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The Philippines will suspend travel from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area.(AP file photo)

Philippines to suspend travel from Malaysia, Thailand from Sunday

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:07 AM IST
To try and prevent further domestic transmission of the Delta variant, President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the capital region, an urban sprawl of 16 cities that is home to more than 13 million people, and four provinces under stricter coronavirus curbs until the end of July.
Thailand’s latest vaccine strategy is a departure from its original plan of solely relying on Astra vaccine, which is being locally produced by Siam Bioscience Ltd.(REUTERS)
Thailand’s latest vaccine strategy is a departure from its original plan of solely relying on Astra vaccine, which is being locally produced by Siam Bioscience Ltd.(REUTERS)

Thailand switching to Chinese vaccines due to lack of AstraZeneca supplies

Bloomberg | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Thailand
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Thailand’s latest vaccine strategy is a departure from its original plan of solely relying on Astra vaccine
Emergency personnel looks on as smoke rises from a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, outside Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)
Emergency personnel looks on as smoke rises from a plastic factory after an explosion in Samut Prakan, outside Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)

Second explosion at Bangkok chemical plant sparks new blaze, over 60 injured

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 08:15 AM IST
A second chemical explosion at Bangkok triggered a new fire on Tuesday afternoon that burned for about an hour, the agency added.
Tourists from Israel, enjoy in a pool as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket,(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Tourists from Israel, enjoy in a pool as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket,(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Overseas tourists for the first time in more than a year were able to roam free without quarantine on Thailand's island Phuket, as Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island.
PM Prayuth has targeted mid-October for opening up the country to vaccinated visitors from abroad without quarantines.(Reuters)
PM Prayuth has targeted mid-October for opening up the country to vaccinated visitors from abroad without quarantines.(Reuters)

Thailand sees record single-day spike of over 6,200 new Covid-19 cases

AP | , Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Around 90% of Thailand's over 271,000 reported coronavirus cases and 95% of the deaths have been recorded during a surge that began in early April. There were 992 deaths in June, more than 15 times Thailand’s total for all of 2020.
The first foreign tourists arrive at the airport as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists under Thailand's Phuket Sandbox plan.(Reuters)
The first foreign tourists arrive at the airport as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists under Thailand's Phuket Sandbox plan.(Reuters)

Thailand launches Phuket Sandbox plan for pandemic tourism. Who all are allowed?

Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 02:50 PM IST
  • While Thailand’s 'Phuket Sandbox' plan is to provide relatively free travel within the country, a fair amount of guidelines and paperwork is involved in it.
The elephant had actually destroyed their kitchen wall in May, Kittichai Boodchan said.
The elephant had actually destroyed their kitchen wall in May, Kittichai Boodchan said.

'It came to cook again': Thai family gets repeat Elephant visitor in kitchen

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 03:49 PM IST
  • Likely driven by the midnight munchies, the elephant pokes its head into the kitchen of a Thai family in the early hours of Sunday, using its trunk to find food.
Covid-19 travel updates: Japan to end Tokyo emergency, France to open discos(Photo by Clay Banks/Juliette F on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel updates: Japan to end Tokyo emergency, France to open discos(Photo by Clay Banks/Juliette F on Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel updates: Japan to end Tokyo emergency, France to open discos

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 04:26 PM IST
From Japan ending Tokyo emergency ahead of Olympics to France allowing discos to reopen over the summer, Austria ending the daily Covid-19 curfew from July and Thailand planning to fully reopen to tourists in 120 days, catch the latest travel updates amid coronavirus pandemic here
Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:29 PM IST
The coronavirus has swept through over 130 Thailand factories, making manufacturing one of the top sources of infections, threatening to further undermine the economy as it struggles to recover from Covid-19 pandemic's crippling blow to the crucial tourism industry.
Bangkok to lift Covid-19 curbs from museums, historical sites, parks, parlours(Reuters)
Bangkok to lift Covid-19 curbs from museums, historical sites, parks, parlours(Reuters)

Bangkok to lift Covid-19 curbs from museums, historical sites, parks, parlours

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • Beginning Monday, Thai capital of Bangkok to reopen museums and historical sites, parks and botanical gardens, beauty parlours, nail salons, massage parlours — but only for foot massages — and tattoo parlours as Covid-19 cases spread at a controllable level
Covid-19 travel update: South Korea seeks travel bubble, Maldives extends curfew(Photo by Adish (AJ)/Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel update: South Korea seeks travel bubble, Maldives extends curfew(Photo by Adish (AJ)/Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel update: South Korea seeks travel bubble, Maldives extends curfew

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 09:39 AM IST
From South Korea seeking travel bubble agreements with Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Guam and Saipan to Hong Kong extending social distancing measures, Maldives extending curfew and US easing dozens of travel warnings, check out all the travel updates here amid Covid-19
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)

Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for Covid-19 vaccinated tourists from July 1

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 12:45 PM IST
Thailand ramps up vaccine rollout as it plans to expand the reopening procedure to other tourist hotspots, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui in October if the Phuket plan succeeds in July. The entire country could then reopen for vaccinated tourists from January next year.
A conservationist from the marine fisheries research centre in Thailand's east coast holds brownbanded bamboo sharks before they are released into the sea, in an effort to increase the population of the sharks, which numbers have been decreasing in recent years as they are often netted as bycatch or end up in the tanks of exotic fish collectors, in Rayong, Thailand, in this still image obtained from video on June 1, 2021. (REUTERS)
A conservationist from the marine fisheries research centre in Thailand's east coast holds brownbanded bamboo sharks before they are released into the sea, in an effort to increase the population of the sharks, which numbers have been decreasing in recent years as they are often netted as bycatch or end up in the tanks of exotic fish collectors, in Rayong, Thailand, in this still image obtained from video on June 1, 2021. (REUTERS)

