Thailand expands reopening area from November 1st to 15 provinces
Thailand will accept vaccinated foreign tourists from limited low risk countries/regions from November 1, and Thai government has decided to expand the reopening area to be opened from the originally planned 10 provinces to 15 provinces.
According to the Thai government official announcement after the plenary session of The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) held on October 14, It has been decided that the following 15 provinces will accept fully vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine from November 1st as the Thailand Reopening Plan Phase 1.
Bangkok (all areas)
Samut Prakan Province (Suvarnabhumi Airport only)
Phang Nga Province (all areas)
Krabi Province (all areas)
Prachuap Kirikan Province (Hua Hin,)
Phetchaburi Province (Cha-am)
Chonburi Province (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Jomtien, Bangsare)
Ranong Province (Payam Island)
Chiang Mai Province (Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao)
Loei Province (Chen Khan)
Buriram Province (Muang)
Nong Khai Province (Muang, Sichenmai, Turbo, Sancom)
Udon Thani Province (Muang, Nayun, Norn Khan, Prachak Shirapacom, Kum Power Pee, Baan Dung)
Rayong Province (Koh Samet)
Trat Province (Koh Chang)
It has been announced that there will be 10 countries /regions to be accepted from November 1st, but the specific country names have not yet been announced.
15 Oct, 2021
Thailand plans to launch Thailand Pass instead of Certificate of Entry(COE)
The Thai government has announced that they will launch Thailand Pass which is a new immigration system with the acceptance of foreign tourists from November 1 This Thailand Pass is the system to replace the Certificate of Entry (COE), which is currently required to be obtained.
The Thailand Pass is a two-dimensional code of personal information and information such as reserved hotels, and it is said that it will be possible to easily apply for and obtain it on the Internet.
Travelers entering Thailand will be able to enter Thailand if they are successfully authenticated by presenting this Thailand Pass upon arrival in Thailand. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the application / acquisition procedure can be simplified and the entry time can be expedited compared to COE, and the burden on travelers visiting Thailand can be reduced.
The official launch date of the system will be announced in the future with government approval.
15 Oct, 2021
Thailand officially announces curfew time reduction
We posted the plan to shorten the curfew time in Thailand on this site yesterday, and Thai the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration(CCSA) officially announced today that they will reduce the curfew time from October 16.
CCSA has decided that they will reduce the number of provinces of the Dark Red Zone from 29 to 23 from Saturday, October 16th, and they also acnnounced that they will shorten the curfew time from the same day.
In the Dark Red Zone, the curfew will be reduced from 10 pm - 4 am to 11 pm - 3 am for at least the next 15 days. After 15 days, it may be further mitigated depending on the infection situation.
Convenience stores, markets, cinemas, restaurants, theaters, stadiums, parks and shopping centers are open until 10 pm. A day care center for the elderly will also be reopened.
Trade, convention and exhibition centres and the likes at hotels and department stores can hold meetings for up to 500 people, but meals must be served individually and buffet style meals are not allowed. Also, during the meeting, you are required to wear a face mask, the meeting is limited to 2 hours and must end by 10 pm.
Entertainment facilities such as pubs, bars and karaoke shops will remain closed.
With this announcement, the reopening of Bangkok from November 1st was also officially announced at the same time. As of November 1, only the tourists from limited countries will be allowed to enter the country, but Thailand will enter the high season of tourism after November, so we are waiting for the immediate resumption of Entertainment facilities to bring back foreign tourists.
14 Oct, 2021
Thailand to relax curfew time
According to media reports, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-cha will hold a meeting of the Covid-19 Situation Management Center (CCSA) today on October 14 to reduce the number of areas currently designated as the Dark Red Zone and to reduce the curfew time by 2 hours.
According to Thai government sources, at the Covid-19 Situation Management Center (CCSA) meeting, it will be proposed to reduce the number of dark red zones to 24, the number of red zones to 29, and the number of orange zones to 24.
Also, currently curfew time is from 10 pm to 4 am, and it will be suggested to shorten it by 2 hours from Saturday, October 16th this week and change it to from 11 pm to 3 am.
In Thailand, they are planning to reopen Bangkok and other 4 prvinces from November 1, and according to the recent report, foreign tourists only come from limited 10 designated countries/regions will be allow to enter without quarantine at first. It is reported that this 10 countries/reagions will be decided at this conference. In addition, it is planned to propose a plan to make it possible to serve alcoholic beverages at restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities that are currently prohibited from December.
Details will be announced on this site again based on the results of today's Covid-19 Situation Management Center (CCSA) meeting.
13 Oct, 2021
Thailand to allow drinking at entertainment facilities on December 1st
Prime Minister Prayut on November 1, 2021 has announced that he is considering permitting drinking in restaurants and recreational facilities from December 1, 2021.
This announcement has not yet been officially decided, but it is expected to be officially announced on October 14.
From November 1st, 5 prefectures including Bangkok will resume and start accepting foreign tourists. If entertainment facilities are not open at that time, the number of foreign tourists entering the country is expected to be limited. However, there is no doubt that it is important to take steps to confirm the infection control measures for the new corona. We hope that Bangkok will reopen in November and entertainment facilities will reopen in December, and that many foreign tourists will visit Thailand during the year-end and New Year holidays, and that the Thai tourism industry will revive.
13 Oct, 2021
Thailand to plan invite Lalisa to this year's countdown celebration event
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants to invite Lalisa "Lisa" Monaban to this year's countdown celebration event to commemorate the grand reopening of her country.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said this plan is still pending and needs further consideration, but on November 1st, Thailand tourism will resume for foreigners vaccinated without quarantine and TAT wants to invite Lalisa to a tourism ambassador to liven up the countdown event to build credibility of Thailand tourism.
In addition to promoting tourism, Governor Utasak is proposing to revoke the current Immigration Certificate (COE) process after the end of Thailand's emergency decree.
Feedback from the Phuket Sandbox in recent months reports that the complex process of applying for COE when entering Thailand is a major obstacle to avoiding travel to Thailand, even if vaccinated people can enter without isolation. Is up.
There is also a news report in the UK that Thailand imposes the most difficult immigration process of any reopened country on international tourists, said Governor Utasak. The government needs to make the immigration process much easier for tourists when the whole country reopens.
12 Oct, 2021
Thailand accepts foreign tourists without quaranine only from low-risk countries / regions from November 1st.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut gave a television speech today, mentioning the upcoming dates for accepting foreign tourists.
According to the report, only vaccinated travelers from low-risk countries / regions will start accepting without quarantine from November 1. The target countries are at least 10 countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China, and the United States (other than these five countries will be announced in the future. It is unknown at this time whether Japan is included).
After that, the target countries will be gradually expanded from December 1st to January 1st next year, and more travelers will be able to enter the country without quarantine.
11 Oct, 2021
BLACKPINK Lisa sets Guinness record, solo artist with the most YouTube views in 24 hours
Guinness World Records announced on October 8 that Lisa(Lalisa Manoban), a Thai member of the Korean girl group BLACKPINK, who has 62.47 million followers on Instagram, has set a Guinness record.
According to the Guinness World Records announcement, the music video for Lisa's first single "LA LISA", which was released on YouTube on September 10, 2021, was played 73.6 million times in 24 hours. As a result, "LA LISA" became the most played solo artist music video in 24 hours.
Taylor Swift's April 2019 single, "Me!", Which was played 65.2 million times in 24 hours was the previous Guinness record.