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Top doc wants a halt to all foreigners entering Thailand again warning of a 2nd virus breakout due to the influx

Top doc wants a halt to all foreigners entering Thailand again warning of a 2nd virus breakout due to the influx

August 15, 2020

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

New Economic Centre established this week and plans to be put forward by the Minister of Public Health to build a vaccine factory show Thailand… Read More ›

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

Prosecutor appears before House committee as Chairman worries for safety of expert witness in the case

August 14, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police panel report has identified severe failings in the police handling of the case. This eventually led, through omission, delay or confusion, to the evidence… Read More ›

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

UK man in Phuket jailed on drunk driving charge just hours before flying to reunite with family

August 11, 2020

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

60-year-old Peter Murray has lived in Phuket for 4 years and was the subject of an alarm raised by his family last Friday when he… Read More ›

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

5 people die including 4 young men hurled from a pickup truck in early morning road tragedies on Monday 

August 10, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police investigating one accident in Phitsanulok, where two pickups collided on a main road, believe that one vehicle may have driven out of control after… Read More ›

Broken-hearted Swede fears history will repeat itself as shock parting left him stranded in Laos for 4 months

Broken-hearted Swede fears history will repeat itself as shock parting left him stranded in Laos for 4 months

August 3, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A Swedish Thai couple drove 700 kms on the 19th of March last to enter Laos near Nong Khai to apply for Michael Lundin’s Non-Immigrant… Read More ›

Warning signs in new banking and employment reports as virus crisis hits Thailand’s bottom line hard

Warning signs in new banking and employment reports as virus crisis hits Thailand’s bottom line hard

August 2, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

With Thailand’s foreign tourism sector closed and stasis at the top driven by virus fears, the economy’s industrial and domestic base is also being ravaged.… Read More ›

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

Mind games and counter-protests, political chasm reappears as student demands deadline nears on Saturday

July 29, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Leading loyalist, hospital director and arch-conservative Major General Rienthong Nanna, calls on his followers to infiltrate the ‘damned protests’ and send photos to his inbox… Read More ›

Lowering of US flag in Chengdu is a wake-up call for foreigners living in Thailand and with close ties here

Lowering of US flag in Chengdu is a wake-up call for foreigners living in Thailand and with close ties here

July 28, 2020

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

The escalating tensions between the US and China are now at unprecedented levels. It is time for foreigners in Thailand and those with ties to… Read More ›

Immigration Bureau confirms amnesty extension, also allows one last extension to October 26th

Immigration Bureau confirms amnesty extension, also allows one last extension to October 26th

July 26, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Automatic extension of the visa amnesty until September 26th to appear in the Royal Gazette as Immigration Bureau clarifies the situation for those who entered… Read More ›

Visa amnesty ‘grace period’ being drafted says government official but must first get top-level assent

Visa amnesty ‘grace period’ being drafted says government official but must first get top-level assent

July 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Mr Natapanu Nopakun of the Covid 19 Administration Centre made the announcement at a regular news conference today. He said a formal announcement would follow… Read More ›

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

Screw tightens for foreign tourists as visa expiry date of July 31st beckons with even fewer options to stay 

July 16, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

For US citizens who need to leave Thailand by July 31st and cannot afford a flight, the embassy is offering a ‘repatriation loan’ facility to… 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 ›

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

Mysterious death of Australian man found on Saturday in Pattaya ruled as suicide, case closed by local police

July 8, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Maid at the Pattaya condominium remembered Mr Andrew Tomlinson as a quiet man who had lived there for 3 years without incident. His death, revealed… 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 ›

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

July 1, 2020

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

The case before the court was not decided but the judge indicated that their relationship was one of marriage and therefore suggested that assets, excluding… 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 ›

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 ›

Only hope for foreigners locked out of Thailand as easing continues with strict government controls on entry

Only hope for foreigners locked out of Thailand as easing continues with strict government controls on entry

June 13, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The pain and anguish being suffered by members of Foreigner Thai families, a larger community than first thought of before this crisis, at being denied… Read More ›