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Thailand to Reopen Phuket to Vaccinated Tourists From July

  • Popular resort island to waive quarantine for foreign visitors
  • Phuket is expected to inoculate 70% of residents before July
A deserted beach in Phuket on Dec. 20.
A deserted beach in Phuket on Dec. 20.Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg
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Thailand will waive quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign visitors arriving on the resort island of Phuket from July 1, the first key reopening for the tourism-reliant nation.

A panel chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Friday approved the proposal by Phuket’s private sector and business groups to inoculate at least 70% of the island’s residents to prepare for the reopening for vaccinated tourists, according to Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.