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Holidays with ankle cuffs: Popular travel destination presents curious corona rules for tourists

2021-06-22T03:44:56.671Z

In order to make holidays safe during the corona pandemic, special rules for tourism apply at most destinations - sometimes too special.



In order to make holidays safe during the corona pandemic, special rules for tourism apply at most destinations - sometimes too special.

Corona tests, mask requirement, entry forms - if you want to go on vacation this year, you have to adhere to many rules.

With the abolition of quarantine in most travel countries, many tourists are happy to accept this.

However, some destinations also overshoot the mark, as a current example shows.

Ankle cuffs and face recognition in Phuket: these are the plans for tourism

A few weeks ago, Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket announced that it would stimulate tourism on the island again with the local "sandbox project". Now more details have come to light - and many of them are more likely to raise your eyebrows. As the online portal

Bangkok Post

reports, tourists are to be provided with

tracking transmitters on their ankles or wrist

so that their locations

can be tracked

via a

GPS signal

. In addition, cameras with

facial recognition systems are to be

installed

at several locations on the island

so that tourists can be observed as they come and go.

Vacationers have to stay in a certified SHA hotel for two weeks before entering the country and during this time they have to carry out three corona tests - once immediately after arrival, then on the sixth day and then again on the thirteenth day.

In addition, entry is only possible with a negative PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old.

Tourists must also provide proof that they have Covid-19 health insurance that covers at least $ 100,000.

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Thailand vacation: doubts about Phuket's tourism plans

The opening to tourism under these conditions is planned for July 1st, as the

Bangkok Post

continues to write.

However, these measures have yet to be approved by Thailand's cabinet and the prime minister.

If the rules are actually waved through in this form, it is extremely questionable whether tourists consider a vacation in Phuket to be attractive.

"If things weren't already ridiculous enough by now, we've now officially reached the point of total absurdity in this project," writes the portal

loyaltylobby.com

about the plans in Phuket.

(fk)

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