The PM has declared that Thailand is ready to re-open, as he called on the government, businesses, and the wider public to cooperate with re-opening preparations. The Bangkok Post reports that the PM was speaking after yesterday’s CCSA meeting, in which officials confirmed the country will re-open to vaccinated tourists from 5 “low risk” countries from November 1. The PM also confirmed that further restrictions will be eased from December 1, but that disease prevention measures will remain in place to inspire confidence in visiting tourists.
“We will spend the remaining time in October and November considering the re-opening of the country and easing curbs on businesses and activities based on recommendations from the Public Health Ministry. I want to seek cooperation from the public to tell the world how well-prepared Thailand is for the re-opening.”
CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin has confirmed that between November 1 and December 31, fully vaccinated visitors from the UK, the US, Germany, Singapore, and China can enter Thailand without quarantine. They will have to have a negative PCR test before departure from their home country and again on arrival in the kingdom.
The CCSA has also increased the number of provinces that will be open to foreign tourists from 4 to 15. They include all of Bangkok, all of Krabi, and all of Phang Nga. A further 16 provinces will be re-opened from December 1, including Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Prae, and Sukothai.
The Bangkok Post reports that from tomorrow, the number of dark red provinces will be reduced from 29 to 23 and curfew will be reduced from 10pm – 4am to 11pm – 3am. For now, bars and nightlife venues remain closed, although the PM has stated that they could re-open from December 1.
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SOURCE: Bangkok Post