Minister of Tourism pressing ahead with “Step by Step” reopening of Thailand


Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan is pressing ahead with the 120-day reopening masterplan of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

It’s up on October 15th but the scheme dubbed as “Step by Step” will press ahead according to Thai business media.

Step One is already accomplished with the reopening of Phuket (Sandbox), Koh Samui, and other resorts and islands in the south.

The reopening of Bangkok on October 1st together with Pattaya (Move On), Chaing Mai (Charming), Cha-Am, and Hua Hin (Recharge) is the scheme’s Step Two.

Come October 15th is the scheme’s Step Three with the reopening of 21 more provinces.

And Step Four is the creation of travel bubbles with Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia between January 1st and 15th 2022, reported Asean Now

This will see a return to cross-border trade in places like Ranong, Betong, Satun, Chiang Rai, Nong Khai, Nakhon Panom, Surin, Trat and Sa Kaeo, the report added.

Read: 5 provinces including Bangkok in phase 2 of tourism reopening plan

Source: Asean Now

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