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Thailand has opened its doors to fully vaccinated Indians, but there are no direct flights to the country yet, possibly because the final set of rules for Indian visitors have yet to be finalized. However, MakeMyTrip has now partnered with IndiGo Airlines and GoFirst (formerly known as GoAir) to offer what it says is a …

It aims to make travel to Phuket easier, as the tourist destination remains closed to direct travelers from India, according to the official statement. MakeMyTrip in partnership with IndiGo launched exclusive Air Charter Holiday services in Phuket. As countries open up to vaccinated travelers, MakeMyTrip and the airline are making travel to the holiday island …

Tourists enjoy Nai Harn Beach on Tuesday, November 2. Photo: PR Phuket PHUKET: Phuket has become the first choice among searches for accommodation in Thailand on the Airbnb platform since the country reopened to visitors from 63 countries and territories without quarantine launched on Monday, November 1. As of Monday, searches for homes in Thailand …

Among the island destinations of the world, Phuket is one of the most popular. With its breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery, wide array of diverse activities, and world-famous Thai hospitality, it’s easy to see why travelers return to this tropical corner of paradise regularly. It’s no wonder then that Thailand’s largest island is leading plans …

BANGKOK, November 1 (Bernama): From Monday, Bangkok and three tourist destinations, namely Krabi, Phang-Nga and Phuket, in “tourist sandbox areas” or “blue areas”, will see the cover- night fire raised and restaurants allowed to serve alcoholic beverages. Although pubs, bars and entertainment venues remain closed in these tourist areas, most restrictions on business and recreational …

PHUKET: The Phuket Smart Bus will resume service on Monday (November 1) to meet the needs of domestic and international tourists. The bus will run from Phuket International Airport and along its standard route along the west coast to Rawai Pier at the southern end of the island. To support tourism, from November 1 to …

PHUKET: A local diver drowned while underwater fishing on Layi Beach in Kamala last Friday (October 29). Kamala Police Lt. Col. Suchart Meelampong was briefed on the incident at Layi Beach at an undisclosed time yesterday (October 29). The report mentioned a man who drowned while enjoying a spearfishing at Layi Beach. After an hour …

PHUKET: Burmese man arrested for beating 71-year-old man in robbery of gold store in heart of Phuket town on Saturday night (October 23) blamed online gambling debts as the reason for the execution of the flight. The arrest was revealed yesterday but officially announced to the Phuket Town Police Station earlier today (October 28) by …

PHUKET: Police arrested the wanted for beating a 71-year-old gold shop owner in Phuket Town on Saturday evening (October 23), who saw the thief running away with items in gold worth 8 million baht. Police confirmed the suspect was arrested at a Wichit Songkram Rd health center in Phuket Town at 7:30 a.m. yesterday (October …

PHUKET: Police in Region 8 have now joined in the investigation and manhunt of the wanted thief for the vicious attack on a 71-year-old owner of a gold store in Phuket Town on Saturday evening (October 24). Police officers from Region 8 at the northern end of the island, led by the Deputy Commander of …

With the global pandemic and the lack of tourists, you would think our beaches would be pristine and clean, but you’d be wrong. Despite our lack of visitors, the beaches are still inundated with plastic water bottles, bags and cigarettes, which means some of it comes from us. According to the association EcoWatch, Cigarette butts …

BANGKOK and Bali, Indonesia, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – 15 community kitchens, 11 hotel kitchens, 8 individuals, 2 manufacturing companies and 1 Red Cross section (Phuket) helped Scholars of Sustenance cook for World Food Day the last October 16, 2021. A massive culinary event that fed 117 communities across Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin …

MMA: South Phuket based martial arts instructor prepares for 36 hour marathon workout to not only break world record but also help raise money for jiu-jitsu program for children. At 16, Campbell Symes left Australia for Phuket to train full-time for the Under-5s.e Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) diploma Olavo Abreu black belt at the Phuket Top …

Thailand has hosted 71 foreign film productions this year, generating more than 3 billion baht for the country, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday. The films were shot in 29 provinces between January and October and generated 3.4 billion baht, she said, citing figures provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Bangkok …

Phuket is home to countless gourmet restaurants, and here are the best Italian restaurants to check out on your next visit. Italian cuisine is revered by diners around the world, and rightly so. Therefore, Phuket is also home to countless Italian restaurants. The next time you’re on the island, whether as part of the Phuket …

