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THAILAND AMID THE PANDEMIC

Thailand amid the pandemic covers significant events from the beginning of the crisis in March till present day, focusing on the devastating impact of the lockdown and the ensuing emergency decree.
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KOH SAMUI POST-PANDEMIC 

Due to the devastating impact of the lockdown under the Emergency Decree many businesses are now permanently closed.
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THAILAND'S TOURISM MINISTER URGES GOVERNMENT TO RECONSIDER TRAVEL BUBBLE SCHEME

Thailand’s Tourism Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, is once again floating the idea of ​​”travel bubbles” with low-risk countries
27/07/2020


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VIETNAM EVACUTES 80,000 FOLLOWING NEW OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IN COASTAL CITY

Vietnam officials announced they are evacuating 80,000 people from the central coastal city of Da Nang following 3 new cases of covid-19.
27/07/2020


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IMMIGRATION BUREAU WILL ALLOW ONE LAST EXTENSION TO OCTOBER 26TH

Immigration Bureau confirms amnesty extension, also allows one last extension to October 26th
27/07/2020


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FOREIGNERS ON SHORT-TERM VISAS WARNED MUST LEAVE THAILAND SEPTEMBER 26TH

Thai Immigration officials are warning foreigners on short-term visas that they must make arrangements to leave the country before September 26.
27/07/2020


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CAMBODIA: BARS FORCED TO REMOVE SIGNAGE 

The Public Order Office forces bars to remove signage, awnings, verandas, chairs, flower pots, as well as barriers blocking public sidewalks.
24/07/2020


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TOURISM SECTOR FACING MASSIVE CLOSURES

Thailand’s tourism sector, long seen as a lifeline for the nation’s battered economy, is in a meltdown.
23/07/2020


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TOURIST HOTSPOTS DESERTED AND DESPERATE

Thailand’s borders remain largely shut to almost all foreigners, the pandemic is expected to cause a 80% fall in revenues.
23/07/2020


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FOUR TYPES OF FOREIGNERS TO BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THAILAND

The CCSA has in principle approved the sixth phase of lifting restrictions on some groups of foreigners seeking entry to Thailand.
22/07/2020


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THE CCSA ADMIN PLEASED WITH NIGHTLIFE AND BAR INDUSTRY

Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, spoke about the results of Phase five easing of restrictions at a Covid-19 press conference.
21/07/2020


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VISA AMNESTY EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26. 2020

After a cabinet meeting what has been agreed is a simple extension to the amnesty which will mean no requirement to foreigners to attend their local immigration office.
21/07/2020


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VISA AMNESTY UPDATE JULY 21. 2020

It was good news for foreigners stranded in Thailand when the cabinet finally approved an automatic extension to the visa amnesty until September 26th next.
21/07/2020

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THAI IMMIGRATION OFFICERS SUSPENDED FOR ASKING FOR BRIBES

Nonthaburi Immigration department,Immigration officers suspended, asking for cash to speed up visa process
22/07/2020. 


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THAILAND: VISA AMNESTY UPDATE 14/072020

Stranded foreigners must get Embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by Police.
14/07/2020

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CAMBODIA: SIEM REAP HIT HARD BY THE PANDEMIC

The mass exodus of foreign arrivals – due to the ongoing pandemic – arguably has hit the town worse than any other part of the Kingdom.
13/07/2020


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CAMBODIA: KAMPOT THE KINGDOM'S LATEST HOTSPOT

Expatriates and locals alike have decided to head to one of the country’s most renowned beauty spots.
10/07/2020

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CAMBODIA: THE CHALLENGES OF RETURNING THE KINGDOM'S HERITAGE

Khmer history is one of the most fascinating in the world and stretches from the ninth century to the modern-day constitutional monarchy we know today.
07/07/2020

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CAMBODIA: THE NEW INSURANCE REQUIREMENT FOR FOREIGNERS

The Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Health have collaborated with local insurance companies to issue the $50,000 insurance certificate required for foreign travellers.
06/07/2020

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VISA AMNESTY & TRAVEL UPDATES JULY 3. 2020

The Visa Amnesty in place until July 31 could be extended. Should the government extend the emergency decree, the visa amnesty will be extended as well.
03/07/2020


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THAILAND'S WORLD FAMOUS NIGHTLIFE REOPENS WITH 'NEW NORMAL' RULES

July 1, throw open the doors of massage parlours, pubs, clubs  and go-go bars in red light districts across the country.
02/07/2020


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THE THAI CHANA CONTACT TRACING APP EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The CCSA in its latest decree mandates its use to check in and out at all pubs, bars, karaoke joints, beer halls and other entertainment venues as well as massage parlours.
1/07/2020

