Published on : Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Thailand is one of the most preferred tourism destinations of Asia and it is getting ready to partially open for international tourism from July. Thailand will simplify travel restrictions for international visitors from July. However, this rule will apply to those who have been vaccinated against the virus. This move is for reviving tourism in the region, although it is not yet clear as to how to detect that visitors have been inoculated. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha approved the above plan in a meeting of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration.
Before this program to start in full swing, a pilot programme will kick start on July 1. The holiday island of Phuket in southwest Thailand has been selected for the pilot program. A senior health official said that if they are able to vaccinate 50 per cent to 60 per cent of the population, they would be able to reopen the country safely and move its tourism and economy to the fore. From April 1, those who have not received vaccination will be required to undergo quarantine for 10 days, from 14 days as required earlier.
However, those who have been fully vaccinated are not required to experience a quarantine to visit the beach destination.