Thailand Govt considers new incentive to woo International visitors
Thailand Govt considers new incentive to woo International visitors

The government of Thailand is mulling to unveil an "island-hopping" tourism program, that permits quarantine-free foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket to "hop" to other seaside destinations, in the latest step to boost the country's tourism sector.

The spokesman of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration, Mr. Thanakorn said that ‘Fully-vaccinated international travellers will be permitted to visit other seaside destinations, including Krabi, Phang Nga or Koh Samui, after a seven-day stay in Phuket’. They can head to other parts of Thailand after staying at the second destination for seven days, according to Thanakorn. The new adjustment may take effect from August 1, he added.

Under the country's current Phuket Sandbox reopening program, which came into effect on July 1, fully-vaccinated foreign visitors can enter the island without quarantine, but they have to stay in Phuket for at least 14 nights before heading elsewhere in the country.

Thursday's announcement comes as Thailand has reported record numbers of Covid-19 infections for the second day in a row. On Thursday, the country confirmed 13,655 new cases, the highest single-day tally since the pandemic began, taking the total number of infections to 453,132, according to the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration.


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