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Thailand set to charge tourist fee from April

Thailand is reported to be planning to introduce a tourist fee of 300 Baht (£6.60) from April onwards.

The proposed levy will help fund developments at tourist attractions and cover health insurance for foreigners who cannot pay for the costs of care.

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, told Reuters that part of the fee will “be used to take care of tourists” as there have been times when insurance didn’t cover them.

The new charge will be priced in with airline fares.

Thailand has strict entry rules recently suspended its Test and Go scheme which allowed tourists to avoid quarantine with PCR tests on arrival.

However, several “sandbox” schemes remain with visitors able to quarantine in certain hotels for seven days before exploring the country.

Picture: Phuket, Thailand, by saiko3p/Shutterstock

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