Just 8 foreign tourists have visited Hua Hin since reopening

Hua Hin file photo

Just 8 foreign tourists have visited Hua Hin since the country reopened to tourism on November 1, officials have confirmed.

On Wednesday, (Nov 10) Dr. Wara Selawattanakul, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Public Health Doctor, revealed that out of the 8 foreigners who have visited Hua Hin, none had tested positive for COVID-19.

After months of planning it has been somewhat of a slow start to Hua Hin’s reopening.

During the first week of reopening, Hua Hin had received no foreign tourists, and now into the second week, only a handful of foreigners have arrived the resort.

The uncertainty regarding the arrival of foreign tourists to Hua Hin was predicted by Mr. Udom Srimahachota Honorary Advisor to the Thai Hotels Association and the Hua Hin-Cha-Am Tourism Business Association.

Mr Udom said that Hua Hin is unlikely to see any significant numbers of foreign tourist arrivals until mid-December.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday, Dr. Wara also gave an update on the progress of vaccinations throughout the province.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan province approximately 62.7 percent of people have received a first dose, while just under 50 percent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, significant progress has been made in vaccinating students with 87% of students in the province now having received the Pfizer vaccine.