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  1. 6 hours ago, webfact said:

    New 300 THB entry fee to help cover uninsured foreign tourists who fail to pay medical bills


    This will cover more than enough for the Few that Can't/Won't pay their bill. 

    They will make Millions that way and more. 

    Who's looking after the money so it doesn't go to the Normal Wrong Places.

    I would Gladly pay a couple thousand per year  if they do away with the Normal rip off Insurance that are around now. 



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  2. 8 hours ago, webfact said:

    Okay given for Bt300 foreign tourist entry fee


    8 hours ago, webfact said:

    Phipat said the fee would help fund management and development of Thai tourism, as well as insurance for foreign tourists during their stay.

    Don't believe that that will Replace ones Insurance.

    For Sure  they will still want one to have an Covid + Travel  Insurance to Enter Los.

  3. 16 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

    The only hope for Thailand is to completely disband the police force and start again (I believe Hong Kong did something similar decades ago). But they would also need to do the same with the army otherwise they would just move in and fill the void.

    With What/Who would they Replace them? In Aus  when the young cops start they get Transferred  to another city /town every 2 years so that they can't get a real foot hold in their district for corruption.  

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  4. 11 hours ago, sandyf said:

    You should try understanding an article before posting, the hospital broke the law, end of story.

    It's not the end of the story  Use your Matter.

    What they want is  making their own vaccine and make the Billions THB. 

    that's why they don't approve /except, the vaccine from other countries  .they also said that the vaccine isn't up to Thai Standard ,555.  

    They want to make a deal or making a deal for a Batch of vaccine from another country and then get the Rights to Make /copy the vaccine and make the Billions to sell it back to other countries .    🎆🎆


  5. 15 hours ago, sandyf said:

    Garbage, the vaccine that was first approved in the west is not suitable for use in this climate.

    The vaccine that Thailand has an agreement to manufacture was only approved in the UK 2 days ago, try using a bit of grey matter.

    Grey matter is better than No Matter , you better get some any color will do and try to use it after you read what's been going on on the news. 

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    Thai hospital banned from offer to sell COVID-19 vaccine



    REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo


    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A private Thai hospital was ordered on Sunday to stop advertising COVID-19 vaccinations for sale in advance on the grounds that no vaccine is yet approved in Thailand.


    Vibhavadi Hospital told Reuters its online offer for 1,000 initial reservations for the two-dose Moderna vaccine had been the result of a misunderstanding. With reservations priced at 4,000 baht, the total cost of getting vaccinated would have been 10,000 baht ($330).


    As the first governments begin vaccine rollouts around the world, questions have been raised over how the limited supplies are prioritised and whether people will be able to pay to jump the queue.


    The Ministry of Health said in a statement that no COVID-19 vaccine had been approved for use in Thailand yet and that advertising one violated hospital regulations.


    "The removal of the advertisement was ordered," it said.


    Chaisit Kupwiwat, a director at Vibhavadi Hospital, told Reuters: "There was a misunderstanding and so we've stopped the programme... We planned to order the vaccines, but now we've stopped."


    The hospital had sought reservations by Jan. 31 for vaccinations later in 2021.


    Moderna did not respond immediately to an emailed request for comment on any such sale.


    Thailand has signed an advance deal for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine, but has not set rollout plans for any vaccine yet.


    Moderna's vaccine this month became the second to get emergency use authorisation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.


    Moderna has said it will deliver approximately 20 million doses to the U.S. government this year and is expected to have between 100 million and 125 million delivered globally in the first quarter of 2021.


    In August, Moderna said it was pricing its vaccine at $32 to $37 per dose for smaller deals.


    Thailand is a major hub for medical tourism, drawing patients from Asia, the Middle East and beyond.


    (Additional reporting by Jiraporn Kuhakan; writing by Matthew Tostevin; editing by Jason Neely)



  6. 6 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

    I don't care how many times the PM heard this.  You could have had a vaccine by now and nothing has been done.  To me this is dereliction of duty.   A vaccine now would have the country fully open in less then a year.  But to keep hoping cases go down on their own is not going to work.  I think Thailand needs new leadership.

    There are Vaccines available but they Are Not Approved by Thailand . Why?  

    They will only approve the vaccine that they make in thailand so they can make THb billions. :jap:

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  7. On 12/29/2020 at 2:31 PM, Londinium said:

    On my way to Tesco this morning I thought I would drop by my local Amphur office to apply for a yellow book. I took my blue book, passport, deeds of my condo etc and, following posts I have read here, thought it would be a simple matter.


    Three local govt. officers scrutinised my papers. I have lived here for most of the years out of the previous fourteen since I bought my condo and have a current extension to my non-immigrant O visa (for retirement),


    I was told that I needed to go to my embassy (British, in my case) and have copies of my passport verified and then translated into Thai. Then I should need to bring two Thai witnesses to sign various documents.


    Have others had this experience or a different one?


    Best regards.



    We didn't have much trouble to get the yellow book ,Greased a palm and Voila done.  :jap:

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  8. 10 hours ago, tonray said:

    Some banks don't charge anything. My Bangkok Bank acocunt has a fee but my Kasikorn account does not. Also...using Charles Schwab is a great option if you have an account already. Transfers initiated online for any amount are a flat $15 dollar US fee. So basically about 450 baht for any size transfer.

    Bangkok Bank Does Not charge a Fee when you  receive money from Transferwise in your account.

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  9. 38 minutes ago, BobBKK said:

    Well I didn't see many Dems helping out in 2016?  They made that bed now have to lie in it - US politics will stay dirty for years mostly due to the way Dems have behaved it must be said.

    Politics Is Always Dirty.They Always make the opposition look bad and Worse than themselves. 

    They're All the same.Slinging verbal abuse Digging up dirt on one and the other .Don't forget that Only 50 % plus a few got big Bad JB in.It could've been the Other way ,Would they than make the same Drama? 

    Dems or Reps One's just as Bad as the other. the way they're talking is that 50 % of the usa people are Bad because they choose  different. 

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  10. 11 hours ago, foreverlomsak said:

    Problem being who determines "healthy" or not, it goes round like a merry-go-round, one day salt is bad for next salt is OK, ditto coffee, eggs, chips, beef, chicken, etc, etc. If we follow every "instruction" of this is not good for you we would not even be allowed water to drink or air to breathe.

    I agree ,that just shows you how F..up they are and that's why they Have to stay out of it.

    Let the people decide what they want to eat .

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