China doubles down on zero-Covid policy

China’s zero Covid policy will have significant consequences on tourism in Thailand because Chinese tourists represented an important part of the country’s tourism revenue before the pandemic

Bangkok prepares to shift Covid-19 treatment from pandemic to endemic

Most Bangkok residents are fully vaccinated, with around 60 percent having at least 1 booster dose. These figures suggested that Bangkok might be ready to shift its strategy to managing Covid-19 as an endemic disease.

New Thailand Pass rules to ease long awaited country’s reopening

Thailand’s reopening to foreign travellers marks a significant milestone as pre-travel and on-arrival RT-PCR tests are no longer needed. In addition, the amount of health insurance coverage has been lowered to US$10,000

Thailand scraps PCR test on arrival to boost sluggish tourism recovery

From May 1st the PCR test will be replaced by a much cheaper and much faster antigen test, and it will no longer be necessary to wait for the result in a quarantine hotel.

Sanctions against Russia should not derail Thailand’s economic recovery says BoT

The effects of sanctions against Russia should not derail the overall economic recovery path said the Bank of Thailand in its latest issue of the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting.

Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam among most vulnerable countries to energy shock

Morocco, Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan are some of the most-affected larger economies, based on energy import and gross domestic product data from the United Nations.

PTTEP to take over Myanmar gas field operations after TotalEnergies exit

Asian energy companies’ continued presence in Myanmar is raising concerns that they could blunt the impact of new European Union sanctions on the country’s state oil and gas company.

Thailand braces for growth aftershocks from Ukraine war

The coming sanctions against Russia will also likely hurt not only Russia but also the US, the West, and emerging markets, especially if they are highly dependent on the export of goods and service like Thailand.