Koh Samui to welcome visitors under sandbox plan

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Koh Samui is now ready to handle foreign tourists under Surat Thani province’s tourism sandbox programme, the resort island’s tourism promotion association announced on Saturday. The announcement followed the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) decision on Friday to allow Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan in Surat Thani and Krabi and Phangnga to join the tourism sandbox programme. Previously, only Phuket was allowed to continue receiving tourists under its sandbox programme, which requires vaccinated tourists to fly there directly and spend at least seven days in a SHA+ hote… Read more about Koh Samui to welcome visitors under sandbox plan

PM rallies forces for Covid battle

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The Bangkok Post

PM rallies forces for Covid battle Governors, troops, police on alert Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all provincial governors to brace for a possible surge in the number of new Covid-19 infections, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Saturday. In their capacity as chairmen of provincial communicable disease committees, governors must be ready to enforce Covid-19 control measures in a new fight to contain the virus, said Mr Thanakorn. The PM had also ordered all state-run healthcare facilities to prepare staff for a rise in the number of new patients who ma… Read more about PM rallies forces for Covid battle

Hong Kong Travel Restrictions Could Have Dire Consequences

International business groups are urging Hong Kong to restart international flights after a ratings group warned the travel restrictions, imposed last week because of COVID-19 outbreaks, could have dire effects on the territory’s economy.Fitch Ratings …