Thailand confirms “recommended” 14 day self quarantine for ALL visitors from four countries and...

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Bangkok- This is a developing story and the government is still providing the press, immigration, airports and other parties with all details. The Thai Ministry of Public Health has confirmed officially a fourteen day "reccomended" self...

Thailand’s ‘Special Tourist Visa’ details including fees and additional charges explained

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National - The Tourism Authority of Thailand has explained updated procedures and requirements for foreign tourists who are interested in applying for a new long-stay visa, the so-called Special Tourist Visa (STV), following the proposal...

Thai Government in “discussions” about an estimated 500,000 tourists who may be stranded in...

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Bangkok- The Thai Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, has confirmed that the Thai Government is in discussions about what to do about an estimated 500,000 tourists stranded in the country by the coronavirus situation...

The last day of amnesty in Thailand for those on tourist visas has arrived

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Thailand- Today, September 26, 2020, is the last day of amnesty for those on tourist visas in the Kingdom of Thailand. The amnesty visas were originally given six months ago as a response to...

Thai Government spokesperson says they are aware of foreigners with valid visas trying to...

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Bangkok- Thai Government spokesperson Mr. Natapanu Nopakun spoke at a Covid19 Coronavirus Situation Administration (CCSA) briefing today about foreigners with valid Visas who were trying to return to Thailand. These foreigners were not tourists, generally were...

Visa “amnesty” period officially approved to be extended in Thailand by Thai Cabinet, further...

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Thailand- At a brief press conference this afternoon in Bangkok Traisuree Taisaranakul, the Thai Government spokeswoman, acknowledged that the amnesty period for foreign nationals in the country had been approved and extended until the end...

Reader Mailbag: Immigration visa requirements and inconsistency in the long stay expat community

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Editor's Note: The following is a letter from a local resident sent to The Pattaya News. The opinions and writing within this letter are their own and may not reflect those of The Pattaya...

Thai government welcomes first six groups of foreign travelers to enter Thailand, starting this...

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National - The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting on Monday, September 28, approved the country re-opening to welcome certain groups of foreigners for both short and long term visits, starting this October. Dr....

The Thai Government clarifies exact steps to currently enter Thailand for foreigners

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Thailand- The Public Relations Division of the Thai Government released a chart, seen above, that outlined the steps to currently enter the country as of July 8, 2020. The Pattaya News took the liberty of clarifying...

Editorial Opinion: When did the words “foreign tourists” become a dirty word in Thailand?

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The following is an opinion editorial. The statements inside are those of the author and may not reflect those of the entire Pattaya News Company Limited. When did the words "foreign tourists" become such a...

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