Tourism in major tourist destinations has clearly been picking up despite the lingering spread of Covid-19, especially since the country’s reopening on Nov 1. But all of a sudden, there came an unexpected turning point – the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
A new outbreak of the highly-transmissible strain in many countries has consequently dealt another blow to Thailand’s tourism yet again. The government was prompted to suspend its Thailand Pass scheme, allowing prospective visitors to register for their planned visit to the kingdom through the Test & Go scheme and the sandbox tourism promotion programmes, except for one being operated in Phuket.
Bangkok Post Reporter