Thailand

  • Despite rising Covid cases in Thailand, Phuket continues to draw tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    A week into an ambitious but risky plan to open the Thai resort island of Phuket to vaccinated visitors, signs were encouraging that the gambit to resuscitate the decimated tourism industry was working, even as infections elsewhere in the country …

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  • Huge explosion in Thailand factory leaves Bangkok Airport shaken; 1 killed, 30 injured

    Published on : Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    A massive overnight explosion in a chemical factory in Thailand killed one person and left nearly 30 injured. The blast took place near Samut Prakan’s Bnag Phli area and covered the sky in dark balck smoke. The fire broke out …

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  • Phuket & Koh Samui reopens for fully vaccinated international tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 3, 2021

    The Royal Thai Government has officially endorsed measures for Phuket to reopen for fully vaccinated international travelers without quarantine requirements from July 1, 2021 Leading the reopening is Thailand’s largest island and popular holiday destination Phuket with the “Phuket Sandbox” …

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  • Thailand preparing to start the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Thailand is preparing to start the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ campaign on Thursday to reopen the country’s largest resort island to all tourists who are vaccinated. Yuthasak Supasorn, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said that hotels and other …

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  • Thailand approves Phuket “sandbox” to reset its tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The Phuket “sandbox”, Thailand’s bold attempt to reset its tourism industry by opening the island to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine, was approved on Tuesday, offering hope to battered businesses and a potential shot in the arm to the travel …

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  • Thailand to reopen tourism sector frommid-October

    Published on : Saturday, June 19, 2021

    According to anannouncement made by the prime minister,Thailand is planning to reopen its borders to tourists in mid-October for those who are fully vaccinated. “I know this decision comes with some risk because, when we open the country, there will …

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  • Thailand might reopen for fully vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October

    Published on : Saturday, June 19, 2021

    If all goes well, then Thailand might reopen for fully vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October. The Thai government is aiming to restart its tourism industry when the time is ripe. Thailand’s tourism sector was greatly affected by the pandemic, and …

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  • Thailand set to reopen borders for tourism within 120 days

    Published on : Friday, June 18, 2021

    Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha announced that the country is planning to fully reopen to international travellers in 120 days and provide at least one dose of vaccine to the majority of residents by early October to revive the economy …

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  • TUI cancels holidays until July tourism season due to green list uncertainty

    Published on : Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    TUI has cancelled more holidays until next month at the earliest amid fears that the return of trips abroad may be delayed. The tour operator has already been forced to cancel flights and holidays to many Brit hotspots in recent …

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  • Use of Vaccine Passports for International Travel

    Published on : Saturday, June 5, 2021

    The United Kingdom plans to use a National Health Service phone applications as its COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’ certificate that will assist its inhabitants to travel internationally this summer, fuelling the global debate over the use of certificates to reopen the …

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  • To lure tourists, Thailand to implement $1 per night deal

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    For more than a year, keeping its international borders tightly sealed to all travelers in the middle of COVID-19, now, Thailandis in an urgent need to draw international tourism. It accounts for one-fifth of its economy in pre-pandemic times. From …

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  • Phuket relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from June 1

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates on Phuket’s announcement to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and entry measures from 1 June, 2021. Phuket Governor Mr. Narong Woonciew signed two orders on Friday, 28 May, …

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  • Emerging markets suffer from fresh outbreaks of Covid

    Published on : Friday, May 14, 2021

    Fresh outbreaks of COVID-19 and travel restrictions are discouraging tourists from visiting Thailand’s beaches and Turkey’s bazaars, obstructing a recovery in tourism, which is a crucial source of foreign currency, employing many in emerging markets. Global tourism suffered its worst …

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  • Thailand plan to exempt quarantine rule for vaccinated travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Thailand’s tourism operators have hailed the plan of this South East Asian country to put aside quarantine rule for vaccinated travelers from October. This would be a positive step towards placing the country for a robust post-pandemic recovery. However, that …

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  • Thailand plans to reopen tourist areas

    Published on : Monday, May 10, 2021

    The government of Thailand has said that they’re pressing ahead with proposals to waive the quarantine rule for vaccinated visitors to Bangkok and other 5 well-known tourist destinations from October 2021, that’s currently mandatory in an effort to boost up …

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  • Thai economy struggles as Covid third wave keeps away tourists

    Published on : Friday, May 7, 2021

    Thailand looks ill-prepared for life without tourists as a fresh wave of contagion hits. The Southeast Asian country needs to wean itself off this economic crutch, but political instability stands in the way. Gorgeous beaches, spicy food and temples draw …

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  • Thailand implements new COVID restrictions in popular tourism provinces

    Published on : Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Thailand has implemented new restrictions starting May 1, 2021 in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus as the recent COVID-19 wave in the country has peaked after setting record numbers of new cases and deaths. The …

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  • Thailand changing quarantine measures keep travelers perplexed

    Published on : Monday, May 3, 2021

    The pandemic has posed unexpected challenges and risks for every country depending heavily on tourism. Hence, these countries found it increasingly tough to strike a stable balance between sustaining the country, keeping people safe and restarting businesses. Unfortunately, it seems …

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  • Thailand to shut down schools, amusement parks with alcohol sale ban to curb virus

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    For curbing the spike in the corona virus cases, Thailand is aiming to shut down schools, amusement parks with a ban on alcohol sale in restaurants. However, there is a possibility that this might put plans for reopening borders to …

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  • Thailand tightens restrictions as new COVID cases threatens tourism plans

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    Thailand has decided to introduce new set of curbs amidst fresh wave of COVID-19 infections jeopardising its plans to reopen borders to international tourists. A recent meeting of the National Committee on Communicable Diseases has decided that the closure of …

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