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Thailand tops the list of countries safest to visit during Covid-19

Maya Taylor



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A study looking into the world’s safest holiday destinations during the Covid-19 pandemic has placed Thailand in the top spot. Safe it may be, but anyone wishing to visit from overseas will have to wait a while…

The study was carried out by German travel start-up, Tourlane, who looked at various criteria, including the notification rates of new Covid-19 cases, along with each country’s population density and International Health Regulations score. The IHR score looks at how a country responds to a public health crisis and national or global emergencies.

Thailand scored an impressive 85%, with its low number of Covid-19 cases and moderate population density also helping it seize the number 1 spot. Following it on the list of safest destinations are Jordan, French Polynesia, Greece, Uruguay, Italy, Cambodia, Japan, Ireland, and Botswana.

To date, Thailand has had a total of 3,378 cases of Covid-19, with 58 fatalities. The country has now gone 83 days without a case of local transmission, but while the findings of this latest study place it in the top spot for visitor safety, the Kingdom’s borders remain shut to international tourists for the time being.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I suppose the Artic will be just as safe and the welcome will be just as frosty.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Keep on knockin’ but you can’t come in!

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    Ray W.

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Safe from covid with our oppressive boarder closure, but not from rising crime, poverty, drug addiction, depression, and self inflicted economic damage from the insane isolationism… congratulations on making the list of some obscure German company that didn’t factor accessibility into thier model – way to go.

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    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Nonsense, as it cannot be visited during this pandemic. clickbait

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    Rinky Stingpiece

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Made-up toss.

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    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:47 am

    How can a country where is NOT POSSIBLE to visit as a tourist top the list of countries safest to visit during Covid-19? Why don’t you raise that question, and more so, question the intelligence of this study and the people who performed it? This article amounts to nothing more than another piece of misleading propaganda for those misguided old men running the show in Thailand right now.

    Nice job lower the bar of journalism here Thaiger. 🙁

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    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:32 am

    When you don’t test for it you won’t find it!!

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