Sumary of Beach paradise reopens to tourists:
- Thailand plans to fully re-open to vaccinated tourists from countries deemed low risk from November 1, the country’s leader has announced, citing the urgent need to save the kingdom’s ailing economy.
- A large section of that came from Australians, with the relatively short flight making Thailand one of our nation’s most popular destinations.
- Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha announced the country will be reopening its borders to vaccinated tourists travelling by air from “low risk countries”.
- The 10 nations considered low risk include Britain, the United States, China, Germany and Singapore.
- While Australia was not included in the first announcement, it’s hoped the nation could be included on Thursday, when Thailand lists further low risk countries.
- Visitors outside of Thailand’s designated 10 low-risk countries are welcome, “but they have to be in quarantine,” said Prayut, adding that more nations would be added to the greenlit list in December.