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PLANS TO REOPEN SOUTHERN ISLANDS

Plans to reopen Southern islands by August , a month ahead of a previously proposed schedule.
30/06/2020


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THAILAND REOPENS BORDERS TO CERTAIN GROUPS

Thailand reopens borders to certain groups. Travel Ban extended to 'general' tourism.
30/06/2020


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NIGHTLIFE REOPENS JULY 1 MUST CLOSE MIDNIGHT

All remaining entertainment facilities to reopen from July 1. including bars, and massage establishments.The Emergency Decree extended, Bars in Pattaya not bothering to open.
29/06/2020


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THAILAND : WHO'S ALLOWED IN, WHO'S BEING CONSIDERED

The government plans to allow seven groups of foreigners to enter the country, spokesman of the CCSA announced today (June 22). The committee has divided these into two main groups.
22/06/2020


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CAMBODIAS NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY

Escaping the 'Pandemic' to Cambodia? Entry to the Ancient Kingdom is NOT as straight forward as it once was. Cambodias new rquirements for entry.
22/06/2020

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BARS ALLOWED TO OPEN JULY 1. BUT WITH STRICT NEW RULES

The CCSA's special taskforce and entertainment venue operators resolved that pubs, bars & entertainment venues could be allowed to open.
22/06/2020

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HEALTH MINISTER SAYS TOURISTS BANNED IN FIRST WAVE OF 'TRAVEL BUBBLE'

Health Minister & Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul confirms the 'Travel Bubble' scheme will be available first to business groups and international-school teachers only and NOT general tourists. 
20/06/2020


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THAILAND'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL APOLOGIZES TO TOURISTS

The Thai Public Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul apologizes for using a vulgarity to disparage white tourists.
07/02/2020


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THAI GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING UNLOCKING LIVE MUSIC VENUES

The CCSA will directly address when and how Live Music entertainment venues can reopen after 3 months of being shutdown.
20/06/2020


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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS UNLIKELY BFORE SEPTEMBER

Thailand’s senior civilian aviation regulator says that International passanger flights are likely to resume as late as September.
20/06/2020

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THAILAND REJECTS MASS TOURISM IN NEW REVIVAL-STRATEGY

Thailand’s tourism-revival strategy is to target BIG spenders seeking privacy and social distancing, NOT large numbers of visitors in the post-pandemic era.
19/06/2020


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PATTAYA OFFICIALS THREATEN BARS WITH PERMMANENT CLOSURE

Bars starting to serve up food as a way to ‘comply’ with the current restrictions now face fines, even permenant closure.
18/06/2020


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THREE MONTHS OF SHUTTERED BARS & NIGHTLIFE

The industry that was originally told to close “for 2 weeks” has been shutdown now for 3 straight months and without any indication to when it can resume. 
18/06/2020

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INTRUSIVE CHECKPOINTS TO REMAIN DESPITE LIFTING CURFEW

More than 500 checkpoints that were set up nationwide to catch curfew violators will now focus on criminal activities, accidents and illegal gatherings at night.
17/06/2020

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THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Aviation authorities talk to international airlines about resuming flights into Thailand, business trips will be first.
16/06/2020

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CURFEW END CONFIRMED, BARS TO REMAIN CLOSED

End of curfew confirmed June 15, bars and entertainment areas must remain closed for now.
15/06/ 2020

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PHUKET AIRPORT IS OPEN AGAIN FOR BUSINESS

Phuket International Airport is open from 13 June 2020. This island’s airport, closed from the start of April, re-opened just after midnight.
14/06/2020 

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BUS SERVICES TO THAILANDS SOUTH RESUMES

The Transport Co., Ltd. has announced the resumption of interprovincial bus services on the Southern routes from today, 9 June, following the government’s relaxations for public transport.
12/06/2020


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ALCOHOL ASSOCIATION BEGS GOVERNMENT TO REOPEN BARS 

The president of the Alcohol Association expects about half of the country’s 10,000 pubs and bars will end up being closed permanently.
12/06/2020

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เกาะสมุยอย่างที่คุณไม่เคยเห็นมาก่อน

อาจไม่มีภาคใดที่ได้รับผลกระทบหนักกว่าการต้อนรับสถานบันเทิงยามค่ำคืนและความบันเทิงโดยการปิดล็อคและพระราชกำหนดฉุกเฉินที่ตามมา
26/06/2020


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KOH SAMUI AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

What was once referred to as 'The Jewel of the Gulf of Thaiand', Koh Samui post-pandemic is a reminiscence of a bygone era. 

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PHUKET AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, has never been so empty,now we see what the bustling island looks like without all the people.

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