Wondering what to do for 14 days in your hotel room? Consider learning Thai.

Wondering what to do for 14 days in your hotel room? Consider learning Thai. Welcome to Thailand. Unfortunately, you’ll be spending the first 14 days in quarantine. 14 days locked in a hotel room while keeping your sanity in check is no small task. You can only entertain yourself for so long. Do you have […]

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Thailand further relaxes visa requirements for Europe and Scandinavia

In an effort to attract more international tourists now that the borders have opened, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that they have relaxed the criteria for issuing the new tourist visas by allowing tourists from ‘medium risk’ countries. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand executive director for tourism products, Thapanee Kitaphaibool, foreigners may […]

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Reduction in mandatory quarantine back on the table again

After initially saying a plan to reduce the mandatory quarantine period was being shelved due to public concerns, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has announced it’s back on. A proposal to reduce quarantine for foreign arrivals from 14 days to 10 is being submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration next week. A report in […]

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What is it really like to stay in an Alternative State Quarantine in Thailand?

Everyone travelling to Thailand has to undergo mandatory quarantine in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) and travellers must book the hotel for isolation prior to their travel. Some tourists hesitate in visiting countries that implement quarantine rules. Being prepared and knowing what to expect during your stay can ease stress and frustration while in isolation. While […]

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Here’s how you can apply for a tourist visa to visit Thailand in the COVID time

It has been about a year now since Thailand last saw an influx of tourists as the country has, since July, imposed restrictions on incoming visitors from other countries due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, since the pandemic is pretty much contained here, the authority has slowly lifted a number of restrictions previously issued to prevent […]

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CCSA panel to approve visa scheme to allow foreign tourists into country

A Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday will approve a Special Tourist Visa (STV) to draw foreign tourists, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul says. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Public Health and various other units were fully prepared for the STV, Ms […]

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Emergency decree extension, new visas approved

The government will extend the state of emergency through October and approve special tourist visas starting next month after a six-month gap, say ministers. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday approved the extension through Oct 31, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam. The panel also approved […]

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