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Tourism yes, work NO!: Big Oud turns back Chinese man at airport!

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3 hours ago, DonDoRondo said:

Wonder when they'll begin going after the " digital nomads ".  

They've said they haven't bothered in the past as it's been too difficult to catch them. However the government pushed new cybersecurity laws this February prior to the elections, allowing them the right to snoop and seize computers and devices without a warrant. There's also been the push for a single internet gateway in recent years, so it's certainly possible the country could become hostile to digital nomads and businesses if they keep going in the current direction. 

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And no work emails during holiday, that is working! You are out! Criminal and worst enemy of the country. Shame on you! 😎

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2 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Depends how many times they have been here and for how long. Or they check: Bali/Fiji/Thailand/Bali Fiji etc...

Digital nomads or digital squatters? Nomads must keep on the move. I guess this could be in a big circle. Is Bali, Fiji, Phuket big enough? 

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1 hour ago, mac1970 said:

And no work emails during holiday, that is working! You are out! Criminal and worst enemy of the country. Shame on you! 😎

By writing back to the office to confirm Daphne can have those extra three days off over Christmas, you've turned into a threat to national security... 

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For all these supposed frequent travelers who are in and out of Thailand (and other countries) so many times, I imagine the airfare and other travel expenses would both add up over time for them while also apparently being relatively insignificant (or else how are they able to do all the traveling). So then why not just go for the 5 year 500K elite card?Compared to their other expenses it actually would seem a good value. 

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5 hours ago, SteveK said:

Maybe instead of desperately trying to refuse entry or to deport anyone who isn't Thai and doesn't have the correct visa, maybe they could introduce two new types of visa to entice international travelers and boost "tourism" income. One for digital nomads, and one for sex travelers. I would wager that in many cases even removing someone who is working illegally would be harmful to the country's economy, and removing a rampant sex-pat would cause lots and lots of sick buffaloes to go without their crucial medicine injections.

 

I would also bet that it's mostly the dodgy guys without proper visas who spend the most on nocturnal female companionship and local pharmaceuticals, so they could forget visas entirely - just show $2000 cash at the airport and you're in, any less and you're going back mate. Simple. Get rid of all the dumb rules that even the Thai immigration don't understand. Instead of 90-day reporting just turn up to immigration every six months with a wad of thousand baht notes to show that you are either solvent or can get money when you need it.

 

I've already got a drawer full of paperwork in my bedroom, it's ridiculous.

How do you classify yourself? Sexpat or illegal worker?

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17 minutes ago, Lodestone said:

For all these supposed frequent travelers who are in and out of Thailand (and other countries) so many times, I imagine the airfare and other travel expenses would both add up over time for them while also apparently being relatively insignificant (or else how are they able to do all the traveling). So then why not just go for the 5 year 500K elite card?Compared to their other expenses it actually would seem a good value. 

Using tourists visas adds up to about 20-30k per year, and you don't have to pay it 5 years ahead. Way cheaper than the elite visa 😉

If Thailand would offer something as simple as a one year tourist extension, for let's say 50k THB at an immigration office, there would be takers, but not at 100k per year 5 years ahead (of course this won't happen because then there would be no need for Thailand Elite)

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6 hours ago, FredGallaher said:

This should be a wake up call along with a couple of other threads about refusal on this forum, that the days of multiple tourist visa extensions is ending. Staying long term on tourist visa just became more risky.

No ill intent to anyone, it just stating the evidence so far. 

 

Ill intent or not, In the end of the day these polices will and already are hurting tourism.

People do not like the stress involved with the unknown reactions of the IO when arriving here multiple times for holiday purposes, and taking the risk of being rejected like some dirty criminals.

 

So even if some people who were working illegally here will be forced to leave, In the big picture the country will lose much more then it will gain.

 

 

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100% correct - the anti-foreigner sentiment with painful visa hoops to jump through and the excruciatingly strong baht will mean billions of lost baht to Thailand as people go elsewhere.
What are these painful visa hoops? Thailand offers Single Entry (extendable) Tourist visas and Multiple Entry Tourist visas. What more do you suggest - letting anyone stay as long as they want?

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1 minute ago, owenm said:

Recent TV reports state that tourist nos are down 20-30% year on year June stats in Pattaya and Phuket.. 

So a Chinese is denied a 15 day visa on arrival due to suspicion that they are working in Thailand illegally.. 

 

Why don't IO just put an ankle bracelet on these suspicious tourists and take a 50k refundable bond at the airport? 

 

If Thailand doesn't reverse their hard-line tactics on genuine tourists, with or without visas, and Non-Imm expats living here, albeit year to year, then no one is going to be welcome in Thailand and news will spread fast on social media.. 

The guy was not a tourist.  Do you expect Immigration to operate as gatekeepers or economists?  

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23 minutes ago, brewsterbudgen said:

What are these painful visa hoops? Thailand offers Single Entry (extendable) Tourist visas and Multiple Entry Tourist visas. What more do you suggest - letting anyone stay as long as they want?

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They want to be able to stay and/or work in Thailand on a tourist visa.  Those are the folks who are doing the complaining on ThaiVisa.  

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45 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

The guy was not a tourist.  Do you expect Immigration to operate as gatekeepers or economists?  

 

I expect them to represent both the Security And the Economic interests of this country.

The effectiveness of the first one is debatable But the impact on the latter is devastating.

 

They should hunt the illegal working foreigners inland, like they arrested this Slovak operating a Spa illegally, But should avoid harassing people in airports. The damage far accedes any benefit.

 

 

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