The Center for Economic Situation Administration agreed with the reopening plan to allow vaccinated tourists to visit Phuket without having to undergo compulsory quarantine.
The government’s business easing committee will propose the government extend the validity of tourist visas to 45 days from 30 days to attract visitors.
Tourists are excited with the recent discovery of a shaft cave at the famousu Ko Haa islands in the southern province of Krabi while park authorities warn of fatal danger if visitors take the plunge.
Tourists flocked to Doi Inthanon mount, the highest peak of Thailand, to experience cold weather as temperature dropped to 9 degree Celsius Monday morning.
The Ministry of Public Health has prepared measures to welcome foreign tourists
A deputy government spokesperson said the Phuket Model of welcoming foreign tourists would not be implemented in the near future and Thai people should go on vacation to help the local economy.
The “travel bubble” idea to receive visitors from pandemic-curbing countries will not include general tourists, a government spokesman said.
Thailand’s income from tourism plunged by 222 billion baht in the first quarter of this year, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn
Companies providing coach services in Thailand plan to lay off employees as tourist arrivals sharply drop due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn today discussed the impacts of the novel coronavirus on tourism with concerned operators.
Thailand welcomed 39.7 million visitors last year, up 4.2% year-on-year. China was the biggest market followed by Malaysia, India, Korea and Laos.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will launch its walking street campaign to boost tourism and the economy on Silom and Yaowaraj roads this month.