Thailand to delay reopening of tourist destinations

Thailand plans to postpone the reopening of the capital Bangkok and other major tourist destinations to foreign visitors until November, citing that the Covid-19 vaccination rate in these regions were still behind the targets.

The planned reopening to fully-vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine of major tourist destinations including Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chiang Mai in October could be extended to November 1, the Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan told local media.

 He added that the ministry would submit the adjustment to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for approval on September 27, reports Xinhua news agency.