Monday, December 6, 2021


Thai man charged over Phuket waterfall murder as officials fear effect on tourism

The incident has shocked many around the world and could negatively affect the Phuket sandbox scheme to promote tourism.

Swiss woman found murdered near waterfall in ‘sandbox’ Phuket

Phuket island is effectively sealed off from the rest of the country to keep Covid-19 at bay and provide a safe tourist experience.

3 more Thai islands open to vaccinated travellers

Samui, Tao and Phangan are welcoming visitors as part of the kingdom's push to revive its battered tourism industry.

Thailand prepares for Phuket reopening despite Covid surge

High hopes have been pinned on the 'Phuket sandbox' – a model that will allow vaccinated travellers to visit without a quarantine period in an effort to revive Thailand's battered tourism industry.

In Thailand, Phuket first for mass jabs in bid to lure tourists back

Vaccinated tourists will be welcomed to the island without having to undergo quarantine, which polls showed to be the greatest deterrent for potential tourists.

Thailand to lift tourist quarantine for Phuket

Foreign visitors will be required to have had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, a certificate signifying negative test results, and to download a mobile tracking application.

Thailand launches yacht quarantine for tourists

The scheme is one of several ways Thailand is trying to tempt tourists back while keeping its population safe.

Thailand changes tune: acceptable tourist Covid-19 numbers now zero

Public health is winning out over business survival.

Thai Airways ready to fly foreign tourists to Phuket again

This is part of the government’s plan to revive the subdued tourism sector.

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