Thailand named world’s safest tourist destination amid Covid-19


Thai people have another reason to be proud of after Thailand topped the chart as the safest tourist destination in the world to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thailand’s high International Health Regulations score of 85 percent, moderate population density, and a very low number of Covid-19 cases, were the reason that put Thailand on top.

According to Berlin-based travel startup, Tourlane, as reported by Malay Mail of Malaysia, the study was conducted on August 10 to determine safe holiday destinations amid the outbreak. Tourlane assembled data and analysed various metrics, including hours of sunshine per day for outdoor activities as well as the national 14-day notification rates of new Covid-19 cases published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Also taken into account for the list were each country’s population density and its IHR score, which evaluates a country’s ability to respond to public health risks and emergencies of national and international concern, said The NationThe top-10 safest destinations across the world are: Thailand, Jordan, French Polynesia, Greece, Uruguay, Italy, Cambodia, Japan, Ireland, and Botswana.Thailand’s total number of confirmed cases remained at 3,377 (440 in state quarantine) as of August 16 — 125 are under treatment, 3,194 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths. There have been no domestic cases of Covid-19 for 83 days.

Source: The Nation

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