Loei's Phu Kradueng park to welcome visitors from Feb 1
Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province will reopen on February 1 after being closed to visitors since January 5 to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the park director, Samret Phusaensri, said on Thursday.
The park was closed from January 5 to 31 after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported that around 70 per cent of tourists visiting Phu Kradueng are from provinces in the maximum control zone, also known as red zone, where a high number of infections were found.
“From February 1 onwards, tourists must follow preventive measures when entering the park, including pre-registering via QUEQ application, checking in and out on ThaiChana platform, having their ID card scanned before entering, passing thermal screening and wearing face masks,” said Samret. “Tourists are encouraged to wash their hands regularly with hand sanitizers that the park will provide, as well as maintain social distancing in the park areas.”
Samret added that those who travelled from provinces in the maximum control zone must present a certificate stating that they were permitted to travel by the provincial authority.
Phu Kradueng is among Thailand’s best-known national parks, famous for its sea of mist, cool temperature and rich flora and fauna spread over 217,576 rai (34,800 hectares). Its diverse landscape features soaring cliffs, waterfalls, fields and forests, which draw domestic and international visitors throughout the year.