Mr. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn Minister Ministry of Tourism and Sports Addressed in a special lecture on the topic “Revive travel The main lineage of the economy” in the seminar “SMEs New Normal” What kind of going on… to survive? Organized by the Millionaire Path magazine that will use “Phuket Model” as a pilot project. Limited opening for foreign tourists In order to revive the tourism industry, in the meeting of the Economic Situation Management Center from the impact of the Corona Virus Outbreak. 2019 (Covid-19) or for the first time with General Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister and Minister Defense Minister was chaired on August 19, 2020 at a meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand to prepare to open for tourists to Thailand using Phuket as the first place.
Mr. Pipat said that he had requested approval at the meeting. Let’s start on October 1 for foreign tourists to enter. This will start with the Phuket Model by placing tourists in restricted places provided by the government for at least 14 days. Which was agreed at the meeting for “Phuket Model” will be a new type of tourism (New Normal) that is limited to the area for tourism.
For example, Patong Beach will cover an area within a 1-kilometer radius for tourists to stay for 14 days, when they are complete, they will be tested for COVID-19. If the results do not detect the infection That traveler will be able to leave the confined space. Can travel in other areas within Phuket Province But if you want to travel to other provinces in Thailand, you must stay in place for another 7 days, a total of 21 days, and the infection will be tested again. Before allowing to travel in other provinces.
The Prime Minister also delegated to Ministry of Tourism and Sports to develop 6 main provinces in every region To be like a Phuket model, such as the northern region could be Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Isan region, Ubon Ratchathani Province Or Udon Thani, Eastern Region, Chanthaburi Province, Rayong, Western Region, Ratchaburi Province, Kanchanaburi, South Thailand already has a model. May be Krabi Or Surat Thani And the central part of Bangkok Etc.
However, preliminary must start and see Phuket model first To publicize And have to ask people in the area that Satisfied, are tourists welcome? If people in the area do not accept Will not bring tourists absolutely.
On September 5-6, Mr. Pipat will visit Phuket area. Together with the Ministry of Public Health Ministry of Transport Ministry of Interior To explore the Phuket area that Will it be able to be made into a pilot model?