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Thailand opens 3 more beach destinations to tourists amid Covid spike

  • Starting Tuesday, vaccinated foreign tourists can enter Krabi, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui in addition to Phuket under the so-called sandbox program that won’t require them to go through quarantine, provided they spend at least a week in these destinations.
Thailand added three popular beach destinations to a visa program that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation, throwing a lifeline to its Covid-hit tourism industry seen as key to a nascent economic recovery.(Unsplash)
Thailand added three popular beach destinations to a visa program that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation, throwing a lifeline to its Covid-hit tourism industry seen as key to a nascent economic recovery.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:41 PM IST
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Tourists visit Maya Bay as Thailand reopens world-famous beach after 3 years

Thailand on January 1, reopened its world-famous Maya Bay, after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of over-tourism.(REUTERS) 7
Thailand on January 1, reopened its world-famous Maya Bay, after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of over-tourism.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Thailand allows visitors back to Maya Bay after more than 3 years

  • Authorities shut the whole of Maya Bay to the public in 2018, saying coral reefs and beach areas had been damaged by constant tourist activities. But since the start of this year some visitors have been allowed to return.
Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, more than three years after closing it to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of thousands of visitors each day.(Unsplash)
Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, more than three years after closing it to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of thousands of visitors each day.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
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Tourists visit Thailand's Grand Palace a day after country's reopening

Covid-19 cases in Thailand declined to a four-month low. Thailand reported 7,574 new cases, the lowest single-day tally since July 8, as Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy this week reopened its border to foreign tourists.(REUTERS) 7
Covid-19 cases in Thailand declined to a four-month low. Thailand reported 7,574 new cases, the lowest single-day tally since July 8, as Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy this week reopened its border to foreign tourists.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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Thailand seeks to reduce quarantine period for visitors

  • Thailand is keen to welcome back foreign visitors, after nearly 18 months of strict entry policies caused a collapse in tourism, a key sector that drew 40 million visitors in 2019.
Thailand seeks to reduce quarantine period for visitors.(Unsplash)
Thailand seeks to reduce quarantine period for visitors.(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
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Photos: Tourists finally roam free as Phuket opens for business on Thursday

Fully vaccinated tourists finally roam free for the first time in more than a year on Thailand's island of Phuket. Tourists swam in hotel pools and walked along Phuket's postcard-perfect beaches after receiving a COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of arrival.(REUTERS/Jorge Silva) 7
Fully vaccinated tourists finally roam free for the first time in more than a year on Thailand's island of Phuket. Tourists swam in hotel pools and walked along Phuket's postcard-perfect beaches after receiving a COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of arrival.(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 09:49 AM IST
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Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

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.
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)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Thailand's most famous island, Phuket reopens to vaccinated travellers

Inoculated tourists from low and medium-risk countries such as the U.S. and Spain will be allowed to holiday in Phuket without quarantining.(Luke Duggleby/Bloomberg) 7
Inoculated tourists from low and medium-risk countries such as the U.S. and Spain will be allowed to holiday in Phuket without quarantining.(Luke Duggleby/Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Sindhu cruises into quarterfinals after beating Kisona

The Olympic silver medalist outclassed Kisona in the second-round clash to register an easy 21-10, 21-12 win in an encounter that lasted less than an hour.
File Photo of PV Sindhu(AP)
File Photo of PV Sindhu(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Sameer, Satwik-Ponnappa sail into quarterfinals; Prannoy loses

This was Sameer's third victory over Gemke. The Indian had defeated the world no 17 Danish shuttler in their previous two clashes.
Photo of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Twitter)
Photo of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Twitter)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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Campaign ends early for Indians in Thailand Open

Unable to sustain play at the elite level, some retired with injury while the others faded away in the face of world class competition, leaving a lot of catching up to do in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.
Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Saina crashes out after losing to Thailand's Busanan in 2nd round

In a battle of attrition, Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes.
File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of Thailand Open

Kidambi was slated to lock horns against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in the second round, but with the Indian shuttler pulling out, Jia has progressed ahead into the tournament.
File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Two support personnel test positive for COVID-19

The BWF further said that the positive results were confirmed on Wednesday after a second test.
A Badminton Association of Thailand official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus(AFP)
A Badminton Association of Thailand official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus(AFP)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Srikanth progresses to second round of men's singles

Srikanth just took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11
Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 05:18 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Kashyap retires mid-way from opening clash

Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.
File picture of Parupalli Kashyap(Getty Images)
File picture of Parupalli Kashyap(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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BWF to ensure comfortable Covid testing after player left with nosebleed

  • Srikanth had described tests conducted at the event as "unacceptable" in a tweet that was accompanied by an image of blood dripping down his face following a fourth mandatory test.
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST
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PV Sindhu out of Thailand Open, loses to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt

Sindhu was in control as she had won the first game 21-16. However, Blichfeldt fought back towards the end of the second game and won the next two 26-24 and 21-13.
File photo of Indian shuttler PV Sindhhu(HT Archives)
File photo of Indian shuttler PV Sindhhu(HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST
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India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

  • PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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BWF suspends all its tournaments till July

According to a BWF release, the decision was taken in “close consultation and consensus” with the Host Member Associations (HMA) and Continental Confederations (CC).
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Srikanth, Verma bow out of Thailand Open

Verma lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 16-21 15-21 in a 39-minute men’s singles match in the BWF World Tour Super 300 event.
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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Satwik-Chirag, Para shuttler Pramod nominated for BWF awards

The top performers of the year will be presented with the awards at the opening ceremony and gala dinner of the second edition of the BWF World Tour Finals to be held from December 11 to 15.
File image: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty.(REUTERS)
File image: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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China Open: Satwik-Chirag march into semis

The Indian duo were at their absolute best as they defeated the former world champions 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-final clash which lasted for 43 minutes at the Haixia Olympics Sports Center.
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R).(Getty Images)
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R).(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 12:37 PM IST
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Satwik-Chirag re-enter top 10 in doubles

The Indian duo has made a jump of two places to move to the ninth spot in the rankings issued on Tuesday. It is the second time in their career that the pair has entered the top 10.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(Bai Media)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(Bai Media)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Satwik-Chirag end second-best in French Open

In what turned out to be a one-sided final, the Indian duo was outclassed 18-21, 16-21 in just 35 minutes by the top seeds from Indonesia on Sunday.
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(AP)
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(AP)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Satwik-Chirag duo create history by reaching finals of French Open Super 750 event

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s effort is commendable as this is the first time an Indian men’s doubles pair has reached a World Tour 750 final.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(BAI Media)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(BAI Media)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:01 PM IST
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PV Sindhu crashes out of Denmark Open after second round loss

PV Sindhu did not look in control since the start of the match against An Se Young in Denmark Open and ended up surrendering the first game without much fight.
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Saina Nehwal crashes out of China Open

The eight-seeded Indian lost 10-21, 17-21 to World No. 8 in just 44 minutes at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium.
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(Getty Images)
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Back from injury, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy eager to roll

The world No 15 doubles pair is hungrier than ever to return to the tour. They will be on the prowl again this week at the $1 million China Open, where they will face Canadians Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura in the opener.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India in action.(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India in action.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair pulls out of Badminton World Championship

The Indian duo became the first men’s doubles pair from the country to win a BWF Super 500 title last Sunday, helping them break into the top 10 ranking.
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.(PTI)
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 10:47 PM IST
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