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    Thailand will fully reopen to vaccinated travellers in mid-October, says PM

    The post Thailand will fully reopen to vaccinated travellers in mid-October, says PM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, Thailand’s Prime minister announced that the country will fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said fully inoculated foreign visitors and returning Thai citizens must be allowed entry without quarantine or other inconvenient restrictions, and that his goal is to open up the country within 120 days. The PM acknowledged that the push to re-open might create problems. “I know this decision comes with some risk because, when we open the country,…

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    SKAL International Thailand unveils new webinar series

    The post SKAL International Thailand unveils new webinar series appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Skål International Thailand (SIT), the governing body for the country’s six Skål Clubs, launched its new webinar series Skål Talks Thailand – ‘Recovery Strategies 2021’ with a presentation entitled ‘Samui – Primed for Reopening’. Guest speaker, Khun Jo Poolsawadee, president of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui [TAKS], unveiled plans to re-open Thailand’s second largest island to international tourism, following the launch of the Phuket ‘Sand Box’ scheme set for 1 July – still to be confirmed. Poolsawadee is critically involved in the process of reopening Koh Samui to international tourism, bringing…

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    Thailand FDA approves new Covid-19 testing kit

    The post Thailand FDA approves new Covid-19 testing kit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In an effort to provide vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic in Thailand, a team at Prince of Songkhla University in the south of Thailand has created a new Covid-19 test kit. This has demonstrated 99% accuracy in detecting antibodies in the blood within 15 minutes. Assistant Professor at the university and head of the research team, Thirakamol Pengsakul, said that, as 90% of infected people are asymptomatic, the kit has been created to detect antibodies in those exposed to the virus within the previous week or two. It has already been approved…

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    Bangkok is in lockdown: Can you still travel to Thailand?

    The post Bangkok is in lockdown: Can you still travel to Thailand? appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Photo Taken In Thailand, Bangkok The Thai government has declared 28 provinces, including Bangkok, as high-risk zones as the number of coronavirus cases in the country is steadily rising. On Monday, authorities confirmed a daily record of 745 new infections. Since the announcement of another lockdown, foreign travellers are wary whether they can gain entry to the kingdom as Bangkok is the main gateway for many countries. Great news for those who booked a trip to Thailand, Thai borders are still open. At the time of this writing, there…

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    Thailand is ‘open to everyone’ amid second outbreak

    The post Thailand is ‘open to everyone’ amid second outbreak appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While many countries are closing up again due to the new COVID-19 variant, the borders of the kingdom of Thailand are still open. Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn has confirmed that the Special Tourist Visa program, or STV, is still ongoing. Foreign travellers willing to brave the global pandemic for a paradise-like vacation in Thailand, they are welcome as long as they have all the requirements. Khaosod English quoted the governor that the same requirements still apply to foreigners travelling on the Special Tourist Visa. Yuthasak added that the…