According to a prognosis of a high-ranking representative of the Thai tourist office TAT, there will be no more trips to Thailand this year. No timetable for opening the country’s border to foreign tourists was discussed during the government’s recent meeting, he said.
The German-language portal “Farang” quotes Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, the deputy governor for international marketing at the Tourist Office, as saying that he feared that Thailand would no longer allow foreign tourists to enter the country this year. The reason he gave was “a lot “Very cautious approach” of the military government in opening the border.
According to Farang, Khun Chattan said the discussion about “tourist bubbles” had stalled as well. This is a project that aims to make selected tourist regions accessible to tourists from countries with a low risk of infection High season at Christmas time and the Chinese New Year in February, which are usually the main travel times for Thailand, said the official.
According to TAT estimates, around four million people were employed in the country’s tourism sector before the outbreak of the corona pandemic. However, the closure of the borders could soon result in more than 2.5 million of them becoming unemployed.
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