Thailand has big news for tourists. Especially those living in Iran, as they are spending their new year’s holiday. Thailand’s health department opened up to the reporters and tourism managers that the Southeast Asian nation shall permit those who have been immunized to COVID-19 to without having to quarantine.
Though quarantine really helped to fight the virus off, some tourist destination suffered more exact due to that protocol.
Thailand’s economy has always relied on foreign tourism, hence, this country lost out on a lot in 2020. Now, more eager than ever they are reopening international tourism. Thereby, they could secure enough supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to protect their population.
As far as the pandemic went, Thailand’s approach was to set strict entry requirements to help limit infections and control the cases. Consequently, Thailand has seen just 28,577 cases with 92 fatalities over the entire course of the pandemic thus far.
Now, the Thai government’s priorities are shifting, as the vaccination has started and expanded through most tourism source markets.
Thailand’s coronavirus task force permitted the major tourism destination of Phuket province to welcome vaccinated tourist without quarantine requirements.
The health ministry, Tourism and Travel department and other authorities involved, expects Thailand’s vaccination to start in June. The goal is to inoculated half of the country’s public by the end of this year.
They have told the reporters that an order has been placed for five million more doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, along with five million more doses procured from China’s Sinovac Biotech, which will raise Thailand’s overall vaccine order to 73 million doses.
However, the central bank predicts that Thailand shall have three million foreign visitors this year. This being said, we know that the statics of international arrivals in 2020 fell to 6.7 million, down from nearly 40 million in 2019. Against all odds, Thailand is very optimistic, as it should be.