Business men and medical tourists first
Investors, business men and medical tourists will be the first foreigners to be allowed back into Thailand the Bangkok Post has confirmed. The article says the first group allowed entry will be investors and businessmen based in Thailand. This will be followed by a second group of skilled staff and experts. All will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
A third group will consist of medical tourists who will serve their quarantine at the hospitals they are already pre-booked into for their medical treatment. Measures are still being explored to allow for businessmen whose stays are generally shorter than the quarantine period.
There was no indication of when any of this might be set in motion. Other reports have suggested that Thai airports may remain closed to international traffic until at least September.
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It has also been reported that when tourists are finally allowed back they will comprise high-end tour groups. These groups must complete their fourteen day quarantine at luxury island resorts before being allowed to go anywhere else.
Picture: Wat Mahathat, part of the impressive Unesco World Heritage site at Sukhothai, will probably remain off-limits for the foreseeable future