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Why Thailand’s Current Account Returned to Surplus in September
November 08, 2022

Why Thailand’s Current Account Returned to Surplus in September

By James Guild
The development, driven by the revival of the tourism sector, suggests that the country is beginning to recover from the pandemic in earnest.  

Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say
September 20, 2022

Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say

By Sebastian Strangio
The country is aiming to attract more than 30 million tourists in 2023, but its success may depend on the future of China's "zero-COVID" policy.
India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
June 02, 2022

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

By Tita Sanglee
The country is already leading the recovery of the tourism industry, but there are many more areas of untapped potential.

Thailand Further Eases International Entry Restrictions, Despite Omicron Outbreaks
February 24, 2022

Thailand Further Eases International Entry Restrictions, Despite Omicron Outbreaks

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite surging daily caseloads, the government is hoping to smooth the way for a return of international visitors.

Philippines Fully Opens to Foreign Visitors After Nearly 2 Years
February 10, 2022

Philippines Fully Opens to Foreign Visitors After Nearly 2 Years

By Sebastian Strangio
The move, which follows a sudden easing of COVID-19 infections, will deliver a much-needed jolt to the nation's tourism industry.

In Thailand, the COVID-19 Pandemic Unites Old Factions in Discontent
February 08, 2022

In Thailand, the COVID-19 Pandemic Unites Old Factions in Discontent

By Meghan Murphy
Old "yellow" vs. "red" divides have been transcended by a generalized discontent with the political status quo.

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge
January 07, 2022

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Neighbors Brace for Omicron Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The fast-spreading coronavirus variant is clouding the region's economic recovery.
Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes
January 05, 2022

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes

By Sebastian Strangio
Health authorities have recommended that the suspension of a quarantine-free travel scheme be extended until January 31.

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears
December 22, 2021

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came a day after the country's health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
December 02, 2021

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
After a challenging year, the region's governments have ample reason to take the emergence of the new strain seriously.

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
October 20, 2021

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.
Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth
October 15, 2021

Why Vaccine Hesitancy is Rising Among Thailand’s Youth

By Wichuta Teeratanabodee
Many young Thais are deeply suspicious of the current government and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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