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5-day Birthday Party Planned As Bangkok Turns 240 Years Old

08 Apr, 2022

The Culture Ministry will hold special events from April 20 to 24 to mark the founding of Bangkok on April 21, 1782.

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Songkran Figures To Determine Future Easing Of Travel Restrictions

08 Apr, 2022

Further easing of travel restrictions to help the struggling tourism sector will depend on an evaluation of the Covid-19 situation after the Songkran holiday next week.

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Thailand Mulls Easing Covid Test Rules For Overseas Visitors

08 Apr, 2022

Thailand will consider scrapping a mandatory real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test on arrival for foreign visitors as the country further relaxes its visa rules to attract tourists.

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Centara Manages Chiang Mai Riverside

07 Apr, 2022

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator and Chiangmai Riverside Plaza Hotel Co Ltd has announced the signing of a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) for Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai.

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Park Rangers Save 6 Wild Baby Elephants Stuck In The Mud

05 Apr, 2022

Netizens are going wild over photos posted on Facebook yesterday morning of six naughty wild elephant calves that ran off from their herd to cool off in a pool of mud at a national park in Prachin Buri province, central Thailand.

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Phuket Offers Assistance To 10,000 Russian And Ukrainian Tourists

04 Apr, 2022

Phuket authorities, including immigration officers and those from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), are lending aid to tourists facing difficulties due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.

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Reopening Gathers Steam

03 Apr, 2022

PM urges 'collective responsibility'

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No Pre-travel Covid-19 Tests For Arrivals Confirmed

31 Mar, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration confirmed on Thursday that travellers arriving in Thailand will no longer require pre-travel Covid-19 tests from April 1 onwards.

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Thailand Must Relax Entry Restrictions To Revive Tourism Quickly, Says TCT

31 Mar, 2022

Many countries – such as the United States and several European and Asian nations – have been relaxing entry restrictions in order to rejuvenate their tourism sectors, said TCT President Chamnan Srisawat.

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Thailand Tops Agoda Searches

31 Mar, 2022

Agoda’s latest search data places Thailand top of the global charts as the number one most searched destination for travel in the next six months.

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VFS Global Predicts Spike In Thailand EVisa On Arrival Demand Ahead Of Thai Airways Resuming Flights

29 Mar, 2022

As India’s restrictions on international flights lift, the national carrier for Thailand, Thai Airways, is ready to resume operations between the two countries.

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THAI Rebuilding Post-Covid Network

29 Mar, 2022

Thai Airways International is reinstating flights to 34 destinations worldwide according to the airline’s Summer Flight Programme active from 27 March to 29 October 2022.

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Indian Arrivals Lead The Charge To Reignite Pattaya Tourism

28 Mar, 2022

Indian tourists count Thailand as a favorite beach destination.

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Health Minister Says No Water Splashing On Khaosan Road During Songkran

28 Mar, 2022

The Ministry of Public Health has rejected a request, from businesses on Bangkok’s famed backpacker haven Khaosan Road, to allow water splashing, although other ways to celebrate Thailand’s traditional New Year Songkran are permitted.

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2 People Per Hour Were Killed In Road Accidents In Thailand In 2020

27 Mar, 2022

A Thai health foundation has found that two people were killed in road accidents every hour in Thailand in 2020. The total number of people killed in road accidents throughout that year was 17,831.

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‘Thailand Pass’ And ‘Test & Go’ May End Within Months After Songkran Holidays

26 Mar, 2022

The Ministry of Sports and Tourism will submit additional proposals to the CCSA after accessing the situation in April, which could lead to the cancellation of the Test and Go scheme and Thailand Pass on July 1st, 2022.

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Thailand Urged To Adopt Hassle-free “Cambodian Model” Entry Rules

25 Mar, 2022

The Thai tourist ministry is to urge the Cabinet to abolish altogether the Test and Go and Sandbox entry procedures as early as June 1.

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Travel Rules Eased If Caseload Decreases

25 Mar, 2022

The Test and Go scheme and Thailand Pass registration are expected to be scrapped by June 1 if there is no surge in infections or fatalities during the Songkran festival in April

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Outrigger Set Out Songkran Specials

24 Mar, 2022

Newly opened Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket and Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort have created special value-added deals for Thai residents and ex-pats for the Songkran holiday, 11 to 17 April 2022.

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Centara Reopens Phuket Resort

24 Mar, 2022

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces the much-anticipated reopening of Centara Karon Resort Phuket on 1 April 2022.

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Latest Opening And Closing Status Of Thailand’s National Parks

23 Mar, 2022

The latest update on the opening/closing status of national parks in Thailand, covering both the annual seasonal closure for the rainy months and temporary closure resulting from the COVID-19 measures.

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Pattaya Remains In ‘Blue Zone’ To Welcome Arrivals In Sandbox Program

23 Mar, 2022

10 provinces including Chonburi (Pattaya City) re-categorized as ‘Blue Zone’

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Dry Songkran Celebrations In Pattaya Again This Year

23 Mar, 2022

here will be no parades or water fights, and with water off the menu, the only events left for Songkran are services organized by the Education, Religious and Culture Promotion for Education Office at Lan Po Public Park in Naklua on April 18 and Chaimongkol Temple in South Pattaya on April 19.

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Tourism Officials Push For All Entry Restrictions For Vaccinated Travellers To Be Lifted By June 1

22 Mar, 2022

Thailand’s tourism officials want an end to all entry restrictions for vaccinated travellers by June 1.

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Tourism Ministry Wants All Travel Restrictions Removed By June 1 If Covid Rate Drops

22 Mar, 2022

Tourism and Sports Ministry will propose removing all travel restrictions on June 1 if the Covid-19 situation improves.

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Thailand To Dump Pre-flight PCR Test

21 Mar, 2022

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved on Friday the lifting of the pre-travel testing requirement for international arrivals starting 1 April.

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Race To End Restrictions

21 Mar, 2022

While the government plans to declare Covid-19 endemic on July 1, many in the business sector would like a more rapid rollback

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Thailand Ranks 61 In Annual Happiness Index

20 Mar, 2022

Thailand ranked 61st in the annual World Happiness Index but is the third happiest country in Southeast Asia, according to the World Happiness Report 2022.

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CCSA Creates Roadmap To Shifting Covid-19 From Pandemic To Endemic

20 Mar, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday came up with a roadmap for declaring Covid-19 an endemic disease.

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Cambodia Drops Covid Testing Requirements For Overseas Visitors

19 Mar, 2022

Cambodia on Thursday dispensed with a requirement for visitors from overseas to take Covid-19 tests, as the country moved ahead of most neighbours by relaxing most restrictions to spur more investment and tourism, officials said.

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