An international passenger leaves Phuket airport after a medical worker gave him a Covid-19 coronavirus swab test as part of the Sandbox scheme. Photo: AFP
An international passenger leaves Phuket airport after a medical worker gave him a Covid-19 coronavirus swab test as part of the Sandbox scheme. Photo: AFP

Phuket’s sandbox to Singapore’s travel corridors: as Asia wakes up to travel, destinations weigh risks and rewards

  • Thailand and Singapore are at the vanguard of Asia’s tourism reawakening and their moves will be eagerly watched by other destinations seeking an insight into what works and what doesn’t
  • Early data looks encouraging, but experts say such schemes are small steps. Increased costs, the risk of new variants emerging, and a lack of demand from Chinese tourists are all hurdles on the long road to full recovery

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An international passenger leaves Phuket airport after a medical worker gave him a Covid-19 coronavirus swab test as part of the Sandbox scheme. Photo: AFP
An international passenger leaves Phuket airport after a medical worker gave him a Covid-19 coronavirus swab test as part of the Sandbox scheme. Photo: AFP
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