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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New COVID-19 insurance requirement for long-stay expats in Thailand

On June 15, 2021, deputy spokeswoman for the Thai government, Ms. Traisuree Taisaranakul, confirmed in principle that all foreign nationals applying for the non-immigrant O-A visa will be required to prove that they have insurance coverage of at least USD $100,000 (THB ฿3 million). This will likely be enforced once the Immigration Bureau has published …

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Setting boundaries for your mental health

Individuals are unique. We have different values, experiences, and, in turn, boundaries. In simple words, think of boundaries as an invisible bubble around people, whereby “trespassing” into this space would cause a great deal of discomfort and uneasiness. Say you’ve asked a friend a somewhat personal question and they responded with: “I’d rather not talk …

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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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