Phuket Province has implemented a specific travel restriction where people entering the island province must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate, except for fully vaccinated people.
Effective since May 16, the new entry regulation means that anyone entering the province must either carry a negative COVID-19 test certificate, or be fully vaccinated.
This new regulation has caused heavy traffic congestion at a road checkpoint on Phet Kasem road before Tha Chat Chai checkpoint, which is Phuket’s road entry from the mainland, as all vehicles are stopped and checked to see if the drivers and passengers comply with the new requirement.
People who are not fully vaccinated are required to present a negative COVID1-19 test certificate, with the test conducted within 72-hours prior to arrival. A rapid test service is also available at the checkpoint for a fee of 450 baht per person, and can be used to enter the province. (NNT)