Long before COVID, expats caught without health insurance were trapped in nightmare scenarios, some of which have become island legend. Bruce Stanely recounts some of those tales of doom here and explores how to fix the problem. It was one of those familiar phone calls that make me sad. “Can you help us? We found …

PHUKET: The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has relaxed its requirements on airlines operating under COVID-19 protocols. Airlines are now allowed to operate flights until 11 p.m. and are now allowed to book flights at 100% capacity. The regulatory easing was signed yesterday by CAAT’s Managing Director Suttipong Kongpool and went into effect today …

PHUKET: Crowds gathered in the streets of Phuket Town last night (October 14) as the Phuket Vegetarian Festival entered its final night of rituals for this year’s nine-day festival with ceremonies to remember the nine gods emperors in heaven. The main gatherings of spectators were at the intersection of Clocktower Circle and Standard Chartered Bank, …

PHUKET: Senior island officials led by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew observed a modest but solemn ceremony this morning to honor and remember King Bhumibol the Great, who died on this day five years ago. King Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX, died on October 13, 2016 at Siriraj Hospital. He was 89 years old. The …

Under Governor Narong’s new order, visitors to Phuket must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recover from the disease less than 90 days ago, or have negative RT-PCR or antigen test results confirmed by a hospital or laboratory. The governor of Phuket has signed his order to ease the requirements on visitors who can show their …

The accolades include Bangkok as the 9th best big city in the world, 3 of Thailand’s best islands in Asia and Chiva-Som, named the best of US and global spas. Thailand once again garnered prestigious accolades on the global travel awards scene with top spots in top city, island and resort categories of the Conde …

Phuket Vice Governor Pichet said 496 Russian tourists have flown to Phuket under the Sandbox program since September 1, with hopes that airlines will soon launch direct flights between Russia and Phuket. (File photo – Phi Phi Island) Vice Governor of Phuket Pichet Panapong met Russian Consul General in Phuket Vladimir V. Sosnov to exchange …

PHUKET: Vladimir V. Sosnov, Consul General of the Russian Federation for Phuket Province, met with Vice Governor of Phuket Pichet Panapong to discuss the prospect of Russian tourists returning to the island early in the next month. Mr. Sosnov and his delegation met Vice Governor Pichet and other senior Phuket officials at the Provincial Hall …

PHUKET: The first street procession of this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival was held this morning (October 7) as Ma Song devotees and spiritual mediums from Naka Shrine in Wichit traveled to Saphan Hin at the back, straddling the backs of pickup trucks and the backs of flatbed trucks. The procession started from the shrine on …

that of Phuket Vegetarian party, also known as the festival of the nine emperor gods, has arrived. Spread over 10 days from October 5 to 15, the festival is iconic for those who love exotic and very, very unique cultural events. It is a commemoration that invites ancient Chinese spirits to descend from the sky …

Travelers are by nature adventurous. They always want to experience something completely new on their vacation that will provide them with memories for the rest of their lives, not to mention the bragging rights to their friends and family. One of the experiences that is gaining popularity is going on an overnight excursion with the …

Phuket authorities finally recognize island population in mass vaccination campaign PHUKET: Provincial authorities in Phuket have finally updated their population figures for the number of people on the island in their daily reports for the number of people in Phuket who have been vaccinated. Confirmation of the change did not even come overnight. It actually …

PHUKET, Thailand – Three months ago, with great fanfare, Thailand launched a campaign to revive its crucial tourism industry by allowing visitors who follow strict Covid-19 protocols to roam freely on the resort island of Phuket. The so-called Phuket Sandbox program has effectively turned Thailand’s largest island into a quarantine area for foreign tourists who …

PHUKET: A 23-year-old man escaped his car without injury after diving into a tin mine lagoon in Koh Kaew yesterday afternoon (October 3). Capt Kruefa Phongsapan of Phuket Town Police said she was notified of the crash, on Route 3030, which joins Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew with the North Kathu area, at 1:50 p.m. …

PHUKET: Phuket Triasara and Sripanwa luxury resorts face legal action over illegally acquired land following the announcement by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Special Investigations Department (DSI) of the conclusion of their investigations earlier this week. Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, deputy secretary general of the office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), explained that Three …

BANGKOK: Fully vaccinated travelers from any country can now book a vacation in tourism paradise Phuket, the Thai government has said, as part of a struggling quarantine-free travel program. Thailand’s tourism industry is on its knees as the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions have reduced the number of visitors from 40 million in 2019 to …

