Phuket airport to remain closed in a U-turn by the CAAT

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has made an abrupt U-turn by keeping Phuket International airport closed until further notice.


The decision comes just one day after the CAAT agreed to reopen the airport for limited domestic operations this Sunday.

Today’s CAAT announcement said that, although the spread of coronavirus appears to be under control, there remains a substantial risk that the contagion will reemerge, hence the need to monitor the situation closely in the southern resort province.

Phuket is still regarded as high-risk province for COVID-19 infection, with cumulative cases second only to Bangkok.



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