Economy

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

Senior Thai officials and medical elite warn that Covid 19 remains a threat even with borders closed to travellers

July 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Covid 19 centre has warned of complacency among the Thai public following the publication of an opinion poll this week which showed two-thirds of… Read More ›

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

Agony for stranded western foreigners as ‘Fast-track’ Chinese charter flight jets in from Shanghai

July 9, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Recent Thai government regulations have granted ‘fast-track’ entry to Asian business people without quarantine extending to parties of up to 10 people. The arrival of… Read More ›

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

Thai economy has until October to rebound or bad debts will begin to weigh heavily on the banks

July 7, 2020

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Grim prediction and outlook for Thailand’s economy, battered even before the Covid 19 emergency by changing world trends and trade tensions, but now, to quote… Read More ›

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

UK PM’s partner targets monkey coconut trade as animal rights group gets Thai products removed in shops

July 6, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Boris Johnson’s partner applauds UK retailers for their ban on products using monkey labour linked with Thailand’s coconut farmers. Leading UK retailers turn their back… Read More ›

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

July 4, 2020

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Travellers from Thailand must quarantine for 14 days when entering the UK. Clarification late on Friday night is disappointing news for Thai authorities as the… Read More ›

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

Move to prevent a tourism wipeout as minister pushes 3 phase plan especially targeting Chinese tourists

July 3, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The Tourism Minister envisages the return of tourism under tightly controlled conditions in August with access only to popular tourist hotspots for bookings made through… Read More ›

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

IATA calls on countries like Thailand to think again over quarantine schemes and travel curbs costing jobs

June 30, 2020

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The airline industry body representing over 290 airlines calls for a global standard and response to kickstart international travel between countries as Thailand faces a… Read More ›

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

June 29, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thousands of foreigners around the world particularly in western countries have already applied or are preparing to apply to return to Thailand with a further… Read More ›

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

Election of a new ruling party leader, shifts focus now to the future of the economics czar Somkid and his team

June 28, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The election last Saturday in Muang Thong Thani, just outside Bangkok, of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as the leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat… Read More ›

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

Committee advises the government to extend the State of Emergency in Thailand to the end of July for safety

June 26, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move is seen as important to the oversight of the reopening of Thai schools and ongoing quarantine efforts for incoming passengers entering the kingdom.… Read More ›

Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

Thailand’s closure biting harder as one airline gets ready to cease operations forever and lays off staff

June 25, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Country’s economy and firms are running out of money and time as one airline, NokScoot, is reported to be on the brink while the Thai… Read More ›

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

Only 2,000 foreigners have yet registered to be reunited with love ones as tourism to also reopen

June 24, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Confusion and sporadic information from the network of Royal Thai Embassies worldwide sees only a small number of foreign spouses apply to come home to… Read More ›

Banks ordered to cease dividends and shore up balance sheets on fears of loan quality erosion due to slump

Banks ordered to cease dividends and shore up balance sheets on fears of loan quality erosion due to slump

June 21, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Outgoing Bank of Thailand boss wants banks to halt dividend payments to shareholders, a move that will not go down well on Thailand’s stock market… Read More ›

Foreign spouses can begin applying to go home to Thailand as ministry has released entry criteria this week

Foreign spouses can begin applying to go home to Thailand as ministry has released entry criteria this week

June 19, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The breakthrough last weekend allowing foreigners with spouses and residency to enter the kingdom has been followed up after Wednesday’s consultations with clear criteria now… Read More ›

Thai Airways probe into its low fare income for 2019 in move overseen by former met police commissioner

Thai Airways probe into its low fare income for 2019 in move overseen by former met police commissioner

June 17, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The clouds are darkening for Thai Airways as it attempts to fly through the storm caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, dwindling cash liquidity and… Read More ›

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

Marriage partners of Thai nationals prioritised for entry into Thailand but under strict controls to be announced

June 15, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday agreed to facilitate access to the country for foreigners married to Thai nationals as well as… Read More ›

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

June 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Ministers and officials met on Sunday to coordinate further access for foreigners to the kingdom and the relaunching of Thailand’s tourism industry through the use… Read More ›

Thai public says No to foreign tourism and also predicts 1 to 2 years for travel to return to normal

Thai public says No to foreign tourism and also predicts 1 to 2 years for travel to return to normal

June 14, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World:

The Civil Aviation Authority is to begin talks this week to open outbound flights limited to business people while the Thai public gives the thumbs… Read More ›

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

June 11, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Increasing unease at the hit to the Thai economy being caused by the ban on incoming foreign flights as both tourism and industry bodies implore… Read More ›

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

Top Thai Doctor attacks the WHO over its unclear guidance on face masks and lack of leadership

June 10, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Top Thai doctor, Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs, has lambasted the World Health Organisation over its guidance to the public in relation to face mask coverings and… Read More ›