Phuket Strengthens the Entering Measures

schedule 24 July 2021

The following information are the latest (*updated on 23 July 2021) screening measures for domestic travel into Phuket which apply to Thais and foreigners living in Thailand.

Phuket Strengthens the Entering Measures

Effective from 25 July to 2 August, 2021, the heightened measures require all domestic arrivals into Phuket to show the following proof:

1. Visitors must be vaccinated at least 14 days before departure with:

    - Sinovac: 2 doses

    - Sinopharm: 2 doses

    - Astrazeneca: 1 dose

    - Moderna: 1 dose

    - Pfizer: 1 dose

    - Johnson & Johnson: 1 dose

2. Visitors must also provide a negative COVID-19 result by an RT-PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test no more than 7 days before travelling.

Visitors must also install the Mor Chana application and share their location on the phone all the time. 

All travellers must be able to provide proof to the above-mentioned requirements to officials at the point of entry to Phuket.

Travelling by land transport through the Tha Chatchai checkpoint CANNOT be done during the hours of 23.00-04.00 Hrs.

All travellers must self monitor for any unusual symptoms and contact a local hospital if unsure.


Children under 6 years old travelling with a parent or guardian are exempt from taking the test. However, testing will be required for youngsters aged 6-18 years travelling with a parent or guardian.

Students under 18-years old who are unable to be vaccinated but need to commute in and out of Phuket for education, should obtain identification from their respective educational establishment or provincial educational institution to show officials when entering or exiting Phuket. They must undergo an RT-PCR test at the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office,and obtain a certificate of testing that is valid for no more than 1 month.


Enforced measures in Phuket 


 - Pubs, bars, karaoke, entertainment centres, cockfighting rings, fish-fighting rings, bird contest fields, rooster contest fields, boxing rings, and gambling rings. 

Conditional Opening

- Department stores, shopping centres, and community malls are open until 9.00 p.m., and all promotional sales, game machines, rides, game centres, and fun parks are closed. 

- Convenience stores open 4.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m.

- Snooker, billiard, and pool places open 3.00 - 09.00 p.m.

- Internet cafes and game cafes open until 9.00 p.m.

- Amusement parks, water parks, rides, and outdoor rides open 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.


- Selling and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in shops, restaurants, or cafés after 9.00 p.m. 

- Drinking alcoholic beverages in public, beaches, public parks, playgrounds, roads around canals, and public reservoirs.

- Gatherings of more than 150 people. 

- Organising parties, birthday parties, housewarming parties, welcome and farewell parties, and other parties.


- Organising traditional events that cannot be postponed; for example, funerals, ordinations, weddings, Buddhist days or religious events. They can be done under appropriate preventive measures to prevent the risk of the virus infection.

For more information

Please visit the Phuket Governor’s Facebook page: governornarong (in Thai).

Information updated on 23 July 2021. 


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