The fee will go towards a fund that aims to help the country recover from mass tourism, the Bangok Post reports.
Thailand's tourism authority is seriously considering launching a digital token to tap into the growing interest for cryptocurrencies.
Lockdown measures to manage the aggressive Delta variant have meant Vietnam's coffee exports have dwindled, threatening the world's supply of coffee.
Durian from Nonthaburi, Thailand, is renowned for its distinct taste, made possible by geographically specific soil and meticulous cultivation.
"Right now, we can't go anywhere outside the island," one restaurant worker said. "And I just can't stop working. I need to survive."
The opposition filed a no-confidence vote against Prayut Chan-o-cha and five ministers, citing gaps in their pandemic response and handling of the economy.
Hospitals in Thailand are on the brink of collapse and COVID-19 patients are being moved to sleeper trains to get them out of Bangkok.
On the first day of Phuket Sandbox, flights touched down in the Thai island from Israel, the UAE, Qatar, and Singapore.
Data released by the Thai ministry of health on Sunday that almost 1 in 1,000 health workers with two doses of Sinvac got infected.
Thailand's reopening of Phuket is a big moment for tourism in Southeast Asia, where most countries are still monitoring borders closely.
Google took down several user-generated maps, which were created by a Thai royalist who wanted to expose the locations of people criticizing Thailand's monarchy.
This week a US diplomat told Americans living abroad the State Department would be unable to provide them COVID-19 vaccines.
Resident Ratchadawan Puengprasoppon filmed the elephant as it searched for food with its trunk, sending plates and bowls clattering to the floor.
Phuket Sandbox, which is just 13 days away from its slated launch, presents very different realities for international travelers and Thai citizens.
The "Phuket Sandbox" scheme is designed to draw 129,000 vaccinated tourists into Thailand by the end of September, no quarantine required.
"Preliminary investigations showed no signs of him being attacked, no signs of a raid or violence," a police spokesperson said.
On Monday, more than 70% of Thailand's new reported cases were found in prisons. The country is now considering releasing 16% of its prison population.