Koh Samui Thailand Ocean Swimmer Tourist

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...
Thailand Hospital ICU Coronavirus COvid19

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
Rayong Thailand Tourist Attraction Temple

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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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...
Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi Health Screening Coronavirus Temperature Scan

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
U Zennaya Phuket Resort

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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Alcohol Ban Averted; CCSA Limits Sales to 9 p.m.

. Test & Go cutoff date nixed; 5 'Sandboxes' added; Nightlife postponed again
Thailand Quarantine Covid-19 Coroanvirus Sandbo

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...
Wat Pho Temple Reclining Buddha Bangkok Thailand

Thailand Temples, Bus Lines Using Coronavirus as Cover for Anti-Foreign Racism

Even as the U.S., Europe and Australia reckon with institutional racism and treatment of minorities, Thailand is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse...
A "small minority" of hotels in Hua HIn have raised rates to defraud the government out of subsidy funds, gouging customers in the process.

Thai Hotels Gouging Guests to Collect Higher Room-Rate Subsidies

'We Travel Together' Tourism-Stimulus Program Creates Windfall for Cheating Hoteliers
Thailand Elephant Tourism Chiang Mai Karen North 3

Pandemic Upends Thailand’s Elephant Tourism, Testing Mahouts’ Lifelong Bonds

Being a mahout is said to be a lifetime commitment, but the coronavirus recession is testing that tradition
Patong Phuket Thailand Bangla Road Bars Nightlife

Phuket Free of Covid-19… and Tourists

Phuket has been free of the coronavirus, but still needs frequent tourism-promotion campaigns because its tourism industry has not picked up, according to the...
Thailand Tourists Bus Travel Group Tour

Thais Demand Cowering Generals Reopen Borders to Tourists

TAT admits public opinion has shifted faster than government on risk posed by foreigners
A solitary tuk-tuk driver scans an empty Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok for customers as Thailand imposes a national night-time curfew to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 pulmonary disease it causes.

Thailand to ‘Reopen’ 5 Destinations Oct. 1 … With Quarantines, Closed...

'Reopen' is the wrong word, as it means neither quarantine-free travel for tourists nor full resumption of all businesses.
Suvarnabhumi Internationa Airport Bangkok Thailand BKK Arrivals Sign

2,000 Exiled Expats Could Return to Thailand in July

7 groups to be first visitors allowed to enter, with and without quarantine
Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa Thailand Hotel

Thailand’s Minor Int’l to Reopen 90% of Hotels by Sept.

94% percent of company’s 1,490 Thailand restaurants already open again
Thailand Island Resorts Beaches

Tourism Ministry to Propose Opening 5 Southern Islands to Foreign Tourists

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose the opening of five islands to foreign tourists, emphasizing confidence in safety measures for both tourists...
Transport Co Bus Thailand Bangkok

Transport Co. Backs Off Anti-Foreigner Policy, Wat Pho Doubles Down

Transport Co. buses are now open to foreigners but Wat Pho doubled-down on its anti-foreigner policy.
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.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Departures Tourism-1

With Reopening Delayed, Thailand Instead Moves to Shorten Quarantine to 7...

Having all but officially postponed the reopening of five provinces by a month, Thailand instead is looking to shorten the quarantine for fully vaccinated...
Phuket Tourism Patong Beach Thailand-1

WATCH: Thailand Maps Out 1st Month of Foreign Tourist Arrivals Since...

Thailand tomorrow will welcome its first group of foreign tourists since March with the arrival of 150 Chinese visitors taking a charter flight from...
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...
Airport Empty Gate

Of Bubbles, Viruses and Thailand’s Reality Distortion Field

The CCSA rejected the Cabinet's 'travel bubble' plan because it didn't include lengthy quarantines. That's the entire point of them.

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
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang

Bangkok Gov. Pisses in Prayut’s Sandbox, Says Only He Can Decide...

But Aswin Kwanmuang seemed to have forgotten that he’s been overruled before.
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