The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has proposed to allow foreigners who have already received a Covid-19 vaccine to visit Thailand without undergoing quarantine.
According to TAT, this ‘vaccine passports’ proposal would qualify foreigners who wish to enter Thailand without needing to go through a 14-day quarantine in an alternative state quarantine facility.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn floated the idea in a bid to help stimulate Thailand’s ravaged tourism industry.
Under the proposal, tourists from the United States and Europe who have been vaccinated could start arriving in Thailand as early as March or April, with a focus on what would be the Easter holidays in Europe.
Tourists from China, Japan and South Korea would arrive later once restrictions on all but necessary travel had been lifted by the governments in those countries, he told Thairath.
If the “vaccine passports” get the green light, Mr. Supasorn expects 10 million tourists to visit the country in 2021.
TAT will also ask the tourism authorities in other ASEAN countries to adopt the ‘vaccine passport’ model in order to stimulate tourism across the region.
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