Thailand- The following is a quick fact check we have written in hopes that many of our eager readers take a look and understand the current situation regarding tourists visiting Thailand. The Pattaya News gets many, many, many messages a day from people interested in visiting Thailand, with the vast majority...

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Fact Check: Can tourists come to Thailand now with no quarantine...

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Thailand- The following is a quick fact check we have written in hopes that many of our eager readers take a look and understand the...

History of Makha Bucha day, no alcohol sales, Buddhist public holidays...

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Thailand - Makha Bucha day is one of the major Buddhist public holidays in Thailand. Marked on the full moon of the third lunar month,...

Thailand week in review: The top five national news stories in...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, February 15th to the 21st,...

Having problems viewing us on Facebook in Australia? Here is why...

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Having trouble viewing us in Australia on Facebook? We have had some messages from readers in Australia that stated our Facebook page for The Pattaya...

Thailand week in review: The top five national news stories in...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, February 8th to the 14th,...

Feature: What the next week in Thailand and Pattaya news will...

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Thailand- The following is our weekly feature article in which we take a look at the week ahead in Thailand and Pattaya news and the...

An explanation on how and why Chinese New Year is celebrated...

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This year, the Thai government has announced an official holiday for Chinese New Year for the first time on February 12th, 2021. The day...

Thailand week in review: The top five national news stories in...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, February 1st to the 7th,...

Thailand week in review: The top five national news stories in...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, January 25th to the 31st,...

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Thailand’s economy significantly worsens in January after new wave of Covid-19...

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National - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) revealed yesterday, February 25th, that national economic statistics in January has proved that Thailand's economy had been significantly...

Thai government to introduce marijuana meals and travel products to attract...

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National - The Thai Ministry of Public Health plans to introduce marijuana meals to improve local community businesses and lure Thai and foreign tourists after...

Thai Government considering measures to support traditional Thai massage industry

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Thailand- The Thai Government is considering certain measures to assist the traditional Thai massage industry which has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and...

Chiang Mai loosens some Covid-19 restrictions, Bangkok to consider doing the...

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Thailand- As some provinces begin to loosen Covid-19 restrictions and other areas, like the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA), consider doing the same, the Thai Prime...

Thai Cabinet officially approves “Rao Chana” cash handout program and another...

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National - The Cabinet today, January 19, has officially approved the new cash handout campaign known as "Rao Chana" (We win in the Thai language),...

ATTA encourages Thai government to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit Thailand...

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National - The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) encourages the Thai government to welcome vaccinated foreigners to visit Thailand without quarantine in the third...

Thai government to distribute 3,500 baht to informal workers, extends reduction...

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National - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha today, January 12th, announced the distribution of 3,500 baht for a period of two months initially to unemployed and...

Thai Alcohol Beverage Business Association warns that alcohol related restrictions around...

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Thailand- The Thai Alcohol Beverage Business Association (TABBA) became the latest association to speak out against recent government policies around the control of the Covid-19...

Musicians, singers and prominent nightlife workers propose four measures to help...

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Thailand- A group of what was described to the press as "prominent" musicians, singers, and nightlife workers presented a formal proposal to the Thai Prime...

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It’s official: It’s summer in Thailand

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Thailand- The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) announced today through their social media channels and website that today, February 27th, 2021, is officially the start of...

Thailand announces 63 new daily domestic cases of Covid-19, 9 imported...

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Thailand- Thailand has announced 63 new domestic confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Kingdom this morning, with 9 imported cases for a total of 72...

Chonburi Immigration Police announce four major arrests relating to migrant workers

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Chonburi - Chonburi Immigration Police yesterday, February 25th, announced four major arrests relating to illegal migrant workers regarding smuggling and services in the province. In the...

Thailand’s economy significantly worsens in January after new wave of Covid-19...

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National - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) revealed yesterday, February 25th, that national economic statistics in January has proved that Thailand's economy had been significantly...

Bangkok prison director reveals what prison was like for eight prominent...

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Bangkok - Krit Krasthip, director of the Bangkok Special Prison, addressed the first night of detention of eight prominent members of the People’s Democratic Reform...

RECAP: Thailand finds 37 domestic infections among 45 new Covid-19 cases...

