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Samui Plus program for inoculated tourists should begin on July 15

Samui Plus program for inoculated tourists should begin on July 15

THAILAND: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the Samui Plus program, for inoculated tourists, should open for Certificate of Entry (CoE) applications this week, as Surat Thani is slated to open three islands on July 15.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 03:22PM


Koh Samui is expected to receive 1,000 in the first 30 days, generating at least B100 million for the provincial economy, says the TAT. Photo: NNT / NBT World

Koh Samui is expected to receive 1,000 in the first 30 days, generating at least B100 million for the provincial economy, says the TAT. Photo: NNT / NBT World

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said today (July 6) the approval process will not be delayed, like in the Phuket scheme, because the Royal Gazette published approvals for other areas’ reopening plans last week.

The program just needs approval from the sub-committee of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) this week for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to start the CoE registration process for the Samui Plus scheme.

Mr. Yuthasak said the number of tourists expected to arrive is estimated at 1,000 in the first 30 days, generating at least B100 million for the provincial economy.

It has predicted fewer visitors than Phuket, because this model comes with more restrictions, and the island will attract a specific group of travellers who are already fans of Koh Samui, such as tourists seeking health and wellness experiences or those wanting to learn to dive.

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Paulnou | 07 July 2021 - 09:48:58

Those numbers due inmate restrictions will just help 9 hotels not to drawn under water. 1% of usual numbers prior Covid... 

Kurt | 07 July 2021 - 09:26:16

Seems that mr Yuthasak has knowledge all others don't have, namely that scuba diving is quietly taken of the  list of things what are not allowed? Despite the fact that Samui model comes with more restrictions than Phuket, as he said. Busy times for Royal Gazette.

Capricornball | 06 July 2021 - 22:28:40

More blather by clueless TAT people.  His figures would indicate that each and every tourist will be spending B100,000, and yeah...great time of year to be coming for diving.

 

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