The “Pattaya Move On” program is being postponed from its original start date of September 1, as the number of Covid19 infections in Chonburi province remains high.
The itinerary was aimed at attracting foreign tourists back to the famous resort town, such as the Phuket Sandbox program and Samui Plus.
The tourism authorities, the TAT has now officially announced that the program does not continue on September 1 as the private sector expected but instead would start in October COULD go.
Khun Apichai Chatchalermkit, the deputy. TAT’s governor for digitization research and development, explained that the current number of Covid19 infections in Chonburi province is still an issue.
He pointed out that more than 1,000 cases were detected daily in the province, with 200-300 in Bang Lamung and Sattahip districts.
In addition, only 33 per cent of Chonburi’s population has been vaccinated, Apichai said, adding that Pattaya Move On will continue if Chonburi is removed from the list of dark red provinces.
the pl. Governor also said TAT expected the program to attract Russian tourists, as foreigners vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine are allowed to travel to Thailand.
Apichai said Pattaya Move On is expected to fall under the “bubble and seal” measure, requiring tourists to be quarantined at specific hotels during their first stay.
However, the official decision on this intention was expected in the next two weeks, he added.
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