Thailand Pass

  • Tourism

    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.

  • Thailand

    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

    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

    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…

  • Tourism

    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

    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

    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

    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 –…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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

    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…

  • Tourism

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Travel

    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

    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.

  • Video

    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

    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

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…