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Hi, my Thai wife is trying to get back to Thailand from the UK a soon as possible. cannot get through to the embassy on the phone despite being on hold for ages.  These are the requirements that I think she needs:

1. COE issued by the Embassy on receipt of copies of Fit to Fly certificate, Passport, T8 form, Flight ticket booking & ASQ booking (unsure on ASQ one).

2. Fit to Fly certificate not older than 72 hours on the day of the flight.

3. T8 form filled in.

Does she have to book an official repatriation flight from London Heathrow or use another operator like Qatar who are flying to Thailand now. 

Will still have to stay at paid ASQ hotel or does the state pay for returning Thais, not sure on this one..

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

 

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Qatar are not flying into Thailand with passengers yet, unless its a repatriation flight.  Your wife first needs to register with the Embassy following this link https://bit.ly/3jVCJgS and thereafter I would imagine all following steps will doubtless fall into place.

 

 

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Thanks very much for the swift reply, just registered. Ill see how it pans out. Regards.

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OP: Your wife needs to keep an eye out for the announcement of more repatriation flights, or an end to or alterations to Thailands Emergency Decree.

 

Currently, the only passenger travel into Thailand is via Embassy Approved repatriations flights which are limited (2 flights in July, 3 in August so far).

 

Perhaps September will see an opening of Thailands skies, however, quarantine remains a requirement. 

 

As things stand, your wife needs to register to return - then its a waiting game.

 

 

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I used Messenger on the Embassy Facebook page, I received an instant reply and a video in Thai how to complete the application form.

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Hope your wife gets a seat on Septembers flights soon. It would be interesting to know the total number of Thais and foreigners competing for the few flights running. I missed out on the August flights and I'm hoping to jag a seat in September, but I don't hold out much hope given the low number of seats allocated to non-Thais. It isnt an easy process to return and I feel quite sorry for the Thai nationals still unable to return from the UK to their home country.

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Why the rush for Thais to leave the U.K., they can’t all be Tourists albeit some may have lost their jobs ?

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On 8/13/2020 at 6:58 PM, Upnotover said:

Qatar are not flying into Thailand with passengers yet, unless its a repatriation flight.  Your wife first needs to register with the Embassy following this link https://bit.ly/3jVCJgS and thereafter I would imagine all following steps will doubtless fall into place.

 

 

Thai airways are used for repatriation flights from the UK. There are only 3 flights announced in August.

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21 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

Why the rush for Thais to leave the U.K., they can’t all be Tourists albeit some may have lost their jobs ?

They don't need a reason to come back home. 

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28 minutes ago, Aussieroaming said:

Hope your wife gets a seat on Septembers flights soon. It would be interesting to know the total number of Thais and foreigners competing for the few flights running. I missed out on the August flights and I'm hoping to jag a seat in September, but I don't hold out much hope given the low number of seats allocated to non-Thais. It isnt an easy process to return and I feel quite sorry for the Thai nationals still unable to return from the UK to their home country.

The process for a Thai national is a piece of cake compared to a foreigner. 

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Just now, Max69xl said:

They don't need a reason to come back home. 

Obviously they must be a huge reason as fare is £700/28500 baht ?

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1 minute ago, Max69xl said:

The process for a Thai national is a piece of cake compared to a foreigner. 

There is a priority list for Thais so not really a piece of cake in some respects, yes no Covid Test or Health Insurance but if you don’t live in the London area it’s not that easy.
I live 400 kilometres from London, my partner and son are here, I would need to travel by public transport to London stay in a hotel to make all the arrangements and by all accounts the Embassy don’t give you much advance notice that you have a seat. I spoke with the Embassy about a Fit to Fly Cert. oh just go to a Doctor. I said you cannot walk into a Doctors and get one, she said do it with a video call ?

Yeh a Doctor is going to issue a Cert. without knowing you and with a video call, what planet do these people live on. Yes I got a Medical Cert. from a Doctor in Pattaya for a 100 baht but this is U.K. is not Thailand.

 

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3 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

There is a priority list for Thais so not really a piece of cake in some respects, yes no Covid Test or Health Insurance but if you don’t live in the London area it’s not that easy.

Why do you need to be in London. You can e-mail all CoE application documents to the Thai Embassy. 

You only need to go to London if you are also applying for a Visa (and they affix the Visa in your Passport upon approval)

Even then, you could arrange with the Embassy to have your Visa affixed on the same day of flight (obviously involves being in London before Lunch time on the day of flight). 

 

3 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

I live 400 kilometres from London, my partner and son are here, I would need to travel by public transport to London stay in a hotel to make all the arrangements and by all accounts the Embassy don’t give you much advance notice that you have a seat.

I was given about 10 days notice. 

 

3 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

I spoke with the Embassy about a Fit to Fly Cert. oh just go to a Doctor. I said you cannot walk into a Doctors and get one, she said do it with a video call ?

Yeh a Doctor is going to issue a Cert. without knowing you and with a video call,

what planet do these people live on.

The planet where you can call up a doctor have a video call and get a Fit to Fly certificate for £30 (but prices go up to £100). 

I got my Fit to Fly certificate along with my Covid-19 PCR Test Results and Covid-19 Free certificate without having even spoken with a Doctor !!!!! (all part of the same package).

 

 

3 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

Yes I got a Medical Cert. from a Doctor in Pattaya for a 100 baht but this is U.K. is not Thailand.

Be careful not to put up your own obstacles where an obstacle doesn’t exist. 

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