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With almost 90% of Phuket’s economy relying on tourism, a plan had to be hatched to encourage tourists to return to Thailand’s largest island without worsening the spread of COVID-19.
The sandbox program, launched on July 1, abolished Thailand’s two-week quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers who want to visit the island but not the mainland.
In July, 15,000 tourists from 40 countries took part in the program — nowhere near the 25,000 who visited daily before COVID.
So the normally crowded island felt serene when I flew there via Singapore in the third week of read more ⇒