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Immigration releases Phuket Sandbox stats

PHUKET: The Immigration department has confirmed the latest Phuket Sandbox figures as part of a report issued today (Sept 5).

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 5 September 2021, 04:00PM


Photo: PR Dept

Photo: PR Dept

The report stated that there have been 28,197 arrivals so far under the sandbox scheme since its launch on July 1.

It added that of that total, 4,963 are still in Phuket, 10,492 have returned to their home countries and 12,742 have ventured to other provinces in Thailand.

Of the foreign arrivals, 3,721 were from the USA, 3,470 from the UK, 3,153 from Israel, 2,262 from France and 2,247 from Germany. A total 3,794 arrivals were Thai.

Elsewhere, the Phuket Information Center reported on its Facebook page yesterday that B1.6 billion has been generated through the Phuket Sandbox scheme so far.

It detailed that of that figure, B565mn has been spent on accommodation, B376mn on tourism products and services, and B350mn on food and beverage purchases, including official service fees.

A total of B229mn was spent on doctors and health services and B114mn on other miscellaneous expenses.

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Dick | 08 September 2021 - 16:22:53

229m/1.6b equals 14.3pc.  that is on average, each traveller spent 14.3pc of their total expense on covid test, insurance...I'd consider disproportionate if I were a tourist...I wouldn't like to spend money that way... would you?

JohnC | 07 September 2021 - 09:06:33

@dick. "A disproportionate portion"?? You just made that up didn't you! PN should give you a job writing their articles. LOL

Foot | 06 September 2021 - 13:00:21

OK. 1.6 billion has been generated. But, why no list of how much it cost to generate all this? Listing the gross sales is just stupid. It is net gross after all expenses that matters.  Just another way to hide the truth. 

maverick | 06 September 2021 - 09:09:43

Dick@is it surprising a whole new industry has spawned out of Covid , testing , testing and vaxing......and not just in Thailand 

Kurt | 06 September 2021 - 09:07:36

Quite a sum on medical expenses. Perhaps it were medical tourists? For new knee, elbow, or eye lenses operations + recuperation?

Madeinswiss | 06 September 2021 - 00:54:09

Really strange statistic... No Thais inside? 

Dick | 05 September 2021 - 19:41:10

Incredible that Thailand get tourist to spend so much money on medicine when they (fully vaccinated, tested negative) were never real source of covid problem in Thailand!! Got to be addressed if Thailand really is serious in getting tourist back to the country..

Dick | 05 September 2021 - 16:37:07

Clearly, a disproportionate portion was spent on doctor and medical service.  Is sandbox travel really fun???

 

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