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Bangkok to reopen for vaccinated tourists in October

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Only 16% of Thais are fully vaccinated, according to the article. Meanwhile, here in the States, we have thrown out tens of millions of doses that were expired. Seems like something could be done better.

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Who’d want to go there now, it a massive Covid hot spot. On the UK's Red list.

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But at least you would be safe from anti-vaccine cultists who are barred entry.

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Meanwhile, here in the States, we have thrown out tens of millions of doses that were expired. Seems like something could be done better.

Absolutely. It's criminal that vaccine doses are being wasted by developed countries. Hard to imagine who'd fancy going to Thailand under the present circumstances, but obviously some are doing it.

"More than 29,000 fully vaccinated international visitors hit the beach at Phuket under its sandbox scheme, generating nearly $50 million in revenue according to government spokesman"

Where were those tourists from, I wonder?

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@Luddite. I'd like to go. I'd like to spend some money there. Thailands economy relies massively on tourism. I'd follow any sensible rules to sit next to the Chao Praya a with Cold Beer and nice spicy Chicken Gaprow.

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I'd be happy to go to a luxury hotel in Bangkok and just stay there for a week

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Where were those tourists from, I wonder?

They're predominantly from the US, UK & Israel.

Or at least, they were, until the UK imposed quarantine on nationals who visit Thailand.

I'm currently doing the Phuket Sandbox and as a tourist/foreign resident it's very nice; like experiencing Thailand as it supposedly was 40 years ago. Very few tourists to be found, and every beach you have to yourself. It does make you feel for the locals though who are reliant on tourism dollars.

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like experiencing Thailand as it supposedly was 40 years ago. Very few tourists to be found, and every beach you have to yourself

Funny you should mention that, because I was in Thailand 40 years ago. I'm not interested in beaches, so I can't comment on that, but it's certainly true that there were very few tourists to found back then.

Thanks for the other info, as you say there are so many of the locals who are reliant on tourism in order to make a living. Tough times for them, which explains the opening up.

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