Thailand likely to postpone restart of “Test and Go” scheme until end of January

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will propose that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) postpones the resumption of entry to Thailand under the “Test and Go” program until end…

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Israeli tourist who fled quarantine in Bangkok infected with Omicron variant

The Israeli tourist, who escaped from a quarantine facility in Bangkok and travelled to several provinces in Thailand, has been arrested by police on Koh Samui, in the southern province…

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Israeli tourist escaping quarantine in Bangkok hotel to surrender to police

An Israeli tourist, who escaped from quarantine in Bangkok hotel and travelled to several provinces while the RT-PCR test result was pending, has offered to surrender to Thai police on…

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Passengers wearing face masks and a protective suit as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus arriving at the departure terminal of Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thailand limits arrivals, with ‘Thailand Pass’ applications suspended over Omicron concerns

In a surprise and pre-emptive move, to stem the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), ordered a…

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First local transmission of Omicron detected in Thailand, 63 cases confirmed so far

Thailand has confirmed a total of 63 Omicron cases to date, with more cases awaiting confirmation, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul. Most of the confirmed and initially detected cases…

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A motorcyclist rides past a floral design marking the arrival of the Thai new year 2564 in Bangkok on December 31, 2020. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Thailand announces new measures for foreign arrivals, New Year countdown details

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has announced a list of provinces where New Year countdown events will be allowed, has set limits on the number of attendees and…

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Thailand bans arrivals from 8 African countries as a precaution against new COVID-19 variant Omicron

The Thai government has imposed a total ban on arrivals from eight African countries, effective today (Saturday), and those who already have permission to enter the country will be subject…

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Cambodia to end quarantine for vaccinated travellers from Nov. 15 – PM Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Cambodia will stop requiring quarantine for travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 starting on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday. The…

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Thailand’s Hua Hin struggles to rebuild tourism with only eight visitors so far

Since Thailand reopened on November 1st, it has attracted more than 40,000 international travellers. The usually popular beach town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, has, however, only…

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Six travellers found infected with COVID-19 since Thailand reopens on Monday

Six travellers, of the 4,510 who have arrived in Thailand since the reopening of the kingdom to international travellers on Monday (November 1st), have been found to be infected with…

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Nearly 2,500 travellers enter Bangkok on first day of full reopening

2,424 travellers arrived at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday (Monday), the first day Thailand reopened to international arrivals, on 40 international flights. 890 were Thai nationals and 1,534 were foreign travellers,…

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Indonesia’s international airport in Tuban on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesia set COVID19 Quarantine set to five days

The Indonesian government has officially cut the quarantine period from eight days to five days, following the Circular of the Covid-19 Task Force Number 20 of 2021 concerning International Travel…

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Thailand sets out seven conditions for foreign arrivals without quarantine

From November 1st, foreign tourists arriving in Thailand, without being required to enter quarantine, must meet seven conditions, according to the Bureau of Risk Communication and Health Behavior Promotion of the…

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Actor Russell Crowe promotes ‘Phuket Sandbox’, Bangkok’s electrical wiring

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has been in Thailand to shoot a Vietnam War era movie called “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” and is now posting pictures on the streets of…

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UK to remove Thailand from its COVID-19 Red List from Monday

Fully-vaccinated people travelling from Thailand to the UK from Monday will not be required to enter quarantine after Thailand is removed from its COVID-19 Red List at 4am (UK time)…

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Eligibility of recovered COVID patients in quarantine in local elections to be discussed

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will meet with members of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to seek a clear answer on whether people who have recovered from COVID-19 but…

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Malaysian PM in quarantine after contact with COVID-19 patient

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is under quarantine following close contact with a COVID-19 patient, his office said in a statement on Monday. His office did not say how…

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This file photo taken on January 5, 2020 shows Australian actress Nicole Kidman arriving for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. – The decision by Hong Kong, which maintains some of the strictest quarantine measures in the world, to grant Hollywood star Nicole Kidman a quarantine exemption as she films an Amazon-funded series about the lives of wealthy expats has sparked public anger, it was reported on August 19, 2021. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Nicole Kidman’s quarantine exemption sparks anger in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s decision to grant Hollywood star Nicole Kidman a quarantine exemption as she films an Amazon-funded series about the lives of wealthy expats has sparked public…

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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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Troops to monitor construction worker housing in Bangkok for lockdown month

Army personnel will be deployed at construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and its vicinities, to make sure that their residents remain confined to their camps throughout the one-month closure….

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How Thai hotels adapted to survive and provide quarantine with comfort

It used to be hard to imagine the word “quarantine” would come up in conversations about travel. That was until 2020, when “quarantine” and “isolation” became familiar to most people,…

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Phuket imposes tight restrictions on arrivals by boat and car from today

From today (Tuesday), anyone arriving on Phuket Island by vehicle or boat must prove that they have received two COVID-19 vaccine shots or have passed an RT-PCR or rapid antigen…

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Nurses in 14-day quarantine after infected patient conceals chronology

Nurses at a hospital in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have had to enter quarantine, after a COVID-19 infected patient allegedly refused to disclose their true chronology. At…

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant in the Orussey market, after it was temporarily closed following a few vendors testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Phnom Penh on April 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian PM threatens quarantine-breakers with jail

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen threatened quarantine-breakers with jail time Saturday and warned civil servants they could lose their jobs if they go unvaccinated, as the country grapples with a…

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Commuters with facemasks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walk to a train station at rush hour in Bangkok a few months ago.

