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Hi, I know that they decided to shut down BKK until April 30 and they declared an emergency situation in Thailand and also they issued something on March 22 or so saying that people from the USA who arrive in Thailand need to self-isolate for 14 days and report their health to the officers, etc. then I believe on the 26th they said no one will be allowed from high risk countries unless:

 

1. They have a certificate from a public hospital stating they are "not at risk" for contracting COVID-19

2. They have an insurance of at least 100,000 US$ (maybe baht?) that covers COVID-19 related hospital care IN Thailand.

 

So the thing is I was planning on marrying my fiance and all this has us unable to marry, and thus unable to go forth with the spousal visa for the US.

 

My questions are few:

 

1. What exactly does "not at risk" mean in the #1 part of the restriction above? From what I know everyone is at risk and can actually contract the virus if they have not already had it. Does this mean you must be immune? Or does it mean you don't have it?

2. Do you still have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival?

3. Anyone know when the high risk restriction thing is supposed to end? I know the emergency thing and lock down ends on April 30. but the other orders for the hospital certificate and self-isolation didn't have any end date. I don't mind self-isolating as I want to be 100% sure that I am not sick before going around my fiance or stepson. 

 

My fiance has COVID-19 insurance for both her and her son and I could easily get it for me, it's pretty inexpensive. Also though, would travel insurance cover this? I am not planning to get the virus but if this thing doesn't end soon I see that flights are still able to be booked into Thailand on the airlines.

 

If this goes on for much longer I may just go to the hospital and get all needed paperwork and self-isolate in Thailand. I just I dunno. This just really want to get married, and then start the visa paperwork.

 

 

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As of now, you probably won't be allowed to enter at all. Please see current regulation here.

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What you have stated WAS true but now ALL borders are closed and who knows for how long. Simply put you, as a foreigner can not enter the country.

 

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Just stay safe wherever you are and don't think about going to Thailand for whatever!!!!

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After the latest announcement, unless you have a Thai work permit you have zero chance of getting into Thailand regardless of the health certificate stuff. And no, most travel insurance is not covering the covid. 

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I was planning on travelling to Thailand on 20th April from Australia.The flight was cancelled then Australia shut the border my TV will run out in June so I called the Thai consul.Cannot extend ok fair enough.Thailand has closed it's borders I said .No I was told can go if you have a medical certificate not more than 72hrs old plus 100,000 US insurance against corona virus..Thailand isn't closed just  impossible to enter😆[for me anyway]

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This is what I have found so far, which seems to be needed together with a health insurance for at least US$ 100,000 and mentioning that same includes coverage for COVID-19

Fit to Fly Form.pdf

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Are the marriage offices even still open???

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I'll make this very clear. If you are a foreigner you must have either:

 

1. A Thai work permit, or

2. Special dispensation from the Prime Minister

 

If you do not have either 1 or 2, you will not be allowed into Thailand. It's that simple.

 

Next question: Can I get a work permit?

 

Answer: No, because you must have an entry stamp in your passport to apply, and you must present yourself in person to collect your work permit. Catch 22: You cannot get an entry stamp unless you have a work permit, and you cannot get a work permit without an entry stamp.

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I'd suggest to anyone trying to get into Thailand they wait at least three months.

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I'm cut off and stranded in the UK after the death of my father, yesterday I missed my 6 year olds birthday a severe low point in life for sure now trapped in a house without heating unable to sell it unable to clear it out cut off from my Thai Fcd account and going through the cataclysmic disaster that is trying to find a job and universal credit every flight I made has been unrefunded BA has sent me an email that all paid for before and onward travel surrounding one of their canceled flights won't be paid because they are not responsible.

 

It's now a free for all were big business is shafting everyone they can the government is talking big and giving nothing at the sharp end and that's just week one 🤔  

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4 hours ago, blackcab said:

I'll make this very clear. If you are a foreigner you must have either:

 

1. A Thai work permit, or

2. Special dispensation from the Prime Minister

 

If you do not have either 1 or 2, you will not be allowed into Thailand. It's that simple.

 

Next question: Can I get a work permit?

 

Answer: No, because you must have an entry stamp in your passport to apply, and you must present yourself in person to collect your work permit. Catch 22: You cannot get an entry stamp unless you have a work permit, and you cannot get a work permit without an entry stamp.

It's not catch 22. The point is that those who already have a work permit and already work here (meaning their life center is in Thailand), but for some reason traveled out of Thailand - can come BACK to Thailand. Those who want to move to Thailand now simply have to wait till the CV situation is over (will it ever be??)

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