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Pattaya needs approval to open in October

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that Phang Nga and Krabi provinces are preparing to welcome foreign tourists back under the “Andaman Sandbox” scheme, which is scheduled to launch on August 1, 2021.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the proposal for the Andaman “sandbox” scheme was submitted to the Centre for Economic Situation Administration for further consideration on Wednesday.

If the scheme goes according to plan, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces, which lie along the Andaman coastline, will be the next to reopen to foreign tourists.

All eyes are on Pattaya they want to get there doors open soon as they can the city is on its knees under this covid pressure

Phuket started its “sandbox” model on July 1, while the “Samui Plus” model was officially launched last Thursday.

Mr. Yuthasak said that once the Andaman “sandbox” is approved, the TAT will ask the Cabinet to approve similar schemes for Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Buri Ram, Bangkok, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, in time for an October reopening.


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