Phuket Boat Incidents: 5 Steps: Taking the Deceased Body Back Home

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The Phuket Airport Customs House has released an infographic on “5 Steps: Taking the Deceased Body Back Home” to help expedite the procedures for families and relatives to take the bodies of their loved ones back home.

With reference to our information released yesterday on the procedures to claim the bodies, families and relatives of the victims who are arranging to take the bodies back home are advised to follow the following steps:

  1. Families or relatives or their representatives of the deceased are advised to bring the body to Phuket International Airport’s Departure Terminal
  2. Contact their respective airlines to weigh the body and issue an airway bill and air cargo permit
  3. Contact the Phuket Airport Customs House to submit a form with documentation, including: original travel document of the deceased; original death certificate and medical certificate of death; copy of the police report (for death outside the hospital); airway bill; air cargo permit, and other required documents (if any)
  4. Obtain a release and clearance by the Customs officer
  5. Send the body back home

5-step taking deceased body back home

For more information, please contact:
Phuket Airport Customs House
Tel: +66 (0) 7632 7435
Fax: +66 (0) 7632 7436

Here’s the list of the previous daily updates:
6 July 2018: Thailand tourism situation update regarding the boat incidents in Phuket
7 July 2018: Thailand tourism assistance measures for the affected tourists of the boat incidents in Phuket
8 July 2018: Statement from the Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor about the boat incidents in Phuket
8 July 2018: Thailand tourism situation update regarding the boat incidents in Phuket: third edition
9 July 2018: Thai tourism industry efforts on extending assistance to affected tourists from the tragic boat incidents in Phuket