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The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that the Samui Plus model is ready for international tourists.

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The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that the Samui Plus model is ready for international tourists. The model, which includes Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, will prepare the islands in Surat Thani province to be ready for international tourism on 15 July 2021, after the Phuket Sandbox opens on 1 July 2021. Up to 65% of people on the islands, including non-Thai nationals, have already received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the Government is continuing to increase the vaccinations to reach its goal. Tourists who wish to travel to the islands have to be fully vaccinated and in quarantine, but they may use the hotel facilities. The ministry also reminds the public that, even though they are fully vaccinated, they may still get infected with the virus. The public should continue to follow the prevention measures, such as wearing a mask, frequently washing hands, and keeping a physical distance.