Phuket province has eased certain entry protocols for inter-provincial travelers, who are still asked to comply strictly with preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Since February 1st, travelers entering Phuket by road through Tha Chatchai checkpoint for inter-provincial travelers are no longer subject to a mandatory temperature screening, as the province has relaxed its COVID-19 measures.
Officers here say they will continue to routinely inspect travelers to suppress illegal activities, while asking arriving passengers to comply strictly with the health and safety measures against COVID-19 as recommended by the Ministry of Public Health, including mask wearing, regular disinfection of high touch surfaces, and social distancing.
Meanwhile, at Phuket Deep Sea Port, crew members of MV Express 6 cargo ship, were allowed to disembark in Phuket on Saturday after it was discovered the ship had called in at Ao Makham without a permit.
Seven Indonesian and one Myanmar crew members were taken to an Alternative Local Quarantine facility, where they are required to serve a period of quarantine.
According to the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center’s inspection, MV Express 6 has 18 crew members on board, none of whom appears to be a victim of forced labour. The crew comprises six Thai nationals, seven Indonesian nationals, four Chinese nationals, and one Myanmar national.