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Russian arrested in Koh Samui drug party raid

KOH SAMUI police last night (Sept. 1) arrested a Russian man at a villa where a party was under way and drugs were to be sold to the foreigners attending it, TV Channel 7 and Naewna newspaper said this morning. Surat Thani Immigration police joined Bo Phut police in raiding the villa rented by the

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Phuket-Samui Island Hopping campaign suspended due to infection

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ISLAND HOPPING campaign for foreign travellers between Koh Samui and Phuket was suspended from today (July 29) due to reported coronavirus infection on three tourist islands. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan confirmed the Island Hopping campaign under which fully-vaccinated foreigners may leave Phuket after a seven-day period on the

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Foreign travellers wonder if they’ve been tricked into visiting country under lockdown

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MANY FOREIGN VISITORS to Phuket and Koh Samui are wondering if they have been practically tricked into visiting a country where all domestic flights to and from its capital city are currently banned, remarked former finance minister Sommai Pasee yesterday (July 21). Under the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Model reopening

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Tourism authority aims to ease quarantine requirements in Thailand and visitors’ countries

THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to offer “city bubble” and activity-based travel agreement in “sandbox” areas, to ease quarantine requirements both in Thailand and in the visitor’s home country. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, even though international arrivals can visit “sandbox” areas with quarantine-free entry, they might face quarantine back home, as Thailand

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