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Thailand to introduce long-term residency visas

After the COVID-19 pandemic battered its tourism-reliant economy, Thailand now looks to introduce a new visa and tax measures to attract ‘high-potential’ (essentially wealthy) foreigners to the country long-term, and has a target to attract one million new foreign residents over a five-year period. If you’re a foreigner keen to make the Land of Smiles …

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COVID-19 in Thailand: How to ease your financial burden

The sad reality of the pandemic is that people fear not just the virus itself, but also the cost of getting treated. While the Thai government announced that hospitals shouldn’t bill patients for COVID-19 treatment, many private hospitals still require patients to pay a security deposit (sometimes this can be as high as THB 1,000,000) …

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What to do if you can’t work while living as an expat

While living as an expat can be exciting, it also comes with its own challenges. The same can be said for life as a trailing partner, or the partner that follows. Depending on where you’re moving to and its visa restrictions, you might not be able to work while living there. Expat partners who find …

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List of “Hospitels” for COVID-19 patients in Thailand

With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per day, it’s no wonder that hospital beds in Thailand are nearing capacity. In comes a new type of quarantine facility to offload the number of patients staying at hospitals. “Hospitels” are hotels transformed into field hospitals for patients with less severe symptoms. This leaves the intensive …

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List of “Hospitels” for COVID-19 patients in Thailand

With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per day, it’s no wonder that hospital beds in Thailand are nearing capacity. In comes a new type of quarantine facility to offload the number of patients staying at hospitals. “Hospitels” are hotels transformed into field hospitals for patients with less severe symptoms. This leaves the intensive …

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New COVID-19 vaccine registration method for expats in Thailand

Are you at the edge of your seat, waiting for your turn at inoculation? Sit tight for just a little bit longer. COVID-19 vaccine registration has been a hurdle for expats in Thailand. After the data leaks and sign-up problems galore on the old website, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced on July 8th, …

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Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination program and health insurance coverage

The national vaccination rollout for approximately 67 million Thais and 3 million expats is underway with millions already registered to receive their first jab within the next few weeks and months. The Thai government aims to vaccinate 70% of the population (50 million people) by the end of 2021. The mass vaccination campaign which began …

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Thailand postpones the PDPA enforcement: What it is and how to prepare your business for the PDPA

Businesses take note. Officially,  Thailand postpones the PDPA or the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to June 1, 2022. Considered as the first local law designed to govern data protection in the digital age, the PDPA was originally scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2021. However, it created multiple challenges for both local …

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How to find your creative space and why you should do it

Creativity is not something that you can just switch on and off. In fact, some of our most creative ideas come when we’re not at our best. Have you ever had a spark of creativity while you were especially relaxed, a little tired, or even slightly intoxicated? You can thank neuroplasticity for that, which is …

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Effective ways to create a culture of self-care in the workplace

When we think of self-care, we usually think about time that is spent far away from work. A morning walk in nature or an evening bath is a great way to show yourself some love, but self-care is more than just out-of-offices activities. It’s becoming more evident that incorporating self-care moments throughout the day is …

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What to do if you can’t work while living as an expat

While living as an expat can be exciting, it also comes with its own challenges. The same can be said for life as a trailing partner, or the partner that follows. Depending on where you’re moving to and its visa restrictions, you might not be able to work while living there. Expat partners who find …

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How to talk to your child about the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is raging in Thailand. With a slower-than-expected vaccination program, cases and deaths on the rise, and pressure on the healthcare system, the country (particularly Bangkok and the areas surrounding it) is back on high alert. This is its deadliest wave since the start of the pandemic, and it’s only expected that fear and anxiety …

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How to choose the right preschool and kindergarten for your child in Thailand

If you’re moving to Bangkok with your children, one thing you’re going to have to think about is where they’re going to go to school. As a parent, you want to make sure your little one goes to a preschool or kindergarten that is both good and safe. Luckily, the kind and caring nature of …

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A guide for testing and seeking treatment for COVID-19 in Thailand

With no cure in sight, the best way to deal with COVID-19 is to act proactively by following public safety measures, testing for the virus, and getting vaccinated. According to an article by Reuters Thailand (published on September 22nd), around 44% of residents in Bangkok have received two doses, and Thailand has vaccinated 22% of …

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The 5 most common golf injuries and ways to prevent them

Whether you’re an avid golfer or have just started to get into the swing of it, it’s no secret that Thailand is a golfer’s paradise – so much so that there’s even a golf quarantine in Thailand. Golf is a sport that is well-respected in the Land of Smiles, which is reflected in the overall …

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How to maintain relationships in self-isolation

While the COVID-19 situation is getting better in many countries (due to the successful rollout of vaccines), cases and hospitalization are rapidly increasing in Thailand. The country’s dark red zone, which includes its capital, Bangkok, and surrounding provinces, is under semi-lockdown with a number of restrictions on gathering. As such, locals and expats find themselves …

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Thailand to introduce long-term residency visas

After the COVID-19 pandemic battered its tourism-reliant economy, Thailand now looks to introduce a new visa and tax measures to attract ‘high-potential’ (essentially wealthy) foreigners to the country long-term, and has a target to attract one million new foreign residents over a five-year period. If you’re a foreigner keen to make the Land of Smiles …

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Working from home and the “right to disconnect” in Thailand

When the world switched to remote working for much of 2020, employees in Thailand could work from the office. But the third wave of the outbreak in April 2021 and a sluggish vaccination rollout put the country back at square 1. For months now, many employers and employees in the Kingdom have been navigating the …

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7 types of employee benefits to help attract, retain, and keep employees happy in Thailand

Employee satisfaction plays a significant role in a business’s success, so it’s essential to provide employee benefits that are relevant and motivating for the workforce. Additionally, top employee benefits can also help a business attract the best talent and make it easier to retain them. In this Pacific Prime Thailand article, we’ll take a look …

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Thailand postpones the PDPA enforcement: What it is and how to prepare your business for the PDPA

Businesses take note. Officially,  Thailand postpones the PDPA or the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to June 1, 2022. Considered as the first local law designed to govern data protection in the digital age, the PDPA was originally scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2021. However, it created multiple challenges for both local …

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