PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has issued another comprehensive ordinance detailing entry requirements for tourists entering Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox model.
The order, titled Phuket Provincial Order No 3858/2564, was signed and dated by Governor Narong yesterday (July 9) and publicly released by the “Phuket Info Center” operated by the Phuket Office of the Ministry of Interior in 21:54. night.
The order is marked to be in effect from July 9 until a new order is issued.
There was no explanation by officials as to any changes from the previous order issued on
June 30, literally the day before the Sandbox program goes into effect.
Until now Phuket News was unable to identify any changes from the previous order, posted in English here.
For convenience, the conditions already explained above are repeated here:
Measures before entering the Kingdom
1) Avoid risk areas or community places for at least 14 days.
2) Must travel from a country / region that the COVID-19 Situation Administration Center (CCSA) or other operations center for the implementation of travel measures and care of Thais in the foreigner approved in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the Ministry of Civil Service. Health at the proposal of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism Authority of Thailand and has been registered through the system or website specified by the government.
The traveler must stay in said country at least 21 days prior to departure, with the exception of those residing in the Kingdom who have left the Kingdom and have traveled to the countries / regions approved above.
Documents used to enter the Kingdom:
– A letter certifying that a person can enter the Kingdom (Certificate of Entry – COE).
– Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by the RT-PCR method until 72 hours before departure.
– An insurance policy that covers the costs of health care and medical treatment or any other insurance, including the case of COVID-19, for the duration of the stay of the traveler in the Kingdom for an amount of at least US $ 100,000
– Proof of payment for accommodation and RT-PCR testing by specifying a period of stay of at least 14 days in a hotel or accommodation that has been registered according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism of Thailand. In the event that the traveler has been staying in the Kingdom for less than 14 days, an airline ticket specifying the duration of departure from the Kingdom will be provided. Proof of payment for accommodation and detection value by RT-PCR method during this period.
– Documents or evidence that the vaccination (vaccination certificate) has been completed in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the manufacturer of the vaccine, which must be a vaccine that has been registered under the law for medicines or certified by the Organization World Health Organization or as prescribed by the Department of Public Health, at least 14 days prior to departure
For people under the age of 18 who are not eligible for vaccination and traveling with a parent or guardian must have a medical certificate Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected by the RT-method. PCR up to 72 hours before travel.
3) Screening for respiratory symptoms and control of fever at the international port of entry and exit from the country / zone of origin.
1) Symptomatic screening measures and immigration formalities
1.1) In the event of entry into the Kingdom by an airline which has a direct flight to an international airport located in a pilot tourism province, [the traveller will be] screened for respiratory symptoms and checked for fever and will submit documents to the relevant official or communicable disease control officer, including completion of immigration formalities at international entry and exit prior to [being approved for] enter the Kingdom.
1.2) In the event of entry into the Kingdom by an airline that does not have a direct flight and must go by plane to the airport located in the pilot tourism region, the traveler must perform one of the following actions before to enter the Kingdom:
Screened for respiratory symptoms and checked for fever and submit the documents to the appropriate official or communicable disease control officer, including immigration formalities, at the first international point of entry and exit that allows the entering the Kingdom before continuing to the destination airport which is [located in] a pilot province for tourism [in Thailand].
Screened for respiratory symptoms and checked for fever and submit documents to the relevant official or communicable disease control officer, including completion of immigration formalities, at the international port of entry or in the area of the destination airport which is a pilot province for tourism.
2) Use a tracking system or install applications as specified by the government, allowing this tracking system to be activated at all times, to monitor symptoms [of infection] during the traveller’s stay in the pilot tourism province
3) To leave the airport to a hotel or accommodation by a specially equipped vehicle. without stopping or stopping at any place before arriving at the hotel or accommodation
4) Have a COVID-19 test by RT-PCR method at the location specified by the government. The traveler is responsible for expenses according to the following criteria:
4.1) Have a test for COVID-19 by the RT-PCR method once upon arrival in the Kingdom. Travel outside of the hotel or accommodation is prohibited until a test confirms that there is no infection with COVID-19.
4.2) To be tested for COVID-19 by the RT-PCR method in addition to point 4.1) as follows:
In the event of a stay in the Kingdom for a maximum of 7 days, a second infection test will be carried out between days 6 and 7 of the period of stay or according to the prescriptions of the Ministry of Public Health.
In the case of a stay in the Kingdom for a period of 10-14 days, the second test is between the 6th-7th day and the third time between the 12th-13th day of the stay period, or as required by the Ministry of Public Health.
In the event that a traveler is infected with COVID-19, the hotel or accommodation will coordinate the transfer of the traveler to a medical facility. Contracting parties, in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Public Health or the government, will urgently provide further examination or treatment when the traveler is responsible for all medical expenses or in accordance with an expenditure agreement between the hotel or accommodation and the traveler.
5) In the case of a traveler who leaves a hotel or place of residence after the result of a test which has confirmed that there is no COVID-19 disease, the traveler must report their return to the hotel or accommodation each day as directed by the Communicable Disease Control Officer or as directed by the Communicable Disease Control Officer. It is forbidden to spend the night in a place other than the hotel or the accommodation that has been specified, and [the traveller must] strictly comply with public health measures prescribed by the government while remaining in the pilot province for tourism.
6) In the case of a traveler staying in a pilot tourism province for less than 14 days, it is strictly forbidden for the traveler to leave the pilot tourism province, and at the expiration of said period for travelers is to leave the Kingdom immediately.
7) In the event that a traveler has been staying in a pilot tourist province for at least 14 days, he is authorized to travel outside the pilot tourist province after the expiration of said period.
Measures before leaving the Kingdom or traveling outside the pilot province for tourism to other provinces of the Kingdom
– Must be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR method in the case of destination country / area. The traveler is responsible for the expenses.
– In the case of a traveler leaving the area of a pilot tourism province to another province of the Kingdom, the traveler must present proof of residence in the pilot province for tourism as well as proof of the results of the COVID test- 19 by RT-PCR method according to section 4.2) B. to employees, officers or communicable disease control officers of the province of origin and the province of destination in accordance with the rules or guidelines prescribed by the government.
The order noted that people were encouraged to support and encourage the use of the police by companies registered in Thailand under the supervision and certification of the Office of the Insurance Commission. The insurance policy must cover health costs and medical treatment in the event of asymptomatic infection with COVID-19.
The ordinance also noted that travelers arriving between 12:01 am and 6:00 pm will have their arrival date considered as Day 1 of their stay.
For travelers arriving between 6:01 p.m. and midnight (12:00 a.m.), their official period of stay will not begin until the next day.