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Tourism and Sports Ministry looks to China tour bubble

Tourism and Sports Ministry looks to China tour bubble

Deal seen as Chinese New Year present

Chinese tourists visiting Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

The Tourism and Sports Ministry is hoping for a travel bubble with China as a New Year’s present for the tourism industry, planning to welcome them as the first group without a mandatory quarantine during Chinese New Year.

The ministry will hold a meeting with the Chinese embassy to discuss the travel plan, while the foreign ministries will continue the discussion about the next phase, said Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, tourism and sports minister.

There are 22 low-risk provinces in China, containing a population of 800 million, that have reported no new local cases for more than 150…

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