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With quarantine requirements scrapped, the food, shopping and nightlife capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is ready to welcome foreign visitors back.
With more than 740 cases of the highly transmissible Omicron reported in Thailand, health official Opas Karnkawinpong briefed people saying “During the New Year, if you visit any place and it does not look safe, just don't go."
- Currently, vaccinated tourists need to undergo at least seven days of quarantine in a hotel after their arrival in Thailand.
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy
- Bangkok's reopening would be partial, however, starting with areas popular with visitors, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn told Reuters, without elaborating.
With international travel heavily restricted, foreign tourists can't enter many countries and locals can't get out. In the metropolis of Hong Kong, glamping and staycations have replaced trips abroad for at least some of its 7.4 million residents.
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong