Phuket tightens entry restriction from other provinces from July 20
The conditions for entering Phuket from other provinces in Thailand have been tightened from July 20th.
Until now, vaccination and negative proof were required when entering Phuket from areas with high risk of infection such as Bangkok, but only during the period from July 20 to August 2, it was decided to expand the restiriction to all provinces of Thailand (76 provinces).
Regarding land entry into Phuket, entry from the Chachai checkpoint is prohibited from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am. The entry conditions for using the Phuket Sandbox are the same as before and will not change.
Regarding vaccines for entering Phuket from other prefectures, the required number of vaccinations varies depending on the type of vaccine, and the number is as follows. (If you are infected with Covid-19 and have recovered within 90 days, you should not be vaccinated).
Sinovac: 2 times
China National Pharmaceutical: 2 times
AstraZeneca: 1 time
Moderna: 1 time
Pfizer: 1 time
Johnson & Johnson: 1 time
For a negative certificate, a certificate from a medical institution for PCR or antigen testing received within 7 days is required. All children under the age of 6 who enter the border with their parents are not required. Only a negative proof is required for children between the ages of 6 and 18.
Ban on consumption of alcoholic beverages at restaurants in Chiang Mai
In Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, by order of the Chiang Mai government dated July 19, 2021, restaurants will be open until 23:00 to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in and around the store will be prohibited. Did. Alcoholic beverages will be sold at stores from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.
The contents of the main regulations are as follows
1 The restaurant will be prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages in and around the store, and will be open until 23:00.
2 It will be possible to sell alcoholic beverages in Chiang Mai from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.
3 The number of users is limited at department stores, shopping centers, community malls, etc. (1 person per 4m2). Refrain from sales promotion business. Refrain from operating game boxes, playsets, game stores, and amusement parks.
4 The number of users of the stadium, athletic facility, gym, and fitness facility will be limited (1 person per 4m2), and the competition will be refrained from being held and will be open until 21:00.
Valid from July 20 until a change order is issued.
Tighter restrictions will be enforced in 13 provinces designated as "Dark Red Zone" until August 2nd
The situation of spread of Covid-19 has not improved, despite strict restrictions imposed in the provinces designated as the "Dark Red Zone" since July 12.
To curb the spread of delta variants, the Thai government has further classified three provinces into "dark red zones." This new zoning and restrictions will take effect on July 20th and will take effect at least until August 2nd.
In addition to Bangkok and its surrounding provinces and Thailand's Deep South region near and the Malaysian border, Chonburi, Chachensao and Ayutthaya is classified as "Dark Red" zones.
“Dark red zone” provinces
Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao and Ayutthaya.
Main restrictions of "Dark Red Zone"
・ Curfew from 9 pm to 4 am.
・ Convenience stores and restaurants close at 8 pm.
・ The restaurant only offers take-out service.
・ Stores in shopping malls including banks are closed.
・ Supermarkets, pharmacies and vaccination centers are open until 8 pm.
・ Gathering of more than 5 people is prohibited.
・ Events are prohibited at hotels and conference centers.
・ Public transportation limits the number of passengers to 50% of the normal maximum capacity.
・ Restrictions on movement between prefectures. Set a checkpoint.
・ The school is closed.
Thailand bans domestic flights to / from Bangkok from July 21st
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced that it will basically ban domestic passenger flights to and from the highest strict control area (dark red zone) including Bangkok from Wednesday, July 21st. Did.
Exceptions are emergency landings, flights that combine medical activities and vaccine airlift, and flights related to sandbox programs in Phuket and Koh Samui are not subject to this regulation.
The ban period is until the announcement of the lifting of the ban.
Areas currently designated as Dark Red Zone:
13 prefectures of Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yarra and Songkhla.
Two airports in Bangkok (Don Muang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport), Hajay Airport and Narathiwat Airport are subject to this ban on arrivals and departures.
If you plan to use the relevant flight, please contact each airline regarding cancellation of the reserved flight.
Jetstar Asia resumes Singapore-Phuket route in September
Singapore's low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia has announced that they will resume direct flights between Singapore and Phuket, Thailand on Friday, September 3, 2021.
The company's Thai route is the second route after the Singapore-Bangkok route. The Phuket route operates twice a week on Friday and Sunday, and the aircraft used is Airbus A320 (economy 180 seats).
The planned flight schedule is as follows.
Singapore ⇒ Phuket (September 3, 2021 ~)
3K537 SIN 19:40 HKT 20:40 Fri
3K535 SIN 11:00 HKT 12:00 Sun
Phuket ⇒ Singapore (September 3, 2021 ~)
3K538 HKT21: 20 SIN00: 15 (+1) Fri
3K536 HKT12: 40 SIN15: 35 days
Singapore Airlines is currently operating between Singapore and Phuket, and this is the second company which operate the route.
For details and reservations, please visit the Jetstar official website.
Chatuchak weekend market closed until July 29
Bangkok's popular Chatuchak Weekend Market will be closed from July 16th to 29th to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection.
Convenience stores, department stores and markets have been closed at 8 pm since July 12 in Bangkok, and curfew restriction have also been enforced and it's not allowed to go out after 9 p.m., but the spread of the coronavirus is becoming more serious. On July 16th, the number of infected people finally exceeded 10,000.
Many vendors in Chatuchak lived in other provinces and had to move across border of provinces, so the BMA authorities in charge of the market decided to close it from July 16th to 29th.
Let's pray that the infection of the coronavirus in Thailand will end as soon as possible.
7 more provinces clasified as "Dark Red Zone" by CCSA
According to the July 16 announcement of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, seven more provinces have been classified as "Dark Red Zone", the Covid-19's maximum infection control zone.
In the dark red zone, interprovincial travel will be restricted from Monday, July 19th next week, and meetings will also be restricted to 5 people or less. In addition, residents are prohibited from going out from 9 pm to 4 am.
The seven newly designated "Dark Red Zones" are Chonburi, Chachensao, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Udon Thani, Surin and Ubon Ratchathani.
Dark red zone
Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Yarra, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Patani, Songkhla, Nakhon Pathom
* 7 provinces to be added next week: Chonburi, Chachensao, Rayong, Rachaburi, Udon Thani, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani