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Thailand eyes MotoGP in November, bids to extend race deal
Thailand is hopeful of hosting its postponed MotoGP race in November after a delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix was postponed by the Thai government in March, just hours after series promoter Dorna Sports and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme cancelled the first round of the 2020 season in Qatar.
The race organisers are now said to be considering a rearranged race for November 21-22.
The Southeast Asian country has been gradually easing Covid-19 restrictions and has also reopened its borders, with limits, to business travellers and medical tourists. Last year, 95,000 fans attended the MotoGP Grand Prix in Thailand.
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Thailand may delay travel bubble plan
BANGKOK • Thailand expects to delay plans for so-called travel bubbles, given a resurgence in coronavirus infections in countries that had managed to contain the initial outbreak, a senior official told Reuters yesterday.
The government previously said the travel bubble could begin in September.
But as fresh outbreaks are creating uncertainty on whether it is safe for the country to open its borders, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn said: “The travel bubble that was going to begin in the fourth quarter could be delayed.”
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Temporary Suspension of International Flights
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and the continuous immigration restrictions and governmental measures imposed by several countries, THAI has been forced to extended the temporary suspension of its international operations until the end of August 2020.
We appreciate the continuous disruption and inconvenience this may cause to passengers and truly apologise for this.
We understand that passengers may have questions about changes to bookings. We are trying our best to respond to all queries, but all our teams are extremely busy at present which has greatly affected our response time.
If your flight has been cancelled, we are currently in the process of advising you or your travel agent (if you booked through a third party) accordingly.
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