Blue Icon Foundation has stepped up efforts to support vulnerable groups and communities suffering from the effects of the pandemic, with the aim of helping them get back on their feet. The Thailand-based Blue Icon Foundation has launched charity events to help 10,000 families suffering from the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue …

MUAY THAI: It has been confirmed that Phuket has been chosen to host the 2021 International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) Junior and Senior World Championships. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and officials at the meeting last Thursday (September 23). Photo: Supplied The announcement was made during a meeting last Thursday (September 23) at the Blue …

Tourists pose for a photo on Patong Beach in Phuket, open to fully vaccinated tourists as part of its sandbox program. Phuket expects to generate tens of billions of baht from one million foreign arrivals over the next six months, tourism authorities said Thursday as they outlined their reopening schedule. The Center for Economic Situation …

PHUKET: A Nigerian and a Thai woman have been arrested in Phuket for their involvement in online “romance scams” that have seen their victims swindle at least B11 million. The Nigerian national, named by police “Mr. Abuchi Johnkennedy Onyenecherem”, and Thailand’s Ampha “Pink” Phatthap, 26, were arrested in a rented room in Srisoonthorn, Thalang on …

Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced its management team that will be opening three resorts in southern Thailand this peak season. Tony Pedroni, has been appointed Zone General Manager, Thailand. It will be supported by Sergei Kutuzov, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Thailand, and Lea counts, General Manager, Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort. They will be …

BALI – The Indonesian Minister of Tourism recommends “small steps” towards the reopening of Bali to foreign holidaymakers, with an official government decision probably as early as Thursday (September 30). “My recommendation is that we proceed with caution,” Sandiaga Uno told The Straits Times in an interview on Tuesday. “There are new variants (coronavirus) lurking. …

Readers are cautioned that the OP-eds do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of Loop Cayman. by ‘Traveler’ The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said it allows fully vaccinated international travelers to visit Phuket, one of Thailand’s largest islands. The idea of ​​the “Phuket Sandbox” (as it is called) also allows visitors to travel …

The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening their doors to visitors, one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, which have kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival of the delta variant, which forced many countries in Southeast Asia to face large …

The Phuket luxury resort accused of encroaching land will now be investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the Land Department and the Anti-Money Laundering Bureau. Thailand’s Special Investigations Department looked into the “Sri Panwa” project in Phuket and said the resort had illegally acquired land rights documents. According to Nation Thailand, DSI discovered that Sri …

The 10-day event in Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi under Amazing Thailand SHA security and travel measures. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is organizing the Thailand SHA SHA SHA @Andaman: The Memory @ Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi, from September 24 to October 3, 2021. This 10-day …

Phuket boss eases road checks fewer swabs on site needed Phuket has revamped its health surveillance measures to attract more domestic tourists and ease the workload of health workers who screen inbound visitors by road, the provincial office said. Provincial Governor Narong Woonciew said yesterday that more than 30,000 people have visited Phuket under the …

PHUKET: Medical staff at the Indoor Sports Stadium in Saphan Hin yesterday (September 24) started giving third-dose ‘booster’ injections using the subcutaneous method, injecting the vaccine just under the skin, instead of the intramuscular method, by injecting the vaccine into the muscle, as used previously. The new method was used yesterday to deliver third-dose ‘booster’ …

Health workers administer intradermal booster injections of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Saphan Hin stadium in Phuket on Friday. (Photo: Achadthaya Chuenniran) PHUKET: The Ministry of Public Health began on Friday the intradermal vaccination against Covid-19 as a booster in this southern province, saying that a normal dose could be stretched to inoculate five times …

NEW DELHI: India’s favorite neighboring vacation spot Thailand has finally reopened for desi travelers. However, at present, there is no air bubble between India and Thailand due to which there are no commercial flights between them. The two countries are working to create an air bubble, also giving Indian airlines a well-deserved break. The Southeast …

As they prepare for the reopening of international borders, the Philippines is exploring the possibility of replicating the Phuket Sandbox model, while working to facilitate travel protocols. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2021 in Subic that as early as May this year the government had already worked on the establishment …

A highly skilled Swiss hotelier joins the artistically inspired resort town after an impressive career that has included more than two decades of management experience in the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. Phuket, Thailand – Slate, the whimsical and art-inspired resort town on Phuket’s remote northwest coast, has announced the appointment of Claude Sauter as the …

PHUKET: Police arrested a Myanmar man for raping a Thai woman he hired as a cleaner at his rented house east of Phuket Town. Nyi Nyi Naing, who works as a migrant labor broker, was arrested at his rented house in Rassada yesterday (September 21). Photo: Phuket Town Police Phuket Town Police officers led by …

