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    Thai tourism to focus on short-haul markets | GMT

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to attract at least 1.5 million tourists from short-haul destinations to compensate for the Chinese market by teaming up with airlines to spur demand. Russian invasion media coverage snafu. First group of Thai evacuees from Ukraine who arrived back in Thailand at 6.25am on Thai Airways International flight TG923 via Frankfurt. A Buddhist…

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    “The Indians are coming” I GMT

    What is Thailand’s stance on the invasion? What effects does the Russian invasion have on Thailand? To what degree does Thailand rely on Russian energy? Thailand-India air travel bubble gets the green light to start this month. All these stories coming up on Good Morning Thailand with Jay and Tim.

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    Thai Cabinet Concerned Over Ukraine Fallout I GMT

    The Thai government is expected to introduce economic measures to deal with the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Over 80 Ukrainian and Russian tourists and expats were on the roadside by the Royal Phuket Marina with signs and national flags. A suspect in the Jimi Sandu murder case was arrested in Canada and a request for his return to…

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    Evacuation of Thais from Ukraine begins I GMT

    A help centre has been set up in the city from which a chartered bus will transport the Thais to Warsaw. Russian flights keep arriving in Thailand, for now. Rainstorms and big sea waves damaged about 200 homes in the Southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane will touch down at Suvarnabhumi airport later on Monday,…

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    Fall out in Thailand following Russian invasion | GMT

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is worried the Russia-Ukraine crisis may affect car exports. A charter flight is ready to be sent to help evacuate Thais in Ukraine if tensions with Russia escalate further. The Thai stock market tumbled 1.99% on Thursday while local gold prices rose by 850 baht after Russia launched attacks on multiple Ukraine cities. The…

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    Entry Into Thailand Made Easier (Again) | GMT

    The Day 5 PCR test for the Test & Go entry scheme has been scrapped. Land borders in Nong Kai, Udon Thani, and Songkhla will also reopen to international travel. A long-stalled bill criminalising torture and political disappearances cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday and The 2022 World Women’s Snooker Championship. All coming up on todays Good Morning…

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    Will Thailand Ease Entry Restrictions Today? | GMT

    The government will on Wednesday weigh up whether it will scrap the second RT-PCR test for overseas arrivals under the Test & Go scheme. Tourism operators have thrashed the government announcement increasing the Covid-19 alert to Level 4. Prosecutors have indicted a junior police officer whose motorbike struck and killed a woman on a zebra crossing in Ratchathewi, Bangkok last…

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    Thailand on Level 4 Covid Alert, No Change To Restrictions | GMT

    The Public Health Ministry has raised its Covid-19 alert to Level 4 following a sharp increase in Omicron variant infections nationwide. Prosecutors will decide today whether a police lance corporal who rode a Ducati superbike that struck down and killed a doctor at a zebra crossing on Jan 21 will be indicted. A motorbike driver who stopped at a zebra…

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    Demands for Covid restrictions to be lifted in Thailand | GMT

    The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is calling on all 77 provincial governments to do everything they can to reduce the spread of the latest Covid surge in Thailand. Phuket is offering itself as the first province to declare the spread of Covid-19 as an endemic. Thai International Airways also plans to have direct flights between Bangkok and Riyadh in May.…

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    Thailand News Today | Is the tourist high season over already?

    In today’s news, Thailand’s public Health Ministry gives its proposed cut off date for travellers that were approved for the Thailand pass, although no official decision has been announced yet. And with the suspension of Test & Go are we bidding an early farewell to the high season? All this coming up in today’s program. You’re watching Thailand News Today,…

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    Thailand News Update | Omicron Update & Impacts on Thai tourism

    Thailand has suspended its Test & Go program that allowed vaccinated travellers to enter the country with only one night of quarantine, Singapore is also putting their quarantine-free travel plans on hold for now. Phuket seems to have emerged as a slight winner in the mess, with the Phuket Sandbox remaining open. A 29 year old Israeli tourist who escaped…

