One of the first safety concerns you may have taking your kids to Phuket is whether there are any additional vaccinations they will need, besides routine childhood vaccines.
It’s recommended that travelers to Phuket, Thailand, are up-to-date on routine vaccinations, such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.
In addition, some travelers may need to get vaccinated against other diseases, depending on the length of their stay, the areas they will be visiting, and their individual health status.
The following vaccines are recommended or required for travel to Thailand, including Phuket:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Yellow fever (if you are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission)
Malaria is prevalent in other parts of Thailand but is considered low to no risk for Phuket province.
It’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist to determine which vaccines are recommended for you based on your individual health status and travel plans. Many of the above are only required if you will be traveling to remote rural areas.
It’s also a good idea to plan ahead and get vaccinated well before your trip, as some vaccines may require multiple doses or take time to become effective.
Are There Still COVID Rules in Place For Phuket?
The Phuket sandbox system and testing on arrival for COVID-19 have all now been abolished.
That said, compared to other parts of the world, you will find Thai locals are still incredibly cautious and will continue to wear face masks in many situations, such as in taxi drivers or service staff at your accommodation.
There is no checking at the border for COVID vaccinations or compulsory PCR testing of any sort.
Further Health & Safety Advice Planning Your Trip To Phuket, Thailand
To ensure your health and safety and a pleasant trip to Phuket, you may also like to read next:
- All our best tips for a healthy and safe trip to Phuket – from sun protection to general crime, what do you need to be aware of?
- Emergency numbers you should know in Phuket for worst-case scenarios
- Any concerns about tsunamis? How likely are they to occur? Here’s what you need to know about tsunamis in Phuket
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Phuket – understanding cultural etiquette and how to show respect
- Why you want to avoid tap water in Thailand – and alternatives to avoid too much plastic waste
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