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A message for British Nationals in #Thailand from British Ambassador Brian Davidson on the ongoing #coronavirus situation, 3 April 2020.

 

❗️If you wish to leave Thailand you should make a plan to leave immediately. There are seats available on flights to the UK next week. We advise you to book directly with the airlines. Follow our page for daily updates.

 

❗️If you decide to remain in Thailand you should have a viable plan, and make sure you have enough funds, somewhere to stay and access to healthcare.

 

✉️[email protected]
If you need to return to the UK but can’t. Please include:
✅Full name
✅Date of birth
✅Passport number
✅Contact email and telephone number
✅Location and nearest airport
✅Date of entry into Thailand
✅Specific needs e.g. if you are taking medication or have young children.

✉️[email protected]
If you need a letter to support your visa extension application. Please send us copies of
1️⃣ the biodata page of your passport
2️⃣ your entry stamp
3️⃣ your current visa stamp/sticker with expiry date.

Check for updates on FCO Travel Advice for Thailand page https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/

#StayHomeSaveLives

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This advice was issued around the same time and with broadly the same message as one from the Australian PM. If you don't have the funds to stay here or a place to stay, any idea of riding out the virus in Thailand isn't viable.

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2 minutes ago, GordyS said:

So you think it's ok for Thai immigration to be treating foreigners as they are?

Yet western countries and most other Asian countries are giving blanket amnesties 

Whilst Australia is kicking out those with valid visa,s.  Many thousands !

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3 minutes ago, Olmate said:

Whilst Australia is kicking out those with valid visa,s.  Many thousands !

I didn't know that? 

Have you got a link I can read 

Thanks

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6 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

This advice was issued around the same time and with broadly the same message as one from the Australian PM. If you don't have the funds to stay here or a place to stay, any idea of riding out the virus in Thailand isn't viable.

There are some people who have had 3 flights cancelled and not had the money refunded.

People's funds only stretch so far

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4 minutes ago, GordyS said:

There are some people who have had 3 flights cancelled and not had the money refunded.

People's funds only stretch so far

And thousands more have purchased reasonably priced tickets and are now happy and safe at home doing their 14-day quarantine.

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18 minutes ago, GordyS said:

I didn't know that? 

Have you got a link I can read 

Thanks

I can,t from this device but it’s  in Oz news today

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If you are a UK Cit and are or could be in trouble, IMO do 2 things:

1. Ignore the trolls in their mum's basement in Blackpool, and

2. Register your name and details  - many countries are organising evac flights from places where there are many stranded - and the more people that register, the more likely a flight will be organised and it will not be cancelled. But you will need to quickly get to Bangkok if it happens - if they organise a flight then contact UK Embassy and ask how you can travel there. If you get there and the flight is cancelled (by Thai Govt) or you miss it, then go to the UK Embassy. 

 

Note to Self:  When in the future you are living full/most time in Thailand, have a clear plan for getting out very quickly.  Both for just in case you do something likely to result in jail/extortion (eg. run over village head's pigs), or for when another pandemic is declared. 

 

There was a good movie recently that says it all about being in Thailand when something is seriously wrong:  'Get Out'.

 

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1 minute ago, Olmate said:

I can,t from this device but it’s  in Oz news today

PM has said those that cannot afford to pay for themselves should leave - the rest are OK to stay.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, AussieBob18 said:

PM has said those that cannot afford to pay for themselves should leave - the rest are OK to stay.

 

 

Thanks, there is apparently some 1/2 million (students ,many from China, and ag workers) on visas there now. Most students have already paid their fees. 

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