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Thailand is looking into setting up a travel bubble with Singapore. Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry will discuss the idea this week with officials from the Singapore Embassy.

Tourism officials are also looking at potential travel bubbles with other neighbouring countries with a low number of active Covid-19 cases, such as Vietnam and Laos, according to sports and tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

“We have acknowledged that Singapore has previously run the travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand. If Singapore agrees to run the scheme with Thailand as well, we would probably be able to receive tourists from Australia and New Zealand, in addition to Singaporeans.”

Phiphat is also pushing to open the country up to visitors from the Middle East, adding that many have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Thailand is slowly reopening to vaccinated foreign visitors. The quarantine period has been cut down to 7 days for vaccinated visitors arriving in Thailand. Phuket is set to reopen in July under the “sandbox” model where vaccinated visitors can travel to the island without undergoing quarantine (if the local population can reach a level of 70% vaccination in the next 2 months).

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    It all sounds very promising. I am glad to hear of any move by Thailand to, in advance, discuss travel agreements with other countries in similar positions of low covid numbers. I only hope my own country seeks to do the same.

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    J West

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Singapore has been banned from flying into Hong Kong, even as transit passengers. Too many Faked Covid Certs on board. Boarding negative in SG and testing positive near hours later as transit passengers in Hong Kong.If SG can’t detect the fakes, what of Phuket?

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    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Singapore did not run travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand.Another misinformation from the ministry of “last hope”.

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    Roger Bruce

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Why flog a dead horse Tourism is dead and will be for a long time

    Give up Thailand…You are not on the top of your Virus problem yet by a long way either is any other country

    Good Luck Thailand

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    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Thailand’s decision to impose one week quarantine for vaccinated Singapore tourists will not encourage them to come to Thailand. The reason is purely economic than health reason. Who wants to stay one week in hotel rather than spending time shopping and visiting places of interest.

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    Mr cynic

    Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Very few people worldwide are allowed to or are prepared to board a flight for holiday purposes at this time.what the movers and shakers of the thai tourist industry fail to understand about this is appears to be a case of the band playing on as the ship slowly sinks.the sooner people move on from their past existence sitting back and fleacing tourists for money the is all over and you don’t have to be very smart to realise that.i have the greatest respect for the thais in the deep south who have clearly heard the penny drop a long time ago and have taken to gold prospecting in the hills as opposed to staring into the sky waiting for the big silver birds to arrive full of easy money for them.

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    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Singapore and Hongkong travel bubble failed to start,when it was initiated. With the latest ban by Hongkong on SIA for having a Covid-19 infected passenger showed nothing was in place.Talk can proceed,but it is the action that counts.

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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Probably they confused with the bubble between australia and nz.

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    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    So, would a foreigner, who has been in Thailand since before all of this mess started, be allowed to return to Thailand without quarantine or ‘Covid 19 insurance’? Somehow, I doubt it.

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