Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday he possesses commissioned a report to consider issuing COVID-19 vaccination certificates for international travellers, as the country seeks to regenerate a tourism sector battered by coronavirus curbs. The Southeast Asian nation offers been mulling the thought of so-named "vaccine passports", but no target date has been establish and tourism operators have complained about lost revenue. Primary Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha explained Thailand will proceed with caution, waiting to observe how powerful vaccines are first in preventing the pass on of COVID-19. "
I have previously ordered the study so we can prepare yourself, but it's also important that people proceed consistent with other countries," Prayuth said in a content on Facebook on Tuesday. Persons in Thailand who are vaccinated will be given certificates, that could be utilized for international travelling, he explained.Thai authorities will fulfill in a few days to discuss types of procedures to acquire such certificates, along with quarantine arrangements for travelers with "vaccine passports" getting into Thailand.
Previously, officials have said vaccinated visitors could have mandatory quarantine lower from fourteen days to three times or waived entirely.The global vaccine rollout has given hope to the pandemic-hit tourism industry, which makes up about 11% of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. In 2020, Thailand's tourism income slumped to 332 billion baht ($10.94 billion) from 1.91 trillion baht a year earlier, as visitor numbers plunged by 83%.