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Most Thai people are reluctant to reopen land to foreign tourists on November 1

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Most Thai people are reluctant to reopen land to foreign tourists on November 1

A recent poll has shown that most Thais are against reopening the country because they fear tourists will bring in new infections and not enough members of locals have been vaccinated against the Covid19 virus.

The Suan Dusit Poll survey polled 1,392 respondents about what they thought of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s plan to open the country to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from November 1.

Most respondents (59.86 per cent) rejected the plan, while 60.10 per cent said it was not the right time to reopen the country.

Respondents also said Thailand should only open its doors to foreigners if more than 70 per cent of the population has been vaccinated, the outbreak is under control and public health institutions are prepared to deal with new variants of the virus.

The survey also found that most entrepreneurs and workers wanted the country to reopen, although the latter group is also concerned about new infections.

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