SURAT THANI, Thailand – July 15, 2021 : Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao islands of Surat Thani province reopened to foreign visitors under the Samui Plus Model project.
The first group of foreigners landed at Samui airport on Koh Samui under the Samui Plus Model project. Welcoming the visitors, Thanet Phetsuwan, deputy governor for marketing communications at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said the first group of foreign visitors included about 10 tourism-related YouTubers and bloggers from Asian and European nations that TAT invited. They underwent the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which covered their transport and health factors, he said. According to Mr Thanet, the visitors will stay at Area Quarantine (AQ) hotels for three days. Nineteen hotels with about 400 rooms altogether provide the service.