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Now stop confusing foreign tourists, TTBA chairman asked the Thai government and make Covid19 tests cheaper

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Now stop confusing foreign tourists, TTBA chairman asked the Thai government and make Covid19 tests cheaper

The chairman of the Thai Tourism Business Association believes the delay in reopening much of the country from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 was just bad news for the entire tourism industry.

It has damaged the confidence of potential tourists to the country, said comments by Chamnan Srisawat reported by the TNA.

He wants to see a rethink of names, rules and costs in the near future to restore some uniformity.

Chamnan said that foreigners had lost their way in the maze of all kinds of names that mean nothing to them, just to name a few: Sandbox, Move On, Recharge and even Charming, it’s just abracadabra for Toos and Henk.

He wanted every area to open under the same conditions, with the same rules and practices, be it Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin or Cha-Am.

He said the testing regime was the main thing that deterred foreigners from coming to Thailand. He suggested a 2000 baht RT-PCR test on arrival and later 2×200 baht ATK tests.

This price should be fixed everywhere and applied everywhere in the country, he believes.

Many foreigners feel taken by the tail with test bills of about 15,000 baht on top of hotel costs, one Thai newspaper noted.

The correct way to obtain bookings for obtaining a Certificate of Entry (CoE) also needs to be addressed.

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