Phuket COVID-19 Update for July 2020
Phuket COVID-19 Update - July 2020
PHUKET REALTOR would like to update our beloved customers on the current situation in Phuket Thailand in regard to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the proposed reopening plan. As this virus continues to be a concern Worldwide, we know many of you are carefully thinking about your future travel bookings and what to do.
The proposed re-opening plan will be rolled out in three phases (shown below). We have included details on what the Thai government expects from foreign travelers who will be entering the country. The Thai government has published information to inform passengers on the new health protocols that will need to be observed.
- Phase One: Business travelers, investors, skilled workers, people with Thai family members, teachers, etc.
- Phase Two: Medical tourism travelers
- Phase Three: General tourists
Thailand's timelines for the phases are still in a proposal state, but are drafted as follows:
- Phase One: starting July 1st
- Phase Two: starting July 1st
- Phase Three: starting August 1st
Included in the reopening plan are health and entry requirement protocols like:
- Travelers arriving with travel health insurance that also covers COVID-19
- A pre-screening health declaration card is filled out before the departure
- The wearing of masks is mandatory on in-bound flights and in the airport
- Thermal scans and temperature checks upon arrival
The proposed plan does not yet clarify if mandatory testing will be done.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
You can also visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website for updated information. Additional information about restrictions across Thailand can be found at the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control COVID-19 website.
Phuket International Airport Still Closed
The Provincial Government of Phuket has opened the Phuket International Airport for domestic flights. Daily Phuket (HKT) flights can be checked on the Airportports of Thailand (AOT) Website which is updated daily.
Automatic Extension of Thai Tourist Visas
The Thai government has announced an automatic extension of visas for travelers who have been affected by COVID-19 travel obstacles. According to the draft notification approved by the Cabinet, the period of time permitted to stay will be extended to 31 July 2020.
Un-restricted Travel within Phuket
No local travel restrictions are currently implemented within the Phuket province.
ThailandDepartment of Disease Control (COVID-19) Daily Situation
ThailandDepartment of Disease Control (COVID) Weekly Press Release
At this time, PHUKET REALTOR is taking appointments again. When you get to Phuket, we can view property.
Despite this difficult situation, many investors are looking for new solutions. PHUKETREALTOR can be reached by phone or WhatsApp at +66 93 606 0906 or by email at [email protected].