Thailand to re-open to vaccinated tourists from November

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand plans to fully re-open to vaccinated tourists from countries deemed low risk from November 1, the country’s leader said on Monday, citing the urgent need to save the kingdom’s ailing economy.

Before the pandemic, Thailand attracted nearly 40 million visitors a year drawn to its picturesque beaches and robust nightlife, with tourism making up almost 20 per cent of its national income.

But COVID-related travel restrictions have left the economy battered, contributing to its worst performance in more than 20 years.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin