Fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed to visit Bangkok and 4 other provinces from October 1, without undergoing two weeks hotel quarantine,
International News: Thailand will be removing the travel ban on fully vaccinated travelers from 1st October, in an attempt to cover coronavirus-induced losses in tourism. Passengers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to visit Bangkok and 4 other provinces from October 1, without undergoing two weeks hotel quarantine, the kingdom said in a statement on Friday. This comes despite threats of the possible third wave of infections, driven by the delta variant.
What is Sandbox Model?
Tourists who is fully vaccinated, under this scheme, will be required to stay within a certain area for at least a week after arrival and undergo Covid tests. As per the tourist authority of Thailand, more destinations like Pattaya, Chiang Rai, will be added to the list where people who have taken both doses of a vaccine can go, under certain criteria. the scheme is underway on the islands of Samui and Phuket, where nearly 71% of the local population was required to be fully vaccinated.
according to sources over 29,000 fully jabbed international tourists, under sandbox scheme, visited the beach at Phuket, generating nearly USD 50 million in revenue.
Present Situation of COVID in Thailand
Since the beginning of the pandemic early last year, there have been 1,322,520 Covid-19 cases and 13,510 cumulative deaths. The vaccination drive continues to speed up in the country, with a total of 37.4 million Covid-19 vaccines having been administered between February 27 to September 8.
Roughly 15 percent of Thailand’s 69 million population have been fully vaccinated so far. Around 600,000 of Thais have already received a booster dose. Over 98 percent of residents in Bangkok, the country’s capital, have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, CCSA reported.