Thai Tourism Ministry Seeks Vaccines for Tourism Industry

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said COVID-19 vaccines are required for the 2.5 million employees in the high-risk tourism sector.

BANGKOK  – The Tourism and Sports Ministry will request for 5 million doses of vaccination for the tourism industry and also push a vaccine passport measure to enable foreigners to return in the third quarter of this year.

Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the vaccines are required for 2.5 million employees in the high-risk tourism sector, focusing on major tourist cities.

According to the reopening plan, Thailand will accept foreign tourists in the second half of this year, targeting 5-10 million visitors. (NNT)