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New Sandboxes Open To Overseas Arrivals Amid Covid Spikes

11 Jan, 2022

Three popular beach destinations have been added to a visa programme that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation

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Ministry To Make Covid Endemic This Year

11 Jan, 2022

The Public Health Ministry intends to make Covid-19 endemic this year because the current wave shows mild symptoms and people have cooperated with the vaccination drive.

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Officials Confirm Thailand’s Mu Koh Chang Partially Closed

10 Jan, 2022

Mu Koh Chang national park, a popular resort destination for both Thai and foreign tourists, is only partially closed.

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Bangkokians Rush For Jabs As Omicron Wave Rises

10 Jan, 2022

People flocked to Bangkok’s vaccination hub at Bang Sue Grand Station on Sunday as Thailand’s fifth wave of Covid-19 continued to spread.

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Tuesday Opening Of New Sandbox Provinces Confirmed

09 Jan, 2022

The three southern provinces of Surat Thani, Krabi and Phangnga will start accepting people flying in from abroad under the sandbox formula on Tuesday.

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A Review Of Bangkok’s New Wetland Park

08 Jan, 2022

A naturalistic public park has arrived in Bangkok and it’s not to be missed.

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Test & Go Suspended Indefinitely, 3 More Sandbox Provinces

07 Jan, 2022

The suspension of the Test & Go no-quarantine programme for air travellers has been extended indefinitely, but three provinces will be added to the sandbox scheme that currently applies only to Phuket.

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Rotary Club Pattaya Marina Brings Clear Vision, Confidence To 11-year-old

07 Jan, 2022

Nong was born with blepharoptosis – a drooping eyelid that prevented her from seeing out of her right eye.

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Test & Go Freeze Could Cost B7bn

07 Jan, 2022

Council weighs long-term tourism impact

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Covid-19 Infections Rising After New Year Holidays: Anutin

06 Jan, 2022

The number of new Covid-19 infections has been on the rise after the New Year break, but the death toll has not significantly increased

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High Season Ends Early

06 Jan, 2022

Test & Go halt sees mass cancellations

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Phuket To Remain Open To Tourists, Says Governor

06 Jan, 2022

Governor cites need to lift economy

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Russians Returning To Pattaya

05 Jan, 2022

Russian and European tourists have arrived in Pattaya to escape the frigid far northern hemisphere weather.

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Business Leader Fears Lockdown As Covid-19 Cases Explode In Pattaya

05 Jan, 2022

336 new Covid-19 cases were found in Banglamung District, which includes Pattaya, with officials predicting more than 20 percent of them tied to bars masquerading as restaurants and the just-completed Pattaya Countdown.

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Khao San Road Shuts Down For 3 Days After 10 Tourists Test Positive

05 Jan, 2022

Bangkok’s famous touristy Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district has been closed for three days until January 6 for a clean-up after 10 tourists who visited the street during the New Year holidays tested positive for Covid-19

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Phuket Preps Hotel Guest Isolation

05 Jan, 2022

Scheme aims to continue tourism

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Thailand Allows Visitors Back To Maya Bay

04 Jan, 2022

Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio

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Suspension Of Test & Go Continues Amid Omicron Spike

04 Jan, 2022

Thailand continues the suspension of the Test & Go scheme for travellers, as the country is battling the spike in Covid-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant

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Test & Go To Remain On Ice For Month

04 Jan, 2022

The government is to consider further delaying the resumption of the Test & Go scheme until the end of this month following the spike in Omicron cases in the country.

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All Pattaya Restaurants Now Require Customers To Show Negative Covid-19 Test

03 Jan, 2022

Chonburi governor Pakarathorn Thienchai mandated that customers of restaurants of all sizes produce a negative coronavirus test result before entering.

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Doubts Linger Over 2022

02 Jan, 2022

Visitor mix and access will decide tourism hubs' fate, operators say

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Maya Bay Reopens Today

01 Jan, 2022

Thailand’s Maya Bay is now open to tourists and visitors after being officially relaunched on new year’s day.

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Thousands Flock To Chiang Mai Mountains To Greet 2022s First Sunrise

01 Jan, 2022

Nearly 10,000 people flocked to Thailand’s highest peak – Chiang Mai’s famous Doi Inthanon – to watch the last sunrise of 2021.

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Tourists Jam Roads At Phu Thap Boek

01 Jan, 2022

Popular hilltop resort in Phetchabun thronged by visitors greeting the New Year

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Tourists Flock To Koh Phangan For New Year’s Beach Party

31 Dec, 2021

Expats and tourists are flocking to Koh Phangan for the legendary Full Moon Countdown New Year’s party on Haad Rin Beach

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Rescued Baby Elephant Finally Dies

31 Dec, 2021

Lack of nutrients from milk led to weakened immunity

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Beaches In Prachuap Khiri Khan The Cleanest In Thailand

31 Dec, 2021

Two beaches in Prachuap Khiri Khan have been found to have the cleanest water of any beach in Thailand.

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Russians The Top Demographic In Phuket, Will Likely Remain So

30 Dec, 2021

Over the Christmas holiday, Russian tourists were the number 1 demographic in Phuket, and with the tightening restrictions on entry to Thailand except for the Phuket Sandbox, that trend is expected to continue into the New Year holiday and beyond.

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UK To Accept E-vaccine Certificates Via MOH Prompt Application

30 Dec, 2021

The United Kingdom has announced the endorsement of Covid-19 vaccination certificates issued by Thailand’s Department of Disease Control in digital form

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Bangkok Revises Closure Order, Bars And Nightclubs To Stay Closed Until January 15

30 Dec, 2021

Bangkok officials revised its provincial closure order and extended the date the order is in effect to January 15, requiring bars and entertainment venues to remain shut for at least the next two weeks

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