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    Thailand News Today | No more extended alcohol sales in Phuket for NY

    The clash between the Burmese army and Karen rebels is expected to escalate. Meanwhile, a recent survey shows how Thais feel about Omicron during New Year festivities. A Department of Health poll shows that most Thais are worried that New Year celebrations will spark another wave of Covid infections. The Phuket News is reporting that plans to allow the sale of…

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    Thailand News Today | Govt to review eligible countries for quarantine exemption

    The Thai government is expected to review the list of countries eligible for the Test & Go entry scheme, while tourism operators have expressed their frustration and concern. Meanwhile, Thailand’s sex workers mail in their high heels to parliament house.

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    Thailand News Update | Payouts to nightlife workers in Thailand & Typhoons

    The Royal Thai Police has told its 80,000-member police force that officers are not allowed to take any holiday leave for the end of the year. A southern monk has been defrocked after a night of passion on a local beach. Some workers in nightlife and entertainment venues may soon receive a government payout. Tens of thousands of people have…

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    Thailand News Today | Tourism ministry launches web portal to help tourists

    Officials in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Pattaya have all welcomed the CCSA’s decision to ease some restrictions to allow for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has cancelled the Thai leg of his Southeast Asia tour and his meeting with PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha after a journalist with the travelling press corps tested positive for…

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    Pattaya bar meeting & Omicron in SE Asia | Thailand Top Stories

    Bangkok, Pattaya in Chon Buri, Phuket and Chiang Mai are planning new year events, and not cause a new Covid spike. A meeting held yesterday in the non-stop attempts by businesses in Pattaya to reopen bars and entertainment venues. Bangkok’s Khlong Saen Saep is in for a major cleanup. The Sky Mountain restaurant in Pattaya has been raided a fifth…

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    Thailand News Today | Booster wait time cut to 3 month in Thailand

    The Thai government shortens the wait period for getting a booster dose from 6 months to 3 months. Meanwhile, Myanmar’s shadow government turns to cryptocurrencies to fund its resistance against the military junta. The world famous Maya Bay is expected to reopen from January the 1st, but officials are now uncertain whether they could fulfil their promise. Here are the…

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    Airlines want ‘visa waiver’ & no more red zones | Thailand Top Stories

    The Airlines Association of Thailand is urging the Thai government to implement a visa waiver for international foreign arrivals. First Omicron death in the UK. Meanwhile, the CEO of Thai Airways says the national airline was forced to move into cargo and repatriation flights when Thailand’s borders were closed last year. All Covid-19 red zones are being lifted and the…

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    Thailand News Today | Quarantine requirements in Thailand relaxed, Vocal expat deported | Nov 29

    Jett goes through all the main headlines in Thailand that include: Officials on the look out for the Omicron Covid-19, variant, Thailand relaxes its testing and quarantine requirements for foreign arrivals, and an expat gets deported for criticizing the Thai government and monarchy.

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    Thailand News Today | Thailand gives fourth Covid jab, Prisoners get pet dogs | Nov 12

    Jett goes through all the main headlines in Thailand that include: The Thai constitutional court says activists were plotting to overthrow the monarchy, prison inmates to be given pet dogs and Thailand starts giving people a 4th vaccine jab.

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    Thailand Top Stories | CCSA revised color Zones , High tide returns in two weeks | November 12

    Natty gives us a quick update on the national Covid-19 situation as well as the top headlines in Thailand and around the region: CCSA meeting to revise colour zones and restrictions, 24-hour hotlines for Thailand Pass, Teen sought in fatal Phuket stabbing turns himself in, High tide lasts later this week, returns in two weeks, Malaysia to open borders to…

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    Thailand News Today | UN member states criticize Lese Majeste, Thai Road safety crack down | Nov. 11

    Jett goes through all the main headlines in Thailand that include: UN member states criticize Thailand’s lese majeste law, AirAsia urges the government to ditch quarantine for arrivals, and Pattaya planning for festivities at the end of this month.