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    Thailand News Today – Wednesday, June 24

    July Songkran plans pushed back to later in the year People won’t be throwing or spraying water on each other next month. Celebrations for Thai New Year – Songkran – were rumoured to be moved from April to July, but it now looks like it’s going to be pushed back later this year. The annual celebrations could even be separated to…

  • Expats

    TM30 immigration reporting requirements updated

    The immigration reporting requirements for foreign visitors and residents have changed: the Immigration Bureau has announced an update to the requirement for TM30 reporting, clarifying when a TM30 report is due under section 38 of the Immigration Act. Here is an unofficial translation of the crucial part of the announcement for expats, in Section 2.2: “2.2: After the householder, owner…

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    Thailand News Today – Tuesday, June 23

    5 more imported cases in Thailand today. 2 of the newly infected patients are from Egypt, 3 from Qatar. All were detected whilst in quarantine in Chon Buri. None of them were displaying any obvious symptoms of the disease. Bars and clubs can re-open soon, but with a list of 22 requirements Well, there’s some good news and there’s some…

  • Hot News

    Durian sends 6 to hospital due to smelly ‘mystery’ package

    Durian is smelly. So smelly that those unfamiliar with the pungent stench called emergency services to a post office in Germany, evacuating the entire building and sending a 6 people to the hospital. Post office workers in Schweinfurt noticed a smell coming from a package. Around 60 employees evacuated the building. Police, firefighters from 3 different departments and emergency services…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Monday, June 22

    3 killed, 2 injured in Nakhon Si Thammarat crash 3 people have been killed, one an 11 year old girl, and 2 others seriously injured, after the pick-up they were travelling in collided with a roadside tree. All from the same Nakhon Si Thammarat family, heading to a family burial. A convoy of 5 cars was heading to Surat Thani…

  • World

    Trump campaign and media tussle over Tulsa rally turnout

    “In an increasingly globalised online world, the world’s youth have started getting involved in the narrative for this November’s US Presidential election.” In the days leading up to Saturday night’s election rally for US President Donald Trump – his first since March – the campaign management were touting figures suggesting that as many as 1 million people had signed up…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thailand’s entertainment venues and bars poised to reopen in July

    Pubs, clubs and karaoke bars will be allowed to re-open in July. That’s a promise from the committee which has been rolling out Thailand’s gradual re-openings in staged phases. It will be the fifth phase of lifting the restrictions, originally imposed on all levels of business in Thailand in response to the threats from Covid-19. But, it should be stressed,…

  • Crime

    10 arrested over spreading ‘fake news’ online

    10 more suspects have now been arrested for allegedly spreading fake news by officials from the Anti-Fake News Centre. Seksarn Artasarn, admin for a Facebook page, ‘Bunterm Saikeaw’ with over 200,000 followers, has been arrested on charges of spreading fake news along with a series of drug charges. The suspect was arrested in his home in Pathum Thani province, just…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Thursday, June 18

    Covid-19 update: 6 new cases, all detected in quarantine (June 18) Breaking a 3 day streak of zero new cases, there’s been 6 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hour period, all detected in state quarantine. 5 are male students, aged 23-26, who were asymptomatic and returned recently from Saudi Arabia. A 26 year old female student, who…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Tuesday, June 16

    To register for the Thaiger Flash Property Sale log in HERE. It all start this Thursday at midday! Outrage over 75,000 baht travel allowance for senior execs at Thai Airways The deputy leader of Thailand’s Democrat Party says Thai’s should be outraged by the disclosure that Thai Airways senior management have been getting a 75,000 baht “travel allowance”. He decries…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Monday, June 15

    No new cases of Covid-19, either locally transmitted or imported from overseas, in the past 24 hours. Up to 1,000 foreigners per day with smart phone tracking – plan to open Thailand up to foreigners Foreigners from low-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and travel in so-called “travel bubbles” without going through the 14 day quarantine period.…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Friday, June 12

    4 Thais repatriated from India found with Covid-19 today Today the government announced 4 new cases of Covid-19, all were reported as repatriated Thai citizens from India. All have been quarantined in Chon Buri and tested positive during their 14 day stay. All have been mostly asymptomatic. India had the most Covid-19 cases in Asia with a total of 298,283…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Thursday, June 11

    Transport Company resumes service, bans foreigners The wheels on the bus go round and round. But not for foreigners living in Thailand. It’s now official. If you’re a foreigner you won’t be allowed on intercity buses operated by the state owned Transport Company, under the auspices of the Thai Ministry of Transport. They announced today that foreigners are banned from…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Wednesday, June 10

    Thai Airways takes action to protect its planes from seizure Struggling national flag carrier Thai Airways is petitioning 3 countries to try and avoid their planes being seized by creditors. The cabinet was informed about the filing of debt rehabilitation requests in foreign countries by Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, who chairs the committee tasked with coordinating a solution to the…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Tuesday, June 9

    “The third or fourth quarter of 2020.” That’s as precise as deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak could say when Thailand would re-open its borders for foreign tourists. “…priority will be given to those arriving from coronavirus-free areas.” Mr. Somkid says that relaxing inbound travel restrictions is the first step to kickstart Thailand’s tourism industry. “The government has to be prudent in…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Thursday, June 4

    17 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand, all repatriated citizens from Middle East Today the Centre of Covid-19 Administration reported 17 new cases of Covid-19 infection. All the cases were repatriated Thai personnel returning from the Middle East. Most the returnees were asymptomatic and were confirmed as infected after a second test. • 13 of the new cases had returned from…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Monday, June 1

    Returnees from UK found with high fever, hospitalised Of the 251 Thais who repatriated from the UK yesterday 20 were found to have high fevers and rushed to hospital, according Suvarnabhumi Airport’s deputy director. The Thai Airways charter flight arrived at the airport at 2.20pm. Screening found that 20 passengers had high fever and they were rushed to hospital. 16…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Friday, May 29

    Thailand Covid-19 figures 11 new cases of Covid-19 virus in Thailand, same as yesterday. Of the number, all were reported as imported cases coming from Kuwait. All were Thai nationals returning from overseas and have been placed into a mandatory 14 day state quarantine. For the 4th day in a row, Thailand has announced zero locally transmitted cases. Radio station…

  • Expats

    Foreigners with work permits to be allowed back into Thailand on case by case basis

    Foreigners with work permits or permission from the Labour Ministry (and other some other government agencies) will be allowed to enter the country after registration, under phase 3 of the lockdown relaxation, which begins Monday. The Foreign Ministry made the announcement today. The Foreign Ministry has told Thailand’s foreign chambers of commerce about the relaxation. Eligible foreign nationals are invited…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Thursday, May 28

    Thailand’s Covid-19 figures Today the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has announced 11 new cases of coronavirus disease for Thailand. All confirmed cases were reported as quarantined repatriates from overseas. This brings the national numbers to 3,065 confirmed Covid-19 cases. 1 was a 32 year old Thai woman, who returned from India last week. 6 other cases were aged 27-52…

  • Thai Life

    Burma or Myanmar? Myanmarese or Burmese?

    We refer to Myanmar a lot in our news because it’s a bordering foreign country to Thailand and many people from Myanmar work in and around Thailand. But is it Myanmar or Burma, and are the people that live there Myanmarese or Burmese? As you’ll read across the media there is no precise answer to the question with foreign powers…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today – Monday, May 25

    2 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Thailand with one additional death Today there have been 2 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Thailand with 1 additional death. The 2 new cases consist of 1 imported case from a Thai National being repatriated from Russia last Wednesday. She’s currently under state quarantine in Chon Buri province. The other…