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Starting Tuesday, visitors of any nationality can apply for quarantine-free entry into Thailand, provided they are fully vaccinated. 200,000 and 300,000 travellers may take advantage of the so-called Test & Go program in February alone, with the numbers expected to swell in the following months.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 11:49 AM IST
Some 20-50 tons of oil have leaked in the Gulf of Thailand and efforts to keep it from reaching the Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok, were unsuccessful. It may hit Koh Samet, a popular tourist island that's just beginning to recover from the coronavirus slump
Updated on Jan 30, 2022 09:05 AM IST
International travellers from all countries can apply for visas in Thailand under the so-called Test & Go entry program from Feb. 1. Visitors will be required to undergo two Covid-19 tests after arrival, one upon entry and another on the fifth day.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 02:00 PM IST
Among the travel measures being considered are establishing more "sandbox" areas for tourists, who can skip quarantine if they stay in specified areas for seven days and undergo two Covid-19 tests.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 08:33 PM IST
Thailand reopened to vaccinated international travellers in November to help a vital tourism industry that collapsed during nearly 18 months of strict entry policies. Now, it mulls resuming quarantine waiver for foreign visitors
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 08:01 PM IST
The plan for entry fee comes as Thailand attempts to chart the course for its tourism sector after the pandemic. The Southeast Asian nation has been experimenting with various plans to revive its travel industry with limited success.
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 12:57 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:41 PM IST
The virus task force appealed to people to avoid domestic travel and to work from home until the end of January after the Health Ministry on Thursday raised the nation’s Covid alert level to the second highest.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
With more than 740 cases of the highly transmissible Omicron reported in Thailand, health official Opas Karnkawinpong briefed people saying “During the New Year, if you visit any place and it does not look safe, just don't go."
Published on Dec 29, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana also announced the suspension of “sandbox” programs that allow visitors to remain and move around specific locations, except for the resort island of Phuket, where he said it will stay in effect.
Published on Dec 21, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Thailand's public health ministry will propose scrapping a Covid-19 quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors and revert to hotel quarantine and a "sandbox" programme, which allows free movement in specific locations as first Omicron case emerges
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Thailand expects only 200,000 foreign tourists this year, and 5 million in 2022. Thinner crowds and discounts make for a more pleasant experience
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist at Bangkok's Thammasat University, said he had received two emails from Apple warning it believed his iPhone and iCloud accounts had been targeted, along with a "threat notification" on his Apple account.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 06:51 PM IST
‘Tourist behaviour is changing - there are longer stays with a focus on well-being ... not only bringing back good memories but also feeling refreshed and healthy’: Thailand's AWC Chief Executive Wallapa Traisorat
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Thailand, which led Asia with a pilot program for travel to Phuket, just reopened its doors to more than 60 countries. Indonesia is welcoming some travellers back to Bali and the Riau Islands while Malaysia will reopen the sugar sand beaches of Langkawi to quarantine-free travel
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 02:51 PM IST
From Ireland and Russia reporting record coronavirus cases to Thailand ending quarantine for vaccinated visitors from more than 60 countries, Australia reopening for New Zealand tourists and UK gearing up for a lockdown-free Christmas, catch all the latest travel updates amid Covid-19 pandemic, here
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 12:47 PM IST
On Thursday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said travellers from these 46 countries can skip mandatory quarantine as long as they arrive via air, are fully inoculated and have a document to show they are Covid-19 free.
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 09:45 AM IST
From November1, Thailand will allow vaccinated arrivals from low risk countries to return to its popular destinations like Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Currently, vaccinated tourists need to undergo at least seven days of quarantine in a hotel after their arrival in Thailand.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 10:11 PM IST
With countries such as Singapore, Australia and the UK moving to ease travel curbs on international travellers in recent weeks, Thailand could no longer delay its reopening and plans to ease rules for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 07:35 PM IST
The restaurant, in Nonthaburi near Bangkok, opened in February in a riverside location that perfectly complements its antique architecture and décor.
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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.
Published on Sep 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Thailand's tourism industry is reeling from the pandemic and officials want to open more destinations to tourists, despite rising Covid-19 cases.
Published on Sep 21, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Malaysia's Langkawi Islands in the state of Kedah will re-open to locals under a travel bubble, mirroring Thailand’s tourism-reopening plan based on a pilot project in the popular resort island of Phuket. Other destinations will be allowed to operate when the locality’s vaccination rate hits 80%
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 07:39 AM IST
The incident involving the snake and the gecko took place in Thailand.
Published on Aug 30, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Using a robotic arm, the "AutoVacc" system can draw 12 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in four minutes from a vial
Published on Aug 25, 2021 01:37 PM IST
There is a chance that the super sweet video will make you say 'aww.'
Published on Aug 25, 2021 10:28 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.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Thailand’s latest vaccine strategy is a departure from its original plan of solely relying on Astra vaccine
Published on Jul 19, 2021 04:44 PM IST