Phuket to reopen to vaccinated tourists from July 1
Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from 1 July, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced.
Those under 17 do not need to be vaccinated, but they do need to take the rapid antigen test at the airport (under 12, no test is required if they travel with their parents).
In addition to the rapid antigen test, and the vaccination for the parents, international tourists must also install the 'Thailand Plus application' for their time in Thailand, and have an RT-PCR test that shows a negative result within 72 hours of visiting the country. The tourists will have to re-take the test every 5 days while they are in the country.
After Day 5 in Phuket, travellers would be allowed to head offshore to some of the islands.
The notice said that if the tourists stay in the Land of Smiles for less than 7 days, they must fly out of Phuket. If the tourists wish to stay more than 7 days, they "may opt" to fly out of Bangkok, The Thaiger reported.