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Vietnam Brings Back Visa-exempt Travel

19 Mar, 2022

Vietnam has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 13 countries

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Mixed Reactions To Scrapping Tests

19 Mar, 2022

Tourism operators call for more restrictions to be lifted in line with other countries

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Cambodia Clears The Way For Hassle-free Arrivals

18 Mar, 2022

Industry players have high hopes that a snap decision to scrap pre-travel PCR test and rapid test on arrival will lure more holidaymakers to Cambodia.

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Pre-travel Covid Tests For Arrivals Lifted From April 1

18 Mar, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday resolved to discontinue the requirement that visitors pass a pre-travel Covid-19 test, from April 1, but testing on arrival will continue.

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Thailand CCSA To Debate Legally Reopening Bars, Clubs, With Heavy Restrictions

18 Mar, 2022

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration said it would debate allowing Thailand’s nightlife industry to reopen fully and legally. When, however, remains the question.

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TAT Offers Guide To Thai Beaches As Travel Measures Start Easing

18 Mar, 2022

With preventive measures for new arrivals easing since March 1, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has published guidelines on when the country’s beaches are at their best.

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Songkran Rules In Works

18 Mar, 2022

Water fights pose high risk of infection

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Pre-travel Tests To Be Dropped

17 Mar, 2022

4-step plan to 'endemic' status

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Nightspots Hail End To Covid Restrictions

17 Mar, 2022

Night entertainment operators have welcomed the news that the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will consider allowing them to resume business activities.

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AirAsia Thailand To Resume 18 International Routes Next Month

17 Mar, 2022

AirAsia Thailand will recommence international flights from Don Mueang, Phuket and Hat Yai airports, servicing 18 routes to seven countries in Asia.

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Nok Air Cancels Flights From Betong Merely A Day After Inaugural Flight

16 Mar, 2022

Nok Air cancelled flights from Yala’s Betong International Airport just a day after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet flew into the airport with much fanfare on Monday on the first commercial flight.

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Thailand’s Action Plan To Reduce Human-elephant Conflicts Bears Fruit

16 Mar, 2022

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) has developed a 10-year action plan to reduce human-elephant conflicts that have occurred in areas where elephants and local residents share the same habitats and compete for the same resources.

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Covid-19 Crisis Deals Heavy Blow To Chiang Mai Elephant Park

15 Mar, 2022

Chiang Mai’s Maetaeng Elephant Park and Clinic has sustained more than 100 million baht in losses over the past three years and the owner is looking to sell the outfit.

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Swimming Pools Built For Monkeys In Lop Buri To Prevent Aggression From Heat

15 Mar, 2022

With Thailand entering the summer season, macaque monkeys in the country’s “Monkey City,” Lop Buri, have a swimming pool to cool them off

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Nok Air Preps More Routes

14 Mar, 2022

Nok Air is planning to operate more inter-provincial routes, starting with Nakhon Ratchasima-Chiang Mai, as well as resume international flights to Vietnam by mid-2022.

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Russian And Ukrainian Tourists In Phuket Get Help

12 Mar, 2022

Hotels offer lower rates to visitors stranded because of sanctions and invasion

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Unpopular Thailand Pass Entry Rules May End

12 Mar, 2022

The Thai tourism ministry has indicated that Thailand may simplify the rules of entry as early as July 1.

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TAT Devises Plan To Relax Travel Rules

11 Mar, 2022

Targets cut due to invasion of Ukraine

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Ukraine War Squashes More Than Russian Tourism In Thailand

10 Mar, 2022

The nasty consequences of the Ukrainian war are threatening several sectors of the Thai economy.

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Not All Russians And Ukrainians Will Get Free Visa Extensions

10 Mar, 2022

The Tourist Authority of Thailand has confirmed that a registration process is required if stranded Russian and Ukrainian visitors require a free 30 days extension of stay.

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Conflict Will Cost Thailand B245bn

10 Mar, 2022

2022 GDP growth dragged to 2-3%

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Thailand To Offers Aid And Visa Waive To Stranded Tourists In Pattaya And Phuket

10 Mar, 2022

Yuthasak said travelers can renew their 30-day visas without paying the application fee of 1,900 baht for Ukrainians and Russians while tourism operators are working with China’s UnionPay to provide an alternative payment channel for Russian visitors.

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Russian Tourists To Thailand Drop 50% As Sanctions Hit

09 Mar, 2022

Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukraine war, Russian visitors to Thailand have dropped from 600-700 a day to only 300.

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Thailand Will Not Deport Russian Or Ukrainian Tourists

09 Mar, 2022

The dire situation of 7,000 Ukrainian and – to a lesser extent Russian – visitors trapped in Thailand is being formally discussed by the Bangkok authorities.

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Marriott Bonvoy Travel Fair Injects New Life Into Thai Tourism

09 Mar, 2022

The “Marriott Bonvoy Travel Show” will be held from March 14 to 20 at EmQuartier in Bangkok, allowing local residents to book attractive stays at hotels across the Kingdom.

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Call Centre Opens For Stranded Ukrainian, Russian Tourists

09 Mar, 2022

Phuket opened a call centre on Wednesday to help tourists from Ukraine and Russia unable to return home because of flight cancellations and economic sanctions imposed over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Govt Hopes To Declare Covid-19 Endemic By July 1

09 Mar, 2022

The National Communicable Disease Committee expects the number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities to fall over the next few months, with Covid-19 becoming an endemic disease by July 1.

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Thailand Offers Aid To Stranded Tourists

08 Mar, 2022

More than 7,000 tourists from Russia and Ukraine in Thailand are allowed to extend their visas without an application fee as the government is considering measures to offer humanitarian assistance to those affected by international flight cancellations.

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Bangkok Hotel Prices Survive Covid

07 Mar, 2022

Hotel property value held up in Bangkok during 2021 while Phuket registered heftier discounts in hotel property sales.

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Covid May Turn Into Endemic Disease In Thailand By Early July, Says Ministry

07 Mar, 2022

The Public Health Ministry reckons the Covid-19 situation will improve enough to be considered an endemic disease by early July, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

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