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

From July 1st, 2021, Phuket will officially begin welcoming back (without the need to quarantine) tourists and expats from low-risk countries that have been vaccinated against COVID-19. This milestone comes after months of preparation from introducing effective health and control measures to vaccinating the local population, and ensuring a robust system is in place to …

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COVID-19 in Thailand: French embassy launches vaccination campaign for its citizens

At the time of writing, the Thai government is handling the country’s mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and privately-administered vaccines aren’t available – though, there have been reports that private hospitals will get Moderna vaccines in October 2021. In any case, news has emerged that French expats in Thailand can already receive privately-administered vaccines courtesy of …

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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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Introducing the Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

The time has come for Pacific Prime’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021! Ranking 100 locations based on their average international private medical insurance (IPMI) premiums for both individuals and families, the report offers curious readers expert analysis about the key drivers shaping the cost of health insurance – both globally and regionally, including …

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