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1 hour ago, OneeyedJohn said:

What a nob, a deluded one at that.

 

You would think that anyone associated with tourism would be well advised to keep their heads down.

AND their mouths SHUT!

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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. 

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2 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

we are saved! 

From what and by whom, I wonder.

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2 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. 

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!

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2 hours ago, rebo said:

What a likeable and honest looking contemporary! I know some of them (e.g. our village chief), and what most have in common is relentless striving for the well-being of even the lowest of their subjects ...

You're avin a larf, or are you intent on me having one?

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welcome news but rather err on the side of caution than rush and regret.

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I predict heavily discounted direct flights from Wuhan. 

What could possibly go wrong......

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9 minutes 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!

sooner or later this virus issue will have to end. stay hopeful. are we not living on hope?

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

we are saved! 

i would wait until the situation is clearer. a symptomatic cases can still wreak havoc unless we take care.

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2 hours ago, vivananahuahin said:

And i hope so,but the chineese need a 72 hours health certificate,corona free and a 100.000$ health insurance,they are the new rules of i make a mistake?

These are the new rules, but this is Thailand, and rules dont count for much at all where money is concerned from Tourists.

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Will they have to bring their own beer with them?

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Will they be required to have health insurance? 🤣

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2 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.

It won't happen.  Without the trade surplus with US mostly and developed world, Chinese government most likely will try to restrict Chinese to go oversea to save hard currencies. So large flood of Chinese visitors after the pandemic would not happen.

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