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Thailand Seeks Safe Way of Reopening Borders to Boost Economy


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OK, maybe I'm missing the point here, but what is the difference between someone coming from a high infection country and isolating and someone coming from a limited infections country and doing the s

-- Tourists may need to wear GPS wristbands, face quarantine   no and no. try again.

Precisely.   Until the two week qurantine is removed from the equation there is no way I am going back and that's coming from someone who's wife and family are in Thailand.   What

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Interesting economics will eventually become more important than stopping tourists entering the country of course on a safe monitored basis but without quarantine but better hurry up if peak Christmas/New Year season lost few tourist will want to come before end of 2021 also international airlines have to know they can attract sufficient passengers to make their operations viable. Bear in mind that all bordering countries have been better in controlling covid than Thailand except Malaysia basis published statistics.

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The first objective of this scheme is to boost the economy. How many tourists would that entail? What calculations have been reached that suggest the plan has any chance of achieving said objective?

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12 minutes ago, vandeventer said:

On again off again,no real sense. If you want to do good, give another amnesty for at least

6 months to all of us that don't have the virus than want to stay in Thailand and that may get

the virus if we go back to our home countries. What do you have to lose?

stop being so sensible

 

the penny might drop for those officials processing you through departure at the airport, why you go home ?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Tourists from countries with limited infections will probably be required to wear wristbands with GPS tracking systems and will need to be quarantined in a hotel for the first 14 days, Saksiam said. The plan is likely to be tested in Phuket province, he said.

Welcome to the "new" normal. 😆

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21 minutes ago, ChrisKC said:

The first objective of this scheme is to boost the economy. How many tourists would that entail? What calculations have been reached that suggest the plan has any chance of achieving said objective?

a 10k a night hotel room in quarantine is good economics - throw in a few tests at 10k each with the last one positive and who needs tourists 

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