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20 minutes ago, Miami007 said:

so true - blanket bans... just because someone "theoretically" may carry a virus.

And flu and dengue fever and who knows what else.

Every human is a potential carrier of something....

My take is that the change will come after a month or two after the international travel resumes in the leading countries...

When it becomes obvious that the skies are not falling then Thailand will alsoy jump on the bandwagon.

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England's daily infections rates are as follows - with testing that is close to 5 million people (and now ramping up to 200,000 a day). Compared to Thailand's 400,000 tests in total. 

 

 

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If Thailand had carried out 5 million tests, you would see a figure higher than what they reported too. By the same logic if the UK carried out 400,000 tests it would also see a lower number of cases (but that's only part of the equation). Both countries have roughly the same population size.

 

Not once did the UK ever report anywhere near 10,000 cases.

 

The comments on many more people having the virus can apply to every other country - namely that many people will be asymptomatic and not know they have the virus, presenting mild symptoms, etc -this could be the case for Thailand too, especially during the period they were letting the Chinese flock into the country unchecked. 

 

*note, the UK has still been a horror show at this epidemic. 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Trolleen said:

Do not mix with politics. If people die is the government problem. Not my or yours!!!!!!!!.

Stay and enjoy o y your work and life. But now is more likely to late.

 

 

Are you by any chance from a communist country?

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Posted (edited)

Wasted time read what's here.

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For Poor people and those who do not have money to live have

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18 hours ago, bloodyholly said:

“...before international tourists would be allowed to return...”

 

in a way it kinda reminds me of this: 

 

“Thaksin Shinawatra, the Thai prime minister, on Monday declared that the country did not need foreign aid to help it recover from the tsunami disaster...”

50 million quid alone came from the British public, mind you it was reinvested in buying Man City i suppose.....   They're a bit like the Mrs, very casual in forgetting what has been done for them..... 

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Posted (edited)

I bet he will do it based on country of passport and not country of departure.

 

You would have Chinese people flying in from the Europe. But UK people would not be able to get in from Laos.

 

That would be incredibly dumb.  But that's the way he rolls.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

This will include creating so called “travel bubbles” using bilateral agreements with other countries to help limit any potential further outbreak

Thailands in a giant bubble... shouldn't be difficult!

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Probably will be a very simple easy straight forward procedure these beaches here will be full with International holiday makers any time soon 🤥

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Thailand should cater to long term tourists at this point. Arrange for comfortable hotels or apartments for a 14 day quarantine. Allow for longer visas, easily renewed every 30-60 days.

Short term holidayers is not going to work until there is a vaccine.

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18 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

Both the Thai PM and the other misfits he employs in government seem to be under the illusion that the world is awaiting him to open the gates to his wonderful Thailand and there is a massive queue waiting to get in akin to a US mad Friday sale!!

 

That ship sailed long ago. They need to drop the ridiculous dream of hi so tourists rushing here or the silly idea it is a world premier resort country, it isn't.

 

It's going to be a long time before people will wish to fly long haul with all the mask wearing and social distancing adding to the already stressful preparations of flying by air. I believe people in the USA and Europe will holiday at home or in nearby countries for the foreseeable future.

 

Nobody who is a normal tourist, (we are not talking about expats or people with Thai wives and kids) is going to accept the ridiculous requirements the Thais are asking for.

 

Thailand is no longer fun nor value for money and hasn't been for a long time. Americans can get far more for the Dollar in the US and Brits and Europeans can get far better deals, especially now, in their home countries or those in the Schengan visa regions of Europe.

 

I am unsure of the Chinese position, but the Chinese government, already facing massive criticism, may not allow their citizens even regional travel for fear of a second wave and their citizens being identified as the cause.

 

Also, if regional travel commences to say Vietnam or Cambodia or Laos, will they attempt to refuse us entry to these countries via land borders or aircraft from Thailand when we live here semi permanently just because we have US or British passports?

 

 

2 weeks ago BBC news reported that bookings for holidays in the UK by Brits were up 60% from last year .

 

Also we are not far away from the peak holiday weeks for Europeans i.e. July & August and too late to book a Thai holiday for then .  I think Thailand tourism will recover to a level below that of pre covid19 . 

Vietnam is fast becoming an attractive alternative to the over priced Thailand that has lost its sparkle .

Sorry to digress slightly . 

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I have to go immigration today for my yearly retire visa there is a new bit for this, had to have photos of me taken in every room of the house, this is like a marriage visa I asked what is going on? but have no answer yet

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14 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Wouldn't be any choice, would there. It's quite nice not being treated as a threat to national security by being here and not having to jump through immigration hoops. Meanwhile, my Thai sister-in-law is stuck in Hungary with her Dutch husband (I know, but try to keep up), and on just her second visit there she is allowed to stay in that country with a five-year visa. Just a little bit different to Thai rules against foreigners. Neither of them are even citizens of Hungary, but they are made welcome with no 90 day reports, no minimum money in the bank, no visit by immigration officials, no photos of them at home for a visa extension, no anything. No government meddling in their personal life.

 

14 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

Just as well for her that the Dutch husband is not Australian husband

Exactly, the reason the husband and presumably the wife can stay is that there is unrestricted travel and residence in all of the EU countries if they were stranded anywhere else in Europe the same would likely apply.

Wouldn't apply to me or my Thai wife, so not so easy really for everyone.

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