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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. …

PHUKET: Phuket suffered its seventh death attributed to COVID-19 in the latest outbreak, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) has announced. Authorities in Phuket reported three new infections for yesterday (June 25), leaving the total number of people infected on the island since April 3 at 719. Photo: PPHO The news arrived with the …

On the eve of Phuket Island’s opening to international tourists, British producer / songwriter Will Robinson is releasing a music video titled “Now is the time” to encourage tourists to return to Thailand. The filmed video is filmed in 23 stunning locations across Thailand of a Thai couple on an extraordinary dream adventure vacation featuring …

Both resorts are fully equipped to accommodate guests in accordance with local government guidelines and advice from the World Health Organization. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and Anantara Layan Phuket Resort are launching the “Ultimate Family Vacation” package to reopen Phuket’s international borders on July 1, 2021. After nearly 18 months of being closed to …

SINGAPORE: In June, Thailand announced plans to reopen Phuket to tourists vaccinated against COVID-19 and coming from low and medium risk countries. If all goes according to plan, tourists who meet these conditions can travel to Phuket without having to go through quarantine. Publicity Publicity They can walk around the island instead of being confined …

Cabinet approves Phuket sandbox Reopening of the Gulf Islands on July 15 Patong Beach in Phuket, normally a tourist attraction, is nearly empty in November 2020 (Photo by Apinya Wipatayotin) The cabinet on Tuesday approved the Phuket sandbox tourism program which sees the island reopening on July 1, followed by a trio of destinations in …

BANGKOK (The Nation / ANN): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday approved measures to prepare the aviation industry to reopen Thailand to foreign tourists, starting with Phuket on July 1 in as part of the Phuket Tourism Sandbox program. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, who chaired the CAA meeting, said: “If the program proves to …

PHUKET: Phuket suffered its sixth death attributed to COVID-19 in the latest outbreak, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) has announced. The death, marked yesterday (June 20), is the fourth COVID death on the island in the past three weeks. The news arrived with the standard daily update of new infections on the island …

(MENAFN – Colombo Gazette) A large quantity of tarballs found in Phuket is believed to be linked to the vessel MV X-Press Pearl which sank in Sri Lankan waters. A major cleanup is underway along Naiyang Beach in Phuket following the discovery of tar balls today. Environmentalists in Phuket said drone cameras detected oil floating …

PHUKET: After two days of recording five new infections every day for the past two days, the daily report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) for today (June 19) only reported two infections for today, bringing the total number of people infected on the island since April 3 to 701. The 701 cases …

PM calls for caution as Phuket prepares to reopen CCSA approves “Sandbox” programs On Friday, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved in principle the pilot plan to reopen Phuket on July 1 and later on the popular islands of Surat Thani – Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao – to tourists fully. …

Follow Bloomberg on Messenger LINE for all the business news and analysis you need. Thailand finalized its plan to reopen Phuket on July 1, the so-called Phuket Sandbox, which will allow fully vaccinated tourists to visit the island without having to self-quarantine. This is the first time in more than a year that foreign visitors …