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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 ›

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

June 23, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

32-year-old Pim Chadaporn Phu Yam Sai was reported dead from a gunshot wound to the left temple on Saturday. Questions and concerns were raised by… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

June 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Death of Ukrainian woman on Ko Samui was either from natural causes or suicide says Surat Thani police chief Major General Thakoon Netpukkana. Officers found… 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 ›

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

Ministers suggest an easing of the travel ban for some tourists but a continued state of emergency

June 9, 2020

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

Top government members suggest that after July we could see tourists from safe areas arriving into Thailand while retaining the state of emergency to allow… Read More ›

Thailand plans to prioritise Asian countries in its search for safe Covid 19 ‘tourism bubble’ partners

Thailand plans to prioritise Asian countries in its search for safe Covid 19 ‘tourism bubble’ partners

June 8, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans to restart tourism to begin with bilateral tourism bubble agreements with Asian countries. The move is being pushed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

Thai economy in even greater peril as Covid 19 shutdown appears to have had a bigger impact than expected 

June 7, 2020

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

The economic intelligence unit of one of Thailand’s major banks now predicts a 7.3% contraction in the Thai economy and at least a 72% dip… 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 ›

Economic hole caused by virus pandemic yawns as Bank of Thailand flags large current account loss

Economic hole caused by virus pandemic yawns as Bank of Thailand flags large current account loss

June 4, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Coronavirus impact on the Thai economy begins to bite harder as current account surplus turns to a deficit in April as tourism stops. Predictions of… Read More ›

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

US is a better friend for Thailand than China says US ambassador as tensions grow between the 2 powers

May 31, 2020

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

US ambassador Michael DeSombre raised concerns about China’s actions on the Mekong river and failure to control the flow of drug precursor substances for illicit… 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 Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy and gets court protection here as heavyweights are brought on board

May 27, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy at the Central bankruptcy court in Bangkok as 4 new heavyweight directors take their seats on the board. The firm… 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 ›