Thailand sees 2m foreign visitors from Jan 1-June 26

Thailand sees 2m foreign visitors from Jan 1-June 26

Tourists take photographs on an overhead bridge to a BTS Skytrain station in Bangkok on June 24, 2022. (AFP photo)
Tourists take photographs on an overhead bridge to a BTS Skytrain station in Bangkok on June 24, 2022. (AFP photo)

Thailand recorded about 2.03 million foreign tourist arrivals between Jan 1 and June 26, a government spokeswoman said on Monday, as many pandemic entry restrictions were eased.

Total foreign visitors could exceed 10 million this year, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Traisoranakul said in a statement, citing an International Air Transport Association forecast. 

The country was visited by about 40 million people in the year before the pandemic and has now lifted most curbs. 

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