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Hua Hin plans to vaccinate residents next month, reopening eyed for October

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Next month, 350,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses are planned to be sent to Hua Hin to vaccinate residents and those who work in the tourism industry. As part of the Hua Hin Recharge project, the vaccinations prepares the popular beachside town in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province for the reopening to foreign tourists.

The Committee of National Tourism Policy recently approved a plan for Hua Hin similar to Phuket’s sandbox model which would allow vaccinated foreign visitors to travel to the area. The tourism committee is pushing to reopen Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bangkok, Phetchaburi and Buri Ram to vaccinated foreign tourists starting in October. The committee plans to present the proposal to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration this month.

The president of the Thai Spa Association says that if the project is approved, and goes as planned, it could generate billions of baht in revenue for Hua Hin.

“If the project goes as planned, at least 100,000 tourists should visit Hua Hin from October to December, generating revenue of over 1.2 billion baht, while some 100,000 will get their jobs back.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.


  1. Why are foreign tourists going to visit when the foreign population is being denied vaccination by a racist regime? This is like offering Euro tourists a free weekend holiday at a Nazi death camp. The plan to deny foreigners vaccination is idiotic. Thai officials obviously have no clue. Foreigners aren’t going to holiday in a country where the government is killing people.

  2. I am hoping to get back to Hua Hin in October, but not until the Thai Immigration stop me having to jump thru’ so many hoops just to get a long-stay visa/CoE..Also, by the time October comes round the country may have so much Covid infected people that the Western Tourists may not be able to get insurance cover for this country..? . The Thai powers-that-be should have been vaccinating it’s people months ago..not just thinking of doing it now! I fear the country may be overcome by Covid before October, and no tourists will be going! I sincerely hope I am wrong about my current thoughts.

  3. @J West – I cite Boyle’s Law onto you. Not only that, I haven’t been denied a vaccine and I’m a farang with no Pink I.D card, no work permit, no Thai N.I No. Just a marriage extension and a passport. The only governments you could really accuse of racism regarding Covid are the one’s that have been hoarding all the vaccines. Also what you wrote is racist. So I fully refute your entire post on every level and suggest you learn to read and write rather than just spout out the first banal waffle that comes into your head.

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