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Thailand, South-Eastern Asia

Protest-riven Thailand welcomes first group of tourists since April

Thailand's first foreign tourists after virus travel ban land in Bangkok amid anti-government demonstrations

10/21/2020 12:30:00 PM

Thailand 's first foreign tourists after virus travel ban land in Bangkok amid anti-government demonstrations

New tourist arrivals from China are on special 90-day visas and visitors must stay in quarantine for two weeks.

14 day long quarantineThe tourism-reliant country could see just 6.7 million foreign visitors this year, the government says, less than a fifth of a record 39.8 million in 2019.The government banned commercial flights in April to keep Covid-19 at bay, and new cases have mostly been Thais returning home.

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The country has reported a total of 3,700 infections.New tourist arrivals are on special 90-day visas and must quarantine for two weeks – seven days in their hotel rooms and seven days on their hotel grounds – and test negative three times before they can move around freely.

"Once they pass that, they will be able to move to other destinations (within Thailand)," Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said on Thai PBS television.A second batch of 147 tourists from Guangzhou, China are due to arrive on October 26, with more due next month.

"Winter is coming so more tourists from European countries, United States, Korea and Japan would also like to come visit us around this time," said Phiphat. Read more: TRT World »

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