4,510 arrivals in first 2 days, 6 have Covid

4,510 arrivals in first 2 days, 6 have Covid

Travellers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province on Monday, when the country's reopening began. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
Travellers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province on Monday, when the country's reopening began. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

There were 4,510 arrivals through Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday and Tuesday after the country's reopening to vaccinated visitors on Nov 1, with fewer than 1% testing positive for Covid-19, according to the government.

Releasing the data on Wednesday, Dr Sumanee Wacharasin, hazard communication director of the Department of Disease Control, said the top five countries of origin were Japan, with 725 arrivals, followed by Singapore with 387, Qatar with 365, Germany with 283 and China with 273.

Testing on arrival revealed three visitors were infected with Covid-19  under the “Test and Go” process for fully vaccinated travellers from specified countries. This was 0.07% of all visitors under the “Test and Go” process, Dr Sumanee said.

Another three arrivals who were subject to quarantine also tested positive. They accounted for 0.94% of all visitors in this group, she said.

In the 17 provinces reopened for tourism, more than 50% of residents had received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose. Nong Khai was the exception, with 47.3%, Dr Sumanee said.

She said that among the 17 reopened provinces, Chiang Mai reported 322 new Covid cases on Tuesday, in sixth place nationally.

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