r/Thailand 5d ago

Travel/Tourism/Visas, Covid and General Information Thread for June 2023


Travel, Tourism & Visas

Traveling to Thailand and have a question about hotels, sights, itineraries, the visa process, or dos and don'ts? This is the thread for you! Also any general information and questions about the country and culture are welcome.

Any Travel/Tourism/Visa posts made outside this thread may be deleted without notice.

The more detailed and specific your questions are, the better the answers will be. If your question is not answered please use the search bar to review previous posts and comments. Also check out our sister subreddit /r/ThailandTourism.

Covid Information

From October 1 2022, visitors to Thailand no longer need to provide proof of vaccination, nor a Covid test.

However, new requirements were reintroduced in January 2023, the main one being a travel insurance requirement with coverage of at least $10,000 USD for foreign visitors from countries where PCR testing is required upon return from Thailand (e.g. China, India). See the government announcement here:

Source: https://twitter.com/ddc_riskcom/status/1613357185261801473

Travel insurance is not required for people visiting from all other countries (but is still a good idea).

This thread can still be used for for updates and questions regarding COVID-19 in Thailand - e.g. where to get boosters, questions about masking rules, news updates, etc.

General Information

Got a simple question or snippet that doesn't warrant its own post? Ask here.

r/Thailand 1d ago

Announcement Head's up: June 12th protest of Reddit's API changes


This subreddit will be joining in on the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes that will essentially kill all 3rd party Reddit apps.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.

On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.

Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .

This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.

The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can you do as a user?

  • Complain. Message the mods of /r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message /u/reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.

  • Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join the coordinated mod effort at /r/ModCoord.

  • Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!

  • Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

What can you do as a moderator?

Thank you for your patience in the matter,

-Mod Team

r/Thailand 23h ago

Opinion Thailand is far from perfect but it's rare moments like these that make me "proud" to be a Thai.. to know that despite so many pitfalls, there are people in my country who celebrate and embrace diversity and differences. It's the ใจกว้าง attitude that matters, right?

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r/Thailand 7h ago

Miscellanous Who owns and operates each metro line, what their logos are, and which shared ticket/cards you can use

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Source: LivingPop

r/Thailand 17h ago

PSA Please be careful riding in Bangkok

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Saw a Farang down tonight (5 June 23) at the end of Soi 33 Sukhumvit. Young man in his twenties. I think he was riding a push bike as he had the lycra on and perhaps was not wearing a helmet. I didn’t see the accident itself. Broken arm, broken leg and head wounds. I am an experienced motor bike rider in Australia and have ridden a lot of Thailand and I wouldn’t ride in Bangkok myself. The traffic flows differently here and if you don’t understand the flow you’ll be lucky to survive. I watch the traffic here and frankly the only reason many Farangs survive is because the Thais make allowances for them. The pic is not to show any disrespect at all but just a warning to others. I hope the young man involved makes a full recovery. Kudos to the Indian lady who helped him by calling a friend on his phone and calling for the ambulance. I offered assistance but wasn’t much use :( Please be careful you take your life in your hands when you ride here.

r/Thailand 18m ago

News PEA cuts electricity to two border towns in Myanmar where groups of Chinese businessmen have made huge illegal investments


r/Thailand 21m ago

News The history of Thailand’s holy-day alcohol ban – and why it could soon be lifted


r/Thailand 2h ago

PSA Maxvalu is closing most of its locations


I noticed that both MaxValu shops near my home in central Bangkok were closed last week. Now they have been completely shuttered and the signs have been removed.

Found one article (https://www.brandbuffet.in.th/2023/06/maxvalu-do-not-close-in-thailand/) with the latest comment from the brand according to which most of their shops (the unprofitable ones, they say) will shut down by July 1st, but they're not pulling out of Thailand altogether.

It's up to you whether to believe this corporate talk or not, but seeing they're in a haste to close their shops and that Aeon (the mother company) has been removing all of its ATMs in the past few years, they might be pulling out in the short- to medium-term.

r/Thailand 32m ago

Question/Help What is available to help stop smoking in Thailand?


