Phuket steps up filtering measures for tourists, proof of hotel reservation required

BANGKOK (The Nation / Asia News Network): The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee announced on Monday, September 6, additional measures for screening people entering the province to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The new measures, which will be applied from September 8 to 14, stipulate that those who wish to enter the island for sightseeing must show proof of hotel reservation or similar accommodation with payment made in advance.

Visitors should also register through the website and show the QR code to officers at checkpoints.

Exceptions will be made for public health professionals who work in the province, as well as for patients seeking medical treatment in Phuket.

Patients must have proof of a doctor’s appointment and must have been vaccinated at the required doses for at least 14 days or have recovered from Covid-19 within 90 days. They must always present a Covid-19 test result via RT-PCR or an antigenic method taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Permanent residents of Phuket and Phang Nga who enter and leave Phuket regularly must register at or present a travel certificate issued by a district chief, as well as a certificate of vaccination in the required doses and a negative test result via an antigen test kit (ATQ).

Each ATK result is valid for seven days.

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