Investors and business people from Japan, the biggest foreign investor in Thailand, will be among the first group of people to access the country once travel restrictions are eased on July 1st.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, following talks with the President of the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), Atsushi Taketani.
It is expected that around 100 business people and investors from Japan will enter Thailand every day after the restrictions are lifted.
Deputy PM Krea-ngam said he was continuing to work with foreign agencies and the Thai Foreign Ministry to help international investors and business people resume operations in Thailand in a bid to stimulate the economy.
He added that further resolutions to allow more investors and business people into Thailand per day and from other countries would be proposed to the government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
During discussions with the Jetro President, the Deputy PM was informed that thousands of Japanese business people had requested access to Thailand to resume trade and business.
Mr. Taketani also informed the Deputy PM that the current capacity of 900 alternative state quarantine rooms might be too few to handle the number of incoming visitors.
Deputy PM Krea-ngam assured him that the number of rooms available would be increased as necessary, and new hotels acting as alternative state quarantine facilities will be added to the current list.
Regarding special conditions to lure investors back to Thailand, such as skipping quarantine on arrival, the Deputy PM said that it had not been discussed during the meeting, but regulations are under consideration by the Foreign Ministry.
Source: The Nation