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Lunar surge may top 1.8 million traveler at airport

On Sunday, Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s general manager, Kittipong Kittikachorn, predicted 1.81 million passengers for the Chinese New Year festival from January 16 to 28. He claimed the festival will see 10,965 flights, 7,635 international and 3,330 domestic. Ten airlines have requested 86 additional and charter flights: 84 international and two domestic, according to Kittipong. “T Way (26 flights), Jeju Air (24 flights), and Xiamen Airlines (10 flights) are the top three airlines that requested extra and charter flights, more check-in counters for 16 airlines had been added, as well as an increase in ground staff to alleviate congestion”, he added. Chinese interpreters will be on hand in force, and merchants have been asked to display Chinese-language banners during the festival. “To introduce visitors to public transportation services, the airport will show Chinese-language video clips,” Kittipong said. He advised passengers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before departure,…

Thailand will begin collecting 300 THB tourist fee in June.

From June 1, Thailand will begin charging each foreign visitor 300 THB upon entry, subject to Cabinet approval. The funds gathered, according to Wednesday’s (Jan. 1) speech by Thailand’s Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, would be used to support the recovery of foreign travelers injured in accidents in Thailand as well as the development and upkeep of tourist attractions. According to Mr. Phiphat, 25 million foreign visitors are anticipated in Thailand in 2023. Foreign nationals having work permits and border crossings would not be charged any fees. Border passes are mostly utilized by those engaged in cross-border trade between Thailand and its neighbors, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. The National Tourism Policy Committee (TTC), according to Mr. Phiphat, will talk about collecting the 300 baht fee on January 24. The idea will be presented to the Cabinet in February after the TTC meeting. Thailand will begin collecting the fee on June…

Thailand to Offer Free Covid-19 Tests and Vaccines to Visitors: Here’s How!

Visitors from around the world will soon have access to Covid-19 tests and vaccinations when arriving in Thailand. The Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced on Thursday that the government will be offering free Covid-19 tests to ill visitors and will provide vaccines to foreign tourists who request the service at “reasonable prices”. Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), reported that the Covid-19 tests for ill visitors would be free. Health insurance is also required for travellers from China and India, with coverage of at least US$10,000 to cover their possible treatment if they test positive while in Thailand. Mr Anutin also said that Covid-19 vaccines for foreign tourists will be available on a voluntary basis at reasonable prices at specified locations. Initially, the vaccinations will be offered at Institute of Dermatology Thailand, Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital, Lerdsin Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangrak Medical Center, Bamrasnaradura Infectious…

After the outbreak, Thailand’s Tourism Authority will organize its first roadshow in China

The material that has been presented makes it quite evident that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is making concerted efforts to entice Chinese tourists to visit the nation. During the third week of February, TAT intends to host a roadshow in China, with the intention of targeting the three cities in China with the highest populations: Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. The roadshow is going to concentrate on establishing foreign independent tourists (FITs) and tour group packages, and it is anticipated that there will be a total of 120 businesspeople from China and Thailand in attendance. In addition, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is collaborating with the Chinese online travel service Ctrip to carry out an online marketing campaign aimed at promoting tour packages to Thailand. It is also important to note that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) anticipates that approximately 300,000 Chinese tourists would arrive in Thailand…

Koh Samui ferries get ready to receive returning Chinese visitors

This coming weekend, ships serving Koh Samui will be ready to receive returning Chinese tourists. Before the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, the Chinese were Thailand’s most numerous tourists. The Chinese government gave its citizens the green light to travel outside the country yesterday. Yesterday, Thai media reported that ferry operators in Koh Samui’s Angthong sub-district were making preparations to accommodate tourists traveling to Koh Samed, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao aboard their vessels. The manager of Lomprayah stated that the company was getting ready for the arrival of Chinese visitors by disinfecting the boat after each trip on which it conveyed passengers and stocking it with hand sanitizer. The manager, whose name was Kittisak Thanaput, expressed some level of anxiety about the possibility of Chinese tourists contracting the Covid virus. On the other hand, he stated that he had the impression that the organization was ready to…

The first Full Moon Party of the year is held on a Thai island, attracting 20,000 tourists

On Friday night, the island of Koh Pha Ngan in Thailand had what is believed to have been the first Full Moon Party of the year, as stated by the deputy governor of Surat Thani. A total of 20,000 individuals showed up to attend the event. Rain fell for a short time during the party, but as soon as the clouds parted, the guests were able to enjoy themselves to the fullest by dancing on the beach as soon as the sun came out again. According to statements made by Vice Governor Choosak Rooying to The Phuket Express, there are so many tourists visiting Koh Pha Ngan and the islands that surround it that there are not even sufficient flights to travel to these destinations. He claims that the tourists are heading to a variety of different islands, some of which include Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Pha Ngan.…

Thailand Reverses Decision, No Longer Requires Proof of Covid Vaccination for Foreign Visitors

Just days after announcing a new requirement that foreign travelers to Thailand must present proof of Covid vaccination, the country has backtracked and withdrawn the rule. The vaccine certificate requirement, which was set to take effect on Monday, was scrapped due to concerns that it would deter tourists. The change comes as Thailand prepares for a wave of tourist arrivals from China, which has recently reopened its borders to the world and eliminated the need for quarantine upon arrival. According to Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, the decision to waive the vaccine certificate requirement was made in order to avoid “inconvenience” to travelers, as most Thais and tourists from China and other countries have already been fully vaccinated and possess some immunity to the virus. Despite the chaos surrounding the vaccine rule, Thailand is still expecting to see 7 to 10 million Chinese travelers visit by air…

🇹🇭 Urgent COVID-19 update for inbound travelers to Thailand: Part Two!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel around the world, Thailand has recently made a significant change to its requirements for travelers entering the country. According to the latest Notice to Airmen (Notam), unvaccinated travelers are now allowed to enter Thailand, provided they are willing to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival. This marks a significant change from previous requirements, which prohibited unvaccinated travelers from entering the country altogether. Despite this change, there are still a number of requirements that travelers to Thailand must meet in order to enter the country. One of the main requirements is proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. All passengers 18 years of age or older must provide evidence that they have received a full course of vaccination or that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days (six months). Passengers who are unable to provide proof of vaccination must have…

Chinese tourists may cause growing problems in Thailand’s tourism economy

People who work in tourism and the entertainment industry are ecstatic about China’s statement that it will reopen and allow outward travel. However, some are concerned about the possible issues that could arise as a result of a large number of Chinese tourists visiting their country. Some people are concerned about an overwhelming influx of Chinese tourists visiting popular destinations in Thailand. Some people are concerned that the enormous rush of tourists into Thailand could put an undue strain on the country’s healthcare infrastructure, particularly in light of the widespread Covid-19 outbreak that is presently occurring in China. On Monday, China made the announcement that beginning on January 8, it will lift its rigorous quarantine of those traveling to and living on the mainland and will reopen its borders. The decision is excellent news for Thailand, which is continuing to thrive as a result of the international easing of restrictions…

🇹🇭 Urgent COVID-19 update for inbound travelers to Thailand: Don’t get caught off guard

Thailand has recently implemented new measures for passengers arriving in the country by air. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. If you are planning to travel to Thailand by air, it is important to familiarize yourself with these requirements to ensure that you are able to smoothly enter the country. As of January 9th, passengers 18 years, and above are required to present a vaccination certificate or a letter from a doctor indicating that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months (180 days). The vaccination certificate should indicate that the passenger has received a full course of a vaccine that is approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter from a doctor should indicate that the passenger has tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 6 months and has fully recovered from the illness.…