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  • Tourism News

    Today is the day! Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening

    After nearly three years, today is THE DAY. In July of 2021, officials cheered the reopening of Thailand with the Phuket Sandbox. Then we had other sandboxes, Test & Go, the Thailand Pass, and numerous other stepping stones. Then in July of this year, we ditched so many regulations and declared a reopening. But today, October 1, Thailand officially declares full and…

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    Tourism ‘insurance’ fee will cover ALL foreigners entering Thailand | GMT

    Tourism ‘insurance’ fee will cover ALL foreigners entering Thailand. Say no to shark fin, says new WildAid video featuring Miss Universe Thailand. Bike racing tourists arrested in South Pattaya. Bangkok governor looks for Chinese cash to create smart city. Netizens complain about low-quality lunch in public school. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

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    Thailand News Today | Thailand enjoys an increase in tourists and flights

      Since the government eliminated the Thailand Pass, flights and passengers have since increased at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by about 10% on average. July 1 saw the lifting of travel restrictions, including the need to apply in advance for a Thailand Pass, which the government touted as opening the floodgates to a surge of international travellers, predicting 3 and a…

  • Thailand video news

    Increase in flights after Thailand Pass nixed | GMT

    BKK Airport reports increase in flights after Thailand Pass nixed. Drug bonfire set alight today fuelled with 40 tonnes of illicit narcotics. BMA says ‘no’ to pot hub at Khao San Rd. Thai energy chief suggests senators shed suits to save energy. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Tourism News

    BKK Airport reports increase in flights after Thailand Pass nixed

    Since the elimination of the Thailand Pass complicating entry into Thailand, flights and passengers have increased at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by about 10% on average. July 1 saw the lifting of travel restrictions, including the need to apply in advance for a Thailand Pass, which the government touted as opening the floodgates to a surge of international travellers, predicting 3…

  • World News

    Thousands of Laotian travellers arrive after Thail pass scrapped

    Now that Thailand Pass is ‘resting in peace,’ thousands of Laotian travellers are heading to the kingdom. On Friday, the day the Thailand Pass was scrapped, about 3,618 Laotians crossed the Thai-Lao friendship bridge into the northeast city of Nong Khai. About 710 cars with foreign licenses were counted driving into Thailand there. Last month, a government spokesperson said the…

  • Tourism News

    What will be Thailand’s new tourism mix? – VIDEO

    This is an hour-long discussion with our YouTube audience… Now the Thailand Pass is history, Thailand’s tourism moves into a new era. From now until high season there will be many new dynamics that will affect how the kingdom recovers its vital status as a top 10 world tourism destination. Also, the mask dilemma. We’re sick of talking about face…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand tourism looking up, predictions of 1.5 million per month

    After years of devastation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand looks hopefully toward a resurgence of tourism with the further easing of restrictions starting yesterday. The required Thailand Pass for entry into the country is no longer needed as the restriction was lifted yesterday, with tourism authorities predicting an influx of travellers entering the country as a result. Tourism and Sports…

  • Tourism News

    Goodbye, adios, good riddance Thailand Pass – OPINION

    From today, July 1, there is no more Thailand Pass. The digital online pre-travel registration for people coming into Thailand has had a checkered history and left a bad taste in the north of many foreigners, and Thais, who have had a poor experience with the digital gateway. After the launch of the Phuket Sandbox on July 1, 2021 –…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand to be “post pandemic” this week, not endemic

    Post-pandemic or endemic? As Covid-19 is now projected to affect only small to medium sized slices of the population going forward, the Public Health Ministry will declare Thailand to be in post-pandemic mode from this Friday, according to health permanent secretary Kiattiphum Wongrajit. July 1 coincides with the abolition of the Thailand Pass pre-travel digital gateway for overseas visitors, along…

  • Thailand News

    Boost to tourism industry as China resumes flights to Thailand

    Thailand received another boost to its tourism industry yesterday when China gave its blessing to resume flights between the two Asian nations. The gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the scrapping of the Thailand Pass, and the relaxation of mask-wearing have all been much welcomed as the kingdom fights back against two tough pandemic years. And the welcoming of Chinese tourists…

  • World News

    Malaysia set to replace India as tourist king of Thailand

    As Thailand Pass prepares to meet its end come July 1, it looks as if Malaysia is in line to replace the kingdom’s current tourist king, India. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said yesterday that once Thailand Pass is no more, a larger number of Malaysian tourists than Indians is expected to make their way to the ‘Land of…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Afternoon alcohol sale ban to be lifted

