Foreign tourists return after 7 months

Thirty-nine Chinese tourists on the new special tourist visas arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport from Shanghai on Tuesday evening. They will be put in quarantine for 14 days before they can go out and about. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

Thirty-nine Chinese tourists arrived in Bangkok by air on Tuesday, marking the return of foreign tourists to Thailand after a seven-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tourist group from Shanghai, which entered the country under the newly created special tourist visa, will undergo 14 days of quarantine at facilities in the capital before setting off to its destination.

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said the majority of the tourists, who are allowed to stay in Thailand for a total of 30 days, have voiced their desire to hit the…

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