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Thailand to launch ‘area quarantine' for foreign tourists next month

The government on Thursday unveiled its “area quarantine” plan to open Thailand to foreign tourists from next month.Area quarantine will be piloted in five provinces popular with foreign tourists – Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan) and Chon Buri (Pattaya).Tourism and ...

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EEC panel okays additional Bt2.7 billion for land expropriation for airports high-speed rail link

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee on Monday approved an additional budget of Bt2.17 billion for land expropriation for the high-speed rail project linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao airports, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said.“The State Railway of Thailand, which is responsible for the ...

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Cabinet approves Bt6.3bn for another 35m vaccine doses

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of Bt6.387 billion to procure another 35 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to a government spokesperson.The budget will be split into Bt5.6 billion for AstraZeneca vaccines and Bt700 million for preparation and management at the local level.This ...

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International transit, transfer flights can land in Suvarnabhumi: CCSA

From March 1, international transit and transfer flights will be allowed to land in Thailand, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said.“It is part of measures to help airlines and is based on a decision made by the CCSA on February 22,” Transport Minister ...

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Thailand's tourism sector wants country reopened on July 1

Leading tourism companies in Thailand launched a campaign on Tuesday to reopen the country’s borders from July 1, 2021.The #OpenThailandSafely campaign was launched by more than 15 major companies including Minor Group, Asian Trails, YAANA Ventures, Capella Hotels and Resorts EXO and many others. Minor ...

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Shifting roles, changes in economy, rising cost of living blamed for Thailand’s falling birth rate

The rising cost of living, economy and changing role of women in society have been identified as the reasons for the drop in Thailand’s birth rate.Currently, less than 600,000 babies per year are born in Thailand.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World ...

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Thailand poised to adopt vaccine passports to kick-start tourism

The tourism minister has asked the Public Health Ministry for approval to launch a vaccine passport system in a bid to kick-start the tourism industry this year.Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Monday that the government was waiting for a World Health Organisation ...

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50% more people hunting for jobs this year: Dept of Employment

The number of people using the Department of Employment’s services to hunt for jobs this year has risen by 50 per cent, director-general Suchart Pornchaiwisetkul said on Friday.He said 67,017 people had either shown up at the department’s offices or visited the Smart Job Centre ...

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Speed limit will be raised to 120kph in April

The speed limit for roads with four lanes or more will be raised from 90 kilometres per hour to 120kph, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Friday.He said the new speed limit should be announced in the Royal Gazette by April, after a study by ...

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Thai economy faces 10% permanent loss if Covid recovery delayed: S&P Global Ratings

Southeast Asia now risks a delayed economic recovery that will steepen permanent economic losses, says a new report by S&P Global Ratings. Thailand and other major Asean markets are living with the effects of new Covid-19 waves that appear to have peaked only recently, according ...

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