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Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

Visa amnesty to end with 30-day extensions on application as the focus moves to long-stay visa holders

September 6, 2020

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Foreign embassies will provide the required letters but only where appropriate according to the UK mission as certain financial facilities are being offered to both… Read More ›

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

Two Europeans to be deported after frolics under the waves video irks local people in Surat Thani

September 5, 2020

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Just two days after being summoned by police, arrested and charged, the two western men must now face the collapse of their life in Thailand.… Read More ›

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

Defiant protest leaders opt for jail over freedom before the court in Bangkok to rally public support

September 4, 2020

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Police at Samran Rat police station had rearrested the two key protest leaders, 35-year-old Mr Arnon Nampa and 24-year-old Panupong Jadnok for breach of their… Read More ›

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

Fun-loving foreigners living in Ko Phangan arrested for underwater antics in a protected coastal area

September 3, 2020

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Both foreigners are involved in the tourist industry on the island and were called to task by a local man, a conservationist and fellow diver.… Read More ›

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

Shock resignation of Minister of Finance a sign of more politics being demanded in government

September 2, 2020

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The official reason for the resignation of the former Kasikorn Bank President,who was only appointed on August 6th and sworn in on August 12th, was… Read More ›

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

Thai Airways Airbus deal for US routes and rampant corruption to be reported to parliament by minister

August 31, 2020

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

As Thai Airways awaits a ruling from the Bankruptcy Court on its proposed restructuring plan which was doggedly opposed by some creditors, the extent of… Read More ›

Tourists able to stay in Thailand for up to nine months under planned new ‘Longstay’ entry visa being proposed

Tourists able to stay in Thailand for up to nine months under planned new ‘Longstay’ entry visa being proposed

August 31, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Research conducted in Phuket has shown that European visitors to the paradise island spend more. Last year, they accounted for 17% of passengers but were… Read More ›

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

Protest leader torches legal notice to desist in front of a senior police chief at Samut Prakan rally on Sunday

August 31, 2020

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Sunday also saw a conservative protest in Bangkok in support of the monarchy where a key leader pointed to politicians as the source of the… Read More ›

Australian and New Zealand tourists first to return to Phuket in the coming few weeks as a pilot run

Australian and New Zealand tourists first to return to Phuket in the coming few weeks as a pilot run

August 30, 2020

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Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has given assurances that the reopening of Thailand to foreign tourism is going ahead. He revealed that… Read More ›

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

Phuket breakthrough on foreign tourism walked back on Friday by government spokeswoman

August 29, 2020

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This is despite what appeared to be support for the proposal from Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha when asked about it by reporters in Rayong… Read More ›

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

Broader opening of Thailand to tourists may be on but only with robust health controls says PM

August 27, 2020

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha explains that the move to allow foreign tourists back was designed to benefit local people who work in tourism concerns… Read More ›

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

Facebook threatens legal action as minister forces it to block access to online anti-royalist content

August 25, 2020

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

The spat between the government and the mighty internet giant is coming at a time of increasing political tension between the ministry and a more… Read More ›

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

American man’s home in Phetchabun found to be illegal after complaints from locals prompts probe

August 23, 2020

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Nightmare day for American man living in Phetchabun province. Resort type house had been built on two land plots awarded following a cabinet resolution in… Read More ›

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

Arrest warrant out for former Thai-Dutch TV star, now facing 33 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking

August 22, 2020

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

Amelia ‘Amy’ Jacobs flew out of Suvarnabhumi Airport last August after being released a year before from prison having been held for 11 months. Her… Read More ›

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

Tourism is coming back to Phuket with a wave of visitors expected from October in a surprising move

August 22, 2020

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The breakthrough may turn Phuket from a ghost town into a boomtown in October as many foreigners from around the world waiting outside Thailand’s closed… Read More ›

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

Prayut says students being bullied into protests as more of the movement’s leaders face charges

August 21, 2020

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Protest leaders may be buoyed by the excitement of the moment, the large numbers seen at recent rallies and even the moral support they are… Read More ›

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

Shares slump as Bangkok court sets two hearing dates to consider Thai Airways restructuring plan in full

August 18, 2020

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On Friday 14th August, the firm’s auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos, declined to sign off on the airline’s accounts to June 30th citing concerns about… Read More ›

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

Over 12,000 turn up on Sunday to call for political change, leaders set September response deadline

August 17, 2020

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Speakers on the stage referred to a ‘People’s Liberation Council’ and vowed not to surrender activists to police who are reportedly the subject of arrest… Read More ›

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 ›

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

New ministers take the reins in a formal audience with King Rama X & Queen Suthida at Dusit Palace

August 13, 2020

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Ceremony on Wednesday took place at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok. Seven ministers took their oaths of office before the King and Queen. Thailand’s new… Read More ›