Are you curious to find out more about the latest Phuket Sandbox rules and domestic travel and interprovincial travel in Thailand right now? The TAT have provided some updates about the current changes. I’ll share this information with you in this video.
These changes affect flights, buses, trains and boat services. If you’re planning to travel to Phuket domestically please make sure you check the current rules about how to travel to and enter Phuket Sandbox.
Air Asia have suspended all of their domestic flights until the 31st of July. All passengers affected by these suspensions will receive either an sms or email explaining the options available to them.
Bangkok Airways has temporarily cancelled the following roundtrip flights during the period of 13-31 July, 2021: Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Bangkok – Phuket, Bangkok – Sukhothai, Bangkok – Lampang, and Bangkok – Trat.
The following flights are operating as normal:
Bangkok – Samui (roundtrip) at 2 flights per day.
Sealed route flights between Bangkok and Samui accommodating international transit passengers at 3 flights per day.
Samui – Phuket (roundtrip) at 4 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday (available from 16 July, 2021 onwards).
Nok Air has advised its domestic routes are still operating as per normal during the period of 11-31 July, 2021.
Thai Vietjet announced it will maintain flight operations on its entire flight network (although some operations will be reduced in coming weeks), including flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.
Transport Co., Ltd., which oversees all interprovincial bus services, has announced that as of 10 July, 2021, all bus services between Bangkok and Southern Thailand – including to Phuket – have been halted until further notice.
Three bus routes from Bangkok to Northern Thailand are operating at one roundtrip service per day. These being: Bangkok – Khlong Lan, Bangkok – Lom Sak, and Bangkok – Uttaradit.
As of Wednesday 14th July 7 international arrivals to Phuket Sandbox have tested positive for COVID-19. This is from a total of approximately 5,000 arrivals to the island since the 1st July.
There is a rule change with Phuket Sandbox for domestic travellers. Previously you could enter Phuket if you were either fully vaccinated, had received a negative covid result within the last 7 days or could show documentation confirming you had recovered from covid-19 within the last 90 days. On the screen I am now showing a list of the 10 provinces in the dark red zone and the 24 provinces in the red zone. Anyone travelling to Phuket from any of these provinces must be fully vaccinated with covid-19 vaccines or received one dose of astrazeneca at least 14 days before before travelling OR recovered from covid-19 within the last 90 days. In addition to this everyone must have received a negative RT-PCR test or Antigen no more than 7 days before travelling.
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