After a nearly two month suspension of operations, Phuket Airport in Thailand is expected to reopen on June 16.
According to reports from both the Bangkok Post and the Phuket News, the airport has been given the go-ahead to resume domestic flight operations mid-June after the local government has been deemed effective in curbing the spread of COVID-19 after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued an order that suspended domestic flights to Phuket on April 10.
Per a recent order on May 29, the CAAT updated the suspension order to end on June 15.
The domestic flight restrictions are expected to be lifted, and the Phuket Airport expects flights to start the following day (June 16).
While domestic flights will resume, international flight operations will remain suspended until at least June 30.
Upon the resumption of flights at Phuket, travelers will be subject to temperature checks, required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and fill in an app provided by Airports of Thailand (AOT) before departure. Arriving passengers will be required to fill in a form with personal data.