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ITC Newsletter - October 2020

09 Oct, 2020



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The Public Health Ministry has proposed that the mandatory quarantine period for tourists be reduced from 14 to 10 days and will soon ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to alter the requirement accordingly.

Permanent secretary for Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit said on Wednesday he was confident that a second wave of Covid-19 in Thailand would not be as bad as the first, thanks to the country's comprehensive preventative measures, particularly related to the wearing of face masks in public.



Khao San Road will reopen to trade at the end of next month with more vendors and promotional events lined up to pull in local crowds.

The small street, popular with foreign tourists, has experienced one of its biggest slumps since the Covid-19 pandemic forced border closures. With tourist arrivals down to zero, City Hall has decided it will spur business along the street by drawing in Thais and expats, according to Mr Sakoltee.

The deputy governor chaired a meeting on Wednesday on preparations to reopen street-side trade along the road starting either on Oct 30 or 31.


Shopping from Local to Luxury

Where do you go shopping in Bangkok? A weekend market or a department store?Let’s check out a shopping vibe of the capital together from the world’s largest weekend market at Chatuchak to ICONSIAM, the luxury department store along the Chao Phraya river.

No matter which venue, shoppers can count on tightened hygiene measures are in place.

The video is available for your viewing courtesy TAT Thailand:


The Unexpected Feeling, Tasty Recipes

Thanks to its tasty flavour, ‘pla ra’ (fermented fish) is both a main dish and an indispensable ingredient in Northeastern Thai culinary culture. ‘Pla ra’ is one of the five elements that characterise ‘Isan’ uniqueness, along with sticky rice, ‘lap’ (spicy minced pork), ‘somtam’ (spicy papaya salad), and ‘mo lam’ (wind instrument performance).

The video is available for your viewing courtesy TAT Thailand:


Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Hotels

Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) is the process of quarantine at government-approved hotels in Thailand at the traveler’s own expense. For non-Thai nationality travelers, many hotels together with hospitals launched Alternative State Quarantine Packages for those who are traveling to Thailand during this time.

Please do let us know if you need any assistance for your customers on ASQ hotels.



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