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Phuket to welcome international travellers from 1st July 2021

Phuket, Thailand, is all set to welcome international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have tested negative upon arriving in the province from 1st July 2021.

The Center for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on 26th March 2021 approved the plan submitted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to open Phuket Province to international under the aforementioned conditions.

As per the approved plan, International travellers will not have to quarantine. However, they must remain in Phuket for at least seven nights before travelling elsewhere.

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand, in an official statement said:

It is aimed at accelerating the revival of the country’s tourism industry and paving the way for the reopening of other tourist destinations within Thailand.

A few months ago, Thailand announced a roadmap for reopening to international visitors. The country will open in a phased manner for different countries. However, visitors from India are not allowed to visit Thailand yet, owing to the current pandemic situation in the country.

Recently, KLM announced flights to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam starting 1st November 2021.

Featured image by Lonely Planet

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