An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP
An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Phuket Sandbox: dos and don’ts for ‘no quarantine’ reopening of Thai resort island

  • If you are fully vaccinated Phuket welcomes you from July 1, but with some conditions
  • These include showing proof of a negative PCR test, travel insurance and adequate funds, and downloading a contact-tracing app upon arrival

An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP
An unusually quiet Karon beach in Phuket. The Thai holiday island reopens to fully vaccinated travellers from July 1. Photo: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.