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Phuket to Allow Fully Vaxed Domestic Tourists from Sept. 8

Those who plan to stay a week or more must pay for Covid-19 test on Day 5.

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Phuket again will welcome fully vaccinated domestic tourists from Sept. 8, but those who plan to stay longer than a week must be tested for Covid-19 while there.

Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew signed an order Wednesday to add Thai tourists and expats to Phuket’s list of people allowed to pay visits. Local tourists raised the groups of welcomed people to 16.

Domestic tourists must show reservations for accommodation, all pre-paid. Those who plan to stay in Phuket for more than seven days must be tested for Covid-19 on Day 5 at their own expense.

Domestic visitors must have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for at least 14 days or recovered from the disease no longer than 90 days ago and must pass antigen or RT-PCR tests within 72 hours before their travel. Thailand reported on Wednesday 14,802 new coronavirus cases and 252 more deaths over the past 24 hours. The total cases rose to 1,219,531 and the death toll went up to 11,841.