Thailand is planning to launch an 'island hopping' tourism program to boost tourism in the country. As per the programme, it will allow foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket to 'hop' to other seaside destinations.

Fully vaccinated international visitors will be allowed to travel to other seaside destinations, including Phang Nga, Krabi or Koh Samui, after a seven-day stay in Phuket.

Tourists can also travel to other parts of Thailand after spending seven days at another destination.

According to the country's current Phuket sandbox reopening program, which has come into effect from July 1, foreign visitors who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the island without quarantine, but they must at least be allowed to leave before leaving. Must stay in Phuket for at least 14 nights. elsewhere in the country.

According to Thanakorn Wangboonkhongchana, spokesman for the Center for Economic Situation Administration, the new adjustment could possibly come into effect from August 1. Reportedly, the announcement comes as Thailand continues to report a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.

According to reports, the country confirmed 13,655 new cases on Thursday, the highest single-day tally since the pandemic began, taking the total number of infections to 453,132, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.


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