New order allows specific arrivals from Phuket to present document
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew issued a new provincial decree allowing specific groups of people to enter Phuket by presenting Phuket Check Point officers only with a certificate confirming they are fully vaccinated, or by presenting the results tests issued in the past seven days confirming they have tested negative for COVID-19.
The new order was issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew yesterday (July 21) and publicly released by the Phuket Info Center, operated by the Interior Ministry’s Phuket office, earlier today.
The ordinance explained that special entry conditions only applied to certain groups that do not spend the night on the island.
In terms of arrivals considered to be fully vaccinated, arrivals must have received two injections of Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines, or at least one injection of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in the province. , says the order.
Negative test results that must be accepted by officers at the checkpoint must be RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results issued by a medical facility, the order added.
The specific groups of people allowed to enter Phuket under special conditions have been listed as follows:
- Rescuers in ambulances and their emergency patients
- Drivers delivering the necessary medical equipment
- People coming for their second vaccination injection, who must also show proof of their scheduled vaccination appointment.
- Students who are taking courses at higher education institutions in Phuket, who must also present a document issued by the institution to confirm that the student is actually taking the courses there.
- Passengers boarding flights at Phuket Airport, who must also show proof of their booked flight.
It should be noted that by answering questions from people wishing to enter Phuket, the Phuket Info Center confirmed that people registered as living in Phuket and wishing to come only need to meet one of the three key criteria to be allowed. to enter the island: they must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival; or they must have been released from a medical facility after recovering from COVID-19 no more than 90 days prior to arrival; or they must present negative test results issued no more than seven days before their arrival.
However, people who have an issued ID showing the address where they live in Phuket but were not included on a house registration document (tabien baan) for a residence in Phuket are now subject to the rules. standard for all arrivals: they must be fully immunized at least 14 days prior to arrival or they must have left a medical facility after recovering from COVID-19 no more than 90 days prior to arrival; but they must also present negative test results issued no more than seven days before their arrival.
People who asked if they could enter Phuket if they weren’t fully vaccinated and couldn’t prove they had tested negative for COVID-19 received a clear answer: “No, if you do not have all the measurements, you will be refused entry. Phuket … [You] cannot quarantine in Phuket ”.