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Govt Eases Overseas Entry Rules

24 Feb, 2022

Second RT-PCR test replaced by ATK

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Survey Ranks Bangkok 6th Best In The World As A Convention City

23 Feb, 2022

Bangkok moved up to 6th place in the International Convention Destination City in 2021, up from 8th place in 2020, according to GainingEdge's 101 Cities Global Survey, the world's leading consulting firm for the MICE industry.

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Govt To Scrap Day-5 PCR Test, Cut Insurance Cost For Test & Go Arrivals

23 Feb, 2022

The government will further relax entry rules for foreign visitors starting next month

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Tourism Operators Slam Level 4 Announcement

23 Feb, 2022

Tourism operators have thrashed the government announcement increasing the Covid-19 alert to Level 4, insisting state policy should enable people to live with the virus instead of limiting travel activities.

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Thailand Test & Go Update: No More Day 5 Pre-paid Hotel Or PCR Test

23 Feb, 2022

From the start of March, the requirement for the 2nd pre-paid PCR test on Day 5 after your arrival in Thailand will be dropped. But it will instead be replaced with a rapid antigen test you can take yourself.

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Govt To Reassess Test & Go Measures

23 Feb, 2022

The government will on Wednesday weigh up whether it will scrap the second RT-PCR test for overseas arrivals under the Test & Go scheme

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THAI Smile Airways Launches Sealed-route Bangkok-Phuket Service For Sandbox Tourists

22 Feb, 2022

Also introducing daily services on Chiang Mai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Trang routes from 25 February.

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Minister Rules Out Ending Policy On 300 Baht Landing Fee For Foreigners

22 Feb, 2022

Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn reiterated on Tuesday that Thailand will continue to charge every visitor a 300-baht landing fee (“Kha Yeap Pan Din”).

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Thai-Malaysian Checkpoints To Reopen In March

22 Feb, 2022

The government plans to reopen checkpoints along the Thai-Malaysian border to welcome visitors next month.

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Phang Nga’s Moken Village Closed To Visitors After Virus Outbreak

21 Feb, 2022

The Moken village in Phang Nga province was closed to visitors on Monday after an outbreak of Covid-19 among the ethnic group of sea nomads.

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Phuket Calls For 'endemic' Designation

21 Feb, 2022

Phuket is offering itself as the first province to declare the spread of Covid-19 as an endemic

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Tourism Ministry Plans To Propose Scrapping 2nd RT-PCR Test

20 Feb, 2022

The second RT-PCR test required by the Test & Go scheme should be scrapped by March if the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) agrees with the proposal

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Thai Tourism Industry Demands Covid Restrictions To Be Lifted, PM Urges Caution

20 Feb, 2022

There has been more than 18,000 new infections over the past 2 days.

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Saudia Airlines Launching Direct Flights To Thailand This Month

20 Feb, 2022

Saudia Airlines will launch direct flights to Thailand on February 28, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier announced via Facebook on Saturday.

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Thailand To Consider Cutting Second COVID-19 Tests On International Arrivals

19 Feb, 2022

Thailand will consider a recommendation from an airline tycoon to reduce the steps required for international entry, by doing away the second COVID-19 test, currently required on the fifth day after arrival.

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Despite Rising Omicron Infections, Thailand Is Forced To Reconsider Current Restrictions

19 Feb, 2022

Another CCSA meeting this week as Thailand’s Covid overlords determine the next stage of the two-year long strategy to cope with the pandemic. Will they allow bars and nightlife to re-open? Will they reduce the testing requirements for overseas arrivals? Will they get rid of the current 5th day test and stay in an SHA+ hotel?

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PG Resumes Krabi Flights

18 Feb, 2022

Bangkok Airways announces the resumption of direct services between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Krabi, starting 27 March 2022.

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Govt 'needs To Lift All Covid Curbs'

18 Feb, 2022

Firms call for easier entry for tourists

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Give Way To Elephants, Or Go To Jail

17 Feb, 2022

Motorists using a highway also favoured by wild elephants in Muang district have been warned they face up to 10 years' imprisonment and a million baht fine if they hit and injure one of the giant animals, and wildlife authorities will strictly enforce the penalties.

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City Name Row Stings ORST

17 Feb, 2022

Official title 'hasn't changed that much'

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Hopes High For Influx Of Indian Visitors To Pattaya

17 Feb, 2022

Tourism operators in Pattaya hope Indian travellers can provide some relief during the upcoming low season as the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) prepares marketing plans for the South Asian country, in line with the Air Travel Bubble (ATB) agreement.

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Bangkok’s Narai Hotel Faces Demolition After 54 Years

16 Feb, 2022

The wrecking ball is taking aim at a legendary hotel from Bangkok’s golden era of post-war modernism on Silom Road.

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The Capital Of Thailand’s Name To Officially Be Changed To Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

16 Feb, 2022

Thailand’s Office of the Royal Society (ORST) has announced the change of the official name of Thailand’s capital, from “Bangkok” to “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”. The name “Bangkok” will, however, still be recognised by officials.

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Latest Entry Rules To Cambodia Less Complex Than Thailand’s

15 Feb, 2022

Several global surveys of late have shown Cambodia as a holiday and expat destination running neck and neck with Thailand in the popularity stakes.

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Outrigger Resort In Khao Lak Opens

14 Feb, 2022

Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort in southern Thailand opens on the eve of 14 February Valentine Day celebrations.

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Thai Vietjet Adds Flights To HCMC

14 Feb, 2022

Thai Vietjet is working closely with its parent airline Vietjet in Vietnam to increase more flights connecting Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City from the second half of February 2022.

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Implementation Of 300-baht ‘tourism Tax’ Postponed Till June

14 Feb, 2022

Thailand will go ahead with the controversial 300-baht “tourism tax” for international tourists, but implementation will be delayed until June, Tourism and Sports Minister Phipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Monday.

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Bang Krachao Eyed As New Tourist Destination In Bangkok

13 Feb, 2022

Bangkok’s green lung, Bang Krachao, will be developed as a tourist attraction and given the SHA certification to ensure visitors’ safety, the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) said.

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Pearl Loses Its Lustre

13 Feb, 2022

String of murders, taxi fare rip-offs and thefts sully Phuket's image

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Bangkok Is Back – Thailand’s Capital Roars Back To Life

12 Feb, 2022

Before the pandemic, Bangkok was the most-visited city on the planet – a thriving hive of energy and activity which attracted over 22 million international visitors per year. Then, without warning, it all went quiet.

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