Thailand remained in a serious Covid-19 outbreak and a slow vaccination campaign, although the country was preparing to open international tourists.
This is a common story of many countries with economies depending on tourism.
Maldives and Seychelles are two examples.
Visitors to Phuket International Airport, Thailand on July 1.
Before the pandemic, tourism accounted for 20% of Thailand's total product (GDP), double the global average.
The situation of worrying makes the decision to open the border to become a calculated risk for the government to bet.
We cannot close the border, especially in a large population area such as Asia, Bill Barnett, Executive Director of C9 Hotel Workworks Ltd. based in Phuket, Thailand, said.
In order to create a premise for opening a more extensive tourist door in October, Thailand allows visitors to have vaccinated to the Phuket resort island from this month without quarantining.
Prime Minister Prayuth also had to stay at home a week after contacting a person with NCOV at the event opening Phuket.
Thailand reported an average of 7,600 new cases per day over the past week, more than the total number of cases recorded in 2020. The number of hospitalizations skyrocketed, while the number of people died because Covid-19 continuously exceeded the record level
Thailand's central bank said it could be canceled forecast GDP growth in 2021 due to serious translation situation.
Many other countries are also opening tours to find ways to recover the economy, despite outbreaking outbreaks.
Health professionals warning the restart of the tourism industry in the context of Delta transformation raging and testing, limited vaccination can exacerbate economic losses in the long term.
With a prolonged outbreak, people will witness the worst socio-economic impacts, Thira Woratanarat, Associate Professor of Faculty of Medicine in Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, said.
A surfing clothes at Kamala Beach in Phuket on June 26.
Other tourist spots are struggling with a new outbreak after opening the door, forcing them to tighten the input control.
Thailand, tourism accounts for about 1 fifth of Greece's GROUP in front of pandemic.
Greece has taken a number of limited measures, including banning people who have not been vaccinated to bars, cinemas and theaters, after the number of infections soared at the end of June due to Delta transformation.
Associate Professor Thira said that the decision to reopen Thailand's rush can be a catalyst for another outbreak.
When the epidemic continues to break out, between the budget and exhaustion, Thailand can be forced to loosen all limited measures and the number of cases will increase.