Mice Affairs Media Group, News Bureau, 16 June 2021
Thailand is planning to reopen for foreign visitors in120 days from today, the announcement has been made by Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha in a public address today in Bangkok.
Few destinations should be ready for fully vaccinated tourists even prior to full reopening. Thailand aims to vaccinate the majority of its population to get at least the first jab by October 1st.
"The time has now come for us to look ahead and set a date for when we can fully open our country and start receiving visitors because reopening the country is one of the important ways to restart reducing the enormous suffering of people who have lost their ability to earn an income," Prayut said in his address.
Prayut said the decision to set a deadline for reopening is fraught with some risks and when we open the country, there will be an increase in infections, no matter how good our precautions. But, I think, when we take into consideration the economic needs of people, the time has now come for us to take that calculated risk.