THE Ministry of Tourism and Sports has not yet tabled a proposal to slash the coronavirus quarantine period from 14 to seven days to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), INN News reported this afternoon (Oct. 31).
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the ministry wants to track the first group of tourists allowed into the country before making this move and until then people entering the country must be quarantined for 14 days in accordance with the Public Health Ministry regulation.
The TAT governor is convinced that the current political situation with there being a wave of demonstrations will not affect the tourism climate nor foreign confidence.
Foreigners have shown interest in travelling to Thailand in the next phase if the government again opens up the country.
If the situation of demonstrations being held here is not severe Yuthasak believes tourists will flock to Thailand next year and lead to the tourism sector again becoming lively.
Top: Tourists at a Koh Phangan beach in the days before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. Photo: Chris Yunker (CC BY 2.0)