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Bangkok Governor Approves Relaxation Of Eight Businesses And Places, Effective This Monday

21 Jun, 2021

Bangkok Governor Asawin Kwanmuang today, June 20th, has signed an official order of the temporary closure of businesses and places issue No. 33 to relax the closures of eight businesses, effective this Monday, June 21st.

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Oil Spill Tar Balls Wash Ashore At Patong, Nai Yang

21 Jun, 2021

Oil in the waters off the west coast of Phuket have continued to wash ashore, today plaguing Patong Beach and Nai Yang Beach* at the northern end of the island.

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Phuket’s Planned Sandbox Reopening Scheme Gets Moderate Response

20 Jun, 2021

Thailand’s planned Sandbox reopening scheme for the resort island of Phuket next month for vaccinated tourists, has had a moderate response.

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20 Covid Deaths, 3,682 New Cases Sunday As New Vaccines Arrive

20 Jun, 2021

There were 20 more Covid-19 fatalities and 3,682 new cases in the country over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Sunday morning.

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Reopening Of Phuket, Surat Thani Gets Initial Nod From CCSA

20 Jun, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday has approved in principle the tourism sandbox programme that will be implemented in Phuket from July 1 and in certain areas of Surat Thani from July 15

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Refinements To The Sandbox As The Countdown Continues To Thailand’s Reopening

20 Jun, 2021

Nearing the 10 day countdown to the Phuket sandbox and it couldn’t be a more important milestone for Thailand’s battered tourist industry.

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Phuket 'Sandbox' To Draw 600,000

20 Jun, 2021

B15bn touted for first 3 months

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Booze Ban In Pattaya Restaurants Extended, Pubs And Bars Remain Closed

19 Jun, 2021

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has whittled down the list of Dark Red Zones to only four provinces and is to allow dining at restaurants until 11pm from June 21.

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Prominent Private Business Sectors In Thailand Shows Support To Government’s Reopening Plan In October

19 Jun, 2021

Prominent private business sectors in Thailand shows support to government’s reopening plan in October to accelerate recovery of Thai economy

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Thai Department Of Land Transport Resumes Normal Services Starting June 21st

19 Jun, 2021

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) announced earlier today they will be resuming normal services effective on June 21st

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Thailand’s Airports Prepare For Tourists Flights Arriving In 120 Days

19 Jun, 2021

Thailand’s airports are preparing to receive tourist flights in 120 days, a goal set by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday.

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Covid UPDATE Saturday: 3,667 New Infections And 32 Deaths

19 Jun, 2021

The trend of new Covid infection continues to steadily rise. Saturday’s totals are 32 new Covid-related deaths and 3,667 cases.

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10m Covid Vaccine Jabs Planned Next Month

19 Jun, 2021

The government plans to administer about 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses next month.

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New Conditions Set For Reopening

19 Jun, 2021

Only provinces with 70% of the population vaccinated can welcome foreign tourists

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Four Dark Red Covid Zones From Monday

19 Jun, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday defined Bangkok and the three adjoining provinces of Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan as dark red zones of maximum and strict Covid-19 control.

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Government Releases Guideline For Phuket Sandbox

18 Jun, 2021

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) released, on Friday, a step-by-step guide for entering and exiting the “Phuket Sandbox” which will begin on July 1.

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Thai MICE City Hosts Lions

18 Jun, 2021

The annual Lions Clubs International Thailand Convention convened despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in Thailand, attracting over 2,000 attendees nationwide to the hybrid format event.

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Phuket Hotels Certified Sandbox Ready

18 Jun, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recently presented the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificates to more than 300 tourism businesses in Phuket.

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New Public Park In Jomtien Completed, Set To Open To The Public In August

18 Jun, 2021

A new major public park with a lagoon called ‘Nong Pong’ on Jomtien Second Road across from the Riviera condo is now completed.

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Analysis: As Thai Prime Minister Announces Country To Reopen Within 120 Days Tourism Industry Cheers, Doctors Concerned

18 Jun, 2021

The following is an analysis/opinion of recent news this week in Thailand around plans to “re-open” the country to vaccinated foreign tourists, essentially in full, within 120 days, which would be roughly mid-October and at the start of Quarter 4, also called the “High Season” in Thailand.

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Pattaya Bar Beer Operators Urging Government To Open For Foreign Tourists

18 Jun, 2021

Pattaya bar beer operators urging government to open for foreign tourists and to relax closure measures for entertainment sector or to provide significant financial aid

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Tour Operators On Edge Over Jab Wait

18 Jun, 2021

Tour operators on edge over jab wait

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Krabi Hoteliers Eye Sandbox

18 Jun, 2021

Hoteliers in Krabi are banking on the Phuket sandbox model to jumpstart international travel sentiment.

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Govt Confirms Phuket 62% Vaccinated

18 Jun, 2021

The national government has announced that Phuket province is now ready to go ahead with the Phuket Sandbox reopening .

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Pundits Say Reopening 'premature'

18 Jun, 2021

PM's 'sandbox' plan to boost economy possibly dangerous

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Friday Covid Update: 3,058 New Cases And 22 Deaths

18 Jun, 2021

3,058 new Covid-19 cases and 22 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

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Officials Change Definition Of Population Of Phuket, Claim Island 74% Vaccinated

17 Jun, 2021

Phuket officials are claiming that about 74% of people on the island have received at least one vaccination injection in the mass vaccination campaign across the island.

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Oil Spill Hits Phuket Beaches

17 Jun, 2021

An oil spill washing up onto Phuket beaches as tar balls has now reached from Mai Khao Beach at the northern end of the island all the way to Nai Harn Beach at the southern end of Phuket’s west coast.

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CCSA Seeks Phuket Sandbox Revisions

17 Jun, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration's (CCSA) sub-committee has asked the Tourism Authority of Thailand to revise the Covid-19 control plan proposed for its Phuket Tourism Sandbox programme, due to kick off on July 1.

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Closure Of Phuket Bars And Alcohol Restrictions Turn Off Prospective Foreign Tourist Says Survey

17 Jun, 2021

Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st.

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