Koh Larn, Chonburi –
Koh Larn is planning on reopening for visitors on June 14th, 2021 after more than a month of Covid-19 related closures.
The Koh Larn Covid-19 Volunteer Committee last month had decided to close the island to non-residents starting from May 5th until May 20th.
Then, Koh Larn announced on May 18th, 2021, on their social media accounts, that the local council that has authority on the island voted and decided to keep the island closed to non-residents until May 31st. This was then extended again until June 13th.
This week the local Koh Larn committee announced on their social media accounts that the island will reopen to visitors on June 14th. The original announcement stated that this would take place unless the province made any changes or the situation worsened. Chonburi has decided to loosen some other restrictions, which means that Koh Larn will at this time likely be proceeding forward with opening the island to non-residents from Monday, June 14th.
Everyone will be allowed to enter and leave Koh Larn via Covid -19 measurement checkpoints which include temperature checks and usage of the Mor Chana Thai check-in platform for contact tracing.
Public boat transportation will be back on service on normal schedules.
Speedboats and tour boats will be allowed to service the island and mainland via checkpoints.
Other activities will still use the current Chonburi order, which means bars will remain closed on the island and restaurants cannot serve alcohol. Beaches, however, will be open for relaxation and swimming. If any confirmed cases of Covid-19 are found on the island or with timelines related to the island the Chonburi provincial disease committee and Koh Larn committee will evaluate the situation at that time.
The local committee noted that they will conclude the rules based on the current Chonburi order before June 14th. A final official order from the island announcing the reopening has still not come forward as of press time, notes TPN media, but at this time it appears the island plans to go ahead and reopen to the public.
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