The Ministry of Tourism and Sports also wants to open the whole country without quarantine by January 2022.
From October 2021, additional destinations in Thailand are expected to reopen to fully vaccinated international travelers.
These destinations include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Pattaya, the The Thai Tourism Authority (TAT) said on Monday.
“Thailand has continued to make significant strides in vaccinating the country’s population since the mass introduction began on June 7,” it said.
Citing the Ministry of Health, TAT found that from February 28 to September 4, 2021, a total of 9,879,371 people nationwide were fully vaccinated or completed the two-dose series for a COVID-19 vaccine; another 25,104,942 people received their first dose of vaccination, while another 603,363 people received their third dose.
to Report from Bangkok PostThe Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports intends to open the entire country without quarantine by January 2022, a move that “largely depends on nationwide herd immunity”.
According to the message, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said Bangkok, which should reopen this October, will instead do so in November as the majority of residents there won’t get their second dose of the vaccine until late October.
According to further updates to the report, starting October 15, tourists will be able to enter 25 provinces via the country’s sandbox program as second travel destinations after spending seven days in any of the following areas:
- Chon Buri
- Prachuap Khiri Khan
The minister was quoted as saying: “We must propose this list to the Center for the Management of the COVID-19 Situation in order to provide them with an adequate amount of vaccines in a timely manner, selected neighborhoods can be isolated or a sealed route is possible in the initial stages.
“Only safe areas can be reopened to Thai tourists on November 1st, while international tourists are expected to enter without quarantine from January, led by travel bubbles with neighboring countries from January 15th.”
Mission statement / 123RF