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TAT update: Phuket puts all 17 areas on lockdown for 14 days

Bangkok, 09 April, 2020, at 19.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update that Phuket has imposed a lockdown for all 17 sub-districts for 14 days, from 00.01 Hrs. of 13 April, 2020, to 23.59 Hrs. of 26 April, 2020, or until the situation improves.

The move makes Phuket the first province in Thailand to impose a total lockdown of all areas, in its sustained effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

With the exceptions of medical and emergency personnel and logistics workers, all 17 sub-districts are sealed off to ensure minimum mobilisation of people and vehicles.

Phuket is also the first province in Thailand to conduct active case finding to screen for new cases and contain the spread of the virus.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom ( For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit

This press release is published on 09 April, 2020, at 19.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.

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