      According to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, restaurants and tourist attractions may also sell alcohol during this time, at the provincial governors’ discretion. Phiphat stressed that lifting the ban could hugely boost Thailand’s tourism industry who have been bewildered by the 2 – 5pm ‘ban’ for many decades. The afternoon booze ban has confused both Thais and foreigners…

  • Tourism News

    Come fly with me in Thailand, with a face mask – OPINION

    July 1 is looming as the day Thailand really opens up again, with all the ‘Covid’ paperwork (aka. The Thailand Pass) being binned. They’re even scrapping the TM6 form, at least in the short to medium term (maybe permanently?). But if you want a reminder about some of Thailand’s more hypocritical and absurd Covid restrictions, just go for a flight,…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand – More Open Than Ever | GMT

    Thailand now seems to be more open than ever. We have stories on todays show regarding a Thai man who robbed Gold shop amid crypto crisis, Cash prizes for Anti-drug Slogans, The ‘Phuket Durian Fair’ and the use of Thai soft power. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Tourism News

    July 1 – Thailand more open than ever

    OPINION On July 1, Thailand will be more open that it’s been since April 2020 when the boom gates first came down on the borders, locking out international travel. Since then it’s been a tedious and drawn out lessening of restrictions, with a few stumbles on the way. That finishes in just 11 days time as the country rids itself…

  • Visa Information

    Insurance for foreigners entering Thailand in June 2022

    Sponsored If you’ve read the news, then you’ve probably heard that the major restrictions on entering Thailand like the Thailand Pass and Covid-19 insurance will be removed on 1 July 2022. This is, of course, good news for those planning to visit the country in the coming months. But what if you need to visit Thailand in June? Well, we…

  • Thailand News

    The End of Thailand Pass and More Restrictions To Ease | Weekend Update

    No more Thailand Pass and more restrictions to ease. Thailand also to consider scrapping the long standing ban on alcohol sales during the afternoon. Study finds that 30% of green based drinks in Thailand exceed legal limit of allowed green levels. Phuket Zoo closes down. Your questions answered on Sundays weekend update with The Thaiger.

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    Thailand News Today | Thailand Pass CANCELLED. Let’s Party till 2AM!

      The CCSA just announced some BIG changes to Thailand’s Covid restrictions. The center met with Thailand’s Prime Minister and the Ministry of Public Health this afternoon to make decisions about the Thailand Pass, “zones,” closing times of entertainment venues, face masks and temperature checks, so here’s where we stand. Thailand Pass The CCSA announced the complete cancellation of the…

  • Thailand News

    BREAKING: CCSA cancels Thailand Pass & changes entertainment venue restrictions

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration – or CCSA – announced major changes to Thailand’s Covid-19 restrictions this afternoon, including the cancellation of the Thailand Pass. The CCSA met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Ministry of Public Health today to make decisions about the Thailand Pass, “zones,” closing times of entertainment venues, face masks and temperature checks. …

  • Thailand video news

    BIG Covid decisions today, C-Word laws clarified | GMT

      Today is a big day for winding back some of Thailand’s remaining Covid restrictions. Face masks, closing times for nightlife, the Thailand Pass, Covid insurance and the immigration TM6 form. What will happen? And what is the reality of Thailand’s botched attempt at decriminalising c**nabis? We have a lawyer on the program to discuss this today. Also is the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand Pass, Bars, Masks: The Thaiger’s predictions for tomorrow’s CCSA meeting

    Tomorrow, Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, will meet to discuss the fate of Thailand Pass, “zones,” closing times of entertainment venues, mask-wearing and temperature checks. Keep a close eye on the Thaiger tomorrow to see if our predictions are correct… Thailand Pass Currently, non-Thai travellers entering Thailand are required to obtain a Thailand Pass QR code prior…

  • Thailand video news

    Adios Thailand Pass? Same sex marriage bill…BOOM! | GMT

    Thailand’s Parliament passed the Marriage Equality Bill in the first reading with 210 votes in favour, 180 votes in opposition and 4 abstentions. Cannabis muslim students in southern Thailand protest against decriminalisation of cannabis.

