Interprovincial travel in Thailand 2021
Since the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Thai government has greenlit provincial administrations to implement safety measures they deem appropriate.
Thus, 47 provinces that have implemented a 14-day quarantine for travelers from Thailand’s “red zones”.
Covid-19 test required for Phuket
Phuket Governor Mr. Narong Woonciew also announced further measures for interprovincial travelers that will come into effect on 21st April 2021.
Infographics of restrictions published by NNT
Image credit: NNT- National News Bureau of Thailand
The restrictions are slightly different for those entering Phuket by air and by land, shared The Thaiger.
- Provide a Covid-19 test showing negative results that were taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel
- Submit to a Rapid Covid-19 test at the airport that costs ฿300 (~USD10)
- Travelers coming from high-risk or ‘red zone’ areas are required to submit a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to traveling.
- Those who are from the orange zones aren’t required to submit any documents until further announcements.
Interprovincial travel in Thailand to pause
According to NNT, there are 47 provinces that require travelers from other regions in Thailand to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
List of 47 provinces that require quarantine:
- Kamphaeng Phet
- Chiang Mai
- Uthai Thani
- Nakhon Sawan
Central and eastern provinces:
- Nakhon Nayok
- Nakhon Phanom
- Bueng Kan
- Buri Ram
- Maha Sarakham
- Sakon Nakhon
- Nong Khai
- Nong Bua Lamphu
- Amnat Charoen
- Udon Thani
- Khon Kaen
- Ubon Ratchathani
- Phang Nga
- Nakhon Si Thammarat
- Surat Thani
Travel only when it’s necessary
The current Covid-19 situation demands that we continue to take utmost precaution and travel only when it’s absolutely necessary. Short-term delays can lead to better long-term results, which means halting travel can reduce infection cases.
Recent Covid-19 updates:
- Covid-19 patients in Thailand are making private forts
- CAAT announces pause on selected domestic flights
- Thai Government implements more safety guidelines
- Phuket expats can register for Covid-19 vaccinations
Cover image adapted from: Travel Online