Thailand is taking baby steps to reopen to tourists, lifting quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers on the island of Phuket. But it’s not stopping there to attract visitors: It’s also planning to offer $1 hotel nights to foreign tourists.
In March 2021, the country’s COVID-19 task force gave the island the green light to start receiving vaccinated travelers restriction-free starting in July, Reuters reported. The expectation is that, by June 30, 2021, the island will have vaccinated 70 percent of its own residents and reached herd immunity. About 54 percent have been reached so far, according to Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong.