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Thailand’s eastern economic zone lobbies for increase in foreign business visitors

Maya Taylor



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Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor is pushing for more foreign business people to be allowed to enter Thailand when the country reopens for international visitors. No date has yet been confirmed for this. The EEC is a special economic region consisting of the eastern provinces of Chonburi, Chachoengsao, and Rayong, with the purpose of developing these provinces into an important ASEAN economic zone.

The EEC is lobbying the government’s Covid-19 task force to allow more foreign businesspeople to visit the eastern provinces, on condition they fulfill strict criteria for entry into Thailand. These include being tested for Covid-19, both in their home country and on arrival in the Kingdom, holding medical insurance that covers treatment for Covid-19, and undergoing 14 days’ quarantine at designated spots within the EEC area.

The request comes after the government’s announcement that it plans to allow 7 different groups of foreigners into the country once international flights resume.

The EEC is also in talks about a further relaxion of Covid restrictions to grant access to the eastern economic zone to potential investors. A report in Nation Thailand today says business representatives from various Asian countries are asking Thailand to ease some of the criteria and grant entry to their citizens for business-related visits.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Which foreign business investors are going to risk their money in Thailand with these unpredictable dictators in charge.
    They could grab all foreign owned property and businesses tomorrow.

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    paul scott

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Which foreign business investors are going to risk their money in Thailand with the absurdist false flag of Covid and Drug Company psychopaths dominating the World hysteria. Dictatorship in Thailand has nothing to do with it, Toby above has no idea what he is on about. It is World domination by a very few.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Oh world domination is their plan is it?
    Sorry I did not spot that.
    I shall message President Trump today.

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    Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Toby Andrew, Paul Scott…whatever you gentlemen are smoking, please share with everyone.

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