When Sunisa (name changed) learned that the Thai government had enlightened plans to reopen Phuket, the country’s most popular resort island, as part of the pilot project to revive tourism, she was elated. Like many, the pandemic has derailed his ability to make a living. Prior to the coronavirus, she was typically busy running a …

WASHINGTON: The United States announced yesterday (September 20) that it will lift COVID travel bans for all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo contact tracing and testing. Currently, only US citizens, residents, and foreigners with special visas are permitted to enter the United States from most European countries. Photo: AFP …

BANGKOK, September 20 (Bern): Thai health officials will step up mass testing in Phuket this week in a bid to curb the surge in Covid-19 infections on the resort island. The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Yongyos Thammawut, said the ministry will send nine Global Covid-19 Response (CCR) teams to …

PHUKET: Chalong police have arrested 19 people, including Thais and foreigners, at a party at a luxury villa in Rawai for violating current COVID prevention rules by staging an illegal rally. Police arrested 19 people, including Thais and foreigners, during the luxury villa party in Rawai. Photo: Muang District Office The owner of the property …

PHUKET: Police in Phuket arrested four people in a series of raids that seized a total of more than 1 kg of crystal meth (ya ice) and 35,312 methamphetamine pills (ya bah). The raids, led by Lieutenant Colonel Wachira Amarin from Phuket City Police Station, took place between September 18 and 20. In total, the …

Popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific are starting to reopen their borders to international visitors, with measures in place to try to minimize the risk of further outbreaks. Key points: COVID closures have devastated tourism in Asia-Pacific Trials have started to allow tourists to visit with limits Experts warn there are risks …

A TAT customer satisfaction survey found that 80% of those surveyed were satisfied with the hospitality of locals and 85% of hotels were SHA Plus certified. The Phuket Sandbox program welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the first two and a half months, from July 1 to September 16, 2021. Fully vaccinated and without quarantine, international …

Boosters to be provided to 3 million Follow-up for those who have had Sinovac The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will deploy booster injections of the Covid-19 vaccine to three million people nationwide who have been fully vaccinated with Sinovac. CCSA deputy spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srirangson said on Friday that the Department of Public …

Two girls play on a Koh Samui beach in Surat Thani province in this undated photo distributed by the Samui office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. SURAT THANI: A total of 711 foreign tourists have arrived on three islands under the Samui Plus program in the past 60 days and have spent more than …

Phuket faces a severe bed shortage as Covid-19 spreads across the island, Wachira Phuket Hospital said yesterday. Chalermpong Sukhonthaphol, director of the hospital, said the bed occupancy rate for patients with mild symptoms in field hospitals and community isolation centers stands at 80%. Meanwhile, the occupancy rate of public and private hospitals has exceeded their …

Bed shortage looms in Phuket as number of cases rises Occupancy rate hits critical point, hospital chief says A field hospital is set up at Rajabhat University in Phuket on September 8 this year. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran) PHUKET: The resort island has added more beds for Covid-19 patients as the number of new cases continues …

By Ebrahim Harris LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) – Businesses in Malaysia’s top holiday destination prepare to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes a first step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Strait of Malacca, will reopen from September 16 to fully vaccinated …

Fully vaccinated foreign travelers will be allowed to travel to Thailand for tourism purposes from October 1, the kingdom said in a statement Friday. According to the Thailand Tourism Authority, visitors will be able to visit Bangkok and four other provinces without undergoing a quarantine of two-week hotels. Instead, the five zones – also including …

1,000 visitors to Samui since July 15 Most Phuket sandbox travelers More than 1,000 travelers have entered Koh Samui since the launch of the Samui Plus Model program to reopen the island on July 15, Surat Thani Governor Witchawut Jinto said yesterday. The program, which covers Koh Samui and the nearby popular islands of Koh …

With less than 0.3% of foreign visitors testing positive for the coronavirus under Thailand’s strict “Sandbox” program on the island of Phuket, according to local media, plans to reopen much of the country next month seem more likely to come true. The less positive news adds to the pressure to reopen the country, at least …

Hua Hin opts for Phuket approach The program targets 100,000 arrivals in the last quarter Hua Hin Beach in 2018 (Photo: Chaiwat Sadyaem) Hua Hin’s plan to reopen has adopted the no-quarantine approach to Phuket’s sandbox, while the tourism industry is confident that collective immunity will be achieved by the reopening scheduled for October 1. …

