Just days after what appeared to be a watershed announcement by Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha that the country would reopen on a blanket basis to visitors from an initial list of 10 countries without quarantine and a suggestion that both
alcohol and nightlife may be allowed after December, comes news that stronger controls will be maintained.
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, in recent days, there will still be a mandatory one day
quarantine requirement for all visitors while he also suggested that there was no going back to the former tourism market with busy nightlife scenes as Thailand seeks a new more sober type of tourism.
The one day quarantine will surely be a
miserable time has one is locked up in a hotel room cell contemplating the dreadful consequences should the test result prove positive. There seems little easing of the onerous restrictions requiring pre-booked tests, covid insurance, quarantine
hotel bookings and installing a tracking app.
The current news about bar openings suggests that bars can open from 1st December but only until 11pm and it seems that nightclubs and GoGos could be shuttered for some months yet.