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Thailand Mulls Waiving Quarantine Rule for Vaccinated Tourists

Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg News

 

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(Bloomberg) -- Thailand may scrap mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors vaccinated against Covid-19 as it may help the nation revive its tourism industry, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

 

Foreigners visiting Thailand may be allowed to skip the two-week isolation if they furnish vaccination certificates but authorities will continue to track them, Prayuth said after a cabinet meeting in Bangkok Tuesday. The government will carefully consider all aspects of such a move before implementing them, the prime minister said.

 

The Southeast Asian nation has already cleared vaccines made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and AstraZeneca Plc for emergency local use and ordered a total of 63 million doses from the two producers. The country is set to receive the first batch of 2 million doses of Sinovac vaccine on Wednesday that will allow it start a national inoculation program as early as next week.

 

Full story: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/thailand-mulls-waiving-quarantine-rule-for-vaccinated-tourists-1.1567286

 

-- BNN Bloomberg 2021-02-23

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Didn't they "mull" this idea last week too?  

Ah, more sa-mart BMWs. 

The government needs to vaccinate the whole country first and thats going to take time! 

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