May 22, 2022

Pattaya pushes back its reopening dates, Pattaya

Pattaya, the favorite beach destination for travelers in Thailand, could postpone its reopening to vaccinated travelers on September 1. For now, the seaside town is facing a new spike in COVID-19 cases. On August 21, the president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, Bun-anan Phatthanasin, said Pattaya needed to vaccinate at least 70% of its population before restarting tourism.

Apichai Chatchalermkit, vice governor of digitization research and development at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), also said authorities are still working hard to reopen the city by October. According to reports, Chon Buri province where Pattaya is located has only vaccinated 33 percent of its population. The city has a long way to go to reach its goal of 70 percent.

Daily contaminations in the city have crossed the 1000 mark since the end of July. Thailand, meanwhile, is planning to launch tourism in its 10 popular destinations, including Phuket and Koh Samui, among others.

About Pattaya

Pattaya is an incredible city in Thailand known for its spectacular beaches and beautiful temples. It was a quiet fishing village until the 1960s, but today the destination is a hub of luxury resorts, hotels, shopping malls and 24-hour clubs.

In 2019, Pattaya had welcomed more than 9.44 million foreign visitors, and the majority of tourists came from Russia and China.