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Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists

Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists

Tens of thousands of travellers are expected to arrive in Thailand as the country reopens to tourists after 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions. Vaccinated tourists from more than 60 "low-risk" nations are allowed to enter the …

Russia ousts China and USA from South-East Asia

Russia ousts China and USA from South-East Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s much-publicized tagline for the homegrown Sputnik vaccines — “reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle” — seems to bear a special connotation for Southeast Asia, …

Singapore is almost ready to live with COVID-19

Singapore is almost ready to live with COVID-19

Singapore is on the verge of becoming Asia's first major country to fully vaccinate the majority of its population against COVID-19, stepping closer -- at least in theory -- to exiting the pandemic

Phuket to reopen to vaccinated tourists from July 1

Phuket to reopen to vaccinated tourists from July 1

Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors from 1 July, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced. Those under 17 do not need to be vaccinated, but they do need to take the …

Russians looking forward to go to Italy and Thailand

Russians looking forward to go to Italy and Thailand

A poll conducted by the OneTwoTrip service showed that Russian tourists are hoping for a speedy lifting of restrictions in Italy and Thailand. 20% of Russians expect the resumption of trips to Italy, 10% - to Thailand,  8% - to …

Thailand to reopen Phuket to vaccinated tourists from July

Thailand to reopen Phuket to vaccinated tourists from July

Thailand will waive quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign visitors arriving on the resort island of Phuket from July 1, the first key reopening for the tourism-reliant nation. A panel chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth …

Russian children killed in speedboat collision in Thailand

Russian children killed in speedboat collision in Thailand

Two Russian children died in a collision of two speedboats off a Thai resort island today. The victims were a 12-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, Associated Press reported. According to the police, twenty other …

Thailand shooting: what is known so far?

Thailand shooting: what is known so far?

A soldier has shot dead at least 20 people and injured several more in a gun rampage in north-eastern Thailand, Manchester Evening News reports. MPolice and army officers have since put a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima on lockdown - …

Shooting renews in Korat

Shooting renews in Korat

Soldiers and police have launched a joint hunt for Sergeant-Major Jakapan Thomma, who allegedly went on a shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima province, gunning down at least 16 people with some 15 people injured, The Nation …

Thai soldier opens fire and kills at least 10 people

Thai soldier opens fire and kills at least 10 people

A soldier in northern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 10, and was holed up at a popular shopping mall, police said, CBS News reports. A police officer contacted by phone in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima said the …

Majority of ASEAN leaders ignore summit with U.S.

Majority of ASEAN leaders ignore summit with U.S.

Leaders of seven of ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have skipped the ASEAN-U.S. summit, which is held on November 2-4 in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok. The leaders of only three countries …

Lavrov and Cavusoglu meet in Thailand

Lavrov and Cavusoglu meet in Thailand

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting in …

Thailand simplifies visa procedures for Georgian citizens

Thailand simplifies visa procedures for Georgian citizens

Visas on arrival will be available to Georgian citizens arriving in Thailand starting April 14, 2019, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported. It was noted that Georgian citizens will be able to spend up to 15 days in Thailand after …