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"Among the plans to re-open in 120 days according to the Prime Minister's policy, the most difficult city to open is Bangkok because it is a large city [with a] large population, and has areas in contact with many provinces," said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

Thai capital Bangkok will likely be re-opening to fully-vaccinated travellers on 15 October 2021, a two-week delay from the original planned date (1 October 2021). This was announced by Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on Wednesday (15 September), following a meeting with officials on the matter.

In a Facebook post, the Minister called this "another 'difficult job, a big job'.

"Among the plans to re-open in 120 days according to the Prime Minister's policy, the most difficult city to open is Bangkok because it is a large city [with a] large population, and has areas in contact with many provinces."

Thus, after discussions, it has been concluded that Bangkok "should be able to open on 15 October 2021", after more than 70% of the people in the area has received two doses of vaccination.

Minister Phiphat added: "More than 90% of the population in Bangkok has received the first dose of vaccine. If we speed up the second vaccination to reach 70% of the population by 5 October, we will be able to open Bangkok on 15 October. I will immediately bring this matter to discuss with the Ministry of Public Health, to request [them] to expedite the allocation of vaccines."

The ministry has invited entrepreneurs in various fields of professions in Bangkok to join in the discussion, to ensure that all parties agree on and are "confident to move forward in the same direction."
 
"We will consider the safety of Thai brothers and sisters and tourists as important above all. It's really a 'difficult job, a big job', but we'll get through it together."
 
 
On that note, in a Facebook post, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has shared that the provinces of Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Cha-am District, Phetchaburi Province / Mueang District, Mae Rim District, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Province / Bang Lamung District (Pattaya) - Sattahip Province and Chonburi are ready to re-open on 1 October.
 
 

Photo / Minister for Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn's Facebook page

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