Pattaya’s vaccine quota for June has been reduced by 82%
The mayor of Pattaya reaffirmed that the city plans to reopen its doors to fully vaccinated foreign tourists on October 1, even though its Covid-19 vaccine allocation in June was reduced by 82%.
Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome said on May 25 that the public vaccination “test” against Covid-19 from May 20 to 21 was largely successful. There were issues with the registrations and names of eligible people, but the issues were resolved and officials learned how to avoid the issues next month, when Pattaya was hoping to receive 300,000 doses of the vaccine, but could now receive some as well. little than 54000.
If 70% of the local population can be vaccinated by October 1, Pattaya will be included in the second phase of the country’s “sandbox” project, which allows fully vaccinated foreign tourists to arrive and stay in Pattaya for a week. without having to undergo quarantine.
The Phuket sandbox is slated to open on July 1 and the non-tourist provinces in January.
Thailand hopes to receive 6.3 million doses of AstraZeneca PLC’s CoronaShield vaccine in June, which is manufactured locally by Siam Bioscience Co. From this first batch, Chonburi should only receive 54,000 doses, significantly less than the 300,000 initially announced.
By August, Sonthaya said, Chonburi will receive 700,000 doses of the 9 million produced. Sonthaya said he wanted Pattaya to get 400,000.