Phuket imposes tight restrictions on arrivals by boat and car from today
From today (Tuesday), anyone arriving on Phuket Island by vehicle or boat must prove that they have received two COVID-19 vaccine shots or have passed an RT-PCR or rapid antigen test a maximum of 72 hours prior to their arrival, otherwise they will be subject to 14-days of home quarantine and placed under the close watch of officials in the province.
The new travel restriction was imposed by the provincial communicable disease committee of Phuket, in a renewed effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 onto the resort island.
Those who defy the restriction may face a fine of up to 100,000 Baht and/or maximum of one-year imprisonment under the Communicable Disease Act, and/or a fine of up to 40,000 Baht and/or a maximum of two-year imprisonment under the Emergency Decree.
Almost 600 COVID-19 infections have been found in Phuket since April 1st.
The restriction will remain in force until further notice.