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Tourist Entry Fees Confirmed

14 Feb, 2023

Cabinet approves B300 fee for air arrivals, B150 for others, starting in June

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‘Amazing Muaythai Festival’ In Hua Hin Traditional ‘Wai Kru’ Ceremony Sets New Guinness World Record

07 Feb, 2023

The Amazing Muaythai Festival 2023 held during 4-6 February 2023 at Rajabhakti Park, HuaHin, Prachuap Kiri Khan successfully promoted Muay Thai to the world.

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Centara Extends Trat Hotel Contract

07 Feb, 2023

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has confirmed the signing of a new Hotel Management Agreement with Kanoknat Adhyanasakul, the owners of Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat, to continue managing this successful property for a period of 10 more years.

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‘Engine Surge’ Likely Cause Of Azur Air Incident

07 Feb, 2023

PHUKET: A retired expat with 50 years’ experience in the aviation industry has suggested that an ‘engine surge’ was the most likely cause of the Incident that saw a fully loaded flight bound for Moscow abort takeoff at Phuket International Airport last Saturday (Feb 4).

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Bangkok New Central Station Opens For Long-haul Train Services

20 Jan, 2023

Starting from 1 p.m. today (Jan 19), 52 long-distance trains will depart from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Station instead of Hua Lamphong.

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Tourism Workers Run Short

19 Jan, 2023

Idea of foreign tour guides floated

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Thailand’s Plan To Collect 300-baht Fee Excludes Foreigners With Work Permits And Border Passes

14 Jan, 2023

In June, Thailand is likely to begin collecting a 300-baht fee from foreign tourists arriving in the country.

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Yet Another New Date For Introduction Of Thai Tax On Foreign Visitors

13 Jan, 2023

Much more detail is required about the new 300 baht tourist tax if travel chaos is to be avoided from June 1.

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Chinese Heading To Phuket, Chiang Mai

11 Jan, 2023

Both Chiang Mai and Phuket are expecting to see a significant rise in air travel on direct flights from China from Jan 18, according to local airport authorities.

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Thailand Quickly Cancels Vaccine Requirement After Shooting Itself In The Foot

10 Jan, 2023

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has cancelled with immediate effect the latest requirement for all foreigners to show evidence of at least two vaccination jabs before boarding a flight to Thailand.

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Govt U-turns On Covid Vaccination Rule For Visitors

09 Jan, 2023

The government on Monday rescinded a policy announced at the weekend requiring visitors to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination

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Thailand’s Latest Travel Restrictions “need Immediate Amendment”

09 Jan, 2023

Effective early today Monday January 9 Thai time, airlines round the world are instructed to ensure that their passengers to Thailand have documentation to prove at least two anti-covid jabs

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Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority Tells Airlines Unvaccinated/Travelers Without Vaccine Documentation Can Fly But Must Test On Arrival

08 Jan, 2023

Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority or CAAT sent an urgent notice tonight, January 8th, 2023, to airlines just hours before major changes to vaccine requirements to Thailand, clarifying that unvaccinated travelers or those without their documentation can fly but must take a test on arrival.

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Sudden Jab Proof Requirement Upsets Foreign Tour Firms: Phuket Tourist Association

08 Jan, 2023

Tourism recovery and Thailand's reputation in jeopardy, body says

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Thailand Instructs Airlines To Check Traveller Vaccination Starting January 9

07 Jan, 2023

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has ordered airlines to check passenger documentation before boarding (or risk fines) starting on Monday January 9. All passengers to Thailand aged 18 and over will be required to present to check-in staff written proof that they have received at least two covid vaccine shots.

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Covid-jab Rules For Travellers Confirmed

07 Jan, 2023

Aviation regulator says requirement will apply to all passengers on international flights landing from 1am Monday

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No Specific Date Yet For Tourists To Thailand To Show More Documentation

06 Jan, 2023

Thai health minister Anutin Charnvirakul did not give a definite date for the latest procedure to be checked on individuals, but advised foreigners to bring paper documentation or online verification on their next journey to Thailand.

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Proof Of Covid Jabs For All Visitors Revived

05 Jan, 2023

Travellers going to countries that require negative test results must also have insurance, says Anutin

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Thailand’s Entry Rules For Chinese Visitors To Be Slightly Tweaked

05 Jan, 2023

Fully-vaccinated Chinese tourists will not be subject to any new Covid tests or quarantine on arrival to Thailand. The rules for most other nationalities are similar but not precisely the same.

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Chinese Torrent Unlikely This Month

04 Jan, 2023

Lunar New Year tourism to be muted

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New Thailand International Travel Curbs To Be Announced January 5

02 Jan, 2023

The Chinese decision to open up travel opportunities for its citizens has all sorts of international repercussions.

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Confusion Reigns Over Health Rules For Chinese Arrivals In Thailand

01 Jan, 2023

Thailand desperately wants Chinese tourist cash, but risks its health services being overwhelmed by huge demands never experienced during the pandemic.

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Projected Chinese Exodus To Pattaya Puts The City Under Pressure

28 Dec, 2022

The news that Chinese nationals will be able to travel abroad from January 8 without experiencing compulsory quarantine and home isolation on return has been generally welcomed as boosting the Thai economy as it struggles to regain momentum in the post-covid world environment.

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AOT Expects 2 Million Passengers To Use Its 6 Airports From Dec 29-Jan 4, Says It Is Ready To Deal With Surge In Traffic

27 Dec, 2022

Thailand’s key economic stimulus, tourism, is likely to see a boost during this holiday season as the Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) said the number of tourists could see a rise by more than 170% year-on-year.

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Hi-tech Thai Immigration Procedures Aim To Reduce Queue Frustrations

25 Dec, 2022

Thai immigration procedures are becoming increasingly sophisticated as technology advances.

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Khao San New Year Countdown Cancelled

25 Dec, 2022

But entertainment venues and shops will remain open in popular tourist area

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Thai Health Minister Nixes Extending Drinking Hours To 4 A.m.

22 Dec, 2022

Thai law permits the sale of alcoholic beverages from 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to midnight for vendors and until 2 AM for nighttime entertainment establishments.

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Thai AirAsia Plots Path To Full Recovery

22 Dec, 2022

Thai AirAsia estimates it will close the year with 10 million passengers flown, backed by the strong demand for domestic and international travel, especially in the fourth quarter.

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Emirates Goes Four Daily To Bangkok

21 Dec, 2022

Emirates will starts the new year in Thailand by adding a fourth flight between Bangkok and Dubai from 1 January 2023.

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Confirmation New Year Celebrations Can Go Ahead

21 Dec, 2022

New Year celebrations can be held as normal despite the rise in Covid-19 infections a senior medical official confirmed on Wednesday, saying the situation is controllable.

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