Phuket entry update October 1: Checkpoints, testing, vaccines

Starting tomorrow, the rules for entering (and exiting) Phuket are changing. Bootleg will be decreasing the time arriving international travellers should stay on the island to one week, meaning they won’t need as many Covid-19 exams as properly. But revisions also go into impact for home travellers and overland entry onto the island, making it simpler for tourism to start to develop again.

The checkpoint at Tha Chatchai on the only bridge onto Phuket will now operate 24 hours a day again beginning tomorrow in accordance with Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong. The choice was made at a gathering at Provincial Hall yesterday that discussed many aspects of reopening.

After previously being restricted to only particular instances, now entry to Phuket is permitted by land or by sea for any person who meets the next Covid-19 necessities:

Children aged 6 years and underneath won’t be required to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19. Kids between 6 and 18 years previous who aren’t able to be vaccinated might be required to pass an RT-PCR or antigen check within one week of arrival.

5,060 Moderna vaccines have been supplied to Phuket by the Thai Red Cross Society and the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation has selected 5 target groups to obtain these vaccines. The demographics targeted embrace unvaccinated pregnant ladies, disabled individuals, and bedridden patients. (The different 2 teams were not specified.) 3,000 people have registered for these vaccines so far, with 2,938 having been accepted, leaving over 2,000 vaccines as yet unclaimed.

With the well-known Phuket Vegetarian Festival coming in simply 6 days, and the Duen Sip Festival following, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office has requested permission for the PPAO to buy 12,000 antigen test kits for testing on the large events..

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