Koh Samui, Thailand is ready to start entry without quarantine for foreign tourists on July 1
According to Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association president Ratchaporn Phoonsawas, Koh Samui is ready to accept foreign tourists without quarantine from July 1.
Mr. Ratchaporn said that about 50% of the 57,000 Samui residents have been vaccinated, and that after another 36,000, 70% of the population to achieve herd immunity will be vaccinated.
Mr. Ratchaporn also said that Koh Samui will reopen its borders for foreign tourists under the "Samui Sealed Route" model next month, and tourists who test negative on the COVID-19 test will be able to stay on Koh Samui for seven days.
Tourists wishing to stay for more than 7 days have to retest COVID-19 test again and if negative, they will be allowed to not only travel within Koh Samui but also to Pagan and Koh Tao.
Thailand gets 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and 5 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The Thai government has ordered Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to be taken in 20 million doses and Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in 5 million doses. According to PBS World in Thailand, deliveries are expected in the second half of this year.
The Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, and Nattaphon Narkpanich, chair of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the government would get the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines this year, in addition to the 8 million doses of Sinovak's vaccine. He states that it will make it possible to reach the goal of administering 100 million doses. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha also ordered an additional 61 million doses of AstraZeneca yesterday.
The Thai Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in March. The Pfizer vaccine has not yet been approved by the FDA, but according to Anutin, Pfizer's vaccine maker has agreed to secure 10 to 20 million doses for Thailand.
The government's mass vaccination began on Monday, June 7, but many were forced to postpone their appointments because hospital received less than the doses planned across the country. The Public Health Ministry has asked hospitals to keep vaccination appointments, especially for people over the age of 60 and those with 1 or more of 7 underlying health conditions.
According to the Disease Control Department, the target is 10 million vaccinations nationwide by the end of June.
Construction of a high-speed railway connecting Bangkok and Chonburi is scheduled to begin in October
Construction of the Chonburi high-speed rail project is expected to begin in October this year. This high-speed train connects Don Muang International Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and U-Tapao Airport at a speed of 250 km / h.
Construction of this high-speed rail is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
The following 9 stations are planned to stop.
Dong Muang Station, Bang Soo Station, Maccasan Station, Suvarnabhumi Station, Chacho En Sao Station, Chonburi Station, Si Racha Station, Pattaya Station, U-Tapao Station
Bangkok launches Covid-19 vaccination registration for foreigners
From June 7th, it seems that vaccination registration for foreigners have started on the website of the Thai Department of Disease Control(DDC).
As of June 7, the enrollable groups are people over the age of 60 and people living with the following underlying diseases:
Severe Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs)
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) (5th stage)
Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
Obesity (weight > 100 kg or BMI > 35 kg/m²)
The registration schedule for those who do not meet the above has not yet been officially announced.Please check the information on the website from time to time.