Thailand Government has approved a four-phase timeline for the country's reopening plan to revive the national tourism industry.

Bangkok has been welcoming fully vaccinated international tourists since November 2021.

In a bid to revive the popular Southeast Asian tourist hotspot, Thailand's Tourism Authority (TAT) has reported that the first phase of reopening will begin on November 1.

First Phase (1-31 October, 2021)

This will continue with four popular beach resorts that were the first destinations to reopen – beginning with Phuket on July 1, then Samui in Surat Thani, Ko Pha-Ngan and Ko Tao on July 15, and most recently Krabi and Connecting with Phuket on 16 Aug 7+7 extension arrangement on Phang-Nga. The newly designated areas in Krabi - Khlong Muang and Thap Khaek will be reopened in this phase.

Second Phase (1-30 November, 2021)

It will see the reopening for 10 other tourism-driven destinations. These include all areas of Bangkok, Krabi, and Phang-Nga and designated areas in Buri Ram (Muang), Chiang Mai (Muang, Mai Rim, Mai Taoeng, and Doi Tao), Chon Buri (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Na Jomtian). Huh. , and Sattahip), Loi (Chiang Khan), Phechburi (Cha-Aam), Prachuap Kheri Khan (Hua Hin), and Ranong (Ko Fayem).

Third Phase (1-31 December, 2021)

The reopening will be extended to 20 more provinces that are tourism-driven, famous for arts and culture or border sites. These include Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Lamphun, Mai Hong Son, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Pathum Thani, Fathalung, Phechbun, Phrae, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Trang, . And yala.

Fourth Phase (1 January, 2022, onwards)

It will reopen 13 border provinces, including Bueng Kan, Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Ratchaburi, Sa Kao, Satun, Surin, Tak, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani.

The government has asked all concerned government agencies to prepare for phase 1-3 reopening. Meanwhile, foreign tourists can continue to visit the four Pilot Beach Resort destinations under the prevailing circumstances.

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