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Phuket welcomed its first group of Test & Go travellers entering the island province by sea and tourism officials say more visitors travelling on cruise ships and yachts will be entering under the quarantine exemption scheme. On March 1, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration eased travel restrictions, allowing Test & Go travellers to enter Thailand by land and sea, not just air. Under the entry scheme, travellers must undergo an RT-PCR Covid-19 on arrival. Those travelling by air must stay at an approved hotel or resort for a night while they wait for their results while those travelling by […]

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

Under the entry scheme, travellers must undergo an RT-PCR Covid-19 on arrival.

And why not only an 

In addition, the generally mild nature of the Omicron variant has removed the need for people who receive a positive ATK result to take a PCR test.

https://thethaiger.com/talk/topic/12002-news-forum-health-officials-say-pcr-testing-no-longer-required-after-positive-atk-result/#comment-175545

Or like these Seaman …. Only an ATK test.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2276371/crew-on-gas-tanker-seek-help-after-13-months-at-sea

There, officials were examining the employment contracts and related documents. All of the crewmen underwent Covid testing with antigen kits. None were positive for Covid-19.

They did not require PCR test. ….. Maybe PCR testing has created jobs for the boys so to speak, and they are scared to let go of the income.

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'She revealed that 91 ships with 323 passengers visited Phuket in 2021, and 27 ships with 92 passengers visited from January to March of this year.'

fantastic numbers  for TAT around 1 a day! 

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Phuket welcomes first group of Test & Go tourists travelling by sea

Not sure I would enjoy so much to be welcome by that bunch on the picture when I go on holiday...

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