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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is stressing that Southeast Asian nations follow Thailand’s lead in reopening borders to get tourism back up and running in the wake of the Covid crisis. Prayut addressed the issue via teleconference at the annual ASEAN summit, which this year is taking place online, telling other members the region should be weighing up steps to allow for safe travel to revive its economies. As reported by the Bangkok Post, Prayut also said the ASEAN Travel Corridor Arrangement Framework, designed to facilitate business travel among members, should be put into practice. Among the measures ASEAN members can take, Prayut […]

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18 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is stressing that Southeast Asian nations follow Thailand’s lead in reopening

They would but they are still confused about what he is doing. 

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Why would they follow Thailand's lead, much wiser to sit back wait and see if Thailand gets an increase in covid or not. They can also judge what demand there is from foreign tourists if any.

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Wise point Griff1315! Opening anything but the popular tourist destinations, (and as vaccinated as possible) is the only real reopening Thailand should consider. Until such a stage as the general population has 80% or better of the population over 12 years of age vaccinated, opening is fraught with danger and a surge in cases the Thai hospital system could never cope with.

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