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Phuket reopening to foreign tourists delayed

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Star Alliance Boeing 747 at Phuket Airport

Star Alliance Boeing 747-400 at Phuket International Airport. Photo: Andy Mitchell.


THAILAND: The government’s plan to reopen the resort island of Phuket as a model to welcome back foreign visitors has hit a snag after the country last week saw the first case of local COVID-19 infection in more than three months.

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the launch of the so-called “Phuket model” scheduled for next month as part of efforts to revive the local economy, is likely to be pushed back.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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