New plan for hotel quarantine

A proposal to allow foreign visitors to leave their hotel rooms after the first three days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period will be submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).If approved, visitors next month would only be required to spend three days ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

Public Health Ministry to start building national immunity with 63 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Public Health revealed that Thailand has ordered 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to start building national immunity and more doses can be added. The procurement process has been done in a transparent, cost-effective, and verifiable manner. The vaccinations are planned ...

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

Finance Ministry prepares assistance for state staff

The Finance Ministry is preparing to provide a financial remedy to 137,000 government contract employees to help with the cost of living, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).The government previously rolled out financial remedy measures to assist different groups affected by the pandemic crisis, including ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Most approve govt's Covid relief measures but want simplification: poll

A majority of people are satisfied with relief measures taken by the government to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but say there are too many conditions attached, according to an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT points to business sector as key to economic recovery

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is pressing the government to address impact on liquidity from the COVID-19 situation in the business sector, arguing it will speed up economic recovery.Senior Director of Macro Economics at the BoT Chayawadee Chai-Anant pointed out that measures focused on triggering ...

NNT Reporter

MPI records 6.03% rise in January

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in January rose by 6.03% to 101.82 from 96.03 points in December amid the new Covid-19 outbreak as officials expect better economic prospects in the months ahead following the recent delivery of vaccines.Plastic bead manufacturing, which increased by 10.8% year-on-year, ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

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