Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)has announced on 18th June that they have approved the reopening of certain major tourist cities in Thailand to international visitors. This allows more popular destinations like Ko Samui to reopen for International tourists. The plans, submitted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) propose the popular locations open to international visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative upon arriving in the country.
Ko Samui-To Reopen on 15th July
With Phuket reopening from 1st July 2021, the plan includes Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao in Surat Thani. This aims to accelerate Thailand’s tourism industry revival, paving the way for the reopening of other popular tourist destinations.
The reopening plan offers different choices to travellers.
- If Ko Samui is the visitor’s first point of stay in Thailand
- the traveller must remain on Ko Samui for at least 14 nights before travelling to other destinations in Thailand or
- if intending to stay there fewer than 14 nights
- depart to his/her home country or another country
- From 15th July 15 – 30th September visitors can
- take the sealed routes for tourism purposes on Ko Samui and to Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao.
- From October 1, 2021 onwards:
- visitors can travel freely on those islands without quarantine
The Tourism Authority Thailand reaffirms the above-mentioned plan is on schedule, with the destinations opening to international visitors under the proposed conditions. TAT confirms their commitment to working with their tourism industry partners to ensure a smooth and successful reopening. Plans are underway for marketing and joint promotion activities to generate international tourist traffic to the provinces in the third quarter of 2021.
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