Thai to permit vaccinated travellers from 5 countries Oct 15, 2021 0 0 12345 dpa Bangkok The Thai authorities confirmed plans to permit fully-vaccinated travellers from five countries to enter Thailand without having to go into quarantine as of November 1.Tourists from China, the US, Britain, Singapore and Germany will only have to prove they have tested negative for Covid-19 using a PCR test, according to Covid Crisis Centre (CCSA) spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin, following a meeting.Further details about the reopening were not initially available.There will be 17 provinces open to tourists, including all of Bangkok and all of Krabi and Phangnga.Another 16 major provinces are due to reopen on December 1, including Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Phrae and Sukhothai. The exact locations are still being finalized, according to the Bangkok Post.“Many countries want to let their citizens visit Thailand,” said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday. “It will be a small start, for people to resume earning a living.” The authorities also announced further easing of measures that apply in many places nationwide. Night-time curfew restrictions are to be reduced as of Saturday, running from 11 pm until 3 am rather than 10 pm through to 4 am, allowing restaurants and shopping malls to return to longer opening hours. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES 6 killed in violence at Beirut protest over port blast probe Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Duterte’s idea of giving vaccine jabs to sleeping Filipinos a ‘joke’ Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Indonesian tourist islands re-open to visitors from 19 countries Oct 15, 2021 0 0 Half a tonne of drugs from Afghanistan origin seized in Tajikistan Dushanbe: In one of the largest finds of drugs of Afghan origin in five years, police in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan have seized around 500 kilogrammes of narcotics. The drugs, including heroin, opium and .. Two Iranians die after consuming sanitizer in Sri Lankan prison Colombo: Two Iranian nationals who consumed sanitizer liquid died of poisoning inside a high security prison in Sri Lanka on Thursday, an official said. Ten others have been hospitalized after consuming the same liquid .. Death toll from Israeli strikes in Syria rises to nine Beirut: The death toll from an Israeli airstrike in central Syria has risen to nine people, a war monitor reported on Thursday. Nine pro-Iran militiamen were killed in the overnight bombardment .. Philippines : Storm Kompasu leaves 30 dead, 13 missing dpa Manila Thirty people were killed in landslides and flash floods caused by storm Kompasu in the Philippines, the national disaster agency said Thursday, with 13 people also reported missing. The northern province of ..