Immigration police in Phuket set up a special unit to extend the visas of the Russian and Ukrainian tourists who cannot return to their homeland due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
A suspected gunman who killed an Indian man in the southern island province early last month was arrested in Canada and Thai prosecutors will seek his extradition.
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said he would apologize personally to Cathy Hummels, wife of a German national footballer Mats Hummels, for the assault and robbery that happened to her in the country.
The number of COVID-infected foreign tourists is rising in Phuket in proportion to more arrivals and some visitors failed to undergo RT-PCR tests before their flights to the island province.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was proud of Phuket when Hollywood star Russell Crowe admired the atmosphere, foods and beautiful places on the island province.
Phuket Exempts Fully Vaccinated Visitors from COVID Tests.
BANGKOK, Sept 17 (TNA) – More than 50% of people in eight provinces have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
The commerce minister announced the Phuket Gems Fest will be organized in Phuket late this year to attract well-to-do visitors and stimulate tourism in the “Andaman Sandbox”.
The governor of Phuket province discussed treatment solutions for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with local administrators as their rising number raised concern.
Phuket will welcome Thai tourists from Sept 8 onwards and those who will stay longer than a week must be tested for COVID-19 there.
The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand ordered efforts to restore tourists’ confidence in safe and attractive Phuket after the murder of a Swiss tourist in this southern island province last week.
Phuket governor Narong Woonciew expressed his condolences on the death of Swiss woman Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, head of diplomatic protocol of Germany, who visited Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox Model project.