Top News Thailand maps out four-phase reopening plan By TTG Asia / Posted on 28 September, 2021 16:54 Thailand is gearing up to reopen the country to fully vaccinated international travellers in four phases from October through January, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The pilot phase, from October 1-31, covers four popular beach resorts – Phuket, and parts of Surat Thani, Krabi and Phang Nga. While these provinces have partially reopened to foreign tourists since July, vaccination programmes are still underway for the full reopening next month. Thailand is set to reopen all areas of Bangkok from November 1 under its four-phase reopening plan This phase will see the reopening of new designated areas in Krabi – Khlong Muang and Thap Khaek. Under the second phase, from November 1-30, the reopening will be extended to 10 other destinations. These include all areas of Bangkok, Krabi and Phang-Nga, as well as designated areas in Buri Ram, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Loei, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Ranong. The third phase, from December 1-31, will see the reopening of 20 more provinces which are tourism-driven, well-known for art and culture, or border destinations. These include Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Pathum Thani, Phatthalung, Phetchabun, Phrae, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Trang, Trat, and Yala. Finally, the fourth phase, which will take effect from January 1, 2022, will see the reopening of 13 border provinces. These include Bueng Kan, Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo, Satun, Surin, Tak, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.