The Thai-Malaysia border will reopen in March to boost tourism and economic activity
Authorities plan to reopen the Thailand-Malaysia border next month to boost tourism and economic activity in the Deep South.
Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Tourism and Sports Emergency Center to outline measures to contain the pandemic for the reopening of border checkpoints in Songkhla . Yala, Narathiwat and Satun.
After Thailand and Malaysia agreed to open a travel bubble, tourists from the neighboring country will be allowed into the kingdom under the test-and-go scheme without having to quarantine on arrival.
However, visitors are still required to undergo two RT-PCR tests upon arrival in Thailand.
Before reopening, government agencies will prepare immigration procedures, testing, hotels with SHA+ certification and businesses with COVID Free Setting policies, including public transportation, tourism venues, restaurants and department stores. (NNT)