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The Thai tourism agency is pursuing a plan to allow foreigners from countries with low coronavirus infection risks to visit the Southeast Asian nation without a mandatory quarantine in a bid to rescue its ailing tourism sector.
The quarantine waiver will be aimed at Asian travelers who usually don’t stay for more than two weeks, Thai language newspaper Khaosod reported, citing Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The proposal will need a government approval and negotiations with countries from where tourists are targeted under the plan, Yuthasak told the newspaper. Thailand, one of Asia’s most tourism reliant economies, is considering several plans to re-open its borders for some visitors.
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