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Phuket to reopen for vaccinated tourists without quarantine: 5 things to know

'Sandbox' experiment will be steppingstone for further reopening

Tourists will be able to roam around Phuket after testing negative for the virus upon arrival.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- In less than a week, Thailand will start accepting vaccinated international travelers at Phuket.

The limited reopening, named the "Phuket sandbox," will be an important steppingstone that may clear the path for Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to fully allow tourists to roam around its soil by mid-October.

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