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- November,2021(part1) -
05 Nov, 2021
2021 Major Chiang Mai Khom Loi Events
The 2021 Komloi Festival was decided on November 19th (Friday) and November 20th (Saturday).

The Yee Peng Festival (Kom Roi Festival) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is said to be the largest lantern festival in the world, was canceled in 2020 in order to control the spread of the new coronavirus.

Many people may be concerned about holding an event in Khom Loi, Chiang Mai in 2021, we 101 Premier Massage have summarized the schedule of major Khom Loi events in Chiang Mai as of November 5th.

● Yee Peng Lanna International (Venue: Mejo University)
Not scheduled to be held (not held in 2020)

● Yee Peng Mae Rim (Venue: North Study Center)
Canceled

● Yee Peng Doi Saket (Venue: Doi Saket Hot Spring)
The event will be announced in the future (held in 2020)

● Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lanterns Festival (Venue: Chiang Mai Air Sports Fulham)
Canceled (under consideration for another event at the end of 2021)

● Yeepeng Lanna Fest (Venue: Doiti Temple)
Considering holding (under consideration to set up multiple venues for 50 people)

Currently, more than 50 people are banned from gathering in Chiang Mai, so most of the 2021 Khom Loi Festival events have been already canceled.

Thailand began accepting vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine on November 1 in several cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai. However, the restrictions on drinking alcohol at restaurants and large-scale events etc. have not been completely lifted. The Thai tourism industry is still in a difficult situation, and we pray that the regulations have been lifted completely and that Thai tourism industry will revive as soon as possible.

For more information on the Khom Loi event in Chiang Mai, please refer to this website and etc.
04 Nov, 2021
Suvarnabhumi Airport introduced automatic check-in machine and automatic baggage deposit machine
At Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, they introduced a new automatic check-in machine and automatic baggage deposit machine that can be used by all airlines from November 3rd.

According to the Airports of Thailand (AOT), which manages and operates the airport, 196 automatic check-in machines and 42 automatic baggage deposit machines have been installed on the departure floor of the terminal.

Please refer to the following AOT videos and images for how to use them.
03 Nov, 2021
AirAsia Resumes Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur flights to and from Don Muang Airport from November 8th
Thailand has started accepting foreign tourists who have completed vaccination on November 1, but currently only Suvarnabhumi International Airport operates internatonal flights to and from Bangkok.

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced that they will resume the route between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok on November 8th, with flights to and from Don Muang Airport.

Currently, there are no regular international flights from and to Don Muang Airport, and these Air Asia flights will be the first AirAsia flight.

The Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok route operates twice a week on Monday and Friday, and the aircraft used is an Airbus A320 (economy 180 seats).

The flight schedule is as follows.
Kuala Lumpur ⇔ Bangkok (Don Muang)
AK882 KUL10: 50 DMK12: 05 Monday / Friday
AK883 DMK12: 35 KUL15: 50 Mon / Fri
02 Nov, 2021
Moderna vaccine arrives for Thailand
Of the approximately 8.7 million doses Moderna mRNA vaccines ordered by the Thai Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPO), the first 560,000 doses arrived in Thailand on November 1. A total of 1.9 million doses will be delivered to Thailand by the end of the year, with an additional 6.8 million doses expected in the first quarter of 2022.

In Thailand, Moderna vaccines will be inoculated to those who wish for a fee, mainly through private hospitals in Thailand. Moderna's mRNA vaccine has been shown to be highly effective with two doses, so lots of countries are fighting for securing Moderna vaccines. It was already started to be sold to those who want it many months ago in Thailand, but the first doses has finally arrived. If you have already purchased it, please be careful about the vaccination information from the hospital where you purchased it.
02 Nov, 2021
Workaround for API error when entering Thailand pass
Thailand began accepting vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine from November 1st. Therefore, you need to register for Thailand Pass. However, at present, there are many cases where registration is not possible due to an API error when entering the Thailand pass website.

To avoid this API error, the following steps are introduced.

1. Use Google Chrome
Use your laptop / desktop and type using Google Chrome

2. Download the Allow CORS Chrome extension
This link will take you to the download site.

3. Make sure the extension is turned on and enabled
If you add an extension to a bookmarked option, click it, and turn it on, the extension will appear in color instead of gray.

4. Restart Chrome browser

5. Log on to the Thailand Pass website and complete the transmission again

Thailand pass registration website.

If you get an error about a passport ID that is already in use, enter a trailing space in your passport ID.

Please refer to this Thaiger.com website for details.
01 Nov, 2021
Tourism Authority of Thailand officially announced the reopening of Thailand on November 1st
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has officially announced that from November 1, 2021, COVID-19 regulations will be relaxed in most parts of Thailand, and tourists vaccinated from many countries around the world can enter Kingdom without quarantine.
01 November, 2021
Bangkok reopened on November 1st! !!
Phuket Sandbox Started
Welcome back to Bangkok! !!
Bangkok finally reopened on November 1st. From November 1, foreign tourists who have completed the required Covid-19 vaccination can to enter Bangkok without quarantine. We think this is the result of the efforts of the people of Bangkok to work together to save the various industries in Bangkok that are suffering from poverty. We would like to give our heartfelt applause to Bangkok for its hard work. Let's celebrate the reopening of Bangkok together.

It is not yet the reopening of the whole of Thailand, but we pray that the whole of Thailand will reopen as soon as possible and that the day when all the cities of Thailand will be full of smiles of many tourists will come back as soon as possible.
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