Coronavirus

Governor, Covid panel: Bangkok Sandbox not being launched on Oct. 15

  BANGKOK Governor Pol. Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang today (Sept. 17) said he had never announced that the Bangkok Sandbox scheme will be launched on October 15 as has been widely reported with the welfare of the majority of the residents having to be considered first before the capital could be reopened to tourism, Amarin TV

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Business

TAT stepping up promotion of Phuket

  THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has stepped up promotion of Thai tourism abroad, bringing in over 140,000 bookings in only 10 days, NNT said today (August 12). Director of the Phuket TAT Office Nantasiri Ranasiri, said today that 29 foreign TAT offices had asked about perceptions of Phuket following recent developments, and confirmed

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Coronavirus

Covid count soars to 18,912 with Phuket Sandbox scheme continuing despite closure

REGARDLESS OF Thailand’s daily Covid count climbing to a new high of 18,912 cases and 178 deaths today (July 31) and Phuket yesterday closing the island to control rising infection, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains confident in the Phuket Sandbox scheme which will be continuing, Sanook.com said. The Public Health Ministry said this morning that

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Business

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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