The director of Vachira Hospital in Phuket told the Thai media that foreign tourists would return to the island in October.
Dr Chalermpong Sukhonthaphol said that 80% of the Phuket population would be vaccinated against Covid-19 by September.
In October the foreign tourists would be back to start repairing the devastated economy.
He noted that Phuket was one of 13 provinces singled out for some of the first batches of vaccine.
They got 4,000 doses enough for 2,000 people.
He said that there had been no local infection for 70 days now everyone needed to get the local economy back on its feet.
Source: The Bangkok Insight