PHUKET: The latest daily COVID situation report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) marked a record 209 new local infections across the island yesterday (August 27), bringing the total number of people recognized as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since April 3 in 3,553. Yesterday marked the first time that Phuket marked more …

PHUKET: The Chalong branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA Chalong) announced a scheduled power cut that will affect all of Soi Ta-iad in Chalong on Thursday, August 26, as work is underway to upgrade the high-voltage cables. The power outage will be effective from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., PEA Chalong said in an …

“Phuket is a truly exceptional option for high-end investors,” said Hachi Yin, CEO of Utopia Corporation. “The island’s exquisite natural beauty, easy accessibility and international services have attracted a lot of investment in recent years, especially from affluent Asian and foreign residents looking for a spectacular second home or a new life in the mountains. …

The annual Por Tor Festival in Phuket, aka the “Hungry Ghost Festival” is currently taking place in Phuket Town. The festival is taking place without street processions due to the Covid situation and will run until August 28. The annual celebration takes place on the seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This date is …

PHUKET: The lockdown in the heart of Phuket Town will not be lifted until further “active case finding” tests are carried out today and submitted to the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee for review, the report confirmed. mayor of Phuket Town, Saroj Angkanapilas. According to the order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew last week, the …

Nicole Sauvin-Weisskopf, 57, arrived on the island on July 13 and her body was found on August 5 by a local resident. Police said at a press conference on Sunday that a Phuket man, Theerawat Thortip, admitted robbing and killing Sauvin-Weisskopf. Thortip was introduced at the conference and told reporters: “I regret everything I have …

Police are helping Danish tourist Michael Hilderbrand after locating him in a forest in Phuket’s Thalang district on Saturday night. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran) A Danish tourist who arrived in Phuket as part of the Sandbox program in late July was apparently unaware of the jungle conditions and got lost in the woods of Thalang district …

BANGKOK, Aug.6 (Reuters) – Thailand is investigating the death of a 57-year-old Swiss tourist after her body was found near a waterfall on the resort island of Phuket, with signs that she was died of unnatural causes, officials said on Friday. . The woman was visiting as part of the “Phuket Sandbox” program, a pilot …

PHUKET: Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and National Police Chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk today called in Phuket for tougher measures to increase security. The call for enhanced security measures follows the death of 57-year-old Swiss tourist Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, whose body was found yesterday near the Ao Yon waterfall on the east coast of …

To visit Phuket is a great choice for those who want a bit of socializing and relaxation in a tropical setting. So the scenes are amazing and people come from all over the world. Additionally, travelers can find high-end malls for plenty of beach activities and consistently pick the area first on their list of …

As the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programs continue, Krabi and Phang Nga will also begin welcoming fully vaccinated international tourists in August. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesperson for the Center for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), said Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had closely followed the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programs, and expressed confidence …

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) President Rewat Areerob has confirmed that Phuket will receive 5,060 doses of the Thai Red Cross Moderna vaccine and is seeking to make more available to residents of Phuket. PPAO President Rewat Areerob is pushing for vaccines “that our people want to receive, and of course not Sinovac.” Photo: …

Let’s face it, there’s just no killing the human desire to travel. Look at all the conditions around travel these days and all the news about the rise in infections, and you’d be surprised if there are still people traveling – people finding ways around the restrictions. It’s amazing to see their ingenuity. Today I …

Phuket is a beautiful island with so many exciting things to do that will fascinate you time and time again. From gorgeous beaches and stunning nature to vibrant nightlife and delicious food, it’s no wonder people keep coming back to this island. While Phuket is well known as one of the most expensive places to …

PHUKET: An Israeli and his Thai girlfriend who came to the island together as part of the Phuket Sandbox program got married at the Muang district office in Phuket Town yesterday (July 19). Couple Nadav Gefen, 34, and Yanisa Chuchotethawon, 33, came to sign their marriage certificate at the office, where Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew …

PHUKET: Provincial authorities fear that nearly half of foreign tourists who have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 1 were detected upon arrival at the airport, despite having tested negative before obtaining a certificate of entry allowing them to board their flight. Phuket Airport General Manager Thanee Chuangchoo conducts Sandbox Tourist Arrival Process Inspection at …

Twenty-seven players are arrested in a police raid on a beachfront hotel in Phuket’s Muang district early on Sunday. (Photo: Achadthaya Chuenniran) PHUKET: Police arrested 27 players while playing baccarat during a raid on a beachfront hotel in the Muang district of the southern island resort province early on Sunday. They were charged with illegal …

