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Working on reopening the country for tourism

Along with the mass vaccination campaign from June 7, the government is also working on reopening the country for tourism

2020 tourism revenue of 10 pilot provinces to be reopened this year

The country plans to waive its mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors to its capital Bangkok and top tourist destinations from October, deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Friday, in a bid to revive a key industry battered by coronavirus travel curbs.

The new measure means easier access to hotspots like Pattaya, Phangnga, Koh Samui, Krabi and the capital Bangkok, she said, among 10 provinces that will welcome tourists with proof of vaccination against Covid-19 from Oct 1.

The Nation Thailand looks at tourism revenue of the 10 pilot provinces last year:

Bangkok: THB133.76 billion (down 65.22 per cent)

Chiang Mai: THB42.47 billion (down 36.82 per cent)

Prachuap Khiri Khan: THB16.10 billion (down 43.49 per cent)

Phetchaburi: THB13.54 billion baht (down 49.63 per cent)

Chonburi: THB27.98 billion (down 42.29 per cent)

Phuket: THB20.93 billion (down 57.9 per cent)

Krabi: THB13.60 billion (down 64.55 per cent)

Surat Thani: THB72.68 billion (no data)

Phang Nga: THB35.41 billion (no data)

Buri Ram: THB4.85 billion (no data)

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