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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...
The Carousel beer bar n Pattaya's Walking Street sits empty and for sale. Nightlife could be shut even longer than Jan. 16, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thrusday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

PM: Nightlife Reopening May Be ‘Put on Hold’ Due to Omicron

The much-anticipated Jan. 16 reopening of bars and clubs may be delayed further by the emergence of the coronavirus omicron variant, Prime Minister Prayut...
The Chuifong Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai

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

Thailand Pass Failed on Launch, As Expected

There is now a workaround to fix the dreaded "API Error" Thailand Pass, the linchpin to Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourists today failed on its...

‘Test & Go’ Is a Lie: Thailand’s Reopening to Choke on Excessive Red Tape,...

. You can't just get a test and go. It takes weeks of preplanning and thousands of baht insurance and 1-2 nights quarantine.

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
ASEAN Summit 2021 Teleconference Zoom Video Conference Prayut Thailand

Prayut Urges ASEAN to Reopen Faster, Cooperate More on Covid-19

Thailand’s prime minister called on Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries to reopen wider to travelers and collaboratively deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The 38th...
UN Women Ploy Phutpheng

46 Countries, 1 Night Hotel, $50K Insurance: Thailand Releases Nov. 1 Reopening Details

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 Arrivals

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...
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 Nov. 1 Reopening

. 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.
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.

Krabi Gets Another 500,000 Vaccine Doses as Reopening Nears

Krabi Province has received another half-million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the southern province prepares to reopen to foreign tourists. Thialand has administered more than...
Sukhumvit Road, the main street through Bangkok's tourist, business and commercial area, is all but deserted before 8 p.m. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Oct. 1 Is Here, But What’s Really Changed?

Relaxed restrictions are still restrictions. Thailand still failing to "live with Covid-19"
Thailand Pattaya Walking Street bars closed go-go

Pattaya Hits 70% Vaccination Target by Oct. 1, Still Isn’t Reopening

Sin City has until Nov. 1 to bring down stubbornly high new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Departures Tourism-1

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

Having all but officially postponed the reopening of five provinces by a month, Thailand instead is looking to shorten the quarantine for fully vaccinated...
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang

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

But Aswin Kwanmuang seemed to have forgotten that he’s been overruled before.
Canceled Flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand

‘No One Said the Country Would Reopen Oct. 1’ – So When Will It?...

First, it’s Oct. 1. Then it’s Oct. 15. Some “academics” say it should be Nov. 1. Now? No one can really say.

Common Sense Finally? TAT Boss Says Cities’ Quarantine, ‘Sealed Routes’ Plans Could Be Ditched

Instead of letting cities create differing, overly restrictive models, CCSA mulling standardized, national plan, Yuthasak says
A colorful gate to a desolute Walking Street. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

CCSA to Decide Friday if Pattaya Can ‘Move On’ with Oct. 1 Reopening

Thailand’s coronavirus task force on Friday will decide if Pattaya can “move on” and welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists on Oct. 1. The Center for...
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 Businesses

'Reopen' is the wrong word, as it means neither quarantine-free travel for tourists nor full resumption of all businesses.
UN Women Ploy Phutpheng

Disease-Control Panel OKs Steps Needed for Thailand to Fully Reopen

The National Communicable Disease Committee has approved four points to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and drive the country forward by implementing a...
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