The Governor of Chiang Rai is inviting tourists who are fully vaccinated tourists to visit the quaint and picturesque city as part of its “Blooming Chiang Rai” campaign starting on December 1.
Phassakorn Boonyaluck, Chiang Rai’s provincial governor, told the press on Monday that the province is now ready to welcome back tourists who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination after being affected by the pandemic for almost two years.
The Governor boasted that as of now about 58.9 percent of residents in the province are vaccinated and that the number will increase to 70 percent by December 1, just in time for tourists to arrive.
In addition to the 75th Anniversary Flag and Lamp Park in Wiang subdistrict from December 24 to January 9, the province will hold a flower festival at the Garden of Reeds in Rim Kok subdistrict under the theme ‘Blooming Chiang Rai.'”
11 districts of Chiang Rai have been designated by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) as “blue zones,” in which vaccinated foreigners testing negative upon arrival will be allowed to return.
Phassakorn disclosed that if all goes well without a new round of outbreaks, the province may consider bringing back other cultural events that were put on hold, including the flower offering festival and the midnight walk for alms tradition, to attract both domestic and international travelers.