Tourism operators submit letter to PM calling for all entry restrictions to be lifted

A number of groups representing tourism operators within the south and east of the nation, in addition to the Thai Hotels Association, are calling for all entry restrictions to be lifted from next month. The Bangkok Post stories that the groups have written an open letter to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and other authorities officers, calling for the nation to be fully re-opened to international visitors from March.
In the letter, the teams say they want all entry restrictions ditched, together with the Thailand Pass and PCR testing on arrival, and want Covid-19 declared endemic. They point to several different countries, including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, where almost all Covid restrictions have been cancelled and the virus declared endemic.
“Thailand needs to further loosen up Covid-19 restrictions for vacationers now, or else it could lose the power to compete with other nations.”
The Philippines just lately lifted the requirement for PCR testing on arrival for overseas visitors, whereas Vietnam has confirmed it’ll re-open to international tourism in March. Untold are just like what Thailand had initially – earlier than Test & Go was given a makeover. Foreign arrivals should quarantine for twenty-four hours, and check unfavorable for Covid-19 before departure and upon arrival.
In their letter, tourism representatives say the government needs to eliminate repeat PCR checks for foreign tourists from next month. They add that April is an important month for tourism, as Easter is a well-liked time for foreigners to travel and lots of come to Thailand for the Songkran holiday.
The letter goes on to quote the low number of infections found throughout PCR tests on abroad arrivals. Using New from Phuket between February 1 and 13, the letter states that the an infection price among overseas arrivals was 2.17% on day 1 and three.56% on day 5.
“Still, these infected tourists have apparently not triggered any burden on the country’s healthcare system as their an infection price could be very close to that of the common flu.”

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