I happen one of those tourists who intend to travel to Thailand early November (6th to be precise) through the Phuket Sandbox and then Bangkok in order to experience a relatively quite Thailand.
If anything, this announcement has put me in a more precarious position as I was expecting a binary choice, either, a) scrapping COE, OR, b) COE but with less PCR requirements (i.e. one PCR instead of 2 upon arrival as is the current requirement). Having a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT system now entails me pondering whether a COE will even be valid by the time I arrive if I apply for it now. Otherw