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Bangkok’s Reopening for Inoculated Tourists Postponed until October 15th

  Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry has announced that fully vaccinated foreign tourists will be able to visit Bangkok, without having to quarantine, from October 15th. Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the timeline for Bangkok should be postponed as the capital is expected to have administered COVID-19 vaccines to 70% of its residents by the end […]

Pattaya businesses hope to see foreign tourists

Although the government has already eased lockdown measures, most visitors to Pattaya are still Thais who arrive on the weekends. Pattaya business owners say they hope the government will soon reopen the whole country as income from Thai tourists alone is not enough to run their businesses. Some hotel owners in Pattaya, have claimed that […]

Survey shows Thailand is a top 3 destination Indians want to visit once travel reopens

India shows promise as continued major visitor source market for Thailand The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to report that Thailand is one of the top three destinations Indians say they want to visit abroad, according to surveys on Indian travel needs. The most recent survey conducted by Thomas Cook in June 2021. […]

Thailand’s Aviation Authority Will Allow Resumption of Air Travel in COVID “dark red” Areas

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) plans to allow resumption of air travel in the country’s COVID-19 “dark red” areas from September 1st, after the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced permission for interprovincial travel in those areas. According to Airports of Thailand, domestic air travel will resume in “dark red” zones with […]

Pattaya May Delay Reopening to Tourism

 Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) says that Pattaya City seems unlikely to reopen to tourism on 1 September, as originally planned. PBTA president Bun-anan Phatthanasin admitted on 21 August that the reopening is likely to be postponed because a related plan, to get at least 70% of the people in Pattaya vaccinated against COVID-19 […]

Flights between Phuket and Samui Will Be Resumed on 25 August

Thailand’s Surat Thani province will continue the “Samui Plus” program to attract vaccinated foreign tourists, with Bangkok Airways set to resume flights between Phuket and Samui Island on 25 August. Surat Thani governor Witchawut Jinto said on 21 August, that 257 inoculated foreign tourists had traveled to Samui, after spending two weeks in Phuket under […]

Law bans toxic sunscreen destroying corals

Thailand has announced laws on coral- damaging suncreen in national parks. Violators could face a fine of up to 100,000 baht. The Royal Gazette published an announcement made by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on banning sunscreens containing toxic compounds, that contribute to the deterioration of the ecosystem and coral reefs, […]


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