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Covid-19 Thailand – Latest Updates (1st August, 2020)

 

Covid-19 Confirmed – 3,312 (+2) Deaths – 58 Hospitalized – 119 Recovered – 3,135 (+10)

 

Certain Groups of foreigners are now allowed entry

Business operators can proceed to bring in their foreign visitors under the so-called Phase 6 of the easing of lockdown measures when they are ready, said the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CSSA).

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the CCSA has approved in principle the entry of four groups of foreign nationals and these visitors can resume their visits when local business operators have put in place disease control measures.

The entry is granted to foreign business representatives, specialists, diplomats, migrant workers, exhibitors, film crews, medical tourists and Thailand Elite card members. One requirement is that they are required to stay in “organisational quarantine” facilities and such facilities must meet disease control standards.

“If they want to resume their visits, those concerned must have organisational quarantine centres ready. We don’t have to say this easing will start on Aug 1. These groups of foreign visitors can resume the visits when the local operators are ready,” he said.

Full Story: Bangkok Post

Agoda & AirAsia Support Thai Campaign

Agoda and Airasia.com, are joining forces to launch a special campaign to stimulate domestic travel in Thailand.

The collaboration between Agoda and airasia.com highlights domestic tourism as the single remaining business channel to save the country’s tourism and hospitality from financial ruin.

International travel to Thailand fell to zero in March, and since then tour operators have not reported a single tour arrival to the country from any overseas markets.

Airasia.com CEO Karen Chan said: ” We are proud to play our part by showing how the private sector can work together to restore the travel industry in a safe and responsible way to benefit consumers, tourism and the economy.”

Agoda vice president of strategic partnerships and programme, Damien Pfirsch added: “This initiative with airasia.com will help Thai travellers explore more of their country…With even better flight and accommodation deals, people can also travel further by easily flying to destinations less travelled rather than spending long hours driving.

Read More… TTRWeekly