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19 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

My elderly father passed away in the hospital in the U.S. earlier this month. It came on rather quickly, so not sure I could have made it back to the U.S. in time even under normal circumstances.

 

But now, under these circumstances, as a retiree with no work permit, I see no clear way of being able to travel back to the U.S. now for follow-up stuff regarding my father -- without the prospect of getting stuck in the CV-ravaged U.S. and being unable to return here to wife and "home" anytime soon.

 

Remind me to tell my father in heaven -- he sure picked a rather inconvenient time to die... :whistling:

 

Yours were extenuating circumstances and there should be consideration or concessions  for special cases . For what its worth you are not alone as many folks have been unable to say goodbye to loved ones in their final moments of life  even when being in the same country or town .

However as you say , why put yourself at risk of catching the virus ? I have a friend who is in the same predicament with a close relative in her 80's in the i.c.u. with the virus . No visitors allowed .  

Tough times for many and sorry to hear of your plight . 

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Sounds like they are thinking smartly and trying to do the right thing here.

Meaning that the Thai tourism industry will continue to be in the crapper and millions who depends on it for their survival will continue to suffer and lose their life's works and investments witch wi

Basically he has inferred that the situation will be monitored and should it be deemed safe to allow tourism again then Khun Prayut will act.    " He added that only tourists from certain co

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20 hours ago, Swimfan said:

They are scared. They know that the Thai health system would not even be able to cope with a moderate outbreak, let alone a large outbreak like in European Countries. Most western countries have used the lockdown to fortify their health systems for a potential second wave or large outbreak as we have been doing here. I haven't seen any news of that happening in Thailand and the Government has already stated i can not afford widespread testing. If Thailand was to get a large outbreak it would likely be a disaster.

It already is a disaster, especially for millions of Thai people who have lost their livelyhoods.

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15 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

What about people who actually live in Thailand and have families here who go visit people in their birth countries?

Will they be allowed back before tourists?

Yes, I have a new granddaughter in CA I would like to see in person, but I'm here in Thailand on a retirement visa. But videos are ok for now. A more interesting question is, what if I suddenly die here, without wife or relatives only friends, could my son even fly in from CA to manage my remains?

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30 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

What about people who actually live in Thailand and have families here who go visit people in their birth countries?

Will they be allowed back before tourists?

Thai nationals and taxpayers with work permit are allowed back.

 

Those that are here temporarily for purposes other than tourism, i.e. education visa, retirement visa, marriage visa etc. will be allowed back eventually.

 

You will note that there are thousands of Thais needing to be repatriated, and there's a limit of 500 per day.

 

The Thai govt. have correctly prioritised who can enter and if you don't qualify at the moment you will just need to be patient and wait your turn.

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17 hours ago, Hardy99 said:

Yeah the right Thing.. let millions suffer of unemployment and no food or shelter .. you must be over 70 to agree, but better woiuld be let all the Young out and old guys stay home! (Would include many of those make the current rules as well …) 

Yes, great idea, let the younger barflies whose bodies are full of drink and smoke, some who are grossly overweight be allowed out to continue their lifestyle while older guys who don't smoke, drink moderately or not at all, and get regular exercise be confined to their homes.

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16 hours ago, umlungu2012 said:

What, with all the entertainment going on there at present? If you're bored, do a bit of looting, burn a few cars, get arrested, do a teary CNN interview. Hey, that'll keep you busy for a week at least.

OR just tear gas and beat American citizens for expressing their 1st amendment rights, all because ppl

online made fun of you hiding in a bunker, which one was clearly just "inspecting" ..during a riot..at 11pm

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16 hours ago, umlungu2012 said:

What, with all the entertainment going on there at present? If you're bored, do a bit of looting, burn a few cars, get arrested, do a teary CNN interview. Hey, that'll keep you busy for a week at least.

Yawn.  Been there done that got the 4K TV set and Ps4

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1 hour ago, superal said:

Yours were extenuating circumstances and there should be consideration or concessions  for special cases . For what its worth you are not alone as many folks have been unable to say goodbye to loved ones in their final moments of life  even when being in the same country or town .

However as you say , why put yourself at risk of catching the virus ? I have a friend who is in the same predicament with a close relative in her 80's in the i.c.u. with the virus . No visitors allowed .  

Tough times for many and sorry to hear of your plight . 

 

Thanks for the above comment. FWIW, my father just passed away from old age, not from the CV...

 

However, I did learn a bit thru the process.  For the entire week he was in the hospital in California prior to his death, the hospital by policy, because of the CV, was not allowing any visitors, even blood relatives, for any patients. What they were doing instead was allowing-assisting video chats.

 

However, in the end, when it became apparent death was at hand, they did allow only a blood relative to enter the hospital and be with the patient in person for their final moments. That was for a patient who did NOT have the CV... I'm not sure/didn't ask whether they would have allowed that for a patient who did have CV.

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17 hours ago, NB1986 said:

Did you ever visited government funded hospitals? Its a big difference between private and government hospitals, if you just go to few of them you will see that queues were FULL even before Covid-19 i really dont want to imagine what would happen if bigger outbreak would happen. So yeah somehow i understand Thai Government that they will not allow tourists come back is it the right way? Who knows... 

It is far more important to let expats in who have wives and families than tourists, but I would bet that the Thai government will not agree. It is well known what their feelings are for expats.

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