Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP
Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP

Thailand approves Phuket ‘sandbox’ plan to allow vaccinated tourists in without quarantine

  • Under the pilot scheme, over 70 per cent of the island’s population will be vaccinated before it reopens to tourists from certain countries on July 1
  • But industry insiders hoping for a tourism boost fear the lucrative Chinese tour groups will not return until next year

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP
Patong beach in Phuket. Thai authorities have given the green light to a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to the popular tourist destination. Photo: AFP
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