Thailand stops some international flights again while more countries reopen
Just as news was emerging that Thailand was aiming to open five islands – Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao to tourists by August, a new incident has happened which may delay this. Currently, Thailand is only open to a small number of international visitors from very specific categories. However, Thailand have now temporarily suspended the entry of all foreign diplomats and special business representatives.
A group of 30 Egyptian military personnel flew into Thailand and despite testing negative on arrival, one of them subsequently tested positive. This would not have been an issue had it not now emerged that the infected soldier is reported to have left the hotel to visit a shopping mall and a few other venues instead of remaining in quarantine. Thai authorities are now reviewing procedures to ensure that quarantine is more robust.
The plan to allow tourists to visit the islands was to limit the number of tourists depending on each area’s capability to effectively screen visitors for Covid-19.
Cuba has indicated that it plans to welcome tourists back to the island’s beaches but not to Havana. Cubans will be allowed to travel domestically at the end of July before international tourism in phase two in late August. Visitors will be bussed directly to all-inclusive resorts such as Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa María, and Cayo Largo del Sur. Havana. The rest of the country will be off-limits. It is also reported that travellers will be kept separate from the Cuban population at all times with police officers assigned to each tourist bus to enforce the rules. Visi
At airports, all arriving travelers will be given mandatory PCR (swab) and temperature tests.
If you wanted to visit Cuba, you can have a read of Mrs B’s article on both Havana and the beaches of Cuba here.
Malta open for UK tourists now