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Phuket announces ‘5T’ model for receiving tourists, includes mandatory US$100k health insurance


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16 hours ago, mybeat said:

Wasn't this model named 5R like a week ago and now it's 5T?

 

It's when we get to 5X that we have to worry.

 

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So, basically anyone wishing to vacation in Thailand must be first be approved by a Royal Thai Embassy and have evidence of COVID-19 test proving they are COVID-free within 72 hours before departing.

I can see a million arrivals in October, two million in November and three in December... at least...    Seriously, this is an opportunity that is going to be used by two groups of foreigner

I had to laugh at Trust.  Thai locals have to learn to trust foreigners again?  This is laughable. It's the other way around. 

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Tourists will receive a protective costume to wear during their stay all must not leave their hotels without it. Each costume will cost only 5000 baht.

 

Full Body Condom Costume - maskworld.com

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They were at one point talking about up to 2 million tourists arriving on this basis. Have they actually done the maths?

 

A hotel room would be occupied by six people/couples in the three months at 14 days a go. That's, say 12 people.

 

Let's assume 200 rooms in a hotel: 2400 people. How many hotels in the scheme? Well, two or three at the moment in Phuket, though in view of the medical issues I wouldn't have though more than fifty. At full occupancy that would be 120,000 people.

 

That will be more than enough anyway, as I agree with the majority on here that the criteria will put most people off coming. The trip to the Thai Embassy for approval will get rid of the majority of potential traveller for a start.

 

With those numbers, is it actually worth bothering? I suppose it depends who the ASQ hotel owners are!

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15 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

I tried but it just seemed to keep expanding as my thoughts hit my fingers on the keyboard and the post was written.

may the light of truth hit your fingers daily 😉

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Even when including the 5T plan into consideration,
Unless Captive Markets,
I do not know of a single Sales Tactical Plan that was successful
whilst disregarding the needs of the End Consumer.

 

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17 hours ago, mybeat said:

Wasn't this model named 5R like a week ago and now it's 5T?

 

They know next to nothing of the 3Rs, so 5 is well off the scale. But give them credit, they moved down the alphabet to T and thought, that`ll fool them.

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16 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

So, basically anyone wishing to vacation in Thailand must be first be approved by a Royal Thai Embassy and have evidence of COVID-19 test proving they are COVID-free within 72 hours before departing. Alternatively, they must present a ‘Fit to Fly’ or other documents proving they are free of infection. Additionally the tourists must have health insurance coverage of US $100,000 in case they need to have medical treatment for whatever reason.

With that being said they must also acknowledge that after arriving, they will remain at an ASQ hotel venue for 14 days, during which they will be tested two times during their stay at the hotel. The first test to be conducted sometime between the 3rd and 5th day of there lovely vacation, with the second test conducted between the 11th and 13th day of there by now wonderfully enjoyed quarantine, after which they can then be free to enjoy whatever remaining time they may have.

 

However, if they test positive then there time now is spent at a glorious beach front hospital where there 100K US policy will pay for there remaining vacation time in a luxuriosly appointed hospital suite.

 

No flickking way will anyone, except those expats who have family come and subject themselves to an out of pocket cost nearing the 300,00 baht range, before they can even began to enjoy there time here.  Plus jumping through the hoops just to get approved.  God forbid you take time off from work to go to through the initial testing but then to be denied or accepted at the discretion of the Royal Thai Embassy in your home country is Ludicrous.

 

Additionally, what airlines are they going to be allowed to travel on or just specific chartered flights which will only fly on certain timeframes guaranteed by the Thai Government.  I personally do not know anyone who has all the free time in the world just to sit on there <deleted> and wait for a vacation that may or may not ever come.  Additionally, whose job will allow them to just take off whenever.

 

This appears to be aimed at those with unlimited funds and High Flyers who will just unfortunately go elsewhere to avoid the three ring Thai circus that this is becoming.

 

Ok Flame and Rant over.

There is one other added difficulty, finding the insurance company who will supply the Covid19 cover !! Very seriously few and far between.

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No Tourist in his right mind is going to do this

Now ex-pats and people who   live here have a home here ect

Would proberly consider this as a option to getting back 

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17 hours ago, mybeat said:

Wasn't this model named 5R like a week ago and now it's 5T?

 

100K insurance SAY GOODBYE TO PENSIONERS AND ORDINARY TOURISTS THAILAND,  they cannot afford this for a short holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nor will they!

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17 hours ago, mybeat said:

Wasn't this model named 5R like a week ago and now it's 5T?

 

That's called progress. Next up is 5U. They clearly had to skip 5S because it was already taken.

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