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Slashing quarantine won’t solve Thailand’s tourist dearth

Thailand’s disease control committee has proposed a halving of the two-weeks’ hotel isolation requirement for vaccinated tourists.  Health ministry official Opas Karnkawinpong said that...

Pattaya Covid photo story: September 2021

Vaccination a marketing tool Some Pattaya businesses and hotels are promoting themselves this month with the welcome news that their staff are fully vaccinated, soon...

Sigh of relief for Thailand Covid visa extenders

The immigration authorities have confirmed that the final date of applications for the 60 days special Covid visa extension is now November 26.   This replaces...

Thailand’s 60 days Covid immigration extensions now in doubt

The special dispensation which has allowed short-stay foreign tourists to remain in Thailand since spring last year – 18 months ago – could be...

Plans to allow foreigners to own Thai land hit the first...

Government plans to encourage one million well-heeled foreigners to base themselves in Thailand with 10 year visas and the right to buy freehold land...

Pattaya Survivors: Pan Pan Pattaya: the irresistible taste of Italy

Pan Pan has every right to be classified as the ultimate Pattaya survivor.  The popular Thappraya Road base was opened by Luciano in 1989...

UK continues to suppress visits to Thailand

In a shock decision, the UK authorities have refused to remove Thailand from its list of banned countries. Although the British Department of Transport...

Thailand’s new rules for retiree visas sound alarm bells

The Thai Cabinet has agreed the framework of a new visa policy which has been under consideration by government committees for most of 2021. ...

Pattaya Sandbox sealed transport routes may bite the dust

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has indicated that some of the least popular aspects of the Move On Pattaya program are to be...

Experts begin investigation of Pattaya’s nightclub fire

Initial feedback is warning against the widely-held assumption on social media that the padlocked Nashaa club fire was likely started deliberately. The nitery, strongly...

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Pattaya reopens spas, cinemas, allows live music, shortens curfew hours

Today (Monday), Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved a proposal to shorten the nighttime curfew to 10pm-4am, instead of the current 9pm-4am,...

Thailand introduces ‘Digital Health Pass’ for domestic travel

Mor Prom has introduced a new function, ‘Digital Health Pass’, as an electronic health certificate. The Digital Health Pass can certify users for domestic travel,...

Thailand plans to open vaccine units for students aged 12-18 in each province

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has undertaken a pilot project, vaccinating 2,295 students in the risk group of those with any of seven diseases,...

Ranking of 10 provinces with highest COVID-19 transmission as of September 27

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‘Rayong Less-Waste’ – pilot project for Thai industrial sector in reducing plastic waste

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is preparing to help reduce plastic waste, under a new public-private collaboration that sees 68 municipalities countrywide serve...