Phuket is ready to ensure tourist’s safety even as the island welcomes more tourists in this upcoming high season during the next few months.
The Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew told the Phuket Express, “Every year from October on is high season in Phuket in which many tourists are going to visit Phuket especially outer islands in Phuket. Of course, for the past two years we didn’t truly have a high season due to various Covid-19 business and border restrictions. However, this year, for the first time since 2019 we are ready to truly embrace tourists without stiff restrictions and covid measures.”
“We are highly focusing on tourists for marine safety not only in Phuket but also Phang Nga, Krabi, and Trang as tourists who visited Phuket are usually visiting these nearby provinces too. Relevant officials have to ensure tourists safety so that tourists will have more confidence to enjoy their vacation in Phuket,” Governor Naroong added.
Phuket is anticipating a busy holiday season but The Phuket Express notes that several factors out of Thailand’s direct control like China continuing to enforce Covid-19 zero policies and the Russian invasion of Ukraine hurt the potential tourist base of Phuket, who is relying on Malaysians and Indians instead at this time.