According to a study by Germany travel company Tourane, Thailand topped the list of world’s safest destinations to see during the coronavirus virus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thailand was considered the world’s safest travel destination during the COVID-19 pandemic based on various criteria including the 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), International Health Regulations score, population density of the country, hours of sunshine per day for outdoor activities, and flight connections with Germany.
Thailand recorded a low number of COVID-19 cases and scored 85 for the International Health Regulations. These, coupled with moderate population density, put Thailand at 135, and sunshine hours per day for outdoor activities, 6.6 hours, as well as Thailand with the highest number of direct flights with Germany.
To date, Thailand has not reported any new local COVID-19 cases for 86 days. So far, the Kingdom has recorded a total of 3,382 COVID-19 cases with 58 deaths.
Tourlain’s ratings have added recent praise for Thailand during this time of difficulty. According to the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI), at the end of July 2020, Thailand ranked number one in the world out of 184 countries for its ongoing COVID-19 recovery effort.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to remind all travelers that Thailand’s international airports and borders remain closed to international tourists. However, Thailand is ready to welcome tourists again once the COVID-19 situation improves.
For updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/).