The infectious disease committee of Phuket ordered the closure of local entertainment places from April 9 to 18 to control COVID-19.
The Thai government on Thursday kicked off the four-phase reopening plan for vaccinated foreign tourists, travelling to five pilot provinces.
Sri Panwa Phuket Hotel in Phuket province will provide 70 visitors with villa quarantine service, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is installing new tsunami detection buoys in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean to replace an old set of buoys due for maintenance.
Diplomats and spouses from 15 countries visited Phulet’s old town and joined tourism activities in a campaign to boost tourism in this Andaman coastal province.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was satisfied with a cabinet meeting in the southern resort province and promised to consider proposals from local parties.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha is visiting Sumui Island before going to Phuket Island for a Cabinet retreat tomorrow.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha will take a field trip to Sumui Island and Phuket Island from Nov 2-3 to meet tourism operators and to preside over a Cabinet retreat in Phuket.
Phuket will seek three billion baht from the government to revive the province’s economy and to build a health tourism center in wake of Covid-19 pandemic as the Cabinet retreat will be held there next week, said Deputy Phuket governor Pichet Panapong.
The resort island of Phuket has postponed reopening to foreign tourists until the end of the Vegetarian Festival to create confidence among local tourists.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office and tour operators offer special tour packages for domestic tourists to join the Vegetarian Festival in October.
Phuket has been free of the coronavirus disease 2019 but still needs frequent tourism promotional campaigns because its tourism has not picked up, according to the mayor of Patong district.