Thailand's first group of tourists arrives in Phuket

A lady taking a swab test in Thailand.
PHOTO: The Nation/Asia News Network

Thailand’s first group of foreign tourists arrived in Phuket on Sunday (Feb 21)  after undergoing Covid-19 tests and are now completing their 14-day mandatory quarantine at Sri Panwa Hotel.

The 59 tourists from different European countries flew from Indonesia. This is in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s resolution last year to allow foreign tourists to return to Thailand, provided they complete their 14-day quarantine in an allocated hotel.

Phichet Panapong, deputy Phuket governor, said the group will be monitored and evaluated during the 14-day period and if everything goes well, this will be used as a model to help with the recovery of Thailand’s tourism sector.

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