The island of Phuket is one of Thailand's major tourist destinations located in the Andaman Sea. Known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear water, Phuket is both a party-goers paradise and a 5-star resort destination. While Thailand itself is currently open to tourism, anyone entering the country has to quarantine for 14-days at their own expense. In an effort to get tourism back to the island, Phuket is hoping to allow vaccinated tourists entry to the island starting in October.
In order to make it as safe as possible for locals, Phuket is planning to inoculate 70% of the island's residents by September to hopefully achieve herd immunity within the local population. Phuket's plan is still awaiting government approval, but they fear if they miss the main tourist season — which runs from November until February — they will face even more economical hardship.
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