Tourism and Sports Ministry now hopeful with China travel plans

 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 


As the New Year is approaching the Tourism and Sports Ministry looks forward to the travel plans and boost the industry in China. Now they are even planning to welcome tourists during the Chinese New year without following codes of mandatory quarantine. Adhering to new normal regulations the Chinese travel business is looking forward to grow.

The ministry is expected to meet the Chinese embassy and discuss the upcoming travel plans and the foreign ministries will focus on discussing about the next phase of tourism business. As per the latest reports there are 22 low-risk provinces in China, containing a population of 800 million that have reported no new local cases for more than 150 days.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, tourism and sports minister mentioned that a tourism bilateral agreement would need to be finalised by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

However, as of not the ministry is yet to receive any new entry request, for the special tourism visa (STV)scheme for November, with several European countries returning to lockdowns. New immigrations and tourism rules are implemented and the ministry is discussing the details with the foreign ministry to plan the visit of tourists from Switzerland.

To offer more alternative local state quarantine (ALSQ) options, the Tourism and Public Health ministries will introduce a golf quarantine to attract golfers from Japan, Taiwan, China and South Korea, who normally train in Thailand for a few months in the winter.

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