Phuket to open up for international tourists from July 1, 2021

Mabel Roy
May 31, 2021

The Tourism Industry of Thailand is opening Phuket province to fully vaccinated visitors, it has announced.

In a recent statement, The Tourism Industry of Thailand (TAT) revealed plans to re-open Phuket province to international visitors in hopes to accelerate the revival of the country’s tourism industry.

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the plan submitted by TAT in late March this year. Phuket will welcome tourists starting from July 1, 2021.

Thailand’s largest island, and arguably its most famous. Image credit|@tourismthailand

The plan specifies that the province will be open to international visitors who are fully vaccinated and test negative upon arrival. In addition, they would not need to quarantine but must remain in Phuket for at least seven nights before travelling elsewhere.

Meaning travel to the Thai island should open up to those in the UAE, although whether a travel corridor will be formed with the UAE is yet to be announced.

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