Stuck in the sandbox: Thailand’s strict, inconsistent Covid-19 rules frustrate Phuket tourists


The sky over Phuket clears, just in time for sunset. A man hurriedly sets out plastic chairs in the sand on Patong Beach in the hopes that a passing tourist might want to sit and sip a nice cold drink while watching the natural spectacle. But no one comes.It’s the same elsewhere: Once-full beaches have become lonely bays, temples and monuments that attracted many visitors are now deserted.Thailand launched its highly anticipated coronavirus pilot project titled “sandbox” on July 1, making…

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