Prof. agrees to reduce 7 days of quarantine for people who have documents to certify vaccination. For those who do not come by air, they are reduced to 10 days, by land 14 days as before. Nov. Expand tourism areas to 10 provinces.
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On Sept. 27, Dr. Taweesin Witsanuyothin, spokesman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (BDC), announced after the meeting of the NCPO that the meeting agreed to adjust the measures for people entering the Kingdom. The kingdom has 2 issues: 1. Reduction of the detention period. after seeing the relief
They are divided into 1. Groups with at least 14 days of vaccination certification documents, entering all channels. Reduce the quarantine day to 7 days. Receive 2 tests on the 0-1 and 6-7 days.
2.No vaccination certificate If coming by air or water Which will detect the infection before, quarantine for 10 days, come in and check for the infection on 0-1 and 8-9, when coming over land that has not been detected before, quarantine for 14 days as before because there is an infection rate more germs than air
3. Adjusting measures for activities in the AQ detention facility, including outdoor exercise, swimming, cycling in a closed place. Ordering goods/food from outside Business meetings can be short-term, while SQ and OQ types allow outdoor exercise and outdoor food/delivery.
Dr. Taweesilp further said that as for the criteria for opening a tourism pilot area, there are 2 sub issues: 1. Criteria to consider opening a tourism pilot area and 2. Plans and guidelines for opening a tourism pilot area. In the past, we made a map of Thailand with only red color. When the media goes outside has an important effect. although some provinces Some districts are not stuck But we have announced to cover the guidelines for managing the epidemic. But when looking at the district It was found that some districts were not infected at all.
By 12-18 Sept. mostly green. This makes the picture of disease control and the reality do not match. All activities must be opened according to reality. But there must be steps and timing. What the committee considered, both the Ministry of Interior and Tourism, had several meetings, which were:
Pilot period 1-31 Oct. Blue areas are Phuket Sandbox and 7+7 Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Old Phangan, Koh Tao), Phang Nga (Khao Lak, Koh Yao), Krabi (Koh Phi Phi, Koh Ngai, Railay. Klong Muang Tubkaek) Let’s move forward fully. It is the main city that accounts for at least 80% of total income from tourists.
Phase 1, on November 1-30, upgrading the blue area to 10 provinces, which are the main cities with a proportion of tourists’ income of not less than 15% of the total income from tourism, namely Bangkok, Krabi (both Province), Phang Nga (whole province), Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin, Nong Kae), Phetchaburi (Cha-am municipality), Chonburi (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Na Jomtien, Bang Saray), Ranong (Koh Phayam), Chiang Mai (Mueang District, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao), Loei (Chiang Khan) and Buriram. (Mueang District)
Phase 2 on 1-31 Dec. Add 20 more provinces and major cities with tourism income of not less than 15% with tourism products, arts and culture. There are border provinces with neighboring countries such as Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Phrae, Nong Khai, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Pathum Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Samut Prakan, Trat, Rayong, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Yala and Narathiwat.
Phase 3, on January 1, 2022, onwards, the leading provinces in terms of economy have borders with 13 neighboring countries, namely Surin, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Tak, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nan, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Satun.
The blue area can open up business activities better. There are management measures. What’s the covid free setting? This can be done in the form of a surveillance area (green), which is unlimited travel, activities for 500 people, consumption in restaurants, open as usual, including restaurants, shopping centers, beauty salons, massages, all open, but is approved by the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee to control to the fullest is piloting right over here.
Asking people for cooperation in each province in each period to help each other. If you can, there will be no increased infection. This plan will be implemented and amplified for a return to the New Normal. and the disease that was previously said to be an epidemic will become endemic. We must be able to live with him. And the vaccine that will come later this year and early next year increases. Strengthen the human body and Thai economy