30% of arrivals denied entry to Phuket on Day 1 of new requirements

By The Phuket News

PHUKET: About 30% of people arriving to enter Phuket by road yesterday (July 15) were refused entry for failing to satisfy the new entry requirements for those coming from the 34 ‘red’ and ‘dark-red’ COVID high-risk provinces, according to local officials.

“In general, the entering and checking process at the checkpoint was good and smooth. Arrivals who want to enter the island prepared their documents to show to officers,” said a report by the Phuket office of Public Relation Department, also repeated through national state news agency NNT.

“However, about 30% of arrivals could not present required documents to officers and were denied, as they had come from the 34 provinces. Most of them had been fully vaccinated but were unable to present a test result,” the report explained.