Expats

  • Guides

    The best places in Thailand to retire

    Thailand is a magical place for travellers. And, if you are planning to retire, you can certainly do so in style in the Land of Smiles. If you have retirement funds or will get a pension, this tropical country is definitely something to consider living out the rest of your time on Earth. With exotic locations and delicious food among…

  • Guides

    Thailand’s best beach towns for working and living

    Living and working in Thailand is not only possible, but many who land in this beautiful country on holiday, make the move to stay long-term. Thus, those who love living by the beach, can find our list of the top beach towns for living and working in the Kingdom. Thailand’s Best Beach Towns for Working and Living 1. Phuket Phuket…

  • Visa

    Thai cabinet approves new visa package to lure wealthy expats and digital nomads

    The government is forging ahead with a new visa package that targets rich expats, in an attempt to inject some foreign money into an economy decimated by Covid-19. The package will include attractive perks, such as a 10-year visa that covers not just the individual, but their spouse and children too. It also partially addresses the so-called digital nomads – people…

  • Thailand

    Do expats follow rules and Covid restrictions in Thailand? | GMT | Episode 88

    On Todays show Jay, Mike and Waan discuss whether foreigners and expats in Thailand follow rules and covid restrictions set by the government. We also take a look at the extended restrictions for Phuket.

  • Thailand

    Japanese expats warned about terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia

    Japanese citizens living in Thailand reportedly got an email warning about potential terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia. The alert advises Japanese expats in six nations to stay away from religious facilities and crowds, according to the Associated Press. Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told AP reporters that the warning was due to “increased risks such as of suicide bombings.” Thailand’s…

  • Best of

    The best places to live by the beach in Thailand

    Have you ever wanted to fulfil your dreams of living by a tropical beach? While such dreams can seem unobtainable, Thailand has definitely made them a reality. With stunning white sands lined with exotic palm trees, expats here swear the island life is the best way to live. And, such communities are what make a life by the beach all…

  • Sponsored

    “No Place Like Home” – New Online Care Marketplace SAIJAI Launches Digital Start-Up in Thailand

    Press Release A new digital on-demand online marketplace named SAIJAI has launched in Thailand and is setting its sights on democratizing home care in the country. Borne from a dynamic consumer behaviour shift over the past sixteen months to home-based lifestyle needs, the start-up brand is eyeing the Care From Home (CFH) marketplace, Thailand is the first market in its…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Vaccine update: Pfizer available to American veterans, foreigners in Pattaya

    The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is now available to American veterans living in Thailand as well as foreign residents in Pattaya who are in the “at risk” groups, according to Democrats Abroad Thailand. The vaccine doses were donated to Thailand from the United States. Two doses of the vaccine are free under the Thai government’s mass immunisation campaign. Bangkok Hospital Pattaya…

  • Best of

    The best places to live in Thailand for nature lovers

    Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and immigrants can definitely vouch for that claim. Here, settling down comes with many choices as travellers can either venture up north to the beautiful mountainside and Golden Triangle, or choose an island vibe down south. Regardless of where you want to live, the Kingdom offers great accommodations and…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya announces vaccines for foreigners

    Bangkok Hospital just announced a new scheme to offer Covid-19 vaccines to foreigners in Pattaya meeting certain qualifications. The hospital chain posted on their social media announcements a plan to offer free Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. After months of outcry, Thailand has finally begun to make vaccines more available to foreigners. The plan is a bit strange…

  • Thailand

    Covid UPDATE: 19,983 infections, provincial totals

    This morning the Thai public health department have announced a further 19,983 infections and 138 Covid-related deaths to Thailand’s total number of cases – 756,505. 350 of the total of today’s new cases are from Thai prisons. Whilst the new daily totals tally is under 20,000 for the first time in nearly a week, the Sunday totals are often lower…

  • Thailand

    Covid UPDATE Sunday: 19,983 infections, news briefs

    This morning the Thai public health department have announced a further 19,983 infections and 138 Covid-related deaths to Thailand’s total number of cases – 756,505. 350 of the total of today’s new cases are from Thai prisons. Whilst the new daily totals tally is under 20,000 for the first time in nearly a week, the Sunday totals are often lower…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    5.7% of foreign residents in Thailand have received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

    Around 5.7% of foreign residents in Thailand have been injected with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from March 12 to July 30, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Out of the 280,075 foreign residents vaccinated, only 74,587 of them have received both doses of the vaccine. Only 20,903 foreign residents ages 60 and above, a…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Vaccine updates for expats; hospital extends hours to accelerate vaccinations

    In an effort to accelerate the rollout of vaccines and prevent overcrowding at inculcation centres, MedPark Hospital in Bangkok is opening up vaccination appointments after business hours until August 9 as part of its “Going the Extra Mile, Extra Hours” campaign. The extended hours are from 6pm to 10pm. MedPark Hospital is participating in the ThailandIntervac project by the Ministry…

  • Thailand

    August vaccination plan: 80% of Bangkok residents; open to general public, expats

    Thailand has opened its mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign to the general public who are at least 18 years old, including foreign residents. Priority is still given to those who are 60 and above, and those who have one of the specified underlying conditions that puts them at risk of severe infection if they were to contract Covid-19. By the end…

  • Bangkok

    Bang Sue walk-in vaccinations for elderly expats to end Saturday

    Walk-in vaccination services for elderly expats at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station is ending on Saturday. The government is preparing to roll out the next phase in its Covid-19 immunisation plan. Starting Sunday, August 1, registration in Bangkok will open up to those 18 and older, but there will be no walk-in services. Until Saturday, foreign residents who are 75…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Vaccination registration open for foreign residents over 60 in Bangkok

    Vaccination registration for foreign residents aged 60+ only (born in or before 1961) residing in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces… Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon. Here’s the link… https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf…/viewform SOURCE: NBT

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Bangkok’s Bang Sue vaccination centre open to expats 60 and above

    Expats ages 60 and above in Bangkok and surrounding provinces can now register from an AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine appointment at the Bang Sue Grand Station Central Vaccination Centre. Walk-in services are offered to foreign residents who are 75 years old and older from 9am to 4pm. Foreign residents who are at least 60 years old must fill out a registration…

  • Thailand

    No.1 Health Insurance Plans for Elderly Expats in Thailand

    Sponsored Article Looking for low-cost medical coverage in Thailand? You have come to the right place! As an elderly expat living in Thailand, choosing a health insurance plan for retirement in Thailand can be a daunting task. But don’t worry, Tadoo is here to help you relax and enjoy your retirement with many insurance options available just for you. Through…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand helps Swiss expats get vaccinated

    The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok announced that it has secured AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine appointments for 180 Swiss citizens living in Thailand who are at least 55 years old, or who have underlying health conditions. The embassy says Swiss expats living in other provinces in Thailand can also register for a vaccine, but they must travel to Bangkok and be…

  • Thailand

    “At risk” expats in Bangkok can pre-register for vaccines through designated hospitals

    The Covid-19 vaccine registration method for expats in Bangkok has changed and foreign residents can now pre-register for vaccines at one of two designated hospitals in the capital. Pre-registration is open to foreigners who are over 60 years old or who have certain underlying health conditions. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced today that the government is shifting its…

  • Thailand

    American expats in Thailand continue to urge US to provide vaccines to citizens overseas

    Some Americans in Thailand are still pushing the US government to supply Covid-19 vaccines to those living overseas. Democrats Abroad Thailand is now calling on American expats to contact senators and urge them to support the allocation of vaccines to citizens overseas. The expat group’s Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force is also set to hold a Zoom meeting tomorrow evening to…