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.
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
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
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)