Bangkok, 12 June, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Phuket Province today hosted a ‘Phuket Sandbox Workshop’ to prepare Thailand’s most popular beach destination to safely reopen to local and international visitors from 1 July, 2021.
The comprehensive workshop brought together key decision-makers from TAT and Phuket Province, including TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn and three of Phuket’s Vice Governors – Mr. Piyapong Chuwong, Mr. Pichet Panapong and Mr.Vikrom Jakthee – as well as TAT Deputy Governors.
Also presenting at the workshop were President of the Phuket Tourist Association Mr. Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, along with representatives and figures from Phuket’s tourism-related public and private sectors.
The Phuket Sandbox Workshop is a vital opportunity for government officials, business operators, and community leaders to address in detail on all points concerning the reopening of Phuket as a pilot destination to welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors from 1 July, 2021, onwards.
The workshop consisted of four key discussions: marketing strategy and communications plan to promote Phuket in Q3/2021; standard operating procedures and specified routes for vaccinated foreign visitors during their stay in Phuket; COVID-19 restrictions, entry/exit measures and contract tracing guidelines on traveller’s journey, and the importance of the SHA Plus certification.
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While the final official details of the Phuket Sandbox model are currently under review by the Royal Thai Government, the initial information is available here.
For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.