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Plan to reopen five islands to foreign tourists by August

By The Nation

 

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The Tourism and Sports Ministry aims to reopen five islands to foreign tourists in three provinces – Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani – by August.

 

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A ministry official revealed today (June 30) that in response to preparations to allow foreign tourists to enter Thailand by August, which is faster than the original schedule of between September and October, the ministry has discussed with the Phuket governor and tourism operators preparations for reopening of five islands in the three provinces.

 

“Initially, we will open five islands – Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao,” the official revealed.

 

“We expect residents in these areas to agree to the move because Phuket relies on tourism revenue when you take into account the province’s gross domestic product,” he said.

 

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The official also said the criteria to allow foreign tourists to enter the country and travel to these destinations is currently under discussion with the Public Health Ministry.

 

“To start with, we will limit the number of tourists depending on each area’s capability to effectively screen visitors for Covid-19,” he said.

 

“We plan to allow tourists to board a plane to a specified destination. If they have to take a connecting flight via Bangkok, for example, they will be prohibited from travelling in Bangkok,” he made it clear.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390528

 

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6 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

and here goes the peace and quiet life for the local wild life animals

 

6 minutes ago, Surelynot said:

Well that's five places off my list.

Probably good for the struggling  employees tho? 

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7 minutes ago, Olmate said:

 

Probably good for the struggling  employees tho? 

did you mean, their "exploiting" bosses ????

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

A ministry official revealed today (June 30) that in response to preparations to allow foreign tourists to enter Thailand by August

I'm seriously worried the ministry may not have thought this through enough. Thailand is basically on lockdown until 31st July and at best allowing in 200 a day. No foreign tourist  in their right mind is going to book a holiday to thailand for the start of August when it's shut to 31st July could (and will) be extended 

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2 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

I'm seriously worried the ministry may not have thought this through enough.

555 did you expected otherwise from any of them 555

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8 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

I see his point.

It's becoming a paintball island. Drop 200 tourists on the island all by themselves (nobody else). Let them have fun for 2 weeks...

You should be the head of TAT. That's actually a brilliant idea.

 

Call it ... "Hunt for the Somchai". I'm in. Unlimited ammo, right?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

and Koh Tao,” the official revealed.

Have to keep the bosses happy and the envelopes coming..... if any problems with sickness just dont test for covid and in a worse case scenario they can blame any infection on Burmese workers........let the tills open and the gravy chain start flowing.

 

I wonder how the guilty as required two lads are doing after the appeal failed.......best swept under Thailands magic carpet of denial!

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My ex #3 at her little hotel in Phuket has had all of one Thai guest in the last 2 weeks, who stayed for 1 night.....  Can't see her business holding out for much longer 😞

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Another brain dead idea. Most people I know who have been visiting Thailand would like to stay a few days in Bangkok. Especially when having a long overseas flight.

Also, how to get the tourists to Islands who don't have an airport?

By transporting them like infected cattle in buses with police escort?

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And the airlines are going to put on flights for 200 pax a day ? They are dreaming. The stuff they come up with without thinking of the reality or logistics is just completely laughable.

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Tell the people you try and then go into lock down again !!! All the Virus ... nobody can see, smell or taste, proof or unproof.

The PERFECT tool for unlimited power !!!

 

This is the biggest heist in human history !

Leading to socialism and much worse ...

 

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4 minutes ago, brain150 said:

This is the biggest heist in human history !

Indeed! extremely well planned though! despite all the glitches in the "agenda" owning the media has allowed them to just continue with the hijack! 

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I wonder where they dug up those photographs, must be at least 30 years ago judging by the clear waters, clean and deserted beaches.

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1 hour ago, reallyaffiliated said:

Does this include 14 day quarantine? 

They would be very unhappy if their holiday was just for 14 days.

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35 minutes ago, kingstonkid said:

Is Samed  open yet

 

 

I'm there now.

It opens tomorrow July 1.

However for first couple of weeks, no booze on beach. Supposed to be also none in restaurants. They will get around the restaurant part of it. Also need to make booking. Thai partner states it's done via some app. 

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2 hours ago, reallyaffiliated said:

Does this include 14 day quarantine? 

Right. I'm very interested in this point as I'm married to a Thai and may have to use that to get back in. If I go to one of these destinations rather than our home, maybe I won't have to do quarantine?

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