Koh Samui has joined Phuket in formulating plans for quarantine-free travel from 1st October for visitors who have from received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Quarantine has been cited as a major deterrent to travellers with 84% of people in an International Air Travel Association (IATA) survey saying that they would not visit anywhere that required a quarantine period.
“Koh Samui wants to grab tourist demand as there are many destinations globally that require no quarantine.”Ratchaporn Poolsawadee, President, Tourism Association of Koh Samui.
Koh Samui and Phuket are aiming to get as many locals vaccinated as possible to enable the islands to open freely earlier than other areas of the country.
The plans still have a lot of work to go before they are finalised with approval required from the government and flights to restart.
We Miss You
Meanwhile the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has released a new video called “Miss You” to show travellers that the country can’t wait to welcome international visitors back to the country.
Source: Bangkok Post
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