Phuket sandbox

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Good Morning Thailand | C-19 Vaccines – Yes? No?, Thailand re-opening latest, Phuket Sandbox

    Episode 7. Today’s guest Hayden Rhodes, a health professional, father and family man. He’s come to his conclusion about vaccines. How about you? We also have the latest in the Sanbox reopening details for Thailand Bangkok’s on-again, off-again restriction updates. Tim Newton is joined by Bill Barnett from c9HotelWorks. All the latest information about Thailand and Phuket reopening at thethaiger.com

  • Phuket

    TAT outlines rules for Phuket re-opening | VIDEO

    So, here they are, the dos and don’ts for all those vaccinated tourists planning trips to the southern island of Phuket from July 1. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has laid out the rules governing the Phuket Sandbox model that will see the island re-open to international visitors in just a few weeks’ time. While fully vaccinated tourists will no…

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    Phuket pushes for proactive vaccination to reach 70% goal

    A push is underway to get people registered for mass vaccination in Phuket in an effort to still reach the 70% threshold to reopen to international tourists on July 1. In a meeting on the Phuket Tourism Sandbox plan at the provincial hall on Thursday, a new proactive scheme was hatched to get people registered and vaccinated. Phuket has set…

  • Tourism

    Tourism officials focus on safety to differentiate Phuket from rest of Thailand

    As the clock ticks down to the much-anticipated re-opening of Phuket on July 1, tourism officials are anxious to separate the southern island from parts of the country currently experiencing higher Covid-19 infection rates. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is emphasising the safety element of Phuket and the other areas that will follow the “sandbox” model of re-opening. In a…

  • Tourism

    Thai public health and tourism ministers on Phuket to push the July 1 Sandbox reopening

    Bangkok has sent a couple of ministerial heavyweights to Phuket today to keep pushing the July 1 ‘Sandbox’ bandwagon, insisting that Phuket will open to fully vaccinated tourists from July 1. The Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul ,along with the Sports and Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, are doing the island PR tour today delivering a message from…

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    Thailand News Today | 8 clusters in Bangkok, Phuket party organisers charged | May 14

    Foreigners may face a slight delay in receiving their Covid-19 vaccines, The BMA has now confirmed 8 clusters of Covid infection in the capital, Thai Private Hospital Association is now working to offer a variety of Covid-19 vaccine brands to Thais and Patong police have announced that the managers of the Phuket venues that hosted the Kolour entertainment event swill…

  • Phuket

    TAT looks forward to welcoming 129,000 foreign tourists to Phuket

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand says it expects 129,000 tourists to arrive on the southern island of Phuket in the first 3 months of its re-opening. Officials still insist the island will re-open for quarantine-free travel for vaccinated foreign tourists from July 1. And according to the Bangkok Post, the TAT also plans to team up with airlines to offer…

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    Covid-19 infections cast doubt on plan to reopen Phuket July 1

    With surging Covid-19 infections, the original plan for Phuket to reopen the international border to tourism on July 1st without quarantine may be unlikely. The governor warned today that the plan may be in jeopardy if they don’t reach the proposed May 15 goal of reducing infections to less than 10 each day. Governor Narong Woonciew called on everyone to…

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    Thailand News Today | Thai government throws TG under bus, new police uniforms | May 10

    Forum Moderator Application… HERE In today’s Thailand News Today we look at… State Enterprise Policy Office says the government will not bank-roll a billion-baht cash injection for Thai Airways, Public buses, cars, and motorbike taxis now need to comply with tougher Covid-19 measures, After a 3-day search, a body of a missing fisherman was found off the coast of Lin…

  • Tourism

    Tourism Minister says Phuket must reach zero infections before July re-opening

    The Tourism and Sports Minister insists the southern island of Phuket must record zero Covid-19 cases if a planned July re-opening is to go ahead. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn adds that, should new infections be reported once 70% of the island is vaccinated, the Tourism and Public Health Ministries will work together to decide what action to take. Tourism operators in Phuket…

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    Thailand News Today | Big Covid effort in Klong Toey, ICU field hospitals open | May 5

    2,112 new Covid-19 cases and 15 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today during the CCSA’s daily briefing, Officials are accelerating vaccination efforts in the Klong Toey district of Bangkok, hospitals are being pushed to their limits, with a new ICU field hospital opening to take up some of the case-load, Car burst into flames with 1 million baht cash in the…

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    Many Thailand Elite Card members cancel travel plans as Covid-19 cases rise

    The new wave of Covid-19, infecting more than 30,000 people over the past month, set back travel plans for Thailand Elite Card members. The company that operates the card services, Thailand Privilege Card, is now banking on the Phuket sandbox model to draw in cardholders. The travel scheme, which is planned to start in July as long as Phuket vaccinates…

  • Tourism

    Government insists Phuket re-opening will go ahead as planned

    The Thai government is adamant the planned re-opening of the southern island of Phuket to vaccinated foreign tourists will go ahead. However, with Covid-19 infections rising across the country, some tourism operators say they need more clarification on how. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit insists the “Phuket sandbox” model is on track for July 1. “We have neither cancelled nor changed…

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    Thailand News Today | Covid numbers spike, Phuket’s ‘sandbox’ still on track | April 23, 2021

    In today’s episode we look at… Thailand’s daily Covid-19 infection report hit a record high at 2,070 today, Thai Immigration’s online system for 90 day checks for foreigners living in Thailand is back up and running…. or is it? Phuket have started their extensive screening process of all arrivals, Tourism Authority says Phuket Sandbox model is still “on track”, and…

  • Tourism

    Tourism officials revise revenue forecast, insist Phuket will re-open on schedule

    The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand admits it may need to revise its 2021 revenue forecast, but insists the Phuket “sandbox” project is still going ahead – and on time too. Yuthasak Supasorn says tourism officials will set a new revenue target, for both domestic and international tourists, as Thailand battles with a third wave of Covid-19. In…

  • Tourism

    Thailand’s 3rd wave wreaks havoc on the Tourism Restart Plan – where are we now?

    OPINION by Andrew J Wood Thailand Ministers ponder the next steps to re-start it’s massive tourism industry, initially set for July 1, 2021 in Phuket. The plan may need to be overhauled as Phuket struggles to immunise the whole island in the wake of the third wave of hotspots. Phuket, prior to the third wave had already secured more than…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Aviation authority calling for 20,000 vaccine doses for crew, ground staff

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is calling for vaccine doses to protect around 20,000 airline crew and ground staff before the country re-opens to international tourists. The CAAT says it’s vital that those working in the aviation industry are protected and has submitted its request to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. According to Suthipong Kongpool from the CAAT,…

  • Tourism

    Vaccinated foreign tourists may be offered free flights to boost inter-provincial travel

    The Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, says vaccinated foreign tourists may be offered free domestic flights during their holiday in order to boost inter-provincial travel. The proposal comes after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand called for 40,000 vaccine doses to protect airline employees. “From July 1, inoculated tourists exempt from quarantine might be tempted to extend their stay…

  • Phuket

    Phuket businesses welcome quarantine-free re-opening plan

    Businesses on the southern island of Phuket have welcomed the government’s approval of a quarantine-free re-opening for vaccinated foreigners from July 1. From that date, Phuket will become the first province to waive mandatory quarantine for international arrivals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The re-opening is expected to generate over 84 billion baht. Like many parts of the country…