Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images
Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus: Thailand’s Phuket reopening plan holds a model for Asia as travel bubbles deflate

  • Under the Phuket Sandbox plan, vaccinated visitors who aren’t coming from high-risk nations can travel quarantine-free to the island from July 1
  • Asia has been slow to reopen due to sluggish jab roll-outs and many countries still enforce lockdowns in a bid to keep virus cases at or close to zero

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images
Speedboats berthed along the beach at Chalong Pier, Phuket. File photo: Getty Images
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