Thailand cautiously reopens to foreign tourists as the “Samui Plus” project starts Thursday

The “Samui Plus” model kicks off today (July 15th), welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, just two weeks after the initial Phuket “sandbox” tourism project was launched. The first 20 tourists…

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Calm before a storm?

Three more Phuket “sandbox” tourists found infected with COVID-19

Three more foreign tourists, who arrived on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket under its “sandbox” scheme, have been infected with COVID-19, according to local health authorities. Phuket’s provincial health office…

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7,347 hotel bookings on Phuket in July, as 15 local COVID-19 infections logged

7,347 people have booked their hotel rooms for stays during July, as part of the Phuket “sandbox” project, which began on July 1st and enables fully vaccinated foreign tourists to…

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Empty tourist boats anchor off Rawai Beach on Phuket, southern Thailand, Monday, June 28, 2021. Thailand’s government has begun the “Phuket Sandbox” scheme to bring the tourists back to Phuket starting July 1. Even though coronavirus numbers are again rising around the rest of Thailand and prompting new lockdown measures, officials say there’s too much at stake not to forge ahead with the plan to reopen the island to fully-vaccinated travelers. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Strict requirements set for visitors ahead of Phuket “Sandbox” reopening on July 1

The Thai government has finalised requirements for the entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists and Thai returnees, without entering quarantine, through the Phuket “sandbox” project, which starts tomorrow (Thursday). According…

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Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in…

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Thailand’s airports prepare for full reopening to foreign visitors in 4 months

Thailand’s airports are preparing for the full reopening of the country to foreign visitors in four months, a goal set by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday, according to Deputy…

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Phuket prepares for fully vaccinated foreign tourists, as 63% of locals inoculated

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to open to foreign tourists in less than two weeks, with 63.3% of the local population having received their first doses and 30.2%…

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Many skeptical over PM’s ability to reopen Thailand fully in 4 months

Many people remain uncertain about Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s mission to reopen Thailand in four months, which he stated in a televised announcement yesterday (Wednesday), due to the ongoing high…

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PM aims to fully reopen Thailand in 4 months

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared today (Wednesday) that Thailand will fully reopen its borders within four months, as the country is to begin welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, starting with…

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(Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Private sector in Phuket wants quick, self-funded vaccinations so it can reopen

The private sector on Phuket has joined forces to push for a self-funded vaccination program, to inoculate up to 70% of its population, in the hope that the resort island…

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Government to introduce “Thailand Plus” application for foreign tourists

The Thai government is to introduce a new application, called “Thailand Plus”, to enable the tracing of foreign tourists in the country.   Mr. Sompote Arhunai, CEO of the Energy…

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Thailand’s PM visits Samui Island to check readiness for return of foreign tourists

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Thailand’s popular Samui resort island, in the country’s southern province of Surat Thani, today. He was there to evaluate the readiness of officials and equipment…

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Dr. Kiartiphum Wongrachit, Public Health Permanent Secretary

Public Health Ministry to ask CCSA to cut mandatory quarantine to 10 days

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will, in the next fortnight, propose to the CCSA a reduction in the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days and…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all among arrivals from abroad who are in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, the six new infections include a Thai…

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Phuket slowly recovering with the arrivals of Thai tourists

After the lockdown, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw Thailand’s world famous and normally bustling resort island of Phuket transformed into a ghost town, with almost all…

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People wait to file complaints for not yet receiving the 5,000 Thai baht (150 USD) financial assistance for those whose income is impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in front of the Public Relations Department in Bangkok on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

8 new COVID-19 cases take Thailand’s total to 3,000

Thailand’s accumulated COVID-19 cases reached 3,000 today, with 8 new confirmed cases being reported, up 6 from yesterday.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing today that…

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Pha-Ngan Island / Photo from tourismthailand.org

18 foreign tourists arrested at party on Pha-ngan Island

Eighteen foreign tourists were today detained by Thai police for partying at a rented house on Pha-ngan Island, home to the popular full-moon parties, in violation of state of emergency…

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Two foreign tourists killed, 18 injured in Phuket boat collision

Two foreign tourists were killed and 18 others injured when two speed boats collided near a private pier in Phuket province this morning (Monday). According to initial reports, the accident…

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