Chiang Mai seeks CCSA approval to fully open province to foreign arrivals
Only a few districts in Chiang Mai are open to foreign arrivals, and now the northern province is seeking approval to open all 25 districts to travellers entering Thailand from overseas. There are 20 districts in Chiang Mai still closed off to international arrivals and the deputy governor says he wants them all open by Songkran, the Thai New Year celebrated with massive water fights from April 13 to 15.
Chiang Mai must seek permission from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and the deputy governor says a plan will be proposed this week. The next CCSA general meeting is this Friday and the officials are expected to discuss regulations for Songkran.
At the moment, only five districts in Chiang Mai are allowed to welcome travellers entering Thailand from overseas. Those districts include Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Mae Taeng, Chom Thong, and Mueang.
The daily number of new Covid-19 infections in Chiang Mai have been fairly low in comparison to other provinces in Thailand. Today, the province reported 276 new Covid-19 cases while Bangkok, which is fully open to foreign arrivals, reported 2,904 new cases.
So far, 66% of Chiang Mai’s 1.7 million citizens are fully vaccinated with an additional booster dose. The province hoped to give everyone the booster dose by the end of March so that they would be prepared for the full reopening.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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