Summary Highlights of Thailand Tourism News and Updates for the Second Week of April.
General Tourism Updates
Sony Pictures Entertainment To Open in Thailand
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls will establish a new theme park in Thailand based on films from its Columbia Pictures studio such as Jumanji and Ghostbusters. It plans to Open its door to the Public by October 2021. Read more
Songkran Festival Cancellation Locations:
As part of Nationwide Efforts to Control the Spread of the New COVID 19 Community Transmission, Celebrations for Songkran Festival will be cancelled in Some Locations around Thailand as Following:
- Khon Kaen Festival
- Paweni Pi Mai Mueang in Chiang Mai
- Songkran Festival at Kanchanaburi
- Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station in Bangkok (TAT Amazing Songkran Festival)
- Amazing Songkran Buri Ram presented by Chang
- Lan Khon Muang Plaza (all special activities to be organized in Khlong Ong Ang have also been cancelled)
- Celebrations at Ayutthaya
This List of Cancellations is to be updated in case of any Additional Cancellation. Read more
Highest Number of COVID 19 Infections on 12 APRIL
Thailand registered its highest number of cases yet in 2021, 985 new COVID Infection Cases on 12 April.
- Total Infections Since the Start of the Pandemic: 33,610 infections
- Total Cases recovered: 28,248 Recovered
- Receiving Medical Treatment: 5,265 Patients.
- Total Deaths: 97 Deaths
TAT Lowers its Expectations for Songkran Holidays
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have lowered their expectations for the Songkran holidays by 50%, due to the growing number of cases. Before the New Cluster Spreads (Last Week) , the TAT forecast around 3.2 million domestic trips with a revenue of around 12 billion THB.
But After the New Cluster Spreads this Week, mass cancellations has started to being reported across the country. In addition to that, quarantine periods being imposed on travelers from Bangkok and other areas with clusters. Read more
Prime Minister has Authorized Provinces to Close their Entertainment Business Temporarily
Bangkok and 40 other provinces have been authorized by Thailand’s Prime Minister to temporarily close their entertainment businesses for at least 14 days (This includes Bars, Nightclubs, ..etc) . Companies are also encouraged to allow staff to work from home to help in Controling the Spread of the New Virus Strain. Read more
Koh Samui to Vaccinate 70% of Its Population by JULY
In Koh Samui, 25,000 People have already been Vaccinated. The Island is Planning to Vaccinated 70% Of Its Population by the month of July 2021. Read more
Private Hospitals To purchase 10 Million Doses of COVID Vaccine
Private Hospitals in Thailand will be allowed to Purchase 10 Million doses of COVID 19 Vaccines (Apart of The Government Vaccine Shares), to help Creating Herd Immunity in Thailand from the COVID 19 Pandemic. Read more
Suvarnabhumi Airport to Vaccinate all of Its Staff before the end of May
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok) has already Started its Vaccination drive. The Airport Is Hoping to Vaccinate all its Staff (Around 30,000 Employees), Before the End of May 2021. Read more