Thailand welcomes back international visitors

01 July, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Thailand is welcoming back international visitors from today to its famous southern resort island of Phuket without having to be cooped up in a hotel room for a 14-day quarantine but only if they're vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Those planning to see the rest of Thailand must stay a minimum of two weeks during which they will be free to roam the island, where preparations include having a major proportion of the local population inoculated for the coronavirus.

Afterward they will be able to travel relatively freely elsewhere in Thailand but will be subject to the same health restrictions as Thai travellers.

The so-called "Phuket sandbox" programme is open to visitors from 63 countries and three territories rated by Thailand as low or medium risk for infection.

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