Red line in Bangkok metropolitan area starts operation on August 2nd, shortening operation time for the time being
The new urban railway Red Line (SRT Red Line) in the Bangkok metropolitan area will start operation on Monday, August 2. Fares are free until the end of October, and full-scale business is scheduled to start in November.
The railway has two lines: Bang Sue Station-Rangsit Station (Dark Red Line) and Bang Sue Station-Taling Chan Station (Light Red Line). Vehicles designed and manufactured by Hitachi. The former is a 6-car train and the latter is a 4-car train.
It takes about 25 minutes from Bang Sue to Rangsit with a total of 10 stations, and about 15 minutes from Bang Sue to Taling Chan with a total of 4 stations. The service interval is 30 minutes during the day and 15 minutes during the morning and evening commuting hours (7:00 am to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm).
Normal operating hours are scheduled to be from 5 am to midnight, but due to the curfew in the Bangkok metropolitan area, it will be shortened from 6 am to 8 pm for the time being (last train Departs is around 7:30 pm). The first train of first day on August 2nd will be at 10:30 am.
Bangkok Airways extends flight suspension until August 11
Bangkok Airways announced on its Facebook page that they will extend the suspension of domestic flights until August 11. They will extend the suspension of all flights except those related to both the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programs.
Currently, the infection of the coronavirus is spreading nationwide in Thailand, and the Thai government is also restricting airline flights to control the infection. This announcement by Bangkok Airways is in accordance with the regulations of the Thai government.
For more information, please visit Bangkok Airways Facebook.
Bangkok Airways resumes Singapore-Samui route from August
Bangkok Airways of Thailand has announced that it will resume direct flights between Singapore and Koh Samui from Sunday, August 1st.
On Koh Samui, the program "Samui Plus" to accept vaccinated foreign tourists will start on the 15th of this month.
Currently, Bangkok Airways operates the Bangkok-Samui route (flight only for the ""Samui Plus") and the Phuket-Samui route, but this is the first international flight to / from Samui since the Coronavirus pandemic.
It operates three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and uses Airbus A319 (economy 144 seats). The planned flight schedule is as follows.
Koh Samui ⇔ Singapore (August 1, 2021 ~)
PG961 USM15: 05 SIN18: 00 Mon / Thu / Sun
PG962 SIN19: 30 USM20: 35 Mon / Thu / Sun
Bang Sue Walk-in vaccination for the elderly ends on July 31st. Acceptance for 18 years and older starts from August 1st.
Currently, Bangkok is conducting walk-in vaccination with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from 9 am to 4 pm for foreign residents aged 75 and over at Bang Sue Grand Station. Free vaccination service is provided to people living in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. Foreigners over the age of 60 can also receive this free vaccination, but reservations must be made in advance.
According to the Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, The walk-in vaccination service for the elderly at this Ban Sue Grand Station will end on Saturday, July 31st. As the next step of the Covid-19 vaccination program, the Thai government will start accepting vaccination registrations for people in Bangkok and surroundings over the age of 18 from Sunday, August 1st. There is not walk-in service, only inoculation by advance reservation.
Details on how to register have not yet been announced, but it is likely that you might be able to register on the same website ThailandIntervac.com which people over the age of 60 make registration at now.
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Singapore plans 80% vaccination and will resume on unquarantine trip by September
Singapore plans to complete vaccination of 80% of its population by September, allowing to enter Singapore from abroad without quarantine.
According to the Bangkok Post interview with Singapore's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, Singapore is aiming to complete vaccination of 80% of its population by August, and It will be possible to enter and leave the country without quarantine. He also said that the number of people infected and the number of deaths are the conditions for opening the country in other countries, but Singapore does not consider it.
Singapore is a neighboring country of Thailand. Thailand is also aiming to open Bangkok in October. Currently, domestic infections are widespread, and vaccination is not progressing as expected. There are only two months left until October. We hope that Thailand will open its country as soon as possible, following Singapore.
Thai Red Cross Society Orders 5 Million Moderna Vaccines
The Thai Red Cross has received an order notice from Zuellig Pharma, which sells the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, confirming that they will ship 5 million vaccines next year. The Red Cross already plans to distribute one million vaccines free of charge, which will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Currently, the most inoculated Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines in Thailand are reported to be almost ineffective against the delta variant of Covid-19, which is currently the most infected in Thailand. The need of Moderna vaccine is quite urgent.