Looking for some sort of aid for stopping smoking. Back in the UK we have patches, chewing gum etc. even a pill. Just wondering what similar items are available in Thailand, and wear I can buy them?

r/Thailand 5h ago

News Pita 'has sold iTV shares'


r/Thailand 5h ago

Question/Help Triathlon prep in Bangkok


So I recently tried challenging myself to participate in a triathlon (Iron Man) and was wondering how one can train in Bangkok (i.e. place to bike, where to practice open swim, whether there's a community etc.). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

r/Thailand 37m ago

Discussion I miss kao tom so badly

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Anyone who knows how to make this so that it tastes anywhere near the original? Also, why isn't there a food flair on this sub?

r/Thailand 50m ago

Serious Private Transport From Bangkok To Maha Sarakham


Hello to all.

As per the title, I'm looking for spacious private transport from Bangkok to Maha Sarakham on the 11th of June.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

r/Thailand 1h ago

Food and Drink Food delivery


Is there anyplace restaurant and / or grocery that delivers nationwide or region wide?

I like Thai food but where I am living at it is Thai food, Mediocre Japanese food or Pizza company.

Sometimes you want a good (not McDonalds) hamburger or a taco or god forbid some chili.

Only 100k from Bangkok but I feel like I am in the middle of nowhere.

r/Thailand 1d ago

Food and Drink Grandma cooking Kanom Krok.

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r/Thailand 2h ago

Shopping Suits


Hi, any recommendations for best value for money suits in Bangkok ?

Preferably not in Khao San Road.

Thanks in advance.

r/Thailand 6h ago

Politics Everyone hates Move Forward party /s


r/Thailand 2h ago

Employment Teaching English


Hi there!

I’m a 22 year old currently in my 10th month of studying Thai language, and on my first at Chulalongkorn University. I decided to attend the university to gain a credible certificate for having a useful skill in teaching over here in Thailand. I don’t know any teachers and honestly very little on how the process works, but how does one go about looking/beginning the process of an English teaching job in Thailand? E.g. Teaching certification, some kind of past experience, that kind of thing.

Many many thanks, it may be a silly question but as I said I know very little on it.

r/Thailand 10h ago

Serious Tonsillectomy in Thailand


Hey there,

I am 24 years old and have had multiple tonsil issues over the last few years that affect my sleep and daily life.

I’ve been told by doctors here in the United States, that I need them removed.

Because of the long wait time and the cost of it to get done in the United States. I am tempted to get it done over in Thailand.

I’ve called multiple hospitals and it seems like it’s around 1200 United States dollars in order to get it done.

I was wondering if anyone has had an experience getting either tonsillectomy or other surgeries similar to this in Thailand?

Would you say the surgeons are Jessica because they are in the United States and that I would have nothing to worry about?

Or would you recommend I wait longer to get it done in the United States and pay more?

Thank you

r/Thailand 4h ago

Shopping Giftcards malls


Hi everyone,

I'm a french guy currently in Bangkok for an internship with a friend. For his birthday, I asked some friends in France to send me few money in order to make a participatory gift. Do you know if it's possible to buy gift cards in malls, so he can choose what he wants. Is it possible at Terminal 21 ? Siam paragon ? Or something else ?

Thanks for your advices

r/Thailand 6h ago

Visas/Documents 90 days online


Anyone know how to do 90 days reporting online? Appreciate any pointers.

r/Thailand 1d ago

News Reuters: Thai PM frontrunner promises same-sex marriage, gender identity rights


r/Thailand 21h ago

News Thaksin set to return in July, says daughter Paetongtarn


r/Thailand 17h ago

Visas/Documents Is my wife a Thai citizen?


My wife moved to the United States from Bangkok in 2007 when she was 13 years old. She has not been back to Thailand since then. She got her green card in 2007 and became a US citizen in 2018. She has not gone through any process to renounce her Thai citizenship (other than the US citizenship ceremony where you take an oath to "Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty", but I highly doubt that has any legal impact)

I'm pretty sure she's a Thai citizen, but she doesn't have an active Thai passport. She believes that she isn't a Thai citizen because she believes that you're not a full Thai citizen before you're 18, or something.

r/Thailand 14h ago

Movies and Music Film Related Things


Hello! I'm visiting this coming week and would want to visit film-related places or events. Please drop your suggestions. Thank you.

r/Thailand 1d ago

News Police bust scam ring in Chiang Rai

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