Rich Danish tourists to visit Thailand under bubble arrangement


According to New Straits Times, Danish tourists are amongst a group of 70 very wealthy foreign tourists traveling in a “bubble” arrangement to Thailand this coming Sunday.

The group will, upon arrival, be quarantined in luxury villas at the upscale five-star resort complex Sri Panwa Hotel in Phuket which is a luxury resort with its private beach.

Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman said on Wednesday that the Thai government approved the “bubble” arrangements with villa quarantine a long time ago but the group of 70 would be the first to make use of the villa quarantine facility.

The 70 ‘privileged few’ are from Denmark, Brazil, Canada, France, Ukraine, and the United States and have been traveling together in a “bubble”, on a chartered aircraft. The group has been repeatedly tested for Covid-19 in the countries they visited and will arrive in Thailand from Indonesia.

According to Dr. Taweesilp, the visitors will stay in their rooms for the first five days of their 14-day quarantine and after that, they can leave their rooms and make use of the facilities within the grounds of the hotel. If the villa quarantine is successfully implemented and no Covid-19 cases reported it means that infections can be effectively controlled, Dr. Taweesilp added.

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