Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Thailand’s ‘Safe and Sealed’ strategy attracts the time and cash rich – will post-pandemic travel be only for the affluent?

  • Thailand is exploring the possibility of opening its borders to long-stay tourists in certain destinations from October
  • Phuket could be first to receive visitors, who must spend 14 days at a designated resort and another seven if they wish to travel elsewhere

Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Patong beach, in Phuket, may be one of the designated areas international visitors will be allowed to visit on the Thai island when it reopens to tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.