In Phuket, Thailand’s world-famous touristic island, the mass vaccination program against coronavirus started 2 months earlier than the rest of the country due to the share of tourism revenues in the country’s economy, and it was stated that the non-quarantine travel application for the vaccinated would come into effect in July.
VALID FROM JULY 11
In Thailand, government spokesperson Anucha Burapchaisri announced at the cabinet meeting that the mandatory quarantine requirement for overseas visitors who have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been approved as of July 1.
Phuket Island is considered as a pilot program in the country’s reopening plans.
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TWO DOSE VACCINE REQUIREMENTS
Under the quarantine-free itinerary, called the Phuket Sandbox, overseas visitors will be allowed to enter the island freely without the requirement of quarantine, provided they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and come from countries deemed low or medium risk by the government.
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MANDATORY PCR TEST IN THE LAST 72 HOURS
Foreign visitors who need to have Thailand or World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines are required to present a $100,000 coronavirus health insurance policy and a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival.
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IF CASES RISE, IT MAY BE CLOSED AGAIN
The Thai government will cancel the reopening if the number of weekly cases in Phuket exceeds 90, there are infections in 3 districts or more than 6 villages, or the capacity of health facilities exceeds 80 percent.
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