  • Tourism News

    Government to temporarily waive TM6 immigration forms

    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha briefed media yesterday after the cabinet’s weekly meeting and revealed the government has agreed to temporarily scrap the Tor Mor 6 immigration form. The TM6 form is the arrival/departure card foreigners fill in providing passport details, name and address, etc., on their entry and exit from Thailand. Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul says scrapping the TM6 would…

  • Thailand News

    Nightlife closing times, revised mask requirements and more land border re-openings

    Thailand’s Covid taskforce are meeting this week to consider three proposals made from around various Ministries and industry stakeholders. It’s going to be a pivotal week for the CCSA. Announcements are expected by this Friday. One of them is to remove the requirement to wear face masks in public, although it is widely considered that, even if this concession is…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s tourist entry charge delayed until Q4

    Tourist tax, tourist surcharge, call it what you want. The Tourism and Sports Ministry yesterday said that they need more time before the 300 baht tourism “fee” is introduced. The tourism fee was penciled in for discussion at this week’s cabinet meeting but the ministry withdrew the proposal. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Tourism and Sports Minister, says fee collection for tourists arriving…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand Pass could be dropped on July 1

    ‘Thailand Pass’ could be scrapped completely on July 1, according to Thailand’s tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan. The fate of Thailand Pass will be decided at the next meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, next Friday on June 17. Thailand Pass was already dropped for Thai nationals on June 1, but foreigners flying into the kingdom are…

  • Tourism News

    Tourism minister calls for an end to the Thailand Pass scheme

    The queue to beat up on the much-hated Thailand Pass is growing longer by the day. Now Thailand’s Tourism Minister is joining in. Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakan, says he will use the next Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration meeting to push PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to pull the plug on the Thailand Pass digital gateway. If the scheme is…

  • Tourism News

    Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand advises airlines of new entry rules effective today

    International airlines have been issued with a notice from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, advising them of revised rules for entry to the kingdom from today. CAAT chief, Suttipong Kongpool, says all international airlines serving Thailand are required to screen and categorise passengers into 3 groups. The first group is the fully vaccinated passengers, who, if suspected of having…

  • Tourism News

    Transport Ministry expects 22 million travellers will pass through Thai airports in 2022

    The Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, says every airport in Thailand is ready to welcome more travellers entering from June 1. The Minister also set a target expecting 22 million travellers to enter this year. So far, the number has just clicked over the 1 million mark (mid-May). Yesterday, Saksayam visited Suvarnabhumi Airport for for an official before the changes to…

  • Thailand video news

    Being privileged in Thailand and Amazing Camera work in water parks | Thaiger Bites

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

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    Thailand’s nightlife can officially open from Wednesday but this will be too late for many businesses

    Warnings yesterday from the Thai government health officials as they urge business operators of Thailand’s nightlife – bars, karaoke bars, clubs and the larger massage premises – to “follow strict precautions” against Covid when they re-open next month. That’s next Wednesday. We’ll get back to the absurdity of that warning a bit later. 31 Thai provinces, 14 now reclassified as…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand raises monkeypox alert level to “requiring close surveillance”

    The Public Health Ministry has raised its alert level for the monkeypox virus, classifying it as a communicable disease requiring close surveillance. This is despite no cases of the virus having been reported in the country to date. However, according to a Bangkok Post report, Dr Chakrarat Pittayawonganon from the Department of Disease Control says the virus is far less…

  • Press Room

    Thailand Covid insurance for Thailand Pass

    Press Release One of the most important requirements for visitors to Thailand now that the old rules have been lifted is the COVID-19 insurance plan for foreigners, which covers at least $10,000. In addition to meeting all the other requirements, the traveller must also have a valid visa and a Thailand Pass. This health insurance is an extra safety measure to…

  • Covid-19 News

    Changes to Thailand’s Covid-19 restrictions to take effect June 1

    From next month, a number of Covid-19 restrictions will be eased in Thailand, although in the case of some rules, it will vary by province. Nation Thailand reports that at the latest meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, it was agreed to categorise all provinces as either yellow (highest surveillance), blue (tourist zones) and green (low surveillance). There…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Pass remains, at least until the end of June

    A good news and bad news day yesterday as the Thailand Pass was scrapped for Thais at the end of May, but remains an online digital gateway requirement for foreigners, at least until the end of June, perhaps beyond. The only good news for foreign travellers, in yesterday’s briefing, was the removal of quarantine for unvaccinated, or under-vaccinated, inbound arrivals.…

  • Tourism News

    Thai aviation industry says international flights at only 20% of pre-pandemic level

    The Thai Airlines Association says that in the first 4 months of this year, domestic flights have returned to nearly 100% of their pre-pandemic level. However, international flights have still only reached 20% of pre-Covid-19 levels. TAA president, Putthiphong Prasatthong-Osot, says the lifting of some travel restrictions has led to an increase in passenger numbers, but adds that it will…