BANGKOK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost its immunisation rate and revive its battered tourism sector.
The issue of vaccine discrimination by way of mandates or other means should surely only be an issue for consideration when vaccines have been universally offered to all adults.
Thailand is nowhere near close to that.
Once that point has been reached I think it is reasonable to discriminate between adults on the basis of vaccine status. As an example I would not allow the unvaccinated on crowded mass transport systems as one of the first steps.
So...how might they know where the perspective visitor is going outside of the special regions? What if they have other destinations in mind?
Khon Kaen, Mae Sot, Udon, Chai Nat, etc. ????
Unless each non-applying province is setting up their own system of quarantine.
Which, of course, contradicts the general mandate of free entry and no quarantine for those vaccinated.