58 new COVID-19 new cases in Thailand on Friday, including 9 party goers in Suphan Buri

Thailand recorded 58 new COVID-19 cases and 58 additional recoveries today (Friday), according to the CCSA. Of the new cases, 45 are locally-acquired infections and 13 are among new arrivals…

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7 day quarantine for arrivals from abroad with vaccination certificate from April, excluding S. Africa

The Thai National Communicable Disease Committee has decided to shorten the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving from abroad, from 14 to 7 days, effective from April, with the…

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Mae Sot Hospital partially closed, 19 medics quarantined after two patients test positive for COVID-19

The out-patient building at Mae Sot District Hospital was ordered closed yesterday (Wednesday) for five days to be disinfected, after it was discovered that two women, who were admitted for…

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Staff members stand behind the desk of the reception lobby of the Connect@Changi, billed as the world’s first coronavirus-safe hotel and conference complex is pictured in Singapore. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore virus-secure hotel looks to lure business travellers

Singapore launched what it billed as a coronavirus-secure hotel and meeting complex where visitors communicate via intercom through glass panels, as the Asian financial hub slowly opens up to the…

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Tourism industry asks government to reconsider travel bubble

The former president of Thailand Hotels Association, Supawan Thanomkietipumi, is proposing the government reconsider the “Travel Bubble” as a way to help revive tourism. Supawan said there is demand in…

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French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said that it is possible that the French woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island, might have contracted the disease while…

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Pub in Nonthaburi closed for three days and its staff quarantined

A popular pub, in the Rama 5 area of Bangkok’s neighboring Nonthaburi province, has been ordered to close for three days from Friday, by the provincial governor for sanitization, after…

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People walk in front of a child playing music on her electric keyboard in central Bangkok on July 24, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

According to the CCSA, a 45-year old Thai, who worked as a welder in Uzbekistan, arrived in Thailand on August 13th and entered state quarantine in Bangkok. Asymptomatic, he tested…

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Thailand reports eight new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Thailand has recorded eight new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), all Thais in state quarantine after returning from abroad. According to the CCSA, four of the eight infections are among Thais…

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases in quarantine, but no new deaths

Six new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today (Thursday), all among Thais in state quarantine after returning from abroad.   The new infections bring the cumulative total in the country…

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Thailand records one COVID-19 case among quarantined returnees

One new COVID-19 was recorded in Thailand today, among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in 14 day state mandated quarantine. There have been no new fatalities. CCSA…

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 infection

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the new patient is a 31-year old…

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections today surge to 9

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged from three yesterday to nine today, all of them Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine, including two who were…

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Recipients of donations at Yala railway station must report immediately to health officials

An urgent announcement was issued today by the Governor of Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, calling on people, who went to the Muang district railway station to receive rice…

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Malaysia’s king, queen quarantined after staff test Covid-19 positive

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members of the palace tested positive for coronavirus, national news agency Bernama reported Thursday. Sultan Abdullah…

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Thailand suspends visa on arrival facility for citizens of 18 countries

In light of the global spread of COVID-19 and increasing concern over a potential widespread domestic outbreak, Thailand has suspended the visa on arrival (VOA) facility for citizens of 18…

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A health official checks the forms of incoming passengers during a health assessment at a checkpoint for people flying in from a list of countries and territories that include China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Iran and Italy, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 9, 2020. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

10,000 baht reward for info leading to arrest of quarantine escapees

A cash reward of 10,000 baht has been offered to anyone providing information which leads to the apprehension of any of the 80 Thai workers from South Korea, who escaped…

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Poll shows 71.2% reject government cash giveaway scheme

71.2% of respondents, to a Super Poll opinion survey, disagree with the Government’s plan to give two 1,000 baht monthly cash handouts to low income earners, as part of the…

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Search underway for 80 escaping Thai workers returning from South Korea

Authorities are searching for about 80 Thais who arrived, in a group of 200 on four flights, at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday after returning from working illegally in South Korea….

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All visitors to Thailand from high-risk countries to be quarantined

All visitors from high-risk countries will be subjected to 14-day quarantine at their hotels in Thailand, after which they will be free to travel if they do not exhibit any…

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Sattahip naval base will be centre for screening Thai workers from South Korea

Sattahip naval base has been designated as the centre for screening Thai workers returning from South Korea, to determine whether they should be quarantined in state facilities or enter self-quarantine…

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No Thai law to mandate quarantine of Thais returning from South Korea – DPM Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today that Thailand has no law that can force Thais, working illegally in South Korea, into quarantine upon their return. There has been widespread…

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30 medics quarantined after infected patient lied after visiting high-risk country

About 30 medical personnel at the B Care Medical Centre have been suspended from work and placed under home quarantine after having close contact with a patient infected with COVID-19,…

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