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Extension of temporary ban on all international flights to Thailand until 30 June 2020

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The State of Hawaii has a 14 day quarantine for arrivals, and if you leave your hotel room you are arrested and prosecuted....

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2 hours ago, EricTh said:

Even if Thailand let in international tourists after July 1, the requirement of Covid insurance and forced 14 day quarantine is going to put people off.

 

Not many genuine tourists would want to come due to this restrictions.

 

Some countries have implemented a 14 day self-paid quarantine in hotels. 

 

 

The UK are going to ‘implement’ quarantine on the 1st of June, bit late I think and impossible to do, 

 

 

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:26 AM, ubonjoe said:

Same as before. There are no restrictions.

Had to come back to this old topic and just comment that you were correct as my family arrived from Thailand yesterday. The only weird thing was that the KLM check-in staff was surprised she had been given a Schengen C -visa (tourist I think they mean), and hence asked for the marriage certificate. She had it with her. Facepalm. I told her that she does not need the marriage certificate, but I guess Thai people know the madness logic of the Thais far better than me. Apparently no entry for people with tourist visas from outside the EU. But that is another topic than the original question 🙂

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On 5/21/2020 at 8:42 PM, EricTh said:

Even if Thailand let in international tourists after July 1, the requirement of Covid insurance and forced 14 day quarantine is going to put people off.

 

Not many genuine tourists would want to come due to this restrictions.

 

Some countries have implemented a 14 day self-paid quarantine in hotels. 

 

 

 

 

Of course it will put people off IF Thailand keeps the quarantines going. But now that several EU countries have removed, or are in the process of ending quarantine restrictions this month and next, I can't fathom why Thailand would want to keep it going.

 

It would make much more sense to extend the flight ban or ban on incoming foreign nationals, until such time that quarantines will no longer be necessary.

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On 5/18/2020 at 7:31 PM, JackThompson said:

Most definitely just my opinion.  Though I cannot fathom why they don't put those empty rooms to use, and let their countrymen come home tomorrow. 

As to the testing - have read the airlines are lining up to get the machines ASAP - which makes sense from their business-perspective.  Who wants to get on a plane with sick people?  The surest way to get sick, pre-covid, was always to take a plane-ride.

That should mostly solve the "arrivals with covid" concern fairly soon (vs the "wait for a vaccine" insanity), though a follow up test a few days later would be needed to ensure someone did not "just get it" before boarding the plane.

Not sure a lot of people will come with testing and other nuisance requirements.

 

Either we get back to the normal requirements we enjoyed until March, or travel will never take off like it used to, again.

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11 hours ago, somtumwrong said:

I told her that she does not need the marriage certificate, but I guess Thai people know the madness logic of the Thais far better than me. 

For all you know, the check-in assistant could well have been acting under instructions originating from KLM back in the Netherlands. But KLM's decisions and actions, on the other hand, should never, in your eyes, be regarded as being lunatic illogical, right?

 

38 minutes ago, drbeach said:

But now that several EU countries have removed, or are in the process of ending quarantine restrictions this month and next, I can't fathom why Thailand would want to keep it going.

So can you equally fathom why the UK, as a non-EU country, only wants to introduce quarantine restrictions in 3 days' time? Or is your "fathoming" merely confined to Thailand?

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3 hours ago, OJAS said:

For all you know, the check-in assistant could well have been acting under instructions originating from KLM back in the Netherlands. But KLM's decisions and actions, on the other hand, should never, in your eyes, be regarded as being lunatic illogical, right?

 

So can you equally fathom why the UK, as a non-EU country, only wants to introduce quarantine restrictions in 3 days' time? Or is your "fathoming" merely confined to Thailand?

Well, for starters, the UK said it will review the quarantine after 3 weeks. I have no idea why they are only introducing it this late, but several countries have recently introduced, or are about to introduce a face mask requirement to use on public transport, while in others, where people have been wearing them for 2-3 months they're becoming more complacent now.

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3 hours ago, drbeach said:

Well, for starters, the UK said it will review the quarantine after 3 weeks. I have no idea why they are only introducing it this late...

The logic is that the UK has belatedly decided on a virus elimination strategy. They are trying to introduce a proper testing and contact tracing system (like that used in countries like New Zealand) for the first time. Virus elimination is not feasible without strong controls at the border. It remains to be seen whether the UK will be capable of the rapid testing and rapid contact tracing in a sustained effort over two months that is needed. The UK has several times changed its strategy already, and I have no difficulty imagining them abandoning the latest virus elimination strategy when they discover that it is hard.

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