Thailand Introduces New Entry Regulations as China Reopens Border

BANGKOK — Thailand will require international travelers to show proof they are fully vaccinated for COVID before flying to Thailand, according to the country’s aviation regulator, as it prepares for more tourists after China reopened its border on Sunday.   The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said in a statement Saturday that starting early Monday, […]

Thailand Adopted New Rules For Foreign Visitors

BANGKOK, Thailand adopted a new requirement for foreign visitors, to show proof of at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, government officials announced, yesterday.   Foreign arrivals are also required to have travel insurance that covers potential COVID-19-related expenses, in case their next destination requires a negative RT-PCR result, Deputy Prime Minister and Public […]

China stats ‘under-represent’ true impact of Covid outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization criticised Wednesday China’s “very narrow” definition of Covid deaths, warning that official statistics were not showing the true impact of the outbreak.   “We still do not have complete data,” the WHO’s emergencies director Michael Ryan told reporters.   “We believe that the current numbers being published from China under-represent the […]

Countries mandate COVID tests for China travellers

Authorities around the world are imposing or considering curbs on travellers from China as COVID-19 cases there surged following its relaxation of “zero-COVID” rules. China has rejected criticism of its COVID data.   PLACES IMPOSING CURBS   UNITED STATES   The United States will impose mandatory COVID-19 tests on travellers from China beginning on Jan. […]

Bangkok’s new train terminus to be formally opened on January 19th

The Krung Thep Aphiwat Train Terminal, previously known as Bang Sue Grand Station, will be officially opened on January 19th, with the maiden Bangkok-Ayutthaya air-conditioned diesel train for tourists slated as the inaugural service.   According to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the first train will leave the station for Ayutthaya at 1.19pm, to […]