Hua Hin beach credit neajjean on flickr
Hua Hin has added itself to the list of areas within Thailand looking to reopen, without quarantine, to vaccinated tourists despite the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
The Phuket Sandbox is still targeting allowing suitably qualified foreign tourists to enter the province from 1st July with other regions due to follow in October. Hua Hin has now said that it too should be able to offer the October sandbox under its Hua Hin Recharge campaign.
The plan would cover the Hua Hin Municipality and the Nong Kae district and the 182 registered hotels within that area. Unless they could afford a private plane to Hua Hin airport, foreign tourists would need to fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and then transfer to Hua Hin in a private vehicle.
All arrivals would need proof of a recognised vaccine plus pass a PCR test on arrival and use the Thailand Plus tracking phone app.
The plan is designed to take advantage of the reputation of the area for wellness tourism and long-stay visitors.
The people behind the plan also hope to take advantage of two-way arrangements with other sandbox areas to allow multi-centre trips.
The plan hinges on the widespread vaccination programme within the area commencing by 1st June and completing around 354,000 doses by the end of September. The Bangkok vaccination programme, which accounts for 10 million people, is also key to utilise Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The Hua Hin Recharge proposal will go before the National Tourism Policy Committee meeting on 6th May before seeking further approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.
Source: Bangkok Post
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