By The Nation
The 14-day quarantine measure will be lifted for people from Tak, Saraburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Suphanburi, Lopburi, Singburi, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Ranong, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Sa Kaew, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Ang Thong, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi and Samut Prakan, as well as Bangkok.
He said visitors from these provinces are required to strictly follow strict measures under the new normal, including wearing masks, avoiding crowds and observing their health.
However, travellers from the seven maximum-control provinces, namely Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Rayong and Trat, will still have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Meanwhile, Phuket Tourist Association’s president Bhummikitti Ruktaengam said the vaccine may help the tourism industry recover, especially if foreigners are allowed in from October onwards.
He said if every foreigner entering Phuket was vaccinated and up to 70 per cent of the island’s population was inoculated, then people will be confident that tourists will not bring new infections.
He said the government should start planning to reopen the country soon and come up with clear answers for the private sector, otherwise, all tourism-related businesses will die.