Foreigners arriving under the Phuket Sandbox Program can travel to specific travel destinations in Surat Thani, Krabi and Phang Nga after spending the first 7 days in Phuket, including:
Phang Nga is expected to have about 5,000 tourists in September, generating about 400 million baht in tourism revenue, and receiving about 30,000 tourists in the last quarter, generating about 2.5 billion baht in revenue.
"According to the current situation, our main source target is European tourists, such as British, German, Swiss, Dutch, Russian or Polish. However, the plan will be maintained according to the overall situation in Thailand and Phuket. Flexible execution". Phang Nga Tourism Association says
More than half of the population in Phang Nga has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, and 180 local institutions have obtained the government's "SHA Plus" certification to ensure safety and hygiene. Of the 75 certified hotels, about 20 will reopen in September, and the rest will gradually reopen later this year.
Since the government launched the "sandbox plan" in July to open the country to restore tourism, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thani have been opened to international tourists first. Up to now, these areas have attracted about 30,000 tourists and created about 1.634 billion baht in revenue. Each tourist spends an average of 60,000 to 70,000 baht, bringing hope of recovery to the local economy.
The Thai government has decided to increase the opening of Bangkok, Chonburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chiang Mai from October 1. The next stage will continue to open 21 provinces including Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, etc. And implement the "Travel Bubble" program with neighboring countries to promote mutual opening of the tourism industry.
In short, all industries in Thailand are ready to coexist with the virus and are gradually implementing it.