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Phuket International Airport to restart operations from 16 May

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Phuket International Airport to restart operations from 16 May

Another good news from the Land of Smiles, Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest announcement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) regarding the reopening of Phuket International Airport for domestic flights from 00.01 Hrs. of 16 May 2020 (this Saturday).

The CAAT cited the request by the Phuket Governor backed by the approval from the local communicable disease control committee as well as Phuket’s effectiveness on surveillance, prevention and control of the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as reasons for approving the reopening of Phuket International Airport.

The CAAT noted that the Airport must follow the operating hours already stipulated for other airports that resumed domestic flights from 1 May.

Meanwhile, passengers entering Phuket are required to complete a form (download from here) to allow officials to keep track of them for medical checks.

TAT will provide further updates once we know which airlines will resume domestic flights to Phuket, starting 16 May. Please take note that the airport will open for domestic air travels only.

Phuket is one of the places we visited often in Thailand. You can read all our stories on Phuket at https://www.placesandfoods.com/category/thailand/thailand-phuket and some of the hidden good food at https://www.placesandfoods.com/themichelinguidethailand

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