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Yep obviously TESTS are the only way.

IF they are accurate (did not search too much but it does not look enough sure ?...).

2 days quarantine is borderline i would say. A rapid test would be much better. Or test before departure.

 

Any other complicated list of requirements, documents, and possible quarantine, are just a no-go for anyone with a working brain and a minimum of freedom, unless absolute necessity.

 

So i am kind of (not) surprised to see many governments trying both to get tourists back but still make it unreal, at least at the beginning... 

 

EDIT : so this poll (sondage in french) does not makes sense imo, too restrictive, i could not answer. Like, hopefully, many.

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Actually ONLY THE TEST BEFORE DEPARTURE MAKES SENSE imo.

 

Imagine you are good, you quarantine 2 days on arrival, still ok but wait... ONE guy on the plane was positive ! You are f... At least for 2 more weeks.

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If I had to do testing before flight , testing on arrival and quarantine I would go and be willing to pay.

 

I can’t imagine numbers of people willing to do this would be too great and so would be manageable.

 

Before lockdown however a few immigration officials at BKK airport got infected. And that is all takes to start a new spread so understand why they are so careful. 

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I voted :

Create bilateral bubbles between countries with low infections / million . Since this is the most fair , 1st have everything under control in own country , when it is , ok , you can travel .

Nr of investments or tourists should not be a reason to be in front or against a certain country .

Certain regulations have to be there . I think certificate before flight for test and at arrival for test , maybe within very short quarantine ( 2 days ?) is acceptable for many people .

The answers given are the ones which i believe to be most fair at these times , and prob need to be checked at situation , so if situation goes better , less rules , if situation worsen , more rules/bans .

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26 minutes ago, sezze said:

maybe within very short quarantine ( 2 days ?) is acceptable for many people .

I don't feel it's acceptable for any tourist, myself included.

 

Even travel bubbles are risky, they keep changing them in Europe from green to yellow.

 

Even if you book three days in advance for a bubble, all of the sudden you might be required a covid test, that was not needed 24 hours ago.

 

Should you come out positive for a covid test, bye bye vacation, plus mandatory quarantine. One reason why people are reluctant to even have one done.

 

One of my aquaintances has a travel agency and all he does is rebookings. Hundreds per day. All day long.

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17 hours ago, lkv said:

I don't feel it's acceptable for any tourist, myself included.

 

Even travel bubbles are risky, they keep changing them in Europe from green to yellow.

 

Even if you book three days in advance for a bubble, all of the sudden you might be required a covid test, that was not needed 24 hours ago.

 

Should you come out positive for a covid test, bye bye vacation, plus mandatory quarantine. One reason why people are reluctant to even have one done.

 

One of my aquaintances has a travel agency and all he does is rebookings. Hundreds per day. All day long.

Ok , i admit it isn't the way it used to be , but how do you see it opening and get travel again ? No rules , forget it , not gonna happen . Waiting for vaccine ? Too long , will take at least 6 months more before 1st vaccine might be out , and then it still needs provided to people .

With the testing they and you can see who is infected , and create a safer place .

Remember the longer they wait for reopening , the bigger the damage .While i was/am totally agreed on lockdowns , there is also a time to get out of lockdown , in phases and with needed precautions , and i feel that my approach might be a window of opening .

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27 minutes ago, sezze said:

Waiting for vaccine ? Too long , will take at least 6 months more before 1st vaccine might be out

It's been 30 years and the first HIV vaccine isn't out yet.

Why do you think a COVID vaccine will be easier?

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20 hours ago, Sambotte said:

magine you are good, you quarantine 2 days on arrival, still ok but wait... ONE guy on the plane was positive ! You are f... At least for 2 more weeks.

What if you get the bus?

or a taxi and walk over?

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21 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Can't be arsed. They'll have to make it easier than the above or the tourist money is not coming back. Thais will be forced to reopen by their own greed.

You're right, anything harder than a temperature check and a signed declaration, and they'll get NO tourists.

If it costs me extra time or money, I ain't going.

 

I've money in my pocket for 2 holidays to Cambodia at the moment.

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Since they make a lot of money with quarantine hotels I wouldn't trust their tests.They will probably test people positive even they are negative just to make money

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On 6/29/2020 at 11:40 PM, richard_smith237 said:

Allow travel from any country - the Certificate of Entry requirement is absolute idiocy:

 

The Philippines seem to have a sensible approach to all this with testing on arrival and quarantining in a hotel until the test results are known (approx 2 days).

 

If people have a Covid-19 test before departure, the chance of importing Covid-19 is minimal. 

And, if people also have a Covid-19 test on arrival, quarantine in a hotel until the test result comes back negative, the chance of importing and spreading Covid-19 into Thailand is minimal. 

 

Nothing is water tight, however, a common sense and non-hysterical approach to re-opening Thailand and kick-starting tourism and the economy is essential. 

 

 

Currently the requirements to apply for the application of ‘Certificate of Entry’ are outright daft: 

1) Covid-19 Test 

2) Fit to Fly Certificate

3) Marriage Certificate (or other proof of reason to return)

4) Flight Booking Confirmation

5) ASQ Booking Conformation 

6) Proof of Insurance which includes Covid-19 cover (in excess of $100,000 eq.)

7) Copy of Passport and Visa 

8 ) Consent to be quarantined form (signed).

 

E-mail all the above to the Embassy - Await approval: How long would this take? 10 days?

 

Once / IF the ‘Certificate of Entry’ is issued....  depending on how long it took to approve...

1) Take another Covid-19 Test (within 72 hrs of your departure)

2) Obtain another Fit to Fly Certificate (within 72 hrs of your departure)

3) Re-confirm your flight booking

4) Re-confirm your ASQ booking 

5) Turn up at Airport for your flight with all your documents. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Allow travel from any country - the Certificate of Entry requirement is absolute idiocy."

Really??

Do you read the news? There are many countries where the numbers are skyrocketing because of opening economies to early. US for example. EU will ban flights from the US according to news sites online yesterday.

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