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Phuket among the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’

Phuket was ranked number 8 out of 30 in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ list and number 3 out of 15 in the ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ list. The island also features in a slideshow of ‘The World’s 30 Best Places to Visit”.

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Bangkok, 02 July 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Phuket has been included in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ and ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ 2019 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “Each time a Thai destination is included in a ranking of the ‘world’s best’ places to visit, it serves as a welcome recognition that Thailand continues to offer visitors from around the globe memorable holiday experiences.”

Phuket was ranked number 8 out of 30 in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ list and number 3 out of 15 in the ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ list. The island also features in a slideshow of ‘The World’s 30 Best Places to Visit”.

U.S. News & World Report said of Phuket:

“Pure white sands, aquamarine waters and limestone cliffs await travellers who visit Thailand’s southwestern island of Phuket.

For picture-perfect views, travellers should plan to visit Patong Beach, Phang Nga Bay and Promthep Cape.

What’s more, Phuket’s colourful shrines, elephant sanctuaries and Laem Hin Pier, which features floating restaurants that dish out fresh seafood, are sure to impress.”

Along with Phuket, other Thai destinations also featured in the ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ rankings. The number six spot went to Chiang Mai, the number 9 spot to Bangkok and the number 12 spot to Railay Beach in Krabi province.

TAT announces Phuket’s inclusion among the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’
Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai

The list describes Chiang Mai as: “One of the most interesting destinations in Thailand” and to where an itinerary “should include tours of breath-taking temples, trips to night markets, a visit to an elephant sanctuary or two and a wander through the beautiful Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.”

TAT announces Phuket’s inclusion among the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’
Chatuchak Marking, Bangkok

And Bangkok as being: “filled to the brim with eye-catching Hindu sites, non-stop nightlife and incredible Thai cuisine. Here, you’ll find the world’s largest open-air market, a world-class aquarium housed in an eight-level shopping mall, a 150-foot golden Buddha statue, and so much more.”

TAT announces Phuket’s inclusion among the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’
Rai Le Beach is located in Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Marine Park, Krabi

While Railay Beach: “features glistening white sands and is surrounded by limestone rock formations” and that “As if the beach couldn’t get more alluring, you’re only able to reach it by boat.”

About U.S. News & World Report’s Travel Rankings

The U.S. News & World Report travel rankings are based on an analysis of expert and user opinions. It is believed that this unbiased approach makes its rankings more useful than simply providing its own editors’ personal opinions.

However, it cited that even though the  rankings of hotels, vacations and things to do are based on a wide collection of independent opinions, the best options for travellers may not be those ranked No. 1 or No. 2. It reasoned that travel experiences are personal ones whereas it hoped that the rankings can serve as helpful guideposts as travellers plan their next trip. For more information, please visit: https://travel.usnews.com/Methodology/

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Quarantine-Free Thailand Reopens for Vaccinated Tourists From 1 November 2021

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to confirm that Thailand is all set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from the approved countries to enter the Kingdom by air with no quarantine requirements from 1 November, 2021.

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Bangkok lifts more COVID-19 restrictions

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In response to the Royal Thai Government’s announcement to relax more COVID-19 controls in the dark-red zone provinces, which include the Thai capital, the Bangkok Communicable Disease Committee has also lifted restrictions effective from 16-31 October, 2021.

Restaurants and eateries, cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, sport stadiums, and public parks can now resume normal opening hours, but no later than 22.00 Hrs.

Convenience stores, fresh markets, and flea markets can open for all types of goods up until 22.00 Hrs. All 24-hour shops must close nightly from 22.00-03.00 Hrs.

Hotels, exhibition halls, convention halls, trade fair centres, or similar types of venues can open for meetings, seminars, or other types of events and ceremonies up until 22.00 Hrs., and under strict safety and health controls. Consumption of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited.

The same goes for shopping malls, shopping centres, community malls, or similar establishments, which can also open for meetings, seminars, or other types of events and ceremonies up until 22.00 Hrs., and under strict safety and health controls. Consumption of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited. Also, any sales promotional activities shall not be organised while the amusement parks, water parks, and gaming centres must remain closed.

Limits for participants in gatherings has been increased to 50, up from 25 in the previous announcement.

The night-time curfew in Bangkok has been reduced from 6 to 4 hours, or between 23.00-03.00 Hrs.

Travel between Bangkok provinces and other areas can resume normal operations but must apply social distancing measures.

All types of entertainment venues, including pubs, bars, and karaoke shops are to remain closed. However, the government mentioned that these businesses may undertake preparation to be ready for reopening.

Self-protective measures and distancing efforts

As usual, people nationwide are asked to continue abiding by the health and safety measures in place; such as, wearing a face mask at all times while outside of their residence, regularly washing hands with soap and water/cleaning alcohol, and avoiding unnecessary close contact with others.

TAT would like to remind all travellers to continue with D-M-H-T-T-A precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, – Mask wearing, – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

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