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Thailand To Offers Aid And Visa Waive To Stranded Tourists In Pattaya And Phuket

10 Mar, 2022

Yuthasak said travelers can renew their 30-day visas without paying the application fee of 1,900 baht for Ukrainians and Russians while tourism operators are working with China’s UnionPay to provide an alternative payment channel for Russian visitors.

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Russian Tourists To Thailand Drop 50% As Sanctions Hit

09 Mar, 2022

Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukraine war, Russian visitors to Thailand have dropped from 600-700 a day to only 300.

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Thailand Will Not Deport Russian Or Ukrainian Tourists

09 Mar, 2022

The dire situation of 7,000 Ukrainian and – to a lesser extent Russian – visitors trapped in Thailand is being formally discussed by the Bangkok authorities.

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Marriott Bonvoy Travel Fair Injects New Life Into Thai Tourism

09 Mar, 2022

The “Marriott Bonvoy Travel Show” will be held from March 14 to 20 at EmQuartier in Bangkok, allowing local residents to book attractive stays at hotels across the Kingdom.

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Call Centre Opens For Stranded Ukrainian, Russian Tourists

09 Mar, 2022

Phuket opened a call centre on Wednesday to help tourists from Ukraine and Russia unable to return home because of flight cancellations and economic sanctions imposed over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Govt Hopes To Declare Covid-19 Endemic By July 1

09 Mar, 2022

The National Communicable Disease Committee expects the number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities to fall over the next few months, with Covid-19 becoming an endemic disease by July 1.

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Thailand Offers Aid To Stranded Tourists

08 Mar, 2022

More than 7,000 tourists from Russia and Ukraine in Thailand are allowed to extend their visas without an application fee as the government is considering measures to offer humanitarian assistance to those affected by international flight cancellations.

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Bangkok Hotel Prices Survive Covid

07 Mar, 2022

Hotel property value held up in Bangkok during 2021 while Phuket registered heftier discounts in hotel property sales.

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Covid May Turn Into Endemic Disease In Thailand By Early July, Says Ministry

07 Mar, 2022

The Public Health Ministry reckons the Covid-19 situation will improve enough to be considered an endemic disease by early July, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

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Over Half Of Hotel Operators Post Losses

07 Mar, 2022

Some 63% of hotels recorded losses as average occupancy lingered below 30% despite the renewed Test & Go scheme

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Russians In Phuket Granted 1 Month Extension To Stay

07 Mar, 2022

Despite Russia banning Facebook in the country just 2 days ago, the Russian Consulate in Phuket has posted on its own Facebook page yesterday to announce that Russian citizens in Phuket can stay at least month longer than the original date on their visa.

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Malaysia Lifting Curbs On Thai Visitors

06 Mar, 2022

Quarantine-free entry to start March 15; Indonesia considers further opening up of Bali

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Pattaya Venues Call For 1am Closing Time

05 Mar, 2022

Operators of night entertainment venues in Pattaya that have reclassified themselves as restaurants in a bid to remain in operation during the pandemic have urged the government to extend periods of dine-in service with alcoholic beverages beyond 11pm.

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Skal Bangkok Resumes In-person Events

03 Mar, 2022

Skål International Bangkok, a networking club of tourism professionals, will hold an Annual General Meeting to elect a new club president during a networking lunch for members on 8 March at Arnoma Grand Bangkok.

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It’s Time To Let Go Rather Than Retain Test And Go!

02 Mar, 2022

Several hundred delegates to a Thailand Tourism Forum assembly have urged the government to abolish the Test and Go entry requirements or risk a collapse in the international tourist market.

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Ukrainian And Russian Tourists In Thailand Face Problems With Financial Transactions, Travel

02 Mar, 2022

Many Ukrainian and Russian tourists in Thailand have been facing problems with financial transactions and travel following measures launched by various countries banning and blocking services by Russian banks and close airspace to Russian aircraft.

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Thailand Welcomes Saudia’s Maiden Flight From Riyadh To Bangkok After 32 Years

02 Mar, 2022

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to join all relevant Thai public and private agencies to welcome Saudia’s inaugural flight on the Jeddah-Riyadh-Bangkok route

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How Will The War In Ukraine Affect Thailand?

02 Mar, 2022

Russia's decision to invade its neighbour to the west is likely to cause some travel pains for the kingdom as well as supply chain snags down the line if the conflict is prolonged

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Affects Thailand In Both Trade And Tourism Sectors

01 Mar, 2022

Escalation of the crisis involving Russia and Ukraine could affect Thailand, not only in terms of trade but tourism, as many of its visitors are from Russia

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THAI Registers Operating Loss Of B19.7bn For Last Year

01 Mar, 2022

Thai Airways International (THAI) posted a 55.11 billion baht net profit last year on 81.52 billion baht in revenue from one-time transactions, mainly asset sales, and a 19.70 billion baht operating loss.

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Flights From Thailand To Europe Not Affected By Closure Of Ukrainian Airspace

28 Feb, 2022

Outbound flights from Thailand follow the International Civil Aviation Organization’s recommendations to avoid the conflict zone by flying south of Ukraine, over the airspace of Iran and Turkey.

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Saudia Flight To Arrive

28 Feb, 2022

A Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) plane will touch down at Suvarnabhumi airport later on Monday, marking the first direct flight between Thailand and Saudi Arabia following the normalisation of bilateral ties.

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Thailand Scraps Second PCR Test For Tourists, Cuts Insurance Cover To $20,000

28 Feb, 2022

Foreign tourists will no longer have to book a second RT-PCR test and hotel room on the fifth day of their stay in Thailand, according to a government announcement on Monday. Meanwhile, mandatory health coverage for foreign visitors has been reduced from US$50,000 to $20,000 (Bt648,000).

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March 1 Changes To The Test & Go Program Have Been Officially Approved

27 Feb, 2022

Changes to the Thailand Pass, which take effect on March 1, will allow travellers to arrive in Thailand with only one pre-paid day of accommodation and PCR test.

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Ukraine Crisis Complicates Thai Immigration Issues

26 Feb, 2022

Visa extension options for Ukrainians still in Thailand are narrowing whilst flights to Ukraine are jeopardized by the shelling of Kyiv’s main airport.

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Tourism Operators Eye Ukraine Conflict Warily

26 Feb, 2022

Samui yet to receive significant cancellations from Russian market

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Shift To 'endemic' Forecast Within 4 Months

25 Feb, 2022

Future lockdowns not being considered

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No Travel Restrictions In Thailand During Songkran This Year

25 Feb, 2022

No travel restrictions will be imposed when the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meets next week to discuss measures to be introduced during the annual Songkran festival in mid-April, said National Security Council Secretary-General Gen. Supot Malaniyom today (Thursday).

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Rayong Local Beaches Affected By Two Oil Disasters Still Unsafe

25 Feb, 2022

Officials in Rayong have issued a warning indicating that local beaches affected by two oil disasters are still unsafe, citing recent tests that show concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons still exceed safety standards.

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Visitors Via Land, Marine Channels In Three Provinces Won't Need To Quarantine From March 1

24 Feb, 2022

A key Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday agreed to do away with quarantine for both Thais and foreigners entering the country via land and marine channels in three pilot border provinces of Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Songkhla from March 1.

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