Phuket airport will reopen for domestic flights on June 15th following an extended closure of the international airport just 24 hours before it was due to resume operation on May 16th.
The airport has been closed since April 10th due to the coronavirus pandemic under the instructions of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAT).
However, with permission now granted for domestic flights to resume, Phuket International Airport can begin preparing for daily flights in two week’s time.
There will be some additional procedures for passengers to follow when using Phuket Airport with strict health screenings for both departures and arrivals.
Face masks will be compulsory at all times while in and around the airport terminal with temperature checks at the entrances.
Passengers departing from Phuket Airport will need to complete their details on the AOT Airports app prior to leaving while arriving passengers will need to complete a form before entering the island.
Social distancing will also be practiced in the terminal building with passengers required to keep a one-meter space between themselves and other travelers.
There will also be an allowance of 350 milliliters of hand sanitizing gel per passenger to take on board aircraft.
There were no new coronavirus cases announced in Phuket today, leaving the total number of covid-19 cases at 227 with 223 of those recovered on the island.
Source: Bangkok Post