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National - Thailand reported 37 domestic infections out of 45 new Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration...

Thailand opens for international aircrafts for transit in major international airports,...

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National - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has published permission for international aircraft with passengers to transfer or change aircraft in the country,...

Eight prominent PDRC political prisoners granted bail by Thai Criminal Court,...

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Bangkok - A group of pro-institution supporters gathered in front of the Bangkok Remand Prison in the capital today, February 26th, after eight former protest...

Reopening Thailand’s border could lead to another Covid-19 domestic pandemic if...

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Bangkok - Reopening the border for foreign tourists after the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines could lead to another disaster if Thai people have loosened their...

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Traffic and Transportation

Thailand opens for international aircrafts for transit in major international airports,...

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National - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has published permission for international aircraft with passengers to transfer or change aircraft in the country,...

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration postpones 104-baht BTS Green Line fare adjustment until...

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Bangkok - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) ordered a postponement of the BTS Green Line fare of 104 baht throughout the line until further notice...

Foreigner and Thai woman riding superbike seriously injured after colliding with...

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Samut Prakan - A foreigner and a Thai female national were rushed to a local hospital after their "big bike" reportedly collided with a songthaew...

State Railway of Thailand announces major changes in ticket booking to...

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National - The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has notified the change of booking period from 30 days ahead to three days before the departure...

Thailand’s State Railway service suspends all sightseeing trains, cuts down on...

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Thailand- The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) yesterday afternoon announced that they have suspended all sightseeing trains and are cutting down on other routes to...

Famous Thai social influencer killed in tragic road accident while traveling...

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Phitsanulok - Famous social influencer Patcharaporn "Piploy" Inthet was tragically killed in a car accident last night, January 7th, while traveling on road No.11 in...

Thai Government announces overnight temporary closure of major motorways in high...

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Thailand- The Thai Government announced this afternoon, January 7th, 2021, that several major motorways would be closed overnight until further notice to, in their words,...

How to register for inter provincial travel in and out of...

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Thailand- The Pattaya News/TPNNational first published the orders by the Royal Government Gazette yesterday afternoon after it was released regarding five provinces being placed under...

Thai “MorChana” GPS tracking and tracing application required for inter-provincial travel...

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Thailand- The Thai Government has clarified that the "MorChana" GPS tracking and tracing application is required for interprovincial travel in the highest risk zones, which...

Deputy Health Minister announces that strict travel restrictions in five provinces,...

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Bangkok, Thailand- In a social media post made around 8:30 P.M. this evening, the Deputy Health Minister of Thailand Satit Pitutacha announced on his own...

Total of 2,748 road accidents nationwide being recorded as of fifth...

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National - An overall number of 2,748 road accidents, with 316 deaths and 2,741 injuries, was reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM)...

Department of Land Transport suspends some services until further notice, including...

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Bangkok, Thailand- The Department of Land Transport has announced that in precaution of the Covid-19 situation in Thailand they have, effective immediately, suspended several in...

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Thai Politics

Bangkok prison director reveals what prison was like for eight prominent...

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Bangkok - Krit Krasthip, director of the Bangkok Special Prison, addressed the first night of detention of eight prominent members of the People’s Democratic Reform...

Eight prominent PDRC political prisoners granted bail by Thai Criminal Court,...

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Bangkok - A group of pro-institution supporters gathered in front of the Bangkok Remand Prison in the capital today, February 26th, after eight former protest...

Pro-democracy protesters peacefully gather for ‘Elephant Ticket’ protest against Thai police...

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Bangkok - Pro-democracy demonstrators gathered at the Ratchaprasong intersection in the business district of Bangkok yesterday evening, February 23rd, to stage an 'Elephant Ticket' protest...

Four prominent Thai politicians, including three current Cabinet ministers, found guilty...

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Bangkok, Thailand - Former members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), including Suthep Thaugsuban and three current cabinet ministers, were found guilty for sedition...

Thailand’s Prime Minister welcomes first lot of Covid-19 vaccines from Chinese...

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National - Thailand discovered 71 domestic infections among 93 new Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)...

Prime Minister queues to be first in Thailand to receive Sinovac’s...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha offered to be the first person in Thailand to get vaccinated for the Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine shot, according to...

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