Thailand plans to ease quarantine rules for visitors to revive tourism: Report

… for vaccinated visitors, it said. Thailand is betting on a revival …

Thailand plans to ease quarantine rules for visitors to revive tourism: Report
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration is set to consider on Monday a proposal that will allow foreign visitors to leave their hotel rooms after three days of a mandatory two-week quarantine, the newspaper reported. The so-called area hotel quarantine will still require tourists to confine themselves to the properties, it said. MORE FROM THIS SECTION See All Meet Aanya Goyal, India-origin girl youngest member of UK team for Europe Math Olympiad 3 min read . 10:13 AM IST CBI issues look out circular against TMC leader's brother in coal smuggling case 1 min read . 09:57 AM IST India covid update: Active cases tally goes up again, 2.10 crore vaccinated 1 min read . 09:56 AM IST Indian consumption expenditure on health, education rises during FY12-19: report 3 min read . 09:54 AM IST The quarantine relaxation , discussed at a meeting chaired by Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on Saturday, will initially be considered for top five tourist destinations such as Phuket and Krabi, the Post reported. The Covid panel will also discuss a proposal to waive the quarantine requirement for vaccinated visitors, it said. Thailand is betting on a revival in tourism, which accounted for about a fifth of the country’s gross domestic product pre-pandemic, to return Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy to growth. The local tourism industry has called for mandatory quarantines to be lifted from as early as July 1 so it can open to potentially millions of vaccinated visitors. This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed. Subscribe to Mint Newsletters * Enter a valid email * Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. Share Via Click here to read the Mint ePaper Mint is now on Telegram. Join Mint channel in your Telegram and stay updated with the latest business news .