Thailand continues tourism reopening despite spiking Covid-19 cases

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed an extra extension to its reopening plans with the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 programme.

The new system will present fully-vaccinated worldwide travellers with much more choices to go to a number of Thai locations bringing again the chance to take pleasure in multicentre, island-hopping itineraries, with out the necessity to quarantine.

The choice, nevertheless, comes towards a backdrop of Thailand being added to the crimson checklist within the UK.

Following the preliminary launch of the Phuket Sandbox from July 1st and Samui Plus from July fifteenth, the Phuket Sandbox 7+7, continues to cleared the path to the protected reopening of extra locations throughout the nation.

Chiravadee Khunsub, director of TAT London, stated: “Since July Phuket has welcomed over 24,000 (totally vaccinated) worldwide arrivals (UK being the second supply market) with simply 70 testing constructive for Covid-19.

“The Sandbox idea has proved to be a managed and protected return to restarting tourism and has generated over 100 million Thai Baht for the native financial system.

“There is a long way to go but with our peak winter sun season ahead (November – March) and the opening of more of Thailand’s popular beaches and islands this month, travellers can look forward to romantic getaways and fun family breaks without quarantine restrictions.”

The Phuket Sandbox 7+7 programme permits eligible, fully-vaccinated worldwide travellers to scale back the earlier 14-night obligatory keep in Phuket to only seven after which one other seven nights could be spent in both Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai or Railay), Phang-Nga (Khao Lak or Ko Yao) or Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan or Ko Tao).

The present entry measures in place for the Phuket Sandbox programme stay unchanged for the 7+7 extension.

Travellers wishing to journey onwards from Phuket after seven nights should get hold of a switch type issued by their resort in Phuket proving their seven-night keep, plus they have to present detrimental outcomes from their two Covid-19 exams (performed on day zero and day six or seven in Phuket).

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