UN Believable. That they are still moving forward on this and other schemes to attract tourists shows how far out of touch with reality they are. Cases in Phuket went over the number stated for closure of the Sandbox, so they just moved the number up and will keep the Sandbox open - they are so used to getting what they want that they just move the goalposts.
In Australia, the only new cases for over a year has come from people arriving or returning from overseas. The current wave of infections in Sydney can all be traced back to a few people. But they were vaccinated and they tested negative and they stayed in isolation - but after they left quarantine they tested positive and they had infected others.
I am beginning to think that the only real answer to stop new cases is to stop international travel - period. If a country cannot do that, and in Thailand it is basically impossible, then they at some time will have to just accept that a large number of people are going to get the infection, vaccinated or not, and the outcomes will just have to be managed. This is a lose/lose situation all over the world - new case numbers are going up and up - they cannot stop it unless they lockdown the entire country. But inviting in new tourists, in the middle of a wave of new infections, is just ridiculous.
"Disgusting"? Really? "Unethical" I could get behind. "Predatory", even. "Disgusting" I would reserve for changing diapers.
But, really, everybody here rather strongly bitching and moaning about being taken advantage of and forced to "subsidize" FUTS pricing; why do you allow it to happen? What's forcing you to stay in or visit Thailand? Serious question. I know if I ever felt that strongly about something, I'd beat feet.