The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine requirements from 1 July.
From 1 April 2021, foreign travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to visit Phuket under a 0+7 quarantine in a sealed area. Meaning, they must remain in their hotel accommodation for the first seven days and will then be allowed to engage in leisure tourism activities in specified areas.
From 1 July, 2021, vaccinated foreign travellers will be allowed to visit Phuket without quarantine.
For travellers to feel safe, the entire island’s population would be vaccinated at least 70% to get the herd immunity as well as to get the project’s rolling. It means that Phuket’s residents are prioritised for the vaccine roll-out with more than 930,000 doses to be administered before the reopening.
However, all foreign tourists who want to enter Phuket during the above mentioned two stages will be required to present proof that they have received two doses of the vaccine that is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Thailand reduces quarantine for international arrivals from 1 April 2021
7-day quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers and 10-day for arrivals from countries with no mutated strain of SAR-CoV-2.
Quarantine will be reduced to 7 days for international arrivals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine, approved, and registered with the MoPH or approved by the WHO, no less than 14 days before the travelling date. However, they must be from countries with no mutated strain of SAR-CoV-2 virus as announced and constantly updated by the MoPH.
Vaccinated international arrivals who are unable to present a valid vaccine certificate, an original paper or a print-out of an online vaccine certificate to the International Port Health Control at the port of arrival will be subjected to no less than a 10-day quarantine.
This information is relevant at the time of writing on 01 April 2021. There might be updates and changes to the information provided above. Please check with your local authorities and travel agencies for the most updated travel information. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is not responsible for any change of the information provided.