Thailand may reopen borders

Thailand reopens borders after COVID-19

Image adapted from: The Standard

As the pandemic subsides, Thailand is considering implementing a “travel bubble” plan which will allow 1,000 foreigners into the country daily without having them to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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The first group of visitors to be allowed into the kingdom includes business travellers and foreigners who seek medical treatment in Thailand. 

Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said this is a part of a bilateral cooperation programme on tourism between Thailand and selected countries that have the COVID-19 situation under control.

Vacationers must wait

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The spokeswoman also mentioned that travellers planning to come in for leisure will only be allowed into the country after the programme proves successful regarding transmission control.    

To be proposed on Wednesday

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Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting
Image credit: Department of Older Persons

According to Bangkok Post, the proposal for these “travel bubbles” will be submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for approval on Wednesday, 17th June 2020. 

Thailand’s tourism industry is expected to get better when the borders fully open. 

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