Alcohol can be served at restaurants in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Cha-am
In Chiang Mai, from Monday, December 6th, restaurants will be allowed to serve alcohol in the five districts of Muang, Chom Thong, Doi Tao, Mae Taeng and Mae Rim.
Governor Prachon Pratsakul of Chiang Mai decided on Saturday, December 4th, to relax the restrictions on Covid-19, which will allow alcohol to be served in restaurants. This deregulation will take effect on Monday, December 6th.
To qualify for alcohol serving, restaurants must meet the Covid-Free setting criteria set by the province, and can be served from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 11pm. Music band performances at restaurants are permitted if there are no more than 5 band members and an appropriate distance from the customers.
In Hua Hin and Cha-am, alcohol will be served until 10 pm at SHA or SHA + certified restaurants.
This permit, signed by Governor Sathien Charoenruen on 30 November, came into effect on Friday, 3 December.
Cha-am also plans to hold a food festival on the beach from December 10th to 12th to attract tourists.
Bangkok began accepting vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine on November 1, but only a few tourists visited Cha-am and Hua Hin, which cannot provide alcohol, and the tourism industry Reconstruction is not progressing. With this deregulation, many tourists are expected to visit Cha-am and Hua Hin.
Thailand, electronic vaccine passport can be applied for free
The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand has announced that they will issue a free electronic vaccine passport (e-Vaccine Passport) for those vaccinated in Thailand.
If you wish to issue an e-Vaccine Passport, you can apply from the "International Certificate" menu of the mobile Mor Prom application.
The e-Vaccine Passport QR code will be available within 3 business days of your request being approved and will be available for scanning the next day. Currently, the application is free, and the free application period is available from December 1st to 31st, 2021.
Specific method of application
1. Log in to the Mor Prom application
2. Click "International Certificate"
3. Click "Request for a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate"
4. Enter the required information and click "e-Vaccine Passport"
5. Check "QR Code" and enter the desired acquisition date
6. Check that the input information is correct and send the application
If you have any questions, please submit your question from the http://www.facebook.com/Mohpromt page.
Scoot operates vaccinated-only flights from Bangkok to Singapore
Singapore's low-cost carrier Scoot has announced that it will operate vaccinated passanger only flights from Bangkok to Singapore from December 14. They have already started accepting reservations at Scoot official website.
Singapore plans to accept vaccinated travelers from Thailand without quarantine from 14th December, and in response to this measure, Scoot will start Vaccine Travel Lane (VTL) flights from 14th December. Will start operating. VTL plans to operate 11 flights a week.
The flight schedule (after December 14th) is as follows.
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) ⇒ Singapore
TR607 BKK11: 55 SIN15: 35 every day
TR611 BKK18: 10 SIN21: 50 Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun
The aircraft used will be Boeing 787-8 for TR607 and Airbus A321neo for TR611.
Before the pandemic of COVID-19, Scoot used two airports in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang Airport. However, all flights of Scoot now depart and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Singapore Airlines has already announced that they would start VTL flights between Bangkok and Singapore. Thai Vietjet Air will also plan to operate VTL flights in the future.
Vietnam will start accepting fully vaccinated Thai tourists from December
The head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh said on December 1 that the Vietnam Tourism Board worked with Thai authorities are working on a plan to allow vaccinated travelers to enter Thailand and Vietnam each other by a “travel bubble” scheme.
After the pandemic, Vietnam closed the border and stopped accepting foreign tourists. The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam reached a record high of 18 million in 2019, but will decrease by 79% in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Thailand was the Vietnam's most growing tourism market, with the number of visitors from Thailand to Vietnam increasing by 46% year-on-year in 2019, but has plummeted due to the pandemic.
Mr. Khanh said that the first pilot batch of Thai tourists will arrive in Vietnam in December using the "travel bubble" program currently under discussion.
Vietnam plans to resume regular international flights to 15 countries and regions with high COVID-19 immunity, such as vaccination, in addition to the "travel bubble" program with Thailand from December.
Vietnam had closed its border for nearly two years, but reopened it in November. Since then, foreign tourists have entered Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, and Kien Giang provinces, but only 978 foreign tourists have arrived. The situation is still far from the revival of the tourism industry.
It is expected that the "travel bubble" with Thailand will contribute to the revival of the tourism industry in Vietnam and Thailand.
Thailand pass application for travelers entering Thailand after December 16th resumes, SHA + hotel overnight reservation is required again
Registration of the Thailand Pass for travelers entering Thailand by air after December 16th has been suspended for a while, but the registration was resumed from the 1st of the 12th.
The Thai government planed to relax some immigration requirements, such as the travelers entering the country from December 16th would need only an antigen test (ATK test) instead of PCR test on arrival, , and no hotel reservations would be needed. In preparation for the mitigation measures, they have suspended the registration of Thailand Pass for travelers entering the country after December 16th.
However, concerns about the subsequent spread of the Omicron varinat spread all over the world, and it was decided that the mitigation measures would be postponed. Even after December 16th, vaccinated travelers from the target countries / regions including Japan will continue to be vaccinated, and if they enter the country without quarantine (Test & Go), they will undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Thailand and make a hotel reservation in advance. 1 night) is also required.
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In addition to this, it is required a PCR negative certificate within 72 hours before departure, and medical insurance to cover the corona treatment cost ($ 50,000 or more).
For details and registration of Thailand Pass is here.