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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand airport pandemonium goes viral | Good Morning Thailand

    A top Thai YouTuber shared the confusion he witnessed at Suvarnabhumi Airport as foreign tourists arriving under the Test & Go scheme stood around looking lost. The Songkran holidays, or the Thai New Year, is a time notorious for road accidents all over Thailand. Arrivals in Thailand, Free parking in airports and more coming up on todays Good Morning Thailand…

  • Press Room

    AQ.in.th simplifies and speeds up the process of entering Thailand for tourists

    Press Release Entering Thailand has never been easier since the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the Test & Go and sandbox programs have been revamped, the country is more than ready to reopen and welcome tourists from around the world. As a result, this website (AQ.in.th) was launched to help anxious travellers out. It acts as a one-stop-shop for them to…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya business owners claim authorities issued fake, overpriced SHA+ certificates

    A number of business owners in Pattaya say they were duped into buying fake documents to certify that they meet standards set by Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration. When authorities inspected their businesses, they discovered the SHA+ documents had been fabricated. Some say they even paid thousands of baht to have the certification process expedited. Around 20 business owners from…

  • Phuket News

    Venues in Phuket selling alcohol must apply for new permit

    First, they shut all the bars and entertainment venues selling alcohol in Thailand. Then they said those venues could reopen, but not as a boozy bar, rather as restaurants, who eventually were allowed to sell a bit of alcohol again, now until 11 pm. But now in Phuket, entertainment venues that were originally licenced to sell alcohol but then got…

  • Pattaya News

    “Thailand Tourism with SHA” festival set for December 17 to 19

    “Thailand Tourism with SHA” – the blandly titled event the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Pattaya City created jointly – is set to run on Pattaya Beach from December 17 to 19. The event is scheduled to include dozens of vendors and attractions in hopes of encouraging tourists to visit Pattaya, a quest that will likely be aided by the…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok police say restaurateurs could face jail time for serving alcohol after 9pm

    Police in Bangkok are warning restaurant owners that if alcohol is served after 9pm, they will face legal action… possibly even up to a year in jail and a fine up to 100,000 baht. Restaurants in the capital are allowed to serve beer, wine and cocktails up until 9pm, if they have passed standards set under the Safety and Health…

  • Thailand video news

    Miss Universe Thailand, Mrs. Doubtfire, Chai’s Job | Thaiger Bites | Ep.68

    Jay and Tim go through your video messages, comments and feedback from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Thaiger Talk forum on the website.

  • Sponsored

    Loy Krathong celebration by ICONSIAM to be “magical” and under SHA standards

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand partners with ICONSIAM, Thai Chamber of Commerce and alliance to preserve the Thai traditional festival of Loy Krathong by organizing ICONSIAM A Magical Loy Krathong Upon The Chao Phraya River under a high level of hygienic and safety measures according to SHA The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has partnered with ICONSIAM and business alliances…

  • Bangkok News

    Wat Po and the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine win SHA+ certification

    Wat Po and the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine now join the thousands of hotels and restaurants that can proudly display their SHA+ logos. The two famous Bangkok landmarks have been granted SHA+ certification that assures visitors that all Covid-19 health and safety regulations are being strictly followed. The Deputy Governor for the domestic market at the Tourism Authority of Thailand…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand now equipped to perform 120,000 RT-PCR tests daily

    The Department of Medical Sciences has been ramping up their testing capabilities and have declared it can now perform 120,000 RT-PCR Covid-19 tests per day. They say it can complete the tests and offer results within 24 hours at any of their 443 active labs that are certified to conduct the tests. Anyone travelling to Thailand is already required to…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya sees no tourism boost so far, looks ahead to events

    The tourism sector in Pattaya is looking to the near future after they say no new international tourists have been seen in the first few days of Thailand’s reopening so far. Tourism businesses say that they’re seeing domestic travellers coming for weekend trips and long holidays, and the heads of the industry say they don’t foresee numbers to increase for…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand reopening sees 13,000 travellers, 10 Covid-19 infections

    After the first 4 days of Thailand’s big reopening, over 13,000 people have arrived with just 10 of those travellers testing positive for Covid-19. According to the Director of Risk Communication and Health Behavior Development Bureau from the Ministry of Public Health Dr Sumanee Watcharasin, 13,229 people have entered Thailand in the last 4 days, and 10 international travellers –…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok officials push hospitality sector to get health and safety certificates

    With the country reopening and Bangkok lifting restrictions, city officials are pushing for businesses in the hospitality industry to apply for Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificates. The move, which is part of a project by tourism and health officials, is intended to boost safety confidence among tourists, according to the Bangkok Post. Another key detail… restaurants in Bangkok with…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket small businesses disadvantaged by SHA+ call for an end

    It’s not just travellers frustrated by the SHA+ accommodation requirements to enter Thailand internationally. In Phuket, a group of small hotel owners, transportation drivers, and small tour operators have rallied together to call for the government to cancel the SHA+ requirement that they call a killer for all but the wealthiest of businesses. The province has achieved over a 70%…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok authorities and hotels prepare for returning travellers

    Bangkok authorities and hotels are gearing up to welcome back international tourists on November 1, setting up swab hubs and preparing for an influx of travellers. The Tourism Authority of Thailand said they will set up testing stations outside the airport and are strategising to avoid congestion and bottlenecking as international travellers arrive into Thailand. The plan is instead to…

  • Things To Do

    List of SHA plus hotels in Phuket

    Staying at hotels with a SHA+ (SHA Plus) certificate is a requirement for international travellers who are entering Thailand using the Phuket Sandbox. A SHA+ certificate means that the hotel has taken measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and that at least 70% of the hotel staff have been fully vaccinated. There are currently over 450 SHA+…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket governor eyes construction camps for stricter Covid measures

    Yesterday, Phuket’s governor Narong Woonciew inspected workers’ construction camps throughout the island. His inspections concerned the disease control measures that were put in effect after 13 workers at a Patong camped tested positive for Covid, which led to officials claiming the camp down in a month of “Bubble and Seal” quarantine. Kathu District Chief, Trithip Sakulpradit, and officers from the…

  • Visa Information

    Latest info for arriving in Phuket from July 1 – Sandbox update

    The latest official traveller advice for the Phuket Sandbox has been announced. The infographic points out that the information is valid for Thais and Foreigners. There are no surprises although there are some prickly issues still unanswered by with the Phuket Governor’s information announced late yesterday, including clarification on exactly who can stay with an international arrival at their SHA+…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | BKK parks re-open… nearly, tropical storm, airport security upgrade | June 14

    Southeast Asia has recorded its highest number of Covid infections in a single day, with 26,435 new cases reported yesterday. The only good news is that the death rate is continuing to drop overall. The weekend’s infection figures were the highest in 2 weeks. Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are cracking down on a spike in drug trafficking, specifically packages…

  • Tourism News

    300 tourism businesses given SHA Plus certification in Phuket

    Part of the much-debated Phuket Sandbox reopening is guests must stay in SHA Plus-certified hotels, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand just gave certification for more than 300 tourism-related businesses on the island. The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration Plus Certificate was presented to the businesses yesterday, and those establishments will now display the SHA Plus logo, assuring international…