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16 minutes ago, SnipTheCat said:

Hi,

   I feel sorry to read that... But I can understand, I have made it back and in quarantine now. But way has been beyond what is humanely possible for most... I have been very close to give up multiple times, it is exhausting mentally & physically. If I hasn't my business here and work permit expiring soon, I probably would have waited... but I don't expect commercial flights to resume for at least 6 months, and possibly be very restrictive for 1 year. 

 

   When I see the tens of thousands of thais still stranded oversears, the thens of thousands of foreigners stranded here, the laughable ASQ quarantine capacity, and the zero-tolerance for even a single asymptomatic case of local infection... I'm surprised I have made it.

 

   Now about not testing the thais, I also find it's a madness... there has been one positive on my flight, I can't imagine there won't be any positive in his vincinity after 12 hours flight, that's how many test positive at day #12 of quarantine. In one way I feel safer and give some meaning to the fact that I was "forced" to take a business class seat... 

 

Best of luck for the future.

 

Well done, and good luck in your quarantine ! How are you handling it at the moment ?!

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OP, there are still many Thais stranded abroad..just accept that it is best to delay.  Might even be worth considering bringing your kids to the UK, which would also require a briefcase full of paperwork.  Everyone is screwed to differing degrees.  I need to visit my parents, but then I may be in for an extremely cold Winter.

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20 minutes ago, moontang said:

Might even be worth considering bringing your kids to the UK, which would also require a briefcase full of paperwork. 

Her kids are with her in the UK. They are not Thai. 

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Sorry to hear of your problems.  I understand your latest decision.  This has been helpful information for anyone who is abroad or who is considering leaving Thailand.

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5 hours ago, SnipTheCat said:

Hi,

   I feel sorry to read that... But I can understand, I have made it back and in quarantine now.

 

By the way, do they take swabs of your nose for Covid test? Is it painful?

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6 hours ago, SnipTheCat said:

But they do take this extremely seriously...

When I look at what happened in places like Melbourne and Hong Kong, I would expect them to be absolutely paranoid. I put the chance of Thailand keeping SARS-CoV-2 out at about 20%, and this is only if attempts are made to stick very strictly to the rules.

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2 hours ago, JTXR said:

Very sorry to hear of your frustration and difficult decision.  I'd love to go back to the U.S. for a while to see to family and personal business (even braving the awful situation there), but I fear if I leave, returning to Thailand will be a nightmare for a long time to come.

I too would love to see my aging parents/grandparents in Australia but with a dependent thai partner its out of the question for the time being. 

 

The complaint boils down to "you didn't roll out the red carpet for me, a farang! im breaking up with you thailand. By the way you will never be happy without me"

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