PHUKET: The first case of COVID-19 from a dark red zone province arrived on the island yesterday (July 16) as part of the “Bring Phuket People Home” project to help infected people receive treatment medical in Phuket. A Phuket resident has been transferred from Bangkok to the island to receive COVID-19 treatment. Photo: PR Phuket …

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 …

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 …

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 …

PHUKET: A man was arrested yesterday (July 12) after stealing around B18,000 in cash from a US national at a villa in Karon. Karon Police, led by Major Pitchayut Srinak, arrested a 42-year-old Thai man at his home in Rassada and charged him with theft. The man was not named in the police report. According …

Phuket health department authorities are calling for clam after two other tourists tested positive for covid-19 after arriving on the island. Health Department chief Dr Kusak Kukiatkul called for calm and stressed the need for strict social distancing measures to tackle the Delta variant after two young children from Myanmar were found to be infected. …

PHUKET: Phuket officials are making battle plans for a peak in infections on the island after the head of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO), Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon, confirmed that the Delta and Beta variants of COVID-19 have now been found among those infected. people in Phuket. The news came to light at the …

Amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the country, Thai authorities imposed on Thursday night curfew in Bangkok in particular in ten provinces to fight against the spread of the virus. The country reported 9,276 on Thursday, with 72 deaths as authorities decided to stop non-essential trips and ordered people not to leave their homes …

BANGKOK – A week after the start of an ambitious but risky plan to open up Thailand’s resort island of Phuket to vaccinated visitors, encouraging signs were showing that the gamble to resuscitate the decimated tourism industry was working, even as infections elsewhere in the country hit records on Thursday. After welcoming less than 5,000 …

PHUKET: Expats in Phuket have expressed a wave of frustration online after being unable to register their reservation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine offered by Bangkok Hospital Phuket today (July 7). The notice posted at 10:45 a.m. today (July 7). Image: Bangkok Hospital Phuket Registrations were made online via a web portal set up to …

Soi Dog Foundation urges governor to reopen Phuket stray dog ​​shelter due to welfare concerns The Soi Dog Foundation supported volunteers at the Phuket Stray Dog Shelter in Thalang who filed a formal complaint with Governor Narong Woonciew last week regarding their ongoing ban from helping at the shelter. With their previous complaints to the …

Looking at the state of waste on the island, here are 10 reasons why we need industrial composting. In Reinventing Phuket I wrote that COVID-19 has given the island the opportunity to reinvent itself and build a greener future by introducing sustainable industries into the economy so that it does not depend solely on mass …

(CNN) – Well guys, July is here and still Covid-19 and its variants refuse to pack their bags and take a summer break. Luckily, CNN Travel is here to guide you through this week’s news on destinations that are opening their borders, relaxing their regulations, or closing the hatches. Americas CNN’s Pete Muntean reports that …

International guests who dreamed of visiting Phuket for 15 months will soon be able to return to the “Pearl of the Andaman” following the launch of the “Phuket Sandbox” program. As part of this important government initiative, overseas travelers can fly directly to Phuket, stay quarantined at world-class hotels and resorts, and soak up the …

The reopening of Phuket begins Prayut tells audience it’s worth the risk Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha greets foreign tourists from a Singapore Airlines flight at Phuket Airport on Thursday. (Photo by Government House) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the public that Thailand must accept the risk of reopening the country, starting on Thursday with the …

PHUKET, Thailand – In just a few hours, Thailand will once again welcome international visitors – provided they are vaccinated – to its famous southern resort island of Phuket without having to be locked in a hotel room on arrival for a quarantine of 14 days. For at least two weeks, they will be free …

Phuket records five new COVID infections, seventh confirmed death in 72-year-old man PHUKET: Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon, head of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO), confirmed that Phuket registered five new COVID infections on the island yesterday (June 29) and confirmed that the seventh death from COVID in Phuket in the current outbreak was that …

THALANDE: Double doses of Sinovac vaccine are 71% to 91% effective in preventing Alpha strain (UK) COVID-19 infection, according to results announced by the Department of Public Health yesterday (June 28) . Residents of Nonthaburi who signed up for a COVID-19 vaccine through the Non Prom (“Nonthaburi Ready”) platform receive their vaccine last Sunday (June …

Welcome to your week in Asia. It will be a week of Chinese milestones. Weeks of preparatory events set the stage for the Chinese Communist Party to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1921 in Shanghai on Thursday. For President Xi Jinping, it will be a key opportunity to highlight the regime’s achievements. …