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  1. No doubt you are joking but, just in case, brewing beer takes several weeks. Unless you are allowed to bring the partially brewed beer with you, and only complete the process in quarantine, unfortunately, this is not viable. Nor is fermenting large quantities of fruit you bring with you. EDIT: Purely out of academic interest, I did look to see if there are rapid ways to create alcohol. Apparently, there are ethanol production methods that take only three days. I suspect alcohol withdrawal would be a lesser risk.
  2. Once you have an offer of employment from a suitable, employee, they must usually provide documentation to the Labour Department to get a WP3 which is a preauthorisation for the employer to engage you. Armed with this and a few other documents, you usually apply for a Non B visa at an embassy outside Thailand, though applying for the visa through immigration is usually possible, albeit with stricter requirements. Assuming you apply for the visa outside Thailand, you have 90 days from the date the visa is issued to enter Thailand, and you receive an initial 90-day permission to stay when you en
  3. I think a combination of the number of new infections in the country you are departing from dropping to a low level; and you having been vaccinated; and a rapid test on arrival returning a negative result will at some point be enough for you to avoid quarantine. For at least some departure points that could be as early as next summer. I do expect a continued requirement for insurance, in case you test positive on arrival or subsequently.
  4. Reentry permits are available for any kind of permission to stay. However, the possession of a reentry permit does not exempt you from the regular conditions for entry. In the time of Covid-19, this means the mandatory quarantine, testing and insurance.
  5. I believe a time will come when showing a Covid-19 vaccination certificate will be part of the process in being allowed entry. That is probably a year down the road. It is possible that selected groups (critical foreign workers, perhaps) will be allowed quarantine free entry earlier, but quarantine is going to be with us for a long time yet. Continued strict controls will remain necessary if outbreaks are to be avoided.
  6. The no alcohol rule is imposed by the government. I believe it exists because there is a perception that someone who has been drinking is liable to flout other quarantine rules. While that might not be true in your case, you will not find a hotel admitting in writing that they will aid you in circumventing the rules. There are two circumstances that just might allow you to be plied with alcohol: A medical letter from your doctor back home to the effect that you have an alcohol dependency, and going cold turkey would carry serious health risks. Contact with the hospital that is the partne
  7. The bulk, I believe, goes to officials at both local and regional level. My understanding is that only a small part goes to the agent.
  8. That is simply another BS form they give you to sign. It basically confirms that you appreciate that they will cut your balls off if you overstay.
  9. Maybe, you can circumvent the Los Angeles consulate. Do you have relatives/friends with an address within the coverage area of the Washington embassy you could use for the application?
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