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Video shows how coronavirus has left parts of Koh Samui deserted

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22 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

another pointless post about a tourist resort in thailand being deserted and the subsequent hardship being experienced by the locals. what do you expect if foreign tourists are not allowed to enter the country?!

Even if borders are opened, international travel is allowed the entry requirements of each receiving country will stifle any movement in great numbers.

Just imagine travel from Europe to Thailand is allowed, but you have to have around 10 different travel documents all arranged days before departure for each person, certificates including Covid tests, fit to fly to insurance cover, to embassy letters and so on.

Then the flight costs are increasing, travel plans are difficult, maybe some kind of quarantine..

Forget it, people will travel domestically for the next few years, with mass travel taking a decade or more to get back to normality.

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Just now, moe666 said:

How does a auto accident follow you home and kill your children, your wife, your parents, It doesn;t Stop writing nonsense. 

You have just written scaremongering nonsense instead, killing children - hmm.

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2 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Even if borders are opened, international travel is allowed the entry requirements of each receiving country will stifle any movement in great numbers.

Just imagine travel from Europe to Thailand is allowed, but you have to have around 10 different travel documents all arranged days before departure for each person, certificates including Covid tests, fit to fly to insurance cover, to embassy letters and so on.

Then the flight costs are increasing, travel plans are difficult, maybe some kind of quarantine..

Forget it, people will travel domestically for the next few years, with mass travel taking a decade or more to get back to normality.

Domestic travel can also be restricted with local lockdowns and quarantine being imposed of destinations nearer to home, Spain for example.

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22 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

another pointless post about a tourist resort in thailand being deserted and the subsequent hardship being experienced by the locals. what do you expect if foreign tourists are not allowed to enter the country?!

this could be any street in chiangmai or anywhere in thailand

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Watching these thing make me hardly believe that 90% ( as written here last week) of the Thai would not have the tourists come back. This emptiness in the whole travel and tourist industries has a bad effect on millions of peoples.

 

Let us hope that the vaccine they talked about yesterday on the news would really work and be ready half 2021.

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1 minute ago, Foexie said:

Watching these thing make me hardly believe that 90% ( as written here last week) of the Thai would not have the tourists come back. This emptiness in the whole travel and tourist industries has a bad effect on millions of peoples.

 

Let us hope that the vaccine they talked about yesterday on the news would really work and be ready half 2021.

much to late for any tourist business in thailand, if they do not accept foreign tourist in december 60 % will be gone already 30 to 35 % has closed business

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11 minutes ago, wazzupnow said:

much to late for any tourist business in thailand, if they do not accept foreign tourist in december 60 % will be gone already 30 to 35 % has closed business

Time is running for these resorts, it need high season, but how many will come even with no restrictions.

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There's far more to Samui than the 3km strip highlighted in the OP which, in the main, is ignored by most long term residents anyway.

HTH

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That road had just finished being under major construction to run cables underground.  Coupled with covid 19 this is what you get, street wide closer. 

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 It’s not just Samui took a walk around the town centre on Koh Phangan last night was amazed to see shops closed up with for rent signs on them can only think the local resorts must also be living on a knife edge and it looks like there will be no e d for at least the next few months ☹️

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Well hopefully they will realise just how important the tourists are and stop all the scams. Thai prices and Falang prices for starters. But more than likely they will increase the prices and try an recoup their lost income. Mind you it is nice not to see all those tourist vans racing around like their in whacky races. No sympathy for the Tuk tuk mafia in Phuket either, one of the biggest rip offs on the island. 

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7 hours ago, ajarnmarc said:

and the local are anything but friendly.

Have not lived on Samui for a few years but back then there were very few "locals". What you are referring to were immigrants from the rest of Thailand that try to make a living there.

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4 hours ago, bodga said:

and set  up a naval base

The waters are too shallow for real boats.

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