Thailand’s Health Ministry confident in public health system, presses ahead with reopening

With just two weeks to go until the scheduled reopening of Thailand to foreign tourists from low-risk countries, the Ministry of Public Health has expressed confidence it would be able to put the Covid situation under control. Health authorities now say outbreaks will be dealt with locally via targeted area sealing, as opposed to a country-wide lockdown.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul elaborated on the preparations being made for the reopening of the country to foreign tourists on November 1, saying public health measures have already been devised to accommodate the launch. The measures include disease screening at entry, paperwork requirements, proof of Covid vaccination, and a tracking system for each individual while they remain in Thailand.

Source: NNT