Phuket reopens all entry, exit points

All entry and exit points by land and water in Phuket Province have reopened on Monday after Covid-19 lockdown measures were relaxed under an order signed by Governor Pakapong Tawipat on Sunday.

The bridge crossing at Tha Chat Chai to Phangnga on the mainland and all 24 boat landings were open to traffic.

Phuket airport remained closed to international passenger flights.

The provincial communicable disease committee had informed the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) of the province’s readiness to reopen the airport, Mr Pakapong said.  

However, the CAAT has extended a ban on all international flights to Thailand until June 30. Limited domestic flights are operating.

The governor said people can leave Phuket by land without restriction. However, those entering Phuket via the Tha Chat Chai checkpoint were required to have their temperature taken and download the “Mor Chana” application to support Covid-19 tracing efforts.

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