Thailand Continues Tourism despite Rising Covid Cases
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
Thailand has confirmed it will continue its reopening to tourists in the coming months. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to implement a system that will let fully vaccinated tourists travel around various destinations, enjoy island-hopping and more activities.
The Launch of the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus was started in July and is helping pave way for the safe reopening of more places across the country. According to the director of TAT London, Chiravadee Khunsub,
“since July, Phuket has welcomed over 24,000 fully vaccinated international arrivals with the UK being the second source market with just 70 testings positive for covid.”
The sandbox concept has been designed to help curb covid cases and keep tourism safe. So far this concept has turned out to be a success, allowing the economy to generate 10 million baht. This program allows fully vaccinated tourists to visit Krabi, Phuket, Surat Thani, or Phang Nga with only a 7 day quarantine period. Tourists wishing to move around the country will be required to get a transfer form and a negative PCR test. However, the road to success is still a long way as the country is seeing a spike in cases.