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List Of ‘travel Bubble’ Countries Finalised Today Ahead Of Aug Reopening

02 Jul, 2020

Foreign tourists will be allowed back into the country in August under “travel bubble” arrangements, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed on Thursday, (July 2).

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Phuket Nightlife Restarts With A Whimper

02 Jul, 2020

PHUKET: Entertainment venues on this southern tourist island reopened their doors with little fanfare on Wednesday night after the government further relaxed disease control measures.

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6 New Covid Quarantine Cases Thursday

02 Jul, 2020

The government on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases detected in quarantine, taking the country to 38 days without a local transmission, while global Covid-19 cases rose at a record pace.

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2.7 Million In Thailand’s Tourism Sector Redundant By September – TTIC

02 Jul, 2020

Confidence among Thailand’s tourism business operators fell to the lowest level in a decade during the second quarter of 2020, with about 2.6 million workers already out of work and about another 100,000 expected to be laid off in the third quarter of this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Mr. Chairat Trairattanacharasporn, president of the Thai Tourism Industry Council, on Tuesday.

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Travel Bubble Scheme Drawn Up In 3 Phases

02 Jul, 2020

1,000 tourists a day in 5 provinces to start

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Fire Guts Pattaya's Sukhawadee House

01 Jul, 2020

PATTAYA: Sukhawadee House, a major tourist attraction, went up in flames on Wednesday morning, just as it was about to reopen its doors after being closed for four months by the coronavirus lockdown.

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More Returnees From Kuwait Found Infected With Coronavirus

01 Jul, 2020

The government on Wednesday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease infection, workers returning from Kuwait, raising the total to 3,173.

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Back To School

01 Jul, 2020

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Wednesday (July 1) visited Prachaniwet Prathom and Prachaniwet Matthayom schools in Chatuchak district to check the implementation of Covid-19 prevention measures on the first day of the 2020 semester, which had been postponed since early this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Social Distancing Relaxed In MRT Trains From Today

01 Jul, 2020

MRT trains will relax from Wednesday social distancing practices that had been implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) and Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), the train operators, said on Tuesday.

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IT&CMA Cancels 2020 Show

01 Jul, 2020

BANGKOK, 1 July 2020: IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific due to be hosted in Bangkok this September has been cancelled with new dates set for 28 to 30 September 2021 according to the organiser TTG Events.

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EU Opens Borders To 'safe' Countries Including Thailand

01 Jul, 2020

The European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen its borders to 15 countries excluding the virus-stricken US, as the pandemic accelerated globally with more than 505,000 deaths worldwide.

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Govt Bets On Local Tourism

01 Jul, 2020

Two packages worth B22.4bn approved

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Aviation Agency Issues List Of Travelers Allowed Into Thailand

30 Jun, 2020

BANGKOK — The civil aviation regulator on Monday night releases a list of traveler groups to be admitted into the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Deserted As Never Before’ Virus Knocks Thai Tourism Into Comatose

30 Jun, 2020

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Hotels are shuttered in the dark, bars are closed and empty food carts are seen around Bangkok’s once-bustling tourism associated street. Silence shrouds the city’s party land despite the easing COVID-19 lockdown measures.

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Two More Covid Cases In Thailand Tuesday

30 Jun, 2020

Two additional cases of Covid-19 were found in Thailand over the past 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,171. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 58.

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Bangkok Air Resumes Phuket Flights

30 Jun, 2020

BANGKOK, 30 June 2020: Bangkok Airways resumes two additional domestic flights, 1 July, to Phuket from Bangkok and Samui.

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August Targeted For Beach Holidays

30 Jun, 2020

Five locations may see pilot projects

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More Groups Of Foreigners To Be Allowed Entry From Tomorrow

30 Jun, 2020

Additional groups of foreigners will be allowed to enter Thailand from tomorrow (July 1), the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on Monday (June 29).

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Thailand To Lift Ban On International Flights Wednesday

30 Jun, 2020

Airport usage less than half of last year

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Nightlife Makes Return

30 Jun, 2020

Bars, soapy massages kick off from tomorrow

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Another 6 Groups Of Foreigners To Be Allowed Entry In July

29 Jun, 2020

Six more groups of foreigners are set to be allowed to enter Thailand in July, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Monday (June 29).

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Nightlife To Resume, Some Foreigners Allowed In

29 Jun, 2020

Tourists still banned due to virus worries

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AirAsia Sees Rebound In Flight Demand With Record-breaking Sales

29 Jun, 2020

AirAsia sold a record-breaking 41,000 seats in a single day last Tuesday, in what is the airline’s highest post-hibernation sale day since restarting domestic flights in May, signifying a strong rebound in demand for air travel.

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Nokscoot Bites The Dust

29 Jun, 2020

Thailand’s LCC NokScoot Airlines will enter liquidation as the crisis for the troubled airline deepened due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Govt Logs 7 New Covid Cases, Extends Emergency

29 Jun, 2020

The government reported seven new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Monday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,169 with 58 deaths since January.

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Opinion: Thailand Travel Restrictions And Health And Safety-What To Expect Next? By Andrew J. Wood

29 Jun, 2020

The following is an opinion and the thoughts and writing within are the authors own. You can submit your own opinion for consideration of publishing at pattayanewseditor@gmail.com

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Thailand Covid-19 Center To Finalize Phase 5 Restrictions Tomorrow, Dismisses Criticism On Rules Being “too Strict”

29 Jun, 2020

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will on Monday disclose details of the easing of Phase 5 restrictions, due to begin on the first of July, while stressing the need for effective disease control measures to prevent a second wave.

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Bangsaen Beach Packed, Road Access Temporarily Closed Due To Crowding Concerns

29 Jun, 2020

Popular Bangsaen Beach was heavily crowded this morning and early afternoon leading to traffic police and local officials to temporarily close road access to the beach, disappointing many potential visitors.

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Building Back A Better Pattaya

29 Jun, 2020

PATTAYA, 29 June 2020: Here’s one mother of a memory lane excursion that dates back 20 years when I was the director of marketing and sales at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Pattaya.

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Thailand Elephants Receiving Vital Support To See Them Through COVID-19 Crisis

28 Jun, 2020

Much needed help in the form of money and food donations, medical care and other support is being given for the welfare of elephants in Thailand’s elephant camps which, like many of the kingdom’s hotels and tour operators, are reeling from the COVID-19 crisis.

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