22nd April 2021 at Hua Hin International Airport, Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health, received the Hua Hin Recharge Proposal Plan from public, healthcare and private representatives to accelerate the vaccine allocation starting from 1st June and to allow international travellers who have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to visit Hua Hin Municipality without having to undergo the mandated quarantine period, starting in October 2021.
This proposal was led by Dr. Punlop Singhasenee, Governor of Prachubkirikhan, Dr. Suriya Kuharat, Provincial Public Health Medical Doctor, Prayong Chantateng, Hua Hin District-Chief Officer, Wassana Srikanchana, President of the Cha-Am Hua Hin Tourism Business Association, Krod Rojanastien, Committee of Thai Chamber of Commerce and President of Thai Spa Association, Jeerawat Pramanee, Permanent Secretary of the Hua Hin Municipality and Sura-at Narongrith, Chamber of Commerce of Prachubkirikhan and Preserve Hua Hin Club. Hua Hin Recharge’s mission is to urge the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to allocate the sufficient amount of vaccines for the Hua Hin Municipality starting from 1st June and to allow travellers who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit the area without having to undergo the mandated quarantine period, starting in October 2021.
The main objective of the project is to revive Hua Hin’s economy and tourism sector. If the proposal is approved, the revenue forecast from foreign travellers in October to December 2021 is 1.2 billion baht from 100,000 expected travellers.
This collaboration is the synergy of all sectors in Hua Hin Municipality to provide accurate vaccine information to all of the population, receive the vaccine allocation urgently, encourage vaccination to achieve the goal of herd immunity, and to urge for official approval to welcome vaccinated international travellers without quarantine.
Hua Hin has a long history and is known as a charming weekend destination for Thai travellers, however, domestic tourism is not enough for the economy to survive. Many hotels, restaurants, shops and businesses are closing down due to the lack of international travellers and many labours have been left unemployed. From these reasons, Hua Hin needs an urgent economy revival by welcoming foreign travellers.
Additionally, Hua Hin is a main weekend destination for Thais, with the majority visiting from Bangkok. Therefore, herd immunity in Hua Hin is very important for preventive measures for both international travellers and locals.
Not requiring a quarantine is the key factor that will attract travellers from around the world. It has been reported by oversea tour operators that travellers are looking forward to coming back to the beautiful seaside town of Hua Hin, once the quarantine is lifted, with some of whom have already received the complete vaccine doses and have a desire to travel.
For more information, please contact:
Kewalin Sukumjittanon Tel 081-299-0093
Sorasa Phungsupan Tel 094-564-2422
Secretary to Public Relations Committee of Hua Hin Recharge
Email [email protected]