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A traveler gets her temperature checked at Surat Thani Airport on Feb. 1, 2020.

Pandemic ‘Travel Bubble’ to Admit Some Chinese Tourists

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha approved a proposal to allow certain groups of foreign tourists to visit the country during the coronavirus pandemic without having to go through quarantine measures, officials said Friday.
A file photo of people arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Gov’t Debates Reopening Foreign Tourism Amid Virus Threat

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is deliberating a proposal to open up the country to foreign tourists from countries where the coronavirus appears to be under control, officials said Friday.
Tourists wait for a ferry on Koh Chang.

Tourists Trickling Back to Thailand’s Empty Beaches

TRAT — With the threat of coronavirus declining each day, tourists are now making way back to Thailand’s beaches and islands.
A file photo of a Thai Airways aircraft.

Final Bailout Plan to Strip Thai Airways of State Enterprise

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said he approved a final bailout plan for the debt-ridden flag carrier to a bankruptcy court – a process that could see the government relinquishing its majority in Thai Airway shares.
A file photo of tourists crowding Maya Bay in southern Thailand.

Tourist Arrivals to Thailand May Plunge by Two-Thirds

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Monday released its latest forecast, indicating that the number of foreign tourists may plunge by almost two-thirds to 14 million this year, the lowest level in 14 years as COVID-19 pandemic hits global travel.
Grounded Thai Airways planes at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Thai Airways Union Opposes Privatization Under Bailout Plans

BANGKOK — The labor union of the national flag carrier on Thursday rejected the government’s bailout proposal, which is said to open the possibility of the airline becoming a privately-owned company.
A file photo of a hairdresser.

It’s Official: Partial Business Reopening Set For May 3

BANGKOK — A number of business venues will be allowed to reopen beginning this Sunday, the government announced Thursday.

Thai Lion Air to Resume Commercial Domestic Flights

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — A local affiliate of the Indonesian budget carrier Thai Lion Air will become one of the first airlines to resume operations for domestic flights on May 1 after the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak forced the airline to suspend operations since March 25.

Prayut Hints Businesses May Not Reopen by May 1

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is non-committal in reopening businesses by May 1 as speculated by some observers, saying on Tuesday there is “no rush.”

With Price High, Thais With Dwindling Incomes Sell off Gold

BANGKOK (AP) — With gold prices rising to a seven-year high, many Thais have been flocking to gold shops to trade in their necklaces, bracelets, rings and gold bars for cash, eager to reap profits during an economic downturn.

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