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TAT proposes to end quarantine for foreign tourists; simplification of area requirements

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TAT proposes to end quarantine for foreign tourists; simplification of area requirements

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Tourism Authority of Thailand Director Yutthasak Suphasorn will be proposing to the CCSA committee at their next meeting (thought to be this Friday) that from October 1 foreign tourists will not have to quarantine, ASEAN NOW (formerly ThaiVisa) reported.

If the Covid-19 authority agrees it will apply to Chiang Mai (four districts), Bangkok, Pattaya (and Sattahip), Cha-Am and Hua Hin. 

Yutthasak is proposing that what has been called a sealed route will now be a sealed area.

Foreign tourists will have to stay in the confines of an area rather than quarantine, he said. 

In addition he is proposing a “One SOP (standard operating procedure) One System” plan, he told Thai business media.

This means that differences between approaches and names like Move On in Pattaya, Recharge in Hua Hin and the like will be brought under one standard umbrella.

He noted that differnces in approach had confused tourists and been a marketing headache.

Samui’s reopening name will also change from the Samui Plus Model to the Samui Plus Sandbox. 

He noted that 3 days on a sealed route then 3 days in a sealed area was confusing so the whole of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao would be opened up like the Phuket Sandbox.

Source: ASEAN NOW (ThaiVisa)
Photo: via Travel Daily

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