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Thailand Lifts Ban on Travelers From Africa Tuesday

Tourists from Africa and Thais returning from the region from where the omicron coronavirus variant began again can enter Thailand starting Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman...
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Alcohol Ban Averted; CCSA Limits Sales to 9 p.m.

. Test & Go cutoff date nixed; 5 'Sandboxes' added; Nightlife postponed again
Suvarnabhumi International Airport staff check Thailand Pass QR codes for arriving passengers. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand ‘Test & Go’ Suspension Extended to Jan. 31 Under Health...

. Anutin flip-flops again, now says approved T&G tourists must enter Thailand before Jan. 10 or face quarantine
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Thailand Named ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ for Indian Tourists

Thailand was named “Best Honeymoon Destination” for the second consecutive year at the 10th Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2021. “Thailand is one of...
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Thai International Travel Fair Shifts Focus to ‘Premium Domestic’ Activities

The lengthy pandemic has forced tourism businesses to switch from relying on revenue from international visitors to that generated by domestic tourists. The 27th Thai...
Arriving passengers wait to have their Thailand Pass QR code scanned at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Suspends ‘Test & Go’, Reimposes Quarantine Amid Omicron Threat

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today rolled back Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourists, reimposing mandatory seven-day quarantine for all international arrivals who haven’t already been...
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CCSA to Weigh Reimposing Mandatory Quarantine for Foreign Arrivals, Crushing Tourism...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration this will will consider a proposal to reimpose mandatory quarantine for all arrivals due to the coronavirus omicron...
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Thailand to Inflict Another Half-Baked Entry Website on Foreign Tourists

Having already bungled the Thailand Pass website launch, Thai IT geniuses are about to inflict another website on inbound international tourists, creating even more...
Arriving passengers wait to have their Thailand Pass QR code scanned at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Omicron Be Damned, Ease Entry Rules for Tourists, Pattaya Hotel Boss...

Refusing to submit to omicron panic, the Pattaya-area chief of the Thai Hotels Association said Thailand should stick to an earlier plan to ease...
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Biggest Thai Tourism Expo of Year at Bitec Bangkok

The 60th Thai Teaw Thai Fair aimed at boosting tourism following the country’s reopening wraps up today at the Bitec Bangna Exhibition Center in...

Thailand Entry Rules Eased, Curfews Ended

. CCSA makes Test & Go less of a lie, while creating more confusion over on-arrival testing
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Chiang Rai Starts ‘Blooming’ Dec. 1

While fully vaxed tourists actually can visit the northern province now, Chiang Rai's marketing machine churning out 'reopening' hype for December

Signs of Life in Southern Provinces as Thailand ‘Reopens’

. This week lively down south, but Bangkok remains quiet

Thailand’s Reopening Day Is Here, But How Many Tourists Will Come?

. 70% of Thais fear reopening will spark Covid-19 surge, but starvation looms for many without it
Thailand Blue Zone Sandbox Entry Regulation Rules Immigration Quarantine

‘Life in the Blue Zone’ Full of Quarantine, Paperwork for Tourists...

. Indians, Russians and others not from the 46 regions on the 'low-risk' list can enter Thailand Nov. 1, but face red tape, quarantine & movement limits.
Thailand's Covid-19 insurance portal. Not yet updated with lower coveage packages.

Thai Returnees Exempted from Insurance Requirement; Foreigners Pay Thousands

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration said Thais returning from abroad do not need to purchase health insurance with US$50,000 in coverage. CCSA spokeswoman Apisamai...
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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.
The Thai government’s ‘Travel Together’ programme to boost domestic tourism has been extended until April

Awaiting CCSA , MoPH Releases Own, Unofficial, ‘Conditions’ for Nov. Tourist...

As nearly everyone in the country and many outside of it wait for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration to finally lay-out the details...
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Kasikorn Research Sees Tourism Recovery in ’22

Kasikorn Research Center is optimistic that the Thai tourism industry will see improvement next year as Thailand is going to allow fully vaccinated visitors...
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Tiffany Show Pattaya, Chiang Mai Night Safari Among 185 Thailand Tourism...

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recognized 185 tourism enterprises that that upgraded the quality, professionalism and service standards of the travel and tourism industry. The...
High-speed ferries link Malaysia's Langkawi and Thailand's Koh Lipe.

Thailand, Malaysia Planning Koh Lipe-Langkawi ‘Travel Bubble’

Thailand and Malaysia are working on a plan to open a island “travel bubble” involving Langkawi and Lipe islands in the Andaman Sea. There would...
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul always has something to say, even when no one asked.

No One Asked, But Anutin Offers Ideas on Rules for Thailand’s...

. Never one to shirk the spotlight, Anutin offered his unsolicited advice on the the regulations that will govern the admittance of fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month.
Foreign tourists walk along Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui. They didn't have to pay another 500 baht to get in the country. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Debate Rages Over New Thailand tourist Tax as Country Readies to...

The country will barely be open to quarantine-free arrivals and greedy bureaucrats already want to soak them with yet another pointless fee.
Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
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.
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