Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension and the updated Sandbox program

As of January 11, 2022, visitors planning a trip to Thailand can now travel to another approved destination in Southern Thailand via the extended Sandbox program. Previously, visitors could only do so via the “Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” program. However, Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has relaxed entry measures for international arrivals. So …

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A guide to Phuket’s Sandbox scheme: All you need to know

As of July 1st, 2021, Phuket began welcoming back (without the need to quarantine) tourists and expats that have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The milestone came after months of preparation, from introducing effective health measures and vaccinating the local population to ensuring a robust system to seamlessly guide visitors from immigration from Phuket International Airport …

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How to avoid the obesity pandemic in Thailand

Thailand is world-renowned for its mouth-watering regional delicacies and five main flavors, including salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy. For centuries, the combination of all five flavors has brought happiness to people’s lives (and their stomachs). However, with a population that has grown over 15 times in the last two centuries and a society heavily …

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Why should expats secure COVID-19 insurance for Thailand?

Before the COVID-19 era, Thailand was a getaway destination for expats. Savings and disposable cash (when exchanged) were worth a lot more than at home. Daily costs such as food and travel were seen as incredibly affordable. However, times have changed considerably with medical inflation and inflated costs of living. Furthermore, expensive hospital bills are …

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