Thailand plans to launch an island-hopping tourism program, with the aim of boosting tourism to the country. According to the program, it will allow overseas travelers without quarantine arriving on the resort island of Phuket to “jump” to other beach destinations.

Apparently, international visitors fully vaccinated after a seven-day stay in Phuket will be allowed to visit other beach destinations, including Phang Nga, Krabi or Koh Samui.

Reports say the tourist may even travel to other parts of Thailand after spending seven days at the second destination.

Thailand plans to roll out 'island hopping' program to attract international tourists

Under the current Phuket Sandbox reopening program, which went into effect on July 1, fully vaccinated foreign visitors will be allowed to enter the island without quarantine, but will be required to stay in Phuket for at least 14 nights before leaving. anywhere else in the country.

According to Thanakorn Wangboonkhongchana, spokesperson for the Center for Economic Situation Administration, the new adjustment could likely take effect from August 1. The announcement comes as Thailand continues to report a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row. .

According to reports, the country confirmed 13,655 new cases on Thursday, the highest single-day tally since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total number of infections to 453,132, according to the Center for the COVID. -19 Situation Administration.

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