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Phuket Ends Self-Imposed Isolation Oct. 1 Even As Covid-19 Cases Continue...

Phuket’s self-imposed isolation to all but “sandbox” tourists ends Oct. 1. The province’s communicable diseases committee on Thursday agreed to finally left entry restrictions, allowing...
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Draws 33,059 Visitors, 1/3 of Original Plan

The Phuket “sandbox “ program welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the its two-and-a-half months, a a third of what was hoped for. From July 1-Sept....

Common Sense Finally? TAT Boss Says Cities’ Quarantine, ‘Sealed Routes’ Plans...

Instead of letting cities create differing, overly restrictive models, CCSA mulling standardized, national plan, Yuthasak says
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ on Edge of Axe as Covid-19 Cases Rise another...

Phuket’s “sandbox” foreign-tourism program is dancing on the blade of the axe as the island province deals with more than 200 new coronavirus cases...
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Phuket to Allow Fully Vaxed Domestic Tourists from Sept. 8

Those who plan to stay a week or more must pay for Covid-19 test on Day 5.
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Expats Assisting Confused Farangs at Phuket Immigration Office

A group of volunteering expats is now assisting with services at the Immigration Office in Phuket, making it easier for other foreigners contacting the...

Bangkok Airways to Resume Phuket-Koh Samui Flights Wednesday

Bangkok Airways on Wednesday will resume flights between Phuket and Koh Samui to support the Surat Thani island’s vaccinated-tourism program. Surat Thani Gov. Witchawut Jinto...
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Thailand to Try Again to Drop Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Stay Requirement to...

Tourism officials again are trying to spring Phuket ‘sandbox’ tourists trapped on the island for two weeks after just seven days. The Tourism Authority of...
Police take suspect Teerawat Thothip to Ton Ao Yon waterfall in Phuket where he allegedly killed a Swiss tourist. It was part of a crime re-enactment on Sunday.

History Didn’t Repeat: Phuket Swiss Tourist Murder Not Pinned on Burmese...

This time, however, a Thai did do it, police say. Teerawat Thothip, an unemployed drug addic, was charged with murder and robbery.
Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew and top police and local officials led a Friday night memorial service at the beach.

200K Reward Offered as Phuket Tightens Security After Rape-Murder of Swiss...

Ranked 110 of 150 in world for tourist safety, Thailand must get safer, Tourism & Sports says
The partially nude body of Swiss tourist Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, 57, was found at the rocky base of the Ao Yon Waterfall on Phuket’s eastern coast Aug. 5.

Murder in the ‘Sandbox’: Swiss Tourist Raped, Killed in Phuket; Thai...

With Covid-19 raging and hotel booking crashing, Phuket 'sandbox' now much overcome fears about tourist safety
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TAT Tours 14,000 Arrivals in Phuket ‘Sandbox’ 1st Month

The Tourism Authority of Thailand said more than 14,000 foreign “tourists” visited Phuket in the first month of the “sandbox” scheme, generating of 829...
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Phuket Closes Borders, Leaves Sandoxers Isolated, Bored

Tourists arriving in Phuket’s “sandbox” from Aug. 3 will be touching down on an island all-but-sealed off from the rest of Thailand where anything remotely entertaining closed down.
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Thai Gold Medalist Panipak Returns to Phuket to Hero’s Welcome

The first Thai gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in Phuket Monday to a hero’s welcome, but must wait 14 days before...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Tourists Can Now Escape to Nearby Islands After 7...

Fully vaccinated foreign tourists trapped in the Phuket “sandbox” for two weeks can now escape to a handful of southern islands after seven days. The...
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Phuket Restricts Domestic Tourism to Covid-19 Vaccinated, Recovered Travelers

New and upgraded screening measures have been announced for domestic travelers entering Phuket. The rules, which apply to both Thais and foreigners living in Thailand,...
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Phuket Adds to Sandboxers Boredom by Closing More Businesses, Limiting Hours

Phuket authorities closed venues at risk of transmitting the coronavirus and suspended other activities while allowing shopping centers to open until 9 p.m. Gov. Narong...
Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai Khao Beach where visitors can observe aircraft landings. The roofed sidecar motorcycles known as “saleng” are owned by villagers in the Ban Mai Khao Community in Phuket. They say it’s a fun form of travel and easy way to visit the famous Mai Khao Beach. The beach is located just off Phuket International Airport’s runway and provides a perfect spot for plane-spotters to snap photos of aircraft on their approach to the airport. Ban Mai Khao‘s Vice President of Tourism Manit Saithong said Thursday that community anticipates visitors will soon be back as the Covid-19 situation has greatly de-escalated. These saleng taxis will transport visitors to and from Mai Khao Beach, as well as other community-based tourism attractions, such as the last rice farm on Phuket, a buffalo farm, or a Cicadidae-catching activity. Visitors can book these activities at the Saleng Taxi stand in Phuket.

Phuket’s ‘Saleng’ Taxis Ready to Take Plane-Spotters to Airport Beach

Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inspects Koh Samui Airport ahead of its opening to foreign tourists under the STV program.

PM Inspects Samui, Phuket Airports as Ravaged Islands Prep to Receive...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday visited Koh Samui Airport to inspect screening processes for international tourists to travel to in Surat Thani Province...
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel...

The Travel Blog Exchange – better known as TBEX Asia – is now open for registration. This world’s premier gathering of travel bloggers and...
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Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges
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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...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival to Proceed Despite No Foreign Tourists

Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place. Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said...
Russian Woman Driver Killed by Belarus Man in Phuket

Russian Motorcyclist Killed by Belarus Driver in Phuket

A Russian woman died after her motorbike was struck by a Belarus motorist in Phuket. The Sunday accident straight out of an eastern bloc gazette...
French national Elies Guenez, far left, is presented with a warrant as he is arrested in Phuket Tuesday.

Phuket Frenchman Jailed for ‘Rape’ of British Tinder Date

UK English teacher filed rape charges 3 days after their date
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