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Phuket to welcome international vaccinated tourists from July 1 with no quarantine restrictions

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Considering the opening up of vaccination to all Indian citizens over 45 years of age – this is the perfect opportunity for Thailand to attract wealthy, older Indian tourists.

08 Apr 2021

Phuket, Thailand, Luxury Escapes India, No quarantine restrictions, Travel news

The popular island of Phuket is all set to welcome international vaccinated tourists from July 1, 2021 with absolutely no travel restrictions.

Considering the opening up of vaccination to all Indian citizens over 45 years of age – this is the perfect opportunity for Thailand to attract wealthy, older Indian tourists.

Thai authorities have confirmed that travellers who have been fully vaccinated will not have to undergo any quarantine upon arrival in this picture-perfect Thai holiday destination. By July, the country plans to have inoculated about 70% of its population as well. This is going to be a pilot programme and if all goes well, Koh Samui will also open up its borders to international tourists.

After more than a year of strict restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, Thailand is gearing up to gradually reopen its most popular destinations to travellers.

The reopening news comes as a relief to many Indian tourists, who form a major part of the tourist fabric of Thailand.

Luxury Escapes India has historically seen Thai destinations like Phuket, Krabi, Bangkok and Koh Samui as a popular getaway for Indian travellers. Almost one in every ten packages purchased by Indian members happens to be for Thailand making it a key destination alongside Maldives and Dubai. Resorts like Sofitel Krabi, Bangkok Marriott and Le Meridien Phuket are hot favourites since these packages not only offer attractive pricing but also come in the form of all-inclusive packages with daily dining, free massages, etc.

Arun Ashok, Regional Head, Luxury Escapes India & Middle East, has this to say – “Thailand has historically been a key market for India but post July, we expect to see an explosion in enquiries the likes of which have never been seen before. It also helps that Luxury Escapes appeals to an older, wealthier audience than most travel companies in India automatically positioning us to benefit from this opportunity.”

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