Phuket reopens to tourists one year after Covid forced Thai borders to close

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: The Guardian
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: UAE
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Phuket reopens to tourists one year after Covid forced Thai borders to close

The Thai island of Phuket has reopened to some foreign tourists, more than one year after the pandemic forced the country’s borders to close, devastating the economy.

About 400 international tourists were expected to arrive in Phuket on Thursday, through a scheme that officials hope could help to revive the country’s tourism sector.

The programme, known as Phuket Sandbox, aims to minimise the risk of transmission by requiring tourists to stay on the island for 14 days if they wish to travel elsewhere in Thailand.

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