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32 minutes ago, EricTh said:

So Thailand is welcoming Chinese tourist because their new virus cases are low. 

What about European and American tourists?

- Logical

- On the very red list for a long time !

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Its like welcoming your assassin to your own funeral how bizarre the baht can make you🤔 

What can one even say? Tourism is not returning to Thailand anytime soon. If you think about it, the group that comprised perhaps 60% of all arrivals (lower to middle income Chinese and Indians) are t

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There will be some that will bring the experimental biological man made weapon with them, the CCP what to see how quickly they can overwhelm the world with just a snippit of the weapon released, step two full realease.....

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Oh NO! Not the Chinese.  They are the ones who caused all this Covid 19 mess.  Will they be checked at the airport and have to quarantine?

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1 hour ago, Mung said:

Germany has seen an increase in cases after having eased their measures some time ago. Here in the UK over the past 2-3 weeks, people have been less serious about lockdown and enjoying the warmer sunny weather; today we have shot up form around 4,000 daily cases to 6,000. I really think this is a bad idea wherever in the world lifting of lockdown happens, especially bringing in tourists from other countries, it's insane. 

Testing capacity has also increased, so cases going up is expected. No. of cases isn't really a useful metric other than for scaremongering. The important metrics are that hospital admissions are going down in the UK and (most importantly) the death rate is going down.

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3 hours ago, ChouDoufu said:

 

those will not be a problem for the chinese.

 

insurance is already cheap...... picc offers private policies similar to the bupa my thai gf has but about 25% cheaper.  the government could easily mandate some form of short-term policy with covid coverage at a reasonable cost.

 

virus tests are available on demand at the main hospital where i live, small city in hainan province.  cost about 1000 baht.  two airports (haikou and sanya) have direct flights to thailand, could set up test clinics outside the terminals, assuming there's a reliable 15-minute test.

 

flights won't be a problem either.  domestic flights are operating, and at least a dozen chinese-branded carriers already have established routes to thailand.  they have the planes and the staff, record-low fuel prices, and pent-up demand.  only waiting for approval from both governments.

 

the main problem will be quarantines.  trips to thailand are perfect for the chinese, only a couple hours flight from major hubs.   with visa on arrival a weekend trip to thailand is as cheap/convenient as a domestic visit to popular domestic destinations.  it's the  14-day isolation at either end that will kill the deal.

 

you needn't worry about many not having jobs for months.  lots of factories were shut down, migrant workers stayed home, but they aren't the ones taking trips.  much of the population still got their paychecks.  chinese are big savers, will often buy their cars or apartments for cash.  a trip to thailand won't dent their savings. 

 

be ready..........they are coming.

   Agree.  I sold 5 condos to Chinese--all for cash.  Cheapest was 3.25MB and most expensive was 10.5MB.  That's just me--one person.  Had one Chinese buyer look at a condo I had for sale for 7MB.  He liked it but wanted something bigger--in the 10MB range.  Usually, it's the other way around--they like it but it's out of their price range.  Ended up selling it to another Chinese buyer.  What astounded me was all the buyers, and several others that didn't buy, were in their late 20s to maybe early 40s.  

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5 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

What can one even say? Tourism is not returning to Thailand anytime soon. If you think about it, the group that comprised perhaps 60% of all arrivals (lower to middle income Chinese and Indians) are the ones who have been hardest hit by this idiotic worldwide economic shutdown. Tourism in Thailand will never recover to even close to it's former levels, and that leaves millions out of work. Most countries will still be required to have Covid letters, as the virus is still raging in many countries. And some countries will not issue that letter (impossible to get in the US). Plus, will the mandatory health insurance still be required? Will it be even stricter than before? And just what are people returning to, or coming to? Will everything be open? How about nightlife?

 

There are so many unanswered questions, it boggles the mind. One thing is for certain. Thailand will be feeling the effects of this for a very, very long time. So will the rest of the world. And rosy projections are just that. They are based on less than zero. 

And two weeks of self isolating on arrival.

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4 hours ago, Lacessit said:

Does Khun Nappadol think the Chinese are all teetotallers?

They can buy as much booze as they like - they are special

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The Asian Flu from China 1958, the Hong Kong Flu in 1959, Avian Flu, Sars, Swine Flu, the Wuhan Coronavirus 2019, (Call it be its real name). Sure...why not Thailand ! How about a billion more Chinese who don't spend squat there, tear up the roads with heavy busses, degrade the infrastructure, and pick their noses....What kind of mental giants are running the tourism in Thailand.

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14 day quarantine on the way into Thailand and another 14 day quarantine when they return to China.

 

Maybe they can get a few days in Thailand between the quarantines.

 

These Chinese peasants are never coming back

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if that's true the peace and quiet will be gone..... back with loudness, spiting, screaming, peeing/pissing not to mention the fighting over the sea food buffet

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3 hours ago, Chiang Mai Bill said:

So what countries will issue a ''clean from covid'' certificate/letter?

 

Can you imagine going to a doctor in the West and asking for a ''I am clean'' certificate?  Dream on!

I was scheduled to go back to LA late March. As I was trying to decide whether or not to go, I was told by a friend of mine who is a pulmonologist at Cedars Sinai, one of the top hospitals in Los Angeles County, that even if he did the test and came up with a negative result, he could not write the letter, due to the potential incubation period of the virus, which would be undetectable at present. I guess he was saying the test could come back negative, yet I still had the virus in my system? He said the liability would be tremendous for such a letter, and it would be impossible to get one in the US, from anyone. I would not have been able to return this month, as scheduled, and would have had to stay in the epicenter until all of this is over. Very good decision to stay here! 

 

So, that means all American are locked out of Thailand for the forseeable future. How many other nations have similar policies? Between that letter, the possible health insurance the authorities may require, and the potential threat of quarantine, who will be traveling to Thailand in 2020? I tend to think very few. 

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So if Thailand is expecting Chinese tourism to resume in July you can bet your sweet bippy you'll be seeing this American back to visit his wife. This lock down is ridicules sorry, and has it actually had any effect on this virus! How has the average person in Thailand coped during the shut downs? Im not talking about the rich thais who can ride it out! if you have money your set but if you dont have the cash in the bank you and your family are starving. Wheres that 5,000 baht?

Like I keep writing in America open the country now!

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2 hours ago, nuckyt77 said:

Still they not learn. Let them in again same they did with Chinese new year and the whole mess will start again. But of course ...like in January they were all clean . P.M. Pinokkio and his gang will just tell the same tale all over again. I never liked the Chinese and now I have reached the stage that the only good Chinese is .... yes sure many will know what I want to write but because of the Gutmenschen here  can not. I will have to return to Chiang Mai 1 more time to get the stuff i want back from my condo...and off to Sweden I will go. No more Thailand for me

 Sweden ...an island of normality ...in this completely crazed up world.  Was there just now.... compared to what the fools like Makron, Merkel and co do to the rest of the Europe it is "heaven".  And...no Chinese there. 

An honest question: How is it with your other foreign guests/ new countrymen?

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8 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

So, that means all American are locked out of Thailand for the forseeable future. How many other nations have similar policies? Between that letter, the possible health insurance the authorities may require, and the potential threat of quarantine, who will be traveling to Thailand in 2020? I tend to think very few. 

Just get one from a Thai doctor and ask them to leave the date blank.

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3 hours ago, Heelbiter said:

Oh can't wait!! Keep your masks on! Diesel fumes from the well serviced buses will be coming again!!

Pollution and whatever else they bring with them?🤧

Are there many taxis in Chaing Mai, or is it these baht buses?

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