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Brits in Thailand wanting to return to UK should go NOW - expats urged to register with Embassy

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3 minutes ago, Nigel Garvie said:

Well how do the Thais see immigrants (The expat word is just a sad attempt at exceptionalism). In this case lets say Caucasian immigrants. I guess maybe like this.

1) Come here to do a job, contribute to the economy, pay local taxes............wellcome.

2) Come as tourists for a few weeks, spend their money, go home...........all welcome including Chinese and Russians.

3) Come here to retire, maybe marry locally, exploit the high relative value of our foreign pensions, and the exchange rate (When that was possible), get plenty of cheap totty, and sunshine, and largely contribute very little apart from renting condos and purchasing food and beer...................barely tolerated apart from the limited number of Thais selling their wares direct to them. 

How long does it take for the penny to drop that these are the people that most Thais - in government in particular - have no interest in. We are not God's gift to anyone. Thus the latest Covid rules regarding extensions are aimed at tourists, not immigrants. 

 

In assessing whether to go or stay you need to do a rather complicated calculation.

1) Do you have a preexisting condition, and does it effect your immunity.

2) Are you well insured. 

3) What are the relative chances of catching Covid here and at home. 

4) If you are more likely to catch it at home or on the flight home, how critical to you is the medical treatment you would (Hopefully given the idiocy of Trump and Johnson) be given at home.

5) How likely is it (See first para) that Thai authorities will use this opportunity to continue to turn the screw on their least welcome immigrants in the future.

6) Will the Covid situation improve world wide by the time you want to/have to go home, and how will that effect flight cost and availability.

 

Donald Rumsfelt was a crook of course, but his line about known unknowns, and unknown unknowns was a classic. The same applies here, there are too many variables, and it is impossible to give a simple answer whether to go or stay. People just have to make their own judgement I guess. 

 

 

 

 

Well written....... No 5 looks like the ticket..... 

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The borders and airports are still open for business in the UK,  you can fly in from China,  Italy or anywhere else thats still Opera😡ting. No temperature checks or testing for Clovid 19.  

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6 hours ago, mstevens said:

Some real horror stories of the fares people are paying to get home....but best to pay them and get home because as fewer an fewer flights operate, one imagines fares are just going to get pricier and pricier!

 

not at all, if i can find low fares then anyone can... i have been monitoring prices and there have always been flights to the uk available around the 400GBP mark, for example yesterday... 360GBP

 

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7 hours ago, Matzzon said:

No problem, but then there is no need to complain. Or maybe that is deep rooted in the culture?

WEIRD or What?

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8 minutes ago, SupermarineS6B said:

Well written....... No 5 looks like the ticket..... 

No 5 - come on down.

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5 minutes ago, Dice Man said:

WEIRD or What?

Yep, that´s exactly what I think too, but now there is a chance to go home. So, no more complaining.

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10 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

not at all, if i can find low fares then anyone can... i have been monitoring prices and there have always been flights to the uk available around the 400GBP mark, for example yesterday... 360GBP

 

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Try booking those fares they dont exist 

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1 hour ago, SupermarineS6B said:

Worked on the biggest projects in the country, and you ? 

Just a normal guy, with a normal quote of intelligence. That tells me you have just been a person that could have been replaced.

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1 hour ago, SupermarineS6B said:

Here you go again........ "Deep rooted in the culture" ?   I might remind you sunshine that most western countries have put up with a lot more than Thailand ever has..... Personally i had a lot of family in Kanchanaburi and Burma that put up with a lot more than a virus that might or might not harm you........ Not a Thai in sight by the way.......... Apart from the ones that shopped the escapees.......    

Yep, there I go again. What I am saying is that it´s time to stop moaning and go home or be quiet. Nothing of that has to do with what you done for Thailand or how big family you have in Kanchanaburi or Myanmar. As you say, either you put up with it or shut up with it, right?

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4 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Just a normal guy, with a normal quote of intelligence. That tells me you have just been a person that could have been replaced.

You said it....... "normal", unfortunately normal didn't build the underground, skytrain, airport, oil and gas projects..... My last project was on the extension to swampy......  As i said, "Some" farangs have helped Thailand and some are as you say, just normal........  Blown trumpet over..... 

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5 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Yep, there I go again. What I am saying is that it´s time to stop moaning and go home or be quiet. Nothing of that has to do with what you done for Thailand or how big family you have in Kanchanaburi or Myanmar. As you say, either you put up with it or shut up with it, right?

I've put up with it for thirty years....... but that's not to say that i agree with some of the latest moves coming from the Powers that be...... 

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9 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Yep, there I go again. What I am saying is that it´s time to stop moaning and go home or be quiet. Nothing of that has to do with what you done for Thailand or how big family you have in Kanchanaburi or Myanmar. As you say, either you put up with it or shut up with it, right?

If you don't know what happened in kanchanaburi or Burma then you must either be Thai or cerebraly challenged..... 

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21 minutes ago, SupermarineS6B said:

If you don't know what happened in kanchanaburi or Burma then you must either be Thai or cerebraly challenged..... 

Nah, that will probably stand all for you. The thing with the brain and difficulties, that will say.

What you have steered the discussion into has nothing to do with the topic. So, just keep on babbling.

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28 minutes ago, SupermarineS6B said:

I've put up with it for thirty years....... but that's not to say that i agree with some of the latest moves coming from the Powers that be...... 

Try another 30 years. Now, go play with somebody else that want to talk cerebral handicaps with you instead.

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33 minutes ago, SupermarineS6B said:

You said it....... "normal", unfortunately normal didn't build the underground, skytrain, airport, oil and gas projects..... My last project was on the extension to swampy......  As i said, "Some" farangs have helped Thailand and some are as you say, just normal........  Blown trumpet over..... 

You are my hero! 

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