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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 ›

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

June 10, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officers in Surat Thani province were at the scene where the body of 32-year-old Olga Frolova was unearthed last Sunday as police released… Read More ›

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

June 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian ambassador in ongoing talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning access for foreigners with links to the kingdom and non-tourist visas. ‘Not a… Read More ›

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

June 5, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mystery of a Dutchman who disappeared leaving his wife behind and a car containing cash, gold and his passports in Uthai Thani. 64-year-old Friedrich Reinhardt… Read More ›

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

June 3, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

33-year-old Thai woman, Tukta Thongkasem, was found hanged on Tuesday morning. She had appeared to her family to be depressed after her Swedish husband of… Read More ›

Thailand begins herd immunity study in Pattani as the world questions the response to Covid 19 and lockdowns

Thailand begins herd immunity study in Pattani as the world questions the response to Covid 19 and lockdowns

June 2, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Herd immunity study by Chulalongkorn University on a village in the Thung Yang Daeng district of southern Pattani. It comes, as around the world, people… Read More ›

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

Access to Thailand opening up. It will be cautious, quite expensive with tight regulation and ministry controls

May 29, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Good news from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday for foreigners outside Thailand allowing work permit holders to enter immediately but subject to approval… Read More ›

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

May 28, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shock announcement that international flights will fully reopen on July 1st will be welcome and good news to many foreigners with links to Thailand. Many… Read More ›

Ex UK soldier flies home following rescue by a compatriot after being abused by his Thai partner’s family

Ex UK soldier flies home following rescue by a compatriot after being abused by his Thai partner’s family

May 26, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

86 year old UK man only identified as Ron flew home to Britain last Sunday on an Eva Air flight. The elderly man was tearful… Read More ›

New normal for foreigners seeking access to Thailand even after flights resume if virus persists as a factor

New normal for foreigners seeking access to Thailand even after flights resume if virus persists as a factor

May 25, 2020

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

Deputy Immigration Bureau Commander explains the legal and official situation for foreigners currently seeking access to Thailand. While asking for patience and cooperation at this… Read More ›

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

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

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

May 21, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tests on mice showed a high level of antibodies as the modern vaccine prototype developed by Thai scientists and medical experts moves forward to be… Read More ›

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

May 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

86-year-old ex-soldier Ron from Brighton rescued by a UK expat living in Thailand Declan Theodore after losing contact with his family at home. Mr Theodore… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

May 10, 2020

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

3 foreigners arrested on a secluded beach in Pattaya on Saturday deserve little sympathy for breaking the law. However, this virus situation and the experience… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

May 8, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha indicated a May 17th second stage easing of virus lockdown measures as he looked forward to the return of business… Read More ›

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

May 7, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New look for the inside of Thai taxi cabs as the Air Force delivers new bulkhead partitions to top taxi fleets in Bangkok. See-through dividers… Read More ›