Thailand’s ‘paradise island’ Phuket reopens to tourists – Reuters

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Reuters
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Middle East
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Thailand’s ‘paradise island’ Phuket reopens to tourists – Reuters

PHUKET, Thailand, July 1 (Reuters) - Hundreds of vaccinated foreign tourists arrived on the Thai resort island of Phuket on Thursday, the first visitors to its beaches and golf courses under a pilot programme designed to revive a tourism industry devastated by the pandemic.

Under the "Phuket sandbox" plan, foreign tourists vaccinated against COVID-19 will not have to spend any time in quarantine and can move around the island freely.

After 14 days, provided three coronavirus tests they must take are negative, they can travel elsewhere in the country.

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