Showing what a farce the bar "closure" order was, bars on Soi Cowboy have been operating until 2 a.m. thanks to bribes to corrupt Thonglor police.

Bars in 31 Provinces Get ‘Green’ Light to Fully, Legally Reopen

. Nightlife in 17 "blue" tourism provinces, 14 new 'green' zones can operate legally until midnight only, starting June 1
Thailand Pass

CCSA to Decide Fate of Thailand Pass May 20

Changes – or elimination – of the Thailand Pass tourist-entry system will be debated next week by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, with...

Covid-19 Endemic ‘Soon’, But Face Masks, Bar Restrictions to Stay, If...

Thailand’s public health minister says the government still wants to “control people’s behavior” and will not drop its universal face mask mandate, even when...
Thailand School Classrooms Students

All Thailand Schools to Resume On-Site Teaching May 17

About 35,000 schools nationwide are ready to resume on-site teaching when the new school term starts May 17, according to the Education Ministry. Permanent Secretary...
THailand Pass Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Bangkok Bars to Reopen, Face Masks Dropped in ‘Endemic Sandbox’ Plan

. Thailand Pass to end for Thai nationals this month under Health Ministry proposal
Thais Wearing Face Masks

Bangkok Prepares to Declare Covid-19 Endemic

Bangkok is working on plans to transition Covid-19 to endemic status coronavirus conditions have improved. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit on Monday met...
Thailand Pass Checkpoint Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Gov’t Eyes June 1 End of Thailand Pass, But Boosters, Insurance...

Two government ministries are targeting June 1 for the cancellation of the Thailand Pass tourist-entry system, but visitors might require Covid-19 booster shots to...
Tourists Browse Street Market in Phuket

Phuket Lifts All Covid-19 Restrictions on Vaccinated Domestic Tourists Sunday

Fully vaccinated domestic tourists will be able to visit Phuket without restriction starting Sunday as the province tries to pump up its tourism industry. Gov....
A medical worker at a hospital in Surin, Thiailand administers a coronavirus test through a 'Covid Box' made by state telephone company TOT out of an old phone booth.

Gov’t Blocking 15 Provinces from Declaring Covid-19 Endemic

Fifteen provinces are ready to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease, but may see their plans thwarted by the central government. Dr. Suthep Petchmak, inspector-general of...
Thailand Bangkok Nana Plaza Beer Garden Bars Nightlife

All of Thailand Can Drink Legally Until Midnight Starting May 1

In addition to doing away with the Test & Go tourist-entry scheme, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday ended coronavirus-control “orange” zones,...
Thailand Thai Baht THB Currency Money Notes Banknotes Bills

Thai Insurance Companies Pay ฿60 Billion in Covid-19 Benefits, Total Seen...

Insurance companies paid out nearly 60 billion baht on Covid-19 insurance policies through the end of March with the total payouts expected to reach...
Thaialnd pass website

Thailand Drops On-Arrival Covid-19 Tests May 1, Retains Thailand Pass, Mandatory...

. All provinces can now sell alcohol until 11 p.m. in 'restaurants'
Thailand Gets Donated Covovax India Covid-19 Vaccine

Thailand Receives 200K Doses of Indian Covid-19 Vaccine for mRNA-Allergic People

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Thursday accepted 200,000 doses of an Indian-made Covid-19 vaccine from four countries for use on unvaccinated people allergic...

Surprise! (Not): Thailand Won’t Declare Covid-19 Endemic July 1

. Anutin begrudgingly admits disease controls on tourists, nightlife will have to be eased
Thailand Full Moon Party April 16 2022 Khaosan Road Water Fights

Gov’t Covid-19 Hypocrisy Reaches New Heights by Allowing 10,000-Strong Full Moon...

More than 10,000 maskless Thais and foreign partied like it was 2019 at the first full-blown Full Moon Party since before the coronavirus pandemic,...
Thais told to work from home after Songrkan

Thais Told to Work from Home 1 Week to Blunt Post-Songkran...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration advised businesses and government agencies to allow employees to work from home for a week to blunt the...

Gov’t Doctors Continue Hand-Wringing Over Post-Songkran Covid-19 Spike

More hand-wringing from medical hacks on Friday as a chronically conservative advisor to the government predicted the number of daily Covid-19 cases would double...
mouth spray bottle

FDA Warns Against Bogus Covid-19 Vaccine Mouth Spray

The Food and Drug Administration warned against a mouth spray that claims to "catch and kill" the coronavirus, saying the agency has never approved...
Thailand Pass Test Go Tourists Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok-

Thailand Pass, Test & Go May Be Scrapped May 1

. Tourism minister to urge CCSA on April 22 to go beyond dropping on-arrival PCR test

Still Petrified of Songkran, Health Officials Predict 100K Covid-19 Cases After...

. Even though 95% of cases will be mild, asymptomatic, Thailand still threatening new restrictions
Paxlovid Covid-19 Pfizer Antivirual Drug

Pfizer Covid-19 Antiviral Finally Arrives in Thailand

. Paxlovid seen reducing hospitalizations after Songkran.
Thailand Cinema Movie Theater Seating Covid-19 Social Distancing

Covid-19 Close Contact Isolation Cut to 5 Days After Songkran

A public health committee recommended reducing the isolation time for close contacts of Covid-19 patients to five days. The National Communicable Disease Committee, chaired gy...

All of Thailand’s Covid-19 Rules, Not Just PCR Tests, Need to...

Even after admitting that Thailand can’t compete with countries that have fully reopened, the country’s timid leaders still won’t commit to dropping pointless coronavirus...
A Covid-19 patient in an intensive-care ward at a private hospital in Bangkok.

Health Ministry Sounds Alarm Over Deadly Covid-19 Spike After Songkran

The Ministry of Public Health raised an alarm over the potential for more Covid-19 patients needing ventilators after Songkran. Dr. Sumanee Wacharasint, director of the...
French France ambassador Thailand donates 3.2 million covid-19 pfizer doses

France Donates 3.3 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses

France’s ambassador to Thailand donated more than 3.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine during a coutesy call on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Ambassador...
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