Published: Oct 06, 2021
Phuket’s local authorities and marine department have now announced sandbox visitors are no longer restricted to the use of public piers for their tour departures.
Published: Oct 02, 2021
Thailand’s tourism sandbox schemes have attracted 38,699 foreign tourists as of September 30 – three months since the first scheme was launched on July 1 in Phuket, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Saturday.
Published: Sep 30, 2021
From tomorrow (October 1), foreign tourists in the “Phuket sandbox” will only have to spend one week on the island before they can travel to other provinces in Thailand. The sandbox period was reduced from 14 days in a bid to lure more tourists after a lukewarm response in the first three months.
Published: Sep 19, 2021
Koh Phayam in Ranong province will be included in the Andaman Sandbox scheme after Phang Nga and Krabi provinces under expansion of the Phuket Sandbox programme. Meanwhile, the opening of Bangkok on October 15 will require consideration from all parties, the Commerce Ministry said on Saturday.
Published: Sep 16, 2021
Thailand is not ready to reopen the country on October 1 as the Covid-19 vaccination rate has not yet reached a safe level, Prof Dr Prasit Watanapa, Siriraj Hospital’s dean of the Faculty of Medicine, said on Wednesday, suggesting that the reopening be postponed to November 1.
Published: Sep 06, 2021
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported that 27,000 international tourists have visited Thailand under the Phuket Sandbox, Samui Plus, and 7+7 Extension programmes launched on July 1, July 15 and August 16 respectively.
Published: Sep 04, 2021
Tourism entrepreneurs in Phuket have suggested to authorities to arrange the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for locals, as new cases are still being found in the province, and this factor could affect tourism.