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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

29 June 2022

More than 100 live animals found in two women’s luggage at Bangkok airport

On Sunday June 26th, two Indian women were arrested at Bangkok’s international airport as they were about to board a flight with more than 100 live […]
23 June 2022

Thailand to lift practically all remaining Covid rules from 1 July

On June 17th, the Government of Thailand announced that from July 1st entry restrictions for international arrivals will be lifted. Authorities of the Center for Situation […]
28 April 2022

Thailand to lift more Covid-19 restrictions

On Friday April 22nd, authorities in Thailand announced that from May 1st the country will remove entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers. The move is an attempt […]
12 April 2022

April Fools joke of Thai airline could lead to staff imprisonment

Thai Vietjet’s official twitter account posted a joke on 1 April that caused a lot of controversy and could even lead to the imprisonment of the […]
9 February 2022

Thai tourism hits a record breaking low of 70%

Thailand being widely known for its tourism industry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the country is suffering from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
25 January 2022

Thailand to resume quarantine-free tourism from 1 February

From February 1st, Thailand will resume its plan to allow the entry of tourists without quarantine, which was suspended due to the appearance of the contagious […]
10 January 2022

Thailand’s notorious Maya beach reopens but tourists can’t swim

After being closed for the past 4 years over environmental concerns, Thailand’s notorious Maya beach, made famous by the 2000 movie The Beach, has recently reopened […]
28 December 2021

Elephants in Thailand are suffering the impact of Covid-19 on tourism

Thailand’s elephants are suffering the side effects of the pandemic and its impact on the tourism sector. For decades, Thailand’s elephants have served as entertainment for […]
3 November 2021

Thailand welcomes vaccinated travelers from 63 countries without the need to quarantine

Thai authorities have authorized the arrival of vaccinated tourists from 63 countries and territories considered low risk without the need for prolonged quarantine, a relief for […]
5 October 2021

Thailand to reopen Chiang Mai, Bangkok and other destinations in November

Authorities in Thailand have had to postpone their plans to re-open Bangkok and some other major cities to foreign arrivals until November. The rationale behind this […]
6 August 2021

Thailand bans use of sunscreen in all of its national parks

In an effort to protect the country’s national parks, Thailand has banned the use of sunscreen containing chemicals that are harmful to the environment. 1. The […]
19 March 2021

Thailand could fully reopen borders by October

The Thai government is hoping to reopen the country’s borders by October, with all Covid-19 restrictions lifted, Thailand’s Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed on 10th March. […]
10 March 2021

Thailand might be open to tourism again from 1 July

On March 2nd, the tourism industry in Thailand launched the #OpenThailandSafely campaign which aims at lobbying the government reopen the country to tourism by 1 July. […]
19 January 2021

Thailand opens first cannabis restaurant

Famous for its tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins, and several Buddha temples, Thailand attracts all year long tourists from all around the world. Now, the […]
8 January 2021

Thailand bans food and drinks on domestic flights

While the city of Bangkok closes night clubs, bars, and bans the sale of alcohol to slow down the Covid-19, the Thai authorities have decided to […]
21 December 2020

Thailand eases travel restrictions for travelers from 56 countries

The Thai Government has announced new measures in an attempt to support Thailand’s hardly hit tourism industry. Thailand has decided to ease travel restrictions for tourists […]
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