A senior official said on Friday that Thailand will allow foreign tourists to visit for longer stays from October. The step comes as the Thailand government attempts to restore a main economic sector that has been devasted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Moreover, the Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn told Reuters that the visitors will have to stay for at least 30 days. They can start their Thailand trip after 14 days of quarantine in limited proximity to their hotel. After that, they can visit other places.
The declaration comes after specialists suspended designs to make travel air pockets with accomplice nations as the number of COVID-19 cases in Asia rose.
Tourist is allowed in Thailand from October 1:
Yuthasak said they will start in Phuket, on October 1. Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, said on Thursday that tourists before they travel to the rest of the island they have to take two COVID-19 tests during the quarantine.
He further added that the staff will also have to stay in the hotel. However, tourists should step through an extra coronavirus test and stay inside the area for one more week before they can venture out to different parts of the nation.
It’s been nearly three months now, Thailand has gone without a confirmed case of local coronavirus transmission. Moreover, it has recorded over 3,300 coronavirus cases.
On Friday, the government’s coronavirus taskforce extended a state of emergency. In order to control the outbreak of the pandemic they have extended a state of emergency for another month until the end of September
The collapse of global travel as soon as the infection spreads has damaged the tourism-dependent economy.
Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy shrunk 12.2% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the worst contraction since the 1998 Asian crisis caused by epidemic effects.
The expectation of foreign tourists is 8 million this year in the country. However, if we compare the record of 2019, it had a record of 39.8 million tourists.