Chonburi’s Koh Larn island will be closed to tourists from Tuesday to January 20 in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, community members said on Monday.
The community has also set the following criteria:
Hotel and resort operators are required to ensure guests leave the island on Monday and no bookings are taken until the situation is resolved.
Tourists with Covid-19 symptoms are required to inform the authorities immediately.
Residents are not allowed to leave the island unless absolutely necessary, while outsiders wanting to enter the island must seek permission from the Covid-19 administration centre at the pier.
Every individual on the island must monitor their symptoms, and those with a cough, fever or sore throat must contact the community’s medical centre via (038) 434 144.
Residents must avoid gatherings or outdoor activities unless absolutely necessary and cannot venture out of their home from 10pm to 5am.
Hawkers and stall operators from Pattaya city are not allowed to enter the island, though mail and goods can be dropped off at the pier.
Speed boat operators have been told to suspend services, with people required to seek permission from the Covid-19 administration centre if they wish to use one.
Ferry services to and from Pattaya City have been cut down to three daily – 7am, noon and 6pm.
Operators of floating restaurants have been told to suspend their services. Restaurants are only allowed to provide takeaway services.
Transporting migrant workers is banned.
Island residents must strictly follow the guidelines.