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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...
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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...
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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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
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...
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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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Goodbye Travel Bubbles, Hello ‘Safe & Sealed’ Tourists Restricted to 1...

Desperate tourism businesses hope to import 500K tourists by requiring tests, insurance and limiting movement
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‘Phuket Model’ for Foreign Tourists Not Happening Anytime Soon – Gov’t...

A government spokeswoman said the “Phuket Model” of welcoming foreign tourists would not be implemented in the near future and Thai people should go...
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Phuket Tries to Open to Farangs Without Scaring Off Skittish Thai...

Desperate Phuket tourism businesses will continue efforts to bring domestic tourists to the southern resort island even as local officials prepare to welcome Thailand’s...
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After Domestic-Tourism Plan Flops, Gov’t Widens Eligibility, But Not to Foreigners

Admitting its plan to revive the tourism industry by offering Thai travelers deeply discounted hotel rooms and airline flights has flopped, the government opened...
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EU to Welcome Thai Tourists July 1, But Bangkok Unlikely to...

Europe deems Thai tourists safe enough to enter without quarantine, but offer may require reciprocity, which Thailand not ready to give
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Thailand’s Virus Hawks Hell-Bent on Crippling Tourism in Futile Bid to...

Analysis: 1,000-visitor caps, exorbitant insurance requirements and long quarantines will flatten any travel-bubble schemes, adding to hospitality sector's pain
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Thailand Quietly Cracks Open Border Early for Select, Rich Travelers

Executives who booked pricey resort quarantines welcomed, but no one arrives. 3 more groups selected for entry starting July 1
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Travel Bubbles ‘Can Wait’, Foreign Minister Says As Thai Economy Continues...

Business leaders increasingly worry that government's fear of virus is strangling economy.
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Travel Bubbles Likely Delayed ‘Indefinitely’, Aviation Chief Says

Thailand may have to postpone “indefinitely” proposed “travel bubbles” after its three target partners – China, Japan and South Korea – sustained new outbreaks...
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Tourism Minister Tells Chiang Rai Relief Coming Soon With Border Reopening

Thailand’s tourism minister visited Chiang Rai to meet with business owners hoping for a lifeline amid the pandemic recession. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn visited the Food and...
A lone Thai man walks down a deserted Walking Street in Pattaya on Sunday, Aug. 30. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Tourism Recovering, But Far From Normal, SCB Warns

Thailand’s tourism industry is recovering but has not been restored to normal yet, Siam Commercial Bank said Monday. The bank’s Economic Intelligence Center urged the...

Thailand Moves to Cut Quarantine Times, Reopen to ‘Moderate-Risk’ Tourists

Even as Thailand faces renewed threats of a coronavirus outbreak and mask use plummets, some of the country’s institutions continue to barrel ahead with...
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Koh Samui’s 4-Hour Covid-19 Tests Could Earn Island First Dibs on...

Koh Samui hopes to put its new four-hour coronavirus testing lab to good use restarting the island’s tourism industry. Vorasit Pongkumpunt, president of the Tourism...
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Squeaky-Clean Khaosan Road Ready to Reopen in August

Old hippies whine that the backpacker strip has been sanitized of its soul.
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TAT Announces Compulsory Medical Insurance for Foreign Visitors

Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission now allows overseas travelers to purchase Thai-based Covid-19 insurance online
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Chiang Mai Night Safari Reopens with Free Admission July 1-15

Chiang Mai Night Safari will open its gates to visitors free of charge July 1-15, but only 300 visitors at a time will be...
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Lifting of Thailand Foreign Flight Ban Changes Nothing for Tourists

Borders technically will reopen, but only 200 people in select groups from 5 countries will be allowed entry per day
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Gov’t to Move Events to Rayong to Tourism-Killing Egyptian Blunder

Rayong’s battered tourist industry will be getting extra government support after a bureaucratic blunders allowed a coronavirus-infected Egyptian airman to wander through a shopping...
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Phuket 5-Star Resort Closes as Island’s Tourism Leaders Grill Deputy PM...

U Zenmaya Phuket, a five-star resort in the island’s Kathu District, said Monday it will cease operations July 31, with local hospitality executives telling...
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