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Thailand’s Reopening Strategy: Rationales and Prospects

14 October 2021

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Viewing the Administration’s strategy in this light, it makes sense to reopen the borders very soon to maintain Thailand’s position as one of the world’s air connectivity hubs. [...] As the Delta variant is more contagious than the previous ones, many states have abandoned the “zero COVID-19” strategy and adopted a new approach of living with the virus. [...] Looking ahead, one of the pressing issues the government needs to address is “How to make the reopening sustainable?” Critics contended that about 50% of the population got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and only 34% of the residents are fully inoculated. [...] Despite the challenges, there are ways for the country to embrace international tourism and keep the virus under control. [...] Due to collaboration between Ministry of Tourism and Sport and the Ministry of Labour, this village in Chiang Mai province has been transformed into a tourist spot and hence improved the lives of the local people.

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