Thailand: Phuket opens doors to vaccinated visitors from October 1

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BANGKOK, Sept 24 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew has issued an order regarding screening measures for people who wish to enter the island via sea, air, and land channels.

The order stipulates that from Oct 1, people who, for at least 14 days before arrival, have received full doses of Sinovac, Sputnik V and Sinopharm vaccines, or one dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be allowed to enter the island via Chatchai checkpoint, piers and Phuket International Airport.

Those who have recovered from Covid-19 within the past six months will also be allowed in.

Visitors must also provide a negative test result via RT-PCR or antigen test method performed not more than seven days upon arrival. Children aged 6-18 will require only the test result.

Exceptions will be made for children aged under 6 who travel with their parents, and staffers travelling in ambulances and emergency vehicles.

Those who travel to the island under the Phuket Sandbox and 7+7 Extension programmes will not be affected by the new measures as they are already required to be fully vaccinated and perform testing every week.

All visitors to the island must download MorChana tracing application, or register at and present QR Code to officials at screening checkpoints.

Since early August Phuket has been barring all vehicles from outside the island in order to prevent imported cases from entering the province.

Exceptions have been made for vehicles of rescue staff and financial institutions, transport of medical tools, chemicals, medicines, animal feed, agricultural products, fuels, petrol, parcels, machines, construction materials and auto parts. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

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