No plans to reverse re-opening, regardless of Omicron variant – Tourism Ministry

Thailand’s Tourism Minister says there shall be no going again for the country’s re-opening plans, despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. According to a Bangkok Post report, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says closing the borders isn’t an choice anymore.
“Nobody wants another border closure because it was actually tough for us to re-open the country. Our financial system still suffers from the disaster, so there will be no more border seals until we’re in a very critical situation.”

Phiphat says the first 29 days of the country’s re-opening noticed greater than a hundred,000 overseas travellers arrive. This is double the numbers seen during three months of the Phuket sandbox scheme. The tourism minister says this shows that quarantine-free is the way to go if the nation needs to welcome more worldwide vacationers. He’s optimistic that Thailand may obtain between 300,000 and 400,000 foreign arrivals by the tip of the year.
However, the invention of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in South Africa means the plan to introduce antigen check kits to exchange PCR testing on arrival is likely to be postponed. Phiphat provides that Covid-19 vaccination also needs to be accelerated for those who are still unvaccinated, in order to shield them from critical sickness.
“We should accelerate the vaccination plan for residents which may assist guard ourselves towards the possible new wave. By December, our nation will complete 110 – a hundred and twenty million doses for the whole inhabitants and such protection will at least avoid extreme conditions for these who are infected.”

Meanwhile, the cut-off time for the sale of alcohol in Bangkok restaurants has been prolonged from 9pm to 11pm from tomorrow, whereas Phuket has been given the green light to serve booze all night on New Year’s Eve. The Bangkok Post reviews that, along with Phuket, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is organising countdown events in Ayutthaya, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, and Chon Buri.
A abstract of what we all know thus far concerning the Omicron variant may be discovered HERE.
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