Following chaotic scenes at the Tha Chatchai checkpoint as thousands queued up to leave Phuket from the early hours of Friday morning, the local authorities have no closed the checkpoint until Sunday.
The lengthy traffic jams worried officials as people streamed out of the province following the end of the sub-district lockdown that had been in place for three weeks.
When the checkpoint and roads reopen on Sunday, anyone who wishes to leave Phuket will need to register online and obtain a certificate saying they are fit to travel.
The certificate must be shown at the checkpoint before any vehicle will be allowed to leave the southern island and enter the mainland.
Registration is open online to leave Phuket at www.phuket.go.th/FIT-to-Travel.
To register, you must enter your 13-digit Thai national ID number or passport number and some personal information along with your destination and vehicle registration.
Once the application is approved, registrants will receive a certificate that must be shown as they cross the Tha Chatchai checkpoint.
There are also registration points in place at Muang, Kathu, and Thalang district offices, and the tambon Sri Soonthon and Wichit municipal offices.
Phuket remains closed to outsiders trying to enter by land, sea, or air.
Source: Bangkok Post