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List of 46 countries allowed quarantine-free entry from November 1

    THE FOREIGN Ministry this morning (Oct. 22) released the list of 46 countries benefiting from quarantine-free entry from November 1 as announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Facebook last night, Amarin TV said. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, the ministry’s permanent secretary, signed the list as required by the  Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration

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Thailand allowing quarantine-free entry for tourists from 10 countries on Nov 1

    IN a nationally televised addressed at 8.30 p.m. tonight (Oct.11) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the country will on November 1 be initially reopened to tourists from 10 low-risk countries without the necessity of quarantine but they have to be fully vaccinated and present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test

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Business

Phuket people complain tourism revenue mostly going to big hotels

  PHUKET’S nightlife operators and workers complained to a Progressive Movement team that the revenue generated by the Sandbox scheme is mainly going to big hotels as tourists now mostly stay within these large compounds that have a full range of services, Sanook.com said today (Oct. 2). Ms Pannika Wanich, executive director of  Progressive Movement,

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Coronavirus

PM cancels Thailand SHA SHA SHA tourism event amid local opposition

  PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 28) ordered the cancellation of the “Thailand SHA SHA SHA” tourism event in Krabi, Phuket and Phang Nga provinces that started on Friday Sept. 24 and was to continue till Sunday Oct. 3 amid strong local objection over coronavirus risk, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman

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Business

Reopening of Bangkok to vaccinated tourists being put off to Nov. 1

  THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) smaller committee today (Sept. 22) that the reopening of Bangkok and four provinces to fully vaccinated tourists be postponed to November 1, Siam Rath newspaper said. The earlier target was to reopen Bangkok and Chiang Mai’s Mueang,

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Bali tourism industry looking for uptick after Covid-19 restrictions eased

By Reuters, published by The Straits Times Kuta, Indonesia – Bali’s tourism industry is hoping for an uptick in business after Covid-19 social restrictions were eased for the resort island on Monday (Sept. 13), with the government beginning to formulate plans to allow foreign travel to resume. The country’s once thriving holiday hotspot has been

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Business

Tourism sector expects 500,000 Russian visitors after Sputnik V vaccine endorsement

THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes to add 500,000 Russian visitors to its 1 million international tourists this year, after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) allowed tourists inoculated with the Sputnik V vaccine to visit “sandbox” destinations in the country, NNT said today (Aug. 19). TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said Russia was

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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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Business

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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Coronavirus

Gen. Prayut checks coronavirus measures on Koh Samui 

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha together with his Cabinet are currently on a trip to Koh Samui and Phuket islands where a mobile Cabinet meeting is being held over two days, Thai Rath newspaper reported this afternoon. Gen. Prayut together with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and

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