An upbeat governor of Surat Thani province in the south of Thailand said that three of his islands would be ready to take part in the “sandbox” experiment.
This involves foreign tourists starting in Phuket for 14 days and then moving onto Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao (all in Surat Thani) after a flight on Bangkok Airways from Phuket.
It’s called the Samui Sealed Route Model and begins on 15th July.
Wichawut Jinto said that infections in his province were down to nine and 109,956 people had received a first dose of vaccine and 40,857 had been jabbed twice.
In many areas of the province there is no infection at all and the governor has been urging everyone to keep with the mask wearing and not to drop their guard, reported TNN.
The Phuket Sandbox begins next Thursday with five direct flights expected according to previous reports.