Cruise trips from Singapore to Phuket are in the works, with plans to offer the trip to fully vaccinated tourists starting in the third quarter of 2022. Thailand’s Department of Disease Control will hold talks with Singapore authorities to negotiate requirements for travellers, which may include proof of a rapid antigen test, or ATK, taken within 24 hours before departure as well as a limit on the number of guests.
Visitors would only be allowed to travel in Phuket according to their itinerary, which must be arranged in advance. They would be required to closely follow safety procedures such as limiting passenger numbers, social distancing, and mandatory mask-wearing. Tour guides would also be required to take Covid tests on a regular basis and be fully vaccinated.
The programme must be approved by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Before Thailand submits a finalized version to the CCSA, Singapore will submit the strategy to authorities.
The DDC’s director-general also met with the ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Thailand and the first secretary at the Singaporean Embassy to address the “Vaccinated Travel Lane” programme, which aims to strengthen the Thai economy.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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