Foreigners

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

Fast turnaround at Bangkok Bank as armed robber walks out with ฿400,000 in Friday afternoon heist

March 28, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

RATCHABURI: The holdup happened in the Mueang district of Ratchaburi in Central Thailand, west of Bangkok. The robber escaped in a waiting getaway car. He… Read More ›

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

Armed Pattaya police patrolling the resort city in force with fears of a spike in crime over virus shutdown

March 27, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PATTAYA: Staff at risky locations being advised to note the appearance of culprits and getaway details to assist the police. The police chief has ordered… Read More ›

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Somkid, however, did warn that the Thai economy needs to get back to work as soon as possible. He said the… Read More ›

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

March 27, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The 53-year-old is no stranger to politics and high office having first served as an advisor to Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prachuap Chaiyasan from… Read More ›

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

March 26, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Checkpoints have been set up on the roads around Bangkok and throughout the country, while ticket sales for national bus routes have been suspended… Read More ›

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

March 25, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The Chairman of Minor Group appealed to the Thai leadership as he announced the closure of 6 hotels in the capital. He advised the… Read More ›

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: A new fiscal stimulus package was also announced today as well as a state of emergency decree under a 2005 law. The financial package… Read More ›

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The government today has announced a state of emergency to come into effect on Thursday next giving the government sweeping powers to control the… Read More ›

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

Top Thai doctors warn Thai people of an Italian type catastrophe here without strong deterrent action

March 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Worldwide, the mortality rate based on those detected with the virus has risen in one month from 3.41% to 4.47% as defined by the… Read More ›

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

March 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Bangkok Bank’s chief economist warned that ‘liquidity in the global market is like air’ as he highlighted that liquidity is tightening. He said governments,… Read More ›

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

March 21, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday saw its lowest level of passengers since it opened. There were less than 10,000 arrivals on over 190 flights, some… Read More ›

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

Two Thai women arrested by police for opening a bar to foreigners in Pattaya as law gets tough on boozing

March 21, 2020

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

PATTAYA: Police patrolling the Nong Prue sub-district of Banglamung in Pattaya on Thursday afternoon were surprised to find one bar open and up to 30… Read More ›

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

Officials find a visa solution for up to 500,000 foreigners riding out the coronavirus crisis here in Thailand

March 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PHUKET: Foreigners with a visa overstay or an expiring visa are encouraged to obtain a letter from their embassy and visit their local immigration office.… Read More ›

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

March 20, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thai nationals in the UK and European countries are having difficulty obtaining the medical certification stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority for flights to… Read More ›

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

March 19, 2020

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

PHETCHABUN: A senior official at the Ministry of Public Health, while announcing the latest infections on Wednesday, warned that if the current trend continues then… Read More ›

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

Bars and massage parlours ordered to close in Bangkok and Pattaya as officials say virus is still at local stage

March 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Officials point out that between 70 and 80% of infections are in the Greater Bangkok area. Outside the capital, the government has left the… Read More ›

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

March 16, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Deputy PM Wissanu Kruagnam on Monday emphasised that the country was still in Phase 2 stage in the battle against the virus. He said… Read More ›

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Expert physicians with Thailand’s Thoracic Society have warned that the rise in infections up to the weekend indicates the beginning of a wider outbreak.… Read More ›

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The minister’s decision is believed to be based on the evaluation of experts. They warn of 8 high-risk areas including Bangkok, in particular, places… Read More ›

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

March 14, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The party may be over for foreigners – a secret report has been seen by a Thai news agency. It suggests that experts feel… Read More ›