Rehabs in Asia face uncertain future as travel restrictions may not be lifted soon
As the coronavirus travel restrictions look set to continue, the future for addiction treatment centers in Asia looks uncertain. While Thailand has begun to lift some restrictions, international travel into the country could take several years to return to its previous highs.
Indonesia is also facing similar troubles as Australians remain unable to travel to Bali for addiction recovery.
It is likely that some rehabs in Thailand will close their doors on a permanent basis. Others will remain temporarily closed while they wait for clients from countries like Australia and the United Kingdom to return.
The fear is that ‘second waves’ of Covid-19 could extend the financial hardship into next year. At this point it is hard to imagine any but the largest treatment providers being able to withstand such an extended hit on their business operations.