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Covid-19: Chaos as Thais stranded abroad - hundreds couldn't get on Bangkok bound plane from NZ claims industry insider

 

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Picture: The Bangkok Insight

 

A member of Thai airways aircrew who was formerly a deputy in charge of staff/company relations has gone on Facebook to say that the plight of Thais abroad trying to return home is getting increasingly desperate. 

 

Aaron Puranasamriddhi (a Thai man known as Krissanarat) posted calls to the CAAT to sort out the problems as a matter of urgency.

 

Thais need documentation to get on planes home, he said, including a "Fit to Fly Health Certificate" and a letter from the Thai embassy or consulate where they are announcing their intention to return home. 

 

Many people are unable to get this documentation. 

 

He said that on TG 492 from Auckland to Bangkok there were 280 people who wanted to board. 

 

Only six were allowed to do so as they had the required documentation. 

 

Some 274 people were arguing to be allowed to board but were left stranded at the airport, he said. 

 

Source: The Bangkok Insight

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Oziex1 said:

Perhaps theyre better off away from Thailand 

... but better get off the Runway first! 

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What, wait... What... So a Thai passport can't get you in here safely now... Wow 😂 

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You really couldn’t make this stuff up.
 

Thai bureaucracy reminds me of the Vogons, only minus the god awful poetry.

 

Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes,
And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts
With my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!

 

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Thais do like letters from Embassys 

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3 hours ago, Oziex1 said:

Perhaps theyre better off away from Thailand 

I could think of worse places to be stranded.

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4 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

I wonder if the New Zealand immigration authorities will fine them for overstay or put them in detention centres?

Health wise they will be safer here. Just unable to work. They should still qualify for Government assistance if they were in paid Employment.

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