Officials in Hua Hin, a popular tourist destination for Thai and foreign visitors, are increasingly hopeful that they will be able to welcome back quarantine-free tourists from October.
Main picture Hua Hin credit Michael Coghlan on flickr
The Hua Hin Recharge seemed to be under threat just a month ago as just 10% of locals had received a Covid-19 vaccination. There were also no guarantees that there would be adequate supplies to meet the minimum reopening requirement of 100% of healthcare and hospitality workers and 70% of the general population being inoculated.
The organisers of the Hua Hin Recharge are now much more confident of meeting this ambitious target alongside ensuring that sufficient local tourism businesses have received Safety and Health Administration (SHA) accreditation.
Two weeks ago officials announced that 90% of tourism sector workers and 30% of the general population had received a vaccine. Progress continues to be made ahead of a 30th September deadline to meet the 1st October schedule.
Organisers plan to follow the example of the Phuket Sandbox where fully vaccinated foreign tourists, can visit the area without the need to quarantine on arrival. They would need to pass pre and post arrival Covid-19 tests and stay within the Hua Hin area, in SHA approved hotels, for at least the first 14 days.
There are hopes that around 100,000 tourists will visit Hua Hin by the end of the year if the opening can go ahead as planned on 1st October.
Source: Travel Daily Media
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