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Thailand wins the best Destination 2022 at the Travel News Market in Stockholm
Thailand wins the prize for Destination 2022 in the category “The budget dream travel for long haul destination” The honor was given at the Travel News Market in Stockholm on November 11th, 2021. Destination 2022 award organized by Travel News was held on November 11th, 2021, in Stockholm, Sweden. The result is based on a survey of 1,500 people across the country and was conducted by the research company Nordic Bench. Ms Eurblarp Sriphiromya, Director Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office for the Nordic countries and the Baltic States was present during the celebrations and awards ceremony: “I am delighted to receive this honor and this prize shows that Swedish travelers keep Thailand as their favorite destination. As Swedes are longing for Thailand, Thai people also miss their Swede’s friends. Now Thailand is ready to welcome you back.,” says Eurblarp Sriphiromya, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches the new concept for 2022 “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters”.  Thailand is now filled with more amazing new experiences than ever before. Visit Thailand Year 2022 and make your new chapter the very best of your life. The new chapters of Thailand are to promote revived destinations, authentic cultures, nature, local experiences and highlight the importance of responsible tourism and sustainable Thailand.
“Quarantine-free” Holiday in Thailand from 1 November 2021
Thailand is now opens to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from the approved countries to enter the Kingdom by air with no quarantine requirements from 1 November, 2021 (Test & Go). Test & Go Key Points Fully vaccinated travelers against COVID-19 from 63 nations including Nordic and Baltic to visit Thailand Travelers must take 2 RT-PCR COVID tests (72 hrs before flight and on arrival day at the hotel), and Antigen self-test kit on day 6-7. Travelers must stay in SHA Plus hotel at least 1 day while waiting for the result Who? Fully vaccinated travelers who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before their travel date. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 needs a medical Certificate of Recovery within the last 3 months and with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date Children under 12 years travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.  Must have a negative RT-PCR result issued no more than 72 hours before the travel date When? From  1 November   No quarantine At least 1 Day in SHA Extra Plus hotel  After negative result, free to travel to any part of Thailand Requirements Proof of COVID-19 vaccination Health insurance covering COVID-19 during the total stay in Thailand. Minimum coverage of 50,000 USD A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA++)* accommodation, 1 RT-PCR test and SHA+ Transfer Negative RT-PCR result issued no more than 72 hours before the travel date After 1st of Nov, COE will be no longer needed. But travelers require to apply the entry through Thailand Pass on this platform www.tp.consular.go.th Exception in Phuket : A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA++)* accommodation, transfer and prebook 1 RT-PCR test booking at www.thailandpsas.com *SHA Extra Plus hotels are those that meet the Amazing Thailand SHA Plus standard and provide an accommodation service in partnership with certified hospitals for the RT-PCR test. The list of the SHA Extra Plus hotels is available here https://web.thailandsha.com/shaextraplus. How to Before departure Book flights to Thailand Book and prepay SHA Extra Plus-certified hotel (SHA++) Buy Insurance covering COVID-19 treatment (minimum 50,000USD) Proof of vaccination Show a negative RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours before travel date Download and register the Mor Chana Mobile App Arrival Transfer directly by approved transportation provider First RT-PCR on day 0 -1 at the booked accommodation or pre-arranged COVID-19 test center. Exception in Phuket: RT-PCR test upon arrival at Phuket International airport. Stay Wait for your first RT-PCR result in your own hotel room (Should be available within the day) After a negative result, free to travel Self-tested with an Antigen Test on day 6-7 For more information, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in your country. Sweden : www.thaiembassy.se Norway : www.oslo.thaiembassy.org Denmark : www.thaiembassy.dk Finland : www.helsinki.thaiembassy.org Read more …
Updates COVID-19 control measures
Phuket New!: Phuket eases COVID-19 controls and travel screening from 1 October 2021 Click here Phuket adjusts COVID-19 controls and travel screening in September 2021 Click here Phuket adjusts COVID-19 controls and travel screening in September 2021 Click here Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension FAQs (Updated) Click here General Information – Phuket Sandbox (Updated) Click here Phuket extends COVID-19 domestic travel screening, control measures until 31 August 2021 Click here Phuket updates COVID-19 control measures during 3-16 August 2021 Click here Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao COVID-19 control Measures for Ko Samui and Ko Pha-nganEffective from today, 24 July, 2021 until further notice Click here Khao Lak, Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi (Phang Nga) N/A Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay Beach (Krabi) N/A
The Return of Leatherback Turtles in Phuket
Even though the pandemic has brought the stop the world, it has also allowed the nature to revive and heal itself.  In Phuket, we had witnessed many leatherback turtles have returned to lay their eggs after a long time of absence since 2017. These ancient leatherback turtles are the largest turtle in the world both for fresh water and sea water. What make them so unique is their leather shells and the pattern that look like starfruit. Since they rely fully on nature for their well-being, fertile nature become most impact factor of their distinction. Phuket and Phang Nga are the ideal places for them to lay eggs especially when the tourists were away.   On the morning of new year 2021, one of the leatherback mothers came ashore to lay her eggs on Kata Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. The number of nests continue to grow from 13 nests last year to 18 nests altogether this year. This phenomenon is one of the evident that nature have return to fertility.   After the world return to its normal stage, Thailand will continue to work on green tourism and welcome all the travelers close to the nature and the beauty that Thailand has to offer.

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