Thailand extends visa amnesty for foreigners

The government of Thailand has extended the visa amnesty for stranded foreign nationals until October 31. A report by The Nation said that the government...

Thailand welcomes long-term tourists

Thailand on Tuesday has approved the entry of foreign tourists who will agree to undergo a 14-day quarantine. According to a report by the Bangkok...

Thai Airways poised to get go-signal for rehabilitation plan

Flag carrier Thai Airways International Pte. Ltd. was confident that it will secure the nod of the bankruptcy court for its request to restructure...

Thailand sets sights on medical tourism after combating COVID

One month after reporting zero virus transmission, the province of Phuket in Thailand is now opening its doors to the “new normal” by investing...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

Thailand relaxes lock-down measures as infections subside

The government of Thailand was looking to relax restrictions on inbound foreigners as the country reached 28 days with no record of local transmission. In...

Thailand allows laborers to return to offshore jobs

The government of Thailand has allowed thousands of its citizens to return to work overseas as the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) subsided in some countries. The...

ASEAN’s Huaren Titans Must Pay Their Dues Beyond COVID-19

In a recently leaked letter, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha made an unconventional appeal to the kingdom’s so-called “five families” to do more for...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has junked a proposal to offer cash aid to 91,000 farming civil servants for supplementary income, arguing that they are...

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