It seems like covid is likely to continue to hamper travel in the year 2021 too. As per the latest reports, Thailand which is one of the popular South-East Asian destinations has once again postponed its opening date to international tourists.
Some of the major cities of Thailand such as Hua Hin, Bangkok, Chiang Mai are said to reopen post-November as the country is not seeing the set targets to reopen its borders to foreign tourists.
In our previous blog, we had mentioned that the famous cities in Thailand such as Phuket, Bangkok, Chiang Mai were all will be opened in the month of October as tourism is essential to revive the economy of Thailand.
The reason why the postponement of reopening happened is due to the fact that Thailand has not yet reached the set target to vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of September to reopen in the month of November said Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Till now, International travellers have been allowed inside the islands of Samui and Phuket.
Reports have suggested that around 44% of residents of Bangkok have received both doses of vaccine, and overall the country has managed to vaccinate only 22% of its total population.
Although the country is a production hub of AstraZeneca vaccine, it has struggled to keep pace with vaccine rollout for which the PM has pledged to make effort to speed up inoculations.