Bangkok Airport Opens 90-Minute Coronavirus Testing Lab

Negative tests will allow foreign tourists to skip quarantine
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...

Thailand Pass ‘Error in API Server’? Here’s How to Fix It

Thailand's embarrassing effort at a tourist-registration website failed miserably. We've got two things you can do that will ensure you get a "Submitted Successfully" message.
Empty beach chairs span the length of Pattaya Beach Nov. 14, 2020 as the city struggles from a lack of international tourists.

STV Flops; Only 2,000 Foreigners to Use New Tourists Visas by...

CCSA this week to consider shorter quarantine, end of "fit to fly" certificate as Tourism Ministry revives 'travel bubble' for China.
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Misunderstood ฿500K Tourist Visa Rule Likely to Be Dropped ‘Soon’

Investments, property, company accounts can be used to meet 500K requirement
The condo towers of Wong Amat Beach and North Pattaya, many of which sit empty these days. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand to Give Free 5-Year Visas to Luxury Condo Buyers

Thailand will give out free five-year Elite Card visas to any foreigner buying luxury condos in the next two years. The government earlier this month...
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Foreigners Barred at Reopened Soapy Massage Parlors

Brothels see farangs as Covid-19 risk, but, don't worry, Bangkok police say no sex will be offered now anyway.
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Thailand Flight Ban to Remain ‘Indefinitely’ – CAAT

Thailand’s ban on international airline flights will continue “indefinitely”, the country’s aviation chief said Wednesday, adding another more credence to supposition that tourists will...

Foodpanda blows up business by tweeting vow to help police hunt...

What food delivery giant Foodpanda did Sunday may end up being an example in business-school textbooks of how to blow up your business in 280 characters.
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Broke Thailand Mulls Spending Trillion Baht on Unneeded ‘Bridges to Nowhere’

Government doesn't have cash to pay for rail-crossing signals, but still wants to build sea & land bridges
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Thailand Finally Ready to Offer Expats Discounted Domestic-Travel Packages

After offering Thai nationals more than 24 billion baht in free hotels rooms and discounted airfares, the government finally is ready to throw expats...
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Thailand Heads Toward Historic Recession Worse than 1997 Asian Crisis –...

Staring down 11.4% GDP contraction, gov't backpedals, says it now will take US$1.5 billion international loan
An All Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo arrives at Bangkok's Survanabhumi International Airport in June. Japanese travelers will be able to return to Thailand in November without undergoing quarantine under a plan by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Nov. 1 Reopening: Devil Will Be in Details

CoE? Insurance? SHA+? Prayut laid out a vision, but bureaucrats may add conditions. How many will determine how successful reopening is.
With no customers in sight on Bangkok's Suhumvit Soi 8, a food vendor sleeps on her cart. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

60% of Tourism Businesses to Fold Within 6 Months, Major Study...

Two-month survey project finds economic crisis to last long after pandemic ends, impacts more than just tourism
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WATCH: Bang Sue Grand Central Station Ready to Open in January

While Thailand may be in the midst of a nationwide railroad revival, nothing illustrates the rebirth of rail more than Bang Sue Central Station,...
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Thailand Mulls Extending Single-Entry Tourist Visas to 105 Days

Foreign Affairs Ministry proposal would add 15 days to 30-day extensions of 60-day SETV
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Foreigners Selling Ice Cream ‘Threaten National Security’

Thailand collected more than 1.3 million baht in fines and deported 388 foreigners for working illegally in the kingdom since October. The Department of Employment...
A child walks across the prayer rug inside Wat Chedi Luang, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

New Virus Outbreak Deals Body Blow to Northern Tourism With Thousands...

Coronavirus cases linked to bar workers who illegally crossed the Myanmar border have dealt a body blow to northern tourism, with thousands of panicked...
Thailand Lockdown Ends June 30 All Bars and Busineeses to Reopen

Thailand’s Lockdown Ends June 30, Bars, Soapy Massage Parlors Can Reopen...

Official confirmation of the decision is expected at Monday’s CCSA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
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Coronavirus Leaves Bangkok Condo Market in Critical Condition

Starved of Chinese cash, Bangkok’s condo market has cratered and any recovery likely will be years away. More than 100,000 units sit empty on the...
Funeral services were held Saturday for Thanyaluck Phadasri , 16, who died by electrocution from her smartphone.

‘Death by Smartphone’: Roi Et Girl 10th Thai Electrocuted Since 2019

Like nearly all Thai teens, Thanyaluck Phadasri was addicted to her smartphone. She was listening to music on it while doing homework last week....
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China Pressuring Thailand for Thai Chana App Personal, Location Data

If Thailand wants Chinese tourists, it must turn over tracking data, report claims
Bangkok's infamous Soi Cowboy red-light district will continues to lie in darkness until at least Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Bars to Remain Closed Until Jan., CCSA Reaffirms

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday dashed hopes of a happy new year for Thailand’s bar and club operators, confirming nightlife entertainment...
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46 Countries, 1 Night Hotel, $50K Insurance: Thailand Releases Nov. 1...

MFA releases major points governing "quarantine-exempt" entry for fully vaccinated foreign tourists that technically is not quarantine-exempt.
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16 Thai Firms to Sell Covid-19 Insurance Online for STV Tourists

Sixteen Thai insurance companies have joined to offer foreigners hoping to visit the kingdom the required US$100,000 in health insurance. The Insurance Office said Thursday...
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