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Tourist Favourite Thailand's Recovery Lags On Covid Rule Changes

29 Apr, 2022

As regional peers have eased entry requirements, Thailand has clung to a cumbersome process.

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Thailand To Reopen Land Border Crossings In 17 Provinces On May 1

28 Apr, 2022

Some land border crossings between Thailand and its neighbors will reopen on May 1st, includingLoei, NakhonPhanom, NongKhai, Mukdahan, BuengKan, Sisaket, Surin, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Trat, Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ranong, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Yala, and Satun border crossings.

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Phuket Removes All Covid-related Restrictions For Visitors From May 1

28 Apr, 2022

Phuket has fully opened its doors to travellers from May 1 without restrictions, as the number of Covid-19 patients is continuously decreasing.

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Thailand Pass To End On June 1

28 Apr, 2022

Move aims to revive global arrivals

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Walking Street To Close To Vehicle Traffic Overnight Again As Visitors Increase

28 Apr, 2022

In a cautious sign that things are slowly improving in Pattaya, city law enforcement announced yesterday that effective from Thursday, April 28th, Walking Street will live up to its name once again, shutting to vehicle traffic nightly.

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Thailand Pass Must Be Scrapped To See 10 Million Arrivals By June

27 Apr, 2022

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) has urged the government to remove the “Thailand Pass” system.

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What Are The Entry Rules From May 1?

27 Apr, 2022

An easing of requirements has tourism operators upbeat about figures, even as the industry enters the low season

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Slumping Baht Set To Breach Key Level Of 34/dollar

25 Apr, 2022

The baht opened at 33.96 to the US dollar on Monday, weakening slightly from Friday’s close of 33.94 and edging closer to the 34 level.

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Thailand Scraps On-arrival PCR Tests, Lowers Covid Insurance Coverage

24 Apr, 2022

Thailand is further lowering entry barriers for international travellers, with on-arrival PCR tests being scrapped and minimum Covid insurance coverage being cut from US$20,000 to US$10,000.

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Traditional End Of Songkran Season In Pattaya

24 Apr, 2022

Pattaya’s Thai New Year season closed on a traditional note with the annual Kong Khao festival.

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Thailand Should Be Free Of Malaria By 2024, Declares DDC

24 Apr, 2022

Thailand should have eradicated malaria by 2024, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced ahead of World Malaria Day, which will be marked on Monday.

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Dropping Of Test And Go Scheme Expected To Boost Tourism Sector In Pattaya

24 Apr, 2022

Tourism operators in Pattaya are expecting a tourism boost after the Test and Go scheme is lifted from May 1.

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No Covid-19 Tests On Arrival For Vaccinated Travellers From May 1

22 Apr, 2022

Test & Go entry process to end

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Thailand Lifts RT-PCR Requirement For Vaccinated Tourists From May 1

22 Apr, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday rescinded the requirement for fully vaccinated foreign tourists to undergo the expensive RT-PCR test upon arrival.

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Further Easing Of Entry Requirements Likely

21 Apr, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will on Friday consider further easing of visitor entry controls, including a shorter quarantine period for unvaccinated people and ending antigen tests.

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Bangkok’s Western Outer Ring Road On Track For Jan 2023 Completion

20 Apr, 2022

The extension of the Bangkok western outer ring road is about 78 per cent complete and should be ready for traffic by January next year, the Department of Highways said.

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Thai AirAsia Flies To Bali

19 Apr, 2022

Thai AirAsia revived flights to Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, last week carrying 128 passengers on the inaugural after a two-year pause.

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Endemic Switch On Track

19 Apr, 2022

Govt monitoring cases in preparation

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Newly Expanded Jomtien Beach A Huge Hit With Songkran Revellers

17 Apr, 2022

The refilling of Jomtien Beach was a triumph because it drew many tourists during the Songkran break, the Marine Department announced recently.

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Mice Industry Eyes 2022 Comeback

16 Apr, 2022

TCEB preps plan to attract organisers

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Tourism Ministry Proposes Suspension Of ‘Test & Go’ And ‘Thailand Pass’ From May 1

16 Apr, 2022

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stated that the proposal will be presented at the CCCSA meeting on April 22 and if approved, the changes will most likely be effective on May 1.

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Tourists Enjoy Water-splashing Parties To Celebrate Songkran In Phuket Amid Ban

15 Apr, 2022

Following reports that some visitors attended water-splashing parties to celebrate the Songkran festival in Phuket, the government has directed officials in the province to educate tourists about the Songkran water-splashing ban.

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Future Of Compulsory Medical Insurance For Visitors To Thailand Still Cloudy

15 Apr, 2022

As Covid arguably wanes, Thailand is left with many unanswered medical insurance questions.

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Thailand Lags SE Asia Peers In Tourism Recovery

14 Apr, 2022

Two years after tourism in Southeast Asia ground to a halt, travellers are getting back on planes as entry and Covid-19 quarantine rules are lifted in the region, but a full recovery will be slow and some long-time hotspots like Thailand are falling out of favour.

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List Of Songkran Festivities In Major Cities Across Thailand

13 Apr, 2022

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organizing “Amazing Songkran 2022 Celebrations” at ten temples in Bangkok, as well as the “Songkran Music Heritage Festival 2022” in Ayutthaya and Songkhla. Events will also take place in Chiang Mai, Samut Prakan and other major cities throughout the kingdom.

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Pressure Builds To Reopen

13 Apr, 2022

Experts think govt has little option but to fully commit to reviving the economy, despite fears of a post-Songkran spike in Covid cases

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Hua Hin Targets Wellness Market As Tourism Tries To Recover

13 Apr, 2022

Niche could be lucrative and includes destination weddings

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Thailand Aims To Replace RT-PCR With Antigen Tests For All Int’l Arrivals After Songkran

12 Apr, 2022

The CCSA recently agreed in principle on a change to testing requirements for international arrivals from the lab-performed RT-PCR test to the simpler antigen test.

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Phuket’s PHIST Returns In September

12 Apr, 2022

PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) is back for an in-person event this September following a two-year lull due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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THAI, THAI Smile And TAT Target Large Indian Tourist Market

12 Apr, 2022

Thai Airways International (THAI), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and THAI Smile Airways (THAI Smile) on April 8 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to promote Thai tourism in the Indian market.

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