Preparation Is Continuing For Pattaya Move On Reopening Program Despite Rise of COVID-19 Infection Rite

Planning for the “Pattaya Move On” reopening program will continue despite the high Covid-19 infection rate in Chon Buri. As a result of the ongoing spread of the disease and the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has infected over 500,000 people in Thailand over the past several months, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has been considering whether to delay the reopening of several tourist destinations.
Pattaya has been hurt by a lack of international tourism. A number of businesses have closed. Walking Street has been compared to The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse TV show and graphic novel series. Many of the bar girls at popular go-go bars are out of work and have tried to earn money by doing live-stream videos for overseas customers.
Pattaya Business and Tourism Association President Boonanan Phattanasin says that the “Pattaya Move On” plan will continue regardless of TAT’s talk of delaying the schemes. The reopening will take place on September 1 2021. Koh Larn can also be used as a “sandbox” for foreign tourists during their first week in Thailand.
‘If the situation improved and no immediate support plan was in place by the official reopening date, that could cause problems, and the opening of the city would have to be postponed anyway. Pattaya will be reopened to foreign and domestic tourists, with all business sectors operating, as soon as possible.”
Due to its high infection rate, Chon Buri, which includes Pattaya, is classified as a “dark red” province under maximum control. The province reported 864 cases of Covid-19 today. Since April 1, there have been more than 20,000 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Chon Buri.
Foreign tourists are scheduled to be able to visit 10 provinces by the end of October, according to tourism officials. Phuket reopened on July 1 under the “Sandbox” model and Surat Thani reopened its three islands, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao, on July 15 under the “Samui Plus” model. By the end of October, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Chon Buri, Krabi, Phang Nga, and Buriram would also reopen.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn recently said that reopening all 10 tourist destinations by the end of October might be difficult due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and high rates of infection in target tourist destinations like Bangkok and Chon Buri.

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