The minor official adjustment comes as unperturbed tourists take advantage of plummeting prices for fares, accommodation and activities.
Budget flier Nok Air is now offering all-inclusive day trips to snorkel off Phuket from as little as1200 baht for two, with some qualifications.
Fortunately for Phuket and the Andaman region, many Australian tourists are determining for themselves that their official national warning in not appropriate for Thailand's holiday coast, especially on direct flights that bypass Bangkok.
The nation-by-nation alerts remain out-dated vestiges of a less international low-technology past. One rapidly-updating and area-specific global system would serve travellers around the world more efficiently in the 21st century.
American citizens travelling to Phuket became a little bit safer a few days ago. Australian travellers became less endangered today, although they still have to pass through Level 3 (''High degree of caution'') Level 2 ( ''Exercise caution'') and Level 1 (''Be alert to own security.'')
German and Taiwanese citizens, on the other hand, are officially safe on Phuket and have been for some time.
Travel alerts based on nation-by-nation distinctions and broad generalisations are being ignored more and more these days because they lack specifics, relevance and accuracy.
Almost every airline and resorts around the Andaman are offering lower prices to attract tourists back to Phuket and Thailand's Andaman holiday coast.