- September 22, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- The government has pushed back plans to re-open Bangkok and 4 other tourism provinces to foreign arrivals until Nov 21, due to vaccination rates falling short of targets, a senior official said on 22 Sep 21. The postponing of the reopening date will allow more time for vaccination rates to reach 70%.
- So far, 44% of residents in Bangkok have received two doses, government data shows. Overall, the country has vaccinated 22% of the estimated 72 million people living in the country.
- According to officials, many locations under the tourism reopening plan were still waiting for vaccines to be delivered. The delayed reopening is a blow to the Thai tourism industry, which was gearing up for the start of the high season on 1 Oct 21. Tourism operators will now have to switch their focus from the international market to domestic travellers.
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