrictions as this has worked for every pandemic in history. the country that defies the WHO covid mandates will prosper. 

Kurt | 04 April 2021 - 14:59:45

What a massage show! Flight with just 16 foreign passengers arriving on April 3.. Next arriving flight on May 8. Seems THAI hard push herself to a final financial blow up catastrophe. Unbelievable. The euphoria about it , one only can laugh about it. Well, anybody in Phuket Int. airport now can rest till May 8th. Great jobs.

Kurt | 04 April 2021 - 08:34:40

Last USA medical findings are that when vaccinated , a few weeks later one most probably not spread the virus any longer.

Nasa12 | 04 April 2021 - 07:35:30

Well well in Bangkok post they say 16 Germany “tourist“ comes whit that flight to phuket. 

biggles72 | 04 April 2021 - 07:17:44

What about families? Kids are not allowed to be vacinnated

Wolfgang0815 | 03 April 2021 - 21:18:31

@ fascinated: The flight was from Frankfurt. What percentage of Thai tourists do you expect from that origin? 

Wolfgang0815 | 03 April 2021 - 21:15:03

@ skip: your conclusion is correct! A vaccinated person definitely can spread the virus! Vaccination means only that the person should not get sick (to about 80%) but still this person can spread the virus for a couple of days, until her immune system has killed it again. As long as the majority is not vaccinated, it makes sense to know the status of everybody who might carry the virus. 

Nasa12 | 03 April 2021 - 18:46:00

You still get the covid 19 after vaccination, and you can still spread the covid after vaccination. The only thing every "vaccine° do you don’t get so very sick, that’s the so called  “vaccine“ do.  

skip | 03 April 2021 - 15:56:55

if you have been vaccinated you shouldnt require testing. if so this signifies the vaccine means nothing and the vaccinated folk may spread the virus that was injected. i would love to see the unbiased published test result statistics from the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. unless it falls in favour of the vaccinated the results wont be shown on the media. censorship by omission.

Nasa12 | 03 April 2021 - 14:53:49

And how many tourists was on that flight to phuket ?

Fascinated | 03 April 2021 - 12:01:46

No numbers of how many were actually on the fight and whether or not they were Thais or tourists? A bit of a non-story without that information. the first sentence alludes to tourists but after that- nothing.


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