11 July 2024

The CCSA will consider a new quarantine measure, called “Villa Quarantine”, with a luxury hotel in Phuket being the first to implement it.

During today’s press briefing, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that Sri Panwa, a luxury hotel in Phuket, has proposed “villa quarantine” for 70 foreign tourists travelling from Indonesia.

The tourists have been swab-tested for COVID-19 up to 6 times and are scheduled to arrive in Phuket on a charter flight on February 21st.

These tourists will be under state quarantine for the first five days, after that, they may be allowed to quarantine in a hotel villa, where they can enjoy the facilities there.

This is the first time that such a measure would be introduced.

The measure must be proposed to and approved by the CCSA sub-committee meeting on February 18th, and then by the main CCSA committee on February 22nd.