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And how exactly are tourists going to get there? Will they start to issue tourist visas again? Flights?

But perhaps a way for stranded expats to come back, if anything at all.

There is so much negativity on TVF that you aren't seeing the big picture. Assuming that this goes ahead, and it likely will, it'll be taken up by thousands and thousands of people. And yes, details w

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So how does it work then. Who decides which hotels people stay in ?

If you have one family staying in one room , does that mean the cleaner can only clean that one room ,

 

and as it states in the report "staff will have to stay in the hotel too."

So the cleaning ladies don't get to go home to feed the kids at the end of their shift ?

and won't see the kids and the old man for weeks on end ?

 

 

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Phuket travel bubbles may begin from Oct 1

By The Phuket News

 

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Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan at the event in Bangkok yesterday (Aug 20). Photo: MoTS

 

PHUKET:-- Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan has announced that travel bubble tours to Phuket may begin from Oct 1. 

 

Mr Phiphat revealed the news at the “SMEs New Normal” event held at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok yesterday (Aug 20).

 

During his speech to attendees at the event, Mr Phiphat said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had approved Phuket travel bubbles to begin from Oct 1.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-travel-bubbles-may-begin-from-oct-1-77069.php

 

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47 minutes ago, CapeTown said:

The government wants 0 cases and is trashing its economy and starving 90% of its citizens. It is waiting for a free vaccination program for all its citizens - paid for by The West

No one is actually starving though, Thailand is also developing its own vaccine and if another Country makes a vaccine first, Thailand would gladly pay for it 

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25 minutes ago, farang51 said:

I will certainly consider it. I use to spend six months in Thailand every winter, and then 14 days in quarantine is not that bad. However, I will wait and see how this turns out; instead of going October 1st as I use to, I will probably wait until November 1th - it also depends on the available hotels, I will not stay at an expensive 5-star hotel.

Good idea 👌🏼

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2 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

who the heck is stupid enough to book a 30 days vacation but only be able to """freely""" enjoy half of it.....another brainless out of desperation decision

30 days is the minimum days of stay , they can stay longer if they want to 

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Visitors will have to take an additional test and remain within the province for another week before they can travel to other parts of the country

I assume these test will be at the expense of the 'visitors'?

How much insurance cover will they need specifically for Covid - I'm guessing it won't be that cheap?

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:

Limits the market already .. how many people can take a mth in one hit from their vacation allowance and then spend nearly half of it indoors .. 

Must be those with more money than sense?

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Just reported in UK Guardian newspaper

 

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Myanmar has locked down the state capital of the conflict-torn Rakhine state after an outbreak of a coronavirus strain that officials said was more infectious than that previously seen in the country.

Since Monday, 19 people have tested positive for the virus in the western region, health officials confirmed on Friday, the first local transmission in Myanmar in months, bringing the total number of cases to 409.

Myat Htut Nyunt, deputy director at Myanmar’s department of medical research, said the type of virus was the same as a mutation detected earlier this week in Malaysia, which has been found in Europe, North America, and parts of Asia and is thought to be more infectious.

“So we would like to inform the people that this kind of virus has a faster rate of transmission,” Nyunt said."

 

So, the more infectious strain has arrived close by.  Expect it to arrive in Thailand in 3,2,1...

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10 minutes ago, NE1 said:

What happens when they are 10 days into their quarantine and another load of tourists turn up. Do they go to a seperate hotel. 

For it to really work the airlines would have to run like a package tour , where everybody on that plane stays in the same hotel.

So you would need 14 seperate quarantine hotels to accommodate 14 days of " package tours " to stop later arrivals mixing with the earlier arrivals.

 

Could work.. 

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1 hour ago, MadMac said:

But perhaps a way for stranded expats to come back, if anything at all.

Agreed, and also for those that have been here since Mid March when things went pear shaped to return to their home country with the knowledge they can get back here again via this route.

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2 hours ago, Travelanimal said:

Finally some sense prevails . They should test at airport and if negative send them 7 days In qurantine rather than 15 

 Except that the virus has an incubation period of up to 14 days... and can remain undetected for that length of time post-exposure, before symptoms can surface if they do. And people are said to be most contagious in the few days before symptoms surface, and then the first few days after.

 

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35 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I assume these test will be at the expense of the 'visitors'?

How much insurance cover will they need specifically for Covid - I'm guessing it won't be that cheap?

 

Haven't heard any plan to change the currently required $100,000 USD medical coverage including for COVID.

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