Phuket airport to stay closed until further notice

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Friday (May 15) decided against reopening Phuket International Airport from 12.01am on May 16 given the lingering risk of Covid-19 outbreak. The airport will remain closed until further notice, CAAT said.

The aviation authority announced that though Phuket has effectively curbed the outbreak, there is still the risk of a second wave of infections. Hence, under the advice of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, CAAT decided to revoke its approval on May 14 for the airport to resume operations on May 16.