Lonely Planet writer Austin Bush recently visited Thailand as part of the “Phuket Sandbox” initiative. He explains what the process looked like and how travelers can visit as well. Until recently, if you wanted to visit Thailand, the only way to do so was to spend 15 days in Alternate State Quarantine (also known as …

SAMUI, July 16, 2021: The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched the Samui Plus program on Thursday evening, opening the door for fully vaccinated international visitors to explore the three islands of Samui, Pha-ngan and Tao. The welcome mat is rolling out for both vaccinated international travelers and domestic tourists without any quarantine requirements, but some …

The first flight of the reopening program to Koh Samui arrives Thursday. The first 14 days of the Phuket sandbox program have shown promising signs as the number of Covid-19 cases is below 1%, according to a tourism professional group, with operators urging the government to approve the Sputnik vaccine for attract the Russian market …

Editor’s note – Coronavirus cases are streaming around the world. Health officials warn that staying home is the best way to stem transmission until you are fully immunized. Below is information on what to know if you’re still planning to travel, last updated on July 14. (CNN) – If you are planning to travel to …

Airlines accused the government of “double standards” in its approach to international travel after Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, announced on Wednesday that the Balearic Islands would go orange after just three weeks on the green list. Johan Lundgren, chief executive of easyJet, said Covid-19 infection rates in the UK were increasing as much of …

PETALING JAYA: Six well-known hospitals, five smart medical technology service providers and the National Health Insurance Administration of Taiwan will be featured in the upcoming “Taiwan and Malaysia, Joining Hands in Bringing Greater Health to Life” online showcase. Organized by the Taiwan Foreign Trade Bureau, the Taiwan Foreign Trade Development Council and the Kuala Lumpur …

IIndonesia has overtaken India to become the new Asian epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic as its latest wave of infections spirals out of control, writes Asia Correspondent Nicolas smith. The Southeast Asian nation – the fourth most populous in the world with 270 million people – now has around 132 cases per million compared to …

PHUKET: Police hope to confirm why a man jumped from Thepkrasattri Bridge, leading to the island, earlier today (July 14). The man’s body was later found floating near the shore. Police at the scene earlier today (July 14). Photo: Kusoldharm Muang Mai Foundation Lieutenant-Colonel Somkid Onchan of Tha Chatchai police was called to the scene …

Before the pandemic, the Thai island of Phuket offered visitors the perfect blend of sun, beach and seedy but fun nightlife as one of the region’s best-known tourist destinations. Now it offers visitors something much newer: a vacation without quarantine. Starting in early July, fully vaccinated visitors from some countries can fly straight to Phuket …

Air, bus, train and other services rescheduled or suspended to accommodate restrictions. Updates on interprovincial air, bus, train and boat travel to Thailand, in light of the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions for Bangkok and the five surrounding provinces in effect for 14 days from July 12 to 25 July 2021. Some transport services have …