Following the announcement of reopening the country to tourists, the Thai government has made another statement earlier today. Tourists visiting the land of smile will only have to undergo a 7-day quarantine instead of the usual 14 days. This will take into effect in November, but with a few conditions.
Tourist to Quarantine for Only 7 Days Starting in Mid-November:
According to the Tourism and Sports Ministry, foreign tourists who wish to visit Thailand will only have to quarantine themselves for 7 days, starting in mid-November. This will only take into effect if the first batch of inbound tourists in October is clear of coronavirus infections.
The first 300 tourists on Special Tourist Visa (STV) will arrive in October. If no more than four guests test positive for COVID-19, the government will implement the 7-day tourist quarantine.
Even if everything goes well, tourists will still have to complete two swab tests, a strip test and a more reliable method called polymerase chain reaction test and will be assigned to government-approved hotels within the 7 days.
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn added that they have plans to increase the number of tourists per week, given if the first two groups of 300 tourists complete the 14-day quarantine on Oct 15 and Oct 21 without a positive case.
Foodies, what are your thoughts on the Thai government’s tourism plan? Don’t forget to share this piece of information to the people around you. We’re looking forward to more updates from the government. Until then, stay safe and have a great day ahead, buh bye!
Source: The Bangkok Post
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