Researchers work to conserve endangered bamboo sharks in Gulf of Thailand

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Researchers have released scores of juvenile bamboo sharks in the Gulf over the past several months, hoping to remove the species from the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "Near Threatened" red list.
An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai museum unveils ancient sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 12:19 PM IST
1000-year-old sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama finally returned to Thailand from US after being stolen half-a century ago
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine.(Bloomberg file photo)
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine.(Bloomberg file photo)

Covid-19: Thailand approves China's Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 11:17 AM IST
"The FDA has approved the Sinopharm vaccine," senior health official Paisan Dankhum told a news conference, making it the fifth Covid-19 vaccine Thailand has approved.
People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok. (Reuters file photo)
People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok. (Reuters file photo)

Thailand sees record jump in daily Covid deaths at 41; 2,455 fresh cases added

ANI | , Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Thailand, which has a population of some 70 million people, has so far registered 137,894 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)

Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:24 AM IST
  • San Francisco, which owns the museum, agreed to hand over the ancient sandstone slabs following a three-year investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security and a civil lawsuit. The lintels had been structural parts of two religious sanctuaries in northeastern Thailand.
Thailand aims to inoculate 70% of its population by year-end, a level its tourist hotspots must also reach locally before reopening to vaccinated foreign visitors.(AP)
Thailand aims to inoculate 70% of its population by year-end, a level its tourist hotspots must also reach locally before reopening to vaccinated foreign visitors.(AP)

Covid in Thailand: Vaccine hesitancy grows ahead mass inoculation rollout

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Reasons for the rise in vaccine hesitancy were unclear in the polls, but there are widespread complaints at government disorganisation, delays in getting vaccines and reliance on Sinovac and locally made AstraZeneca doses.
File photo for representation. (Bloomberg)
File photo for representation. (Bloomberg)

Covid: Thailand halts entry of foreigners from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The measure follows the detection of the variant in two Thai nationals returning from Pakistan during testing conducted in government quarantine.
Covid-19: Thailand's travel agencies offer coronavirus 'vaccine tours' to US(Unsplash)
Covid-19: Thailand's travel agencies offer coronavirus 'vaccine tours' to US(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Thailand's travel agencies offer coronavirus 'vaccine tours' to US

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:02 PM IST
The coronavirus vaccine tours to the United States could be a boon for Thailand's tourism agencies after travel collapsed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
People walk past the closed city library as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bangkok Thailand.(Reuters)
People walk past the closed city library as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bangkok Thailand.(Reuters)

Thailand starts stricter Covid-19 shutdown, but experts say not enough

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 06:12 AM IST
  • The government has ordered parks, gyms, cinemas and day-care centres in its capital, the epicentre of the latest wave of infections, to shut from April 26 until May 9.
Of the new shots sought, the private sector will help source 10 to 15 million doses, Prayuth said in a Facebook post.(Bloomberg file photo)
Of the new shots sought, the private sector will help source 10 to 15 million doses, Prayuth said in a Facebook post.(Bloomberg file photo)

Thailand will get 35 mn more vaccine doses: PM amid criticism of slow rollout

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Bangkok
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The government push comes amid growing public frustration about the slow vaccine rollout, with only 604,947 people inoculated so far, less than 1% of its population.
Thailand to tighten curbs as virus flareup imperils tourism plan(Unsplash)
Thailand to tighten curbs as virus flareup imperils tourism plan(Unsplash)

Thailand tightens curbs to control rise in Covid cases, jeopardises tourism plan

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 07:35 AM IST
In order top control the spike in the coronavirus cases, Thailand is all set to close schools, amusement parks and put a ban on the sale of alcohol in restaurants. There is a possibility that this might jeopardise plans to reopen borders to foreign vaccinated tourists.
Thailand considers boosting tourism revenue by revamping immigration rules(Photo by Sara Dubler on Unsplash)
Thailand considers boosting tourism revenue by revamping immigration rules(Photo by Sara Dubler on Unsplash)

Thailand considers boosting tourism revenue by revamping immigration rules

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 04:06 PM IST
To smooth investment into Thailand and make it easier for foreigners to live and work, Thailand’s government could revamp immigration rules this year to boost tourism revenue once the Covid-19 pandemic eases.
Here's how foreign tourists can reduce the quarantine period in Thailand(Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash)
Here's how foreign tourists can reduce the quarantine period in Thailand(Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash)

Here's how foreign tourists can reduce the quarantine period in Thailand

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 09:42 AM IST
Thailand is betting on a return of foreign visitors to rescue its economy from its worst performance in more than two decades but here's what the tourists are required to do first to shorten the quarantine
People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
People wearing face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)

Thailand households struggle with record debt, Covid-19 increases burden

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 02:06 PM IST
  • The coronavirus outbreak in the country has shut a small construction firm where she worked for $10 a day for much needed extra income.
People receive the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(Reuters)
People receive the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.(Reuters)

Island of Phuket ahead of the rest of Thailand in mass vaccination drive

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 07:45 AM IST
  • The island of Phuket aims to deliver shots to at least 460,000 people - most of its population - as it gears up for July 1, when vaccinated overseas visitors will no longer be required to quarantine.
The geographical position, and a tradition of cautious diplomacy have been reasons for its particular care in remarks on the coup. REUTERS/Jorge Silva(REUTERS)
The geographical position, and a tradition of cautious diplomacy have been reasons for its particular care in remarks on the coup. REUTERS/Jorge Silva(REUTERS)

Myanmar's neighbour Thailand unlikely to toughen stance on coup

Reuters | , Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:34 PM IST
  • Thailand potentially has more at stake in Myanmar than any other member of ASEAN, as it shares a 2,400-km border that is also Myanmar's longest with any neighbour.
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