A paradise island will lift the quarantine for tourists vaccinated against the corona virus

Phuket, Thailand, March 10, 2020. REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun / File Photo

The Thai authorities announced this Friday that, From July 1, Phuket Island will allow the arrival of foreign tourists vaccinated against the corona virus without having to go into quarantine.

The Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yuthasak Supasorn, stated that at a press conference Phuket will thus become a ‘reopening model’ of the country, where foreign travelers currently have to carry out a 14-day quarantine in a guarded center or hotel.

The requirements for tourists are strict in Thailand: they must register through a tracking application, in addition to other preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic (Bernhard Krieger / dpa)
The requirements for tourists are strict in Thailand: they must register through a tracking application, in addition to other preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic (Bernhard Krieger / dpa)
Kata Beach on Phuket Island (REUTERS / Sooppharoek Teepapan)
Kata Beach on Phuket Island (REUTERS / Sooppharoek Teepapan)

Last week, health authorities announced one gradual relaxation of quarantines to alleviate losses in the tourism sector, which is between the 12 and 20 percent of the national economy, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

The measures include that, From April, vaccinated foreign travelers must be quarantined for 7 days instead of 14 days, and that do not have to limit a day from July

Phuket, Thailand.  REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun / Photo file
Phuket, Thailand. REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun / Photo file
View of a luxury hotel on Patong Beach, Phuket Island (Thailand).  EFE / RUNGROJ YONGRIT / Archive
View of a luxury hotel on Patong Beach, Phuket Island (Thailand). EFE / RUNGROJ YONGRIT / Archive

Those who have not been vaccinated will have their quarantine reduced to 10 days from April as long as they have a health certificate and a cave negative on tests for COVID-19 disease

Thailand began vaccinating last month with the Chinese company’s trial Sinovac, but your strategy depends more on the formula Oxford-AstraZeneca, from which it expects to acquire more than 60 million doses

Patong Beach, usually crowded with tourists, was closed during the pandemic (REUTERS / Sooppharoek Teepapan)
Patong Beach, usually crowded with tourists, was closed during the pandemic (REUTERS / Sooppharoek Teepapan)

COVID-19 disease has led to it so far 28,500 infections and 92 deaths in Thailand, where a second wave that began in December has returned in the past two weeks to a daily average of less than 200 cases out of a population of nearly 70 million.

(With information from EFE)

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