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Foreign visitors hit with more obstacles

Russian and European tourists started booking rooms at Alternative State Local Quarantine (ASLQ) hotels in Pattaya of Chon Buri province, but were then blocked from organising flights to the kingdom after Thai Consulate-Generals said they were only allowed to quarantine in Bangkok and its surrounding areas.

Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, president of the Chon Buri Tourism Council, told media on Wednesday that the ASLQ hotels in Chon Buri had passed health standards, adding that Russian and European guests had already booked their rooms.

According to the consulates, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has blocked ASLQs altogether, so the large number of foreign tourists who booked the hotels in Pattaya to quarantine for 14 days and stay, failed, he said.

Mr Thanet said that the Special Tourism Visa (STV), initiated by the government to allow foreign…

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