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    Thailand’s COVID-19 task force says tourism-dependent areas will be ‘high priority’ for vaccination

    The post Thailand’s COVID-19 task force says tourism-dependent areas will be ‘high priority’ for vaccination appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has said that tourism-dependent areas like Phuket and Pattaya will be top priority for the upcoming vaccination process. The COVID-19 task force has addressed the concerns of tourism stakeholders after plans of Phuket and Pattaya to purchase vaccines privately to inoculate their whole hospitality industry floated. Meanwhile, Phuket and Koh Samui hope to vaccinate their local residents in order to safely welcome vaccinated travellers. Last week, Thailand has announced its vaccination plan, which will be carried out in two…

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    Heathrow boss ‘concerned’ border force won’t cope with reopening

    The post Heathrow boss ‘concerned’ border force won’t cope with reopening appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Heathrow’s chief executive has said he is “deeply concerned” the UK’s Border Force will not be able to cope with additional COVID checks if all foreign travel resumed on 17 May. The government has said it plans to automate the pre-departure COVID test forms so travellers can use e-gates. John Holland-Kaye told Sky News the Home Office and UK Border Force “need to get a grip” on the checks or change the system ahead of that date – when the government is hoping to allow people to go on holiday…