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I begin to think that the biggest questions is rather about how many tourists – apart from usual snowbirds, and stranded non-O visa-holders abroad – that wish to travel right now, than the question of reopening...🤔

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And in another news item no Chinese tourists had ever bought VISAs to come. Essentially the Thai government is trying to sell a product nobody wants to buy, then lying about it.   There

Read 2 days ago that NO  Chinese even applied for an STV.  Most farangs doubted they would with all the red tape, restrictions and cost. Nothing to do with the veggy brigade!

Dream on pal, that will never happen, since when did Prayut or any of his cronies ever listen to anyone. They know best, well silly sods think they do, fact is they dont care about anybody, anyth

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

Torphong said that the 8th October non-arrival debacle showed the hopelessness in the lack of coordination...

 

Fact is, and as far as the Thai authorities are concerned, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Heck, they don't even know how many fingers they have between them!

 

Correction: They don't even know what fingers are, or what they look like.

 

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5 hours ago, Brickbat said:

Enjoying the Quietness this virus has created. Nice , slow, easy life without the loud ,trampling ,damaging tourists. 

There’s alot of expats  trying to get back in to enjoy the same very “guest of Kingdom” exploitation you seem to enjoy.  We can agree on keeping the backpackers away forcawhile

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4 hours ago, fred110 said:

The W.H.O. finally admitted that lockdowns cause more harm and death than the virus. Time to open everything.

Thai government will do whatever to save face no matter what W.H.O says

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4 hours ago, TERMINATOR3AB said:

Sorry  never  been to Phuket

If that  pic  of a street   and the  Kebab  sign is a  main street  in Phuket

I  am amazed  why  they have tourists  anyway

Looks like a  third  world  slum ...sorry  yuk    in  any  large city  there are  slums  sadly  true  ....   but a tourist  place to look like  a slum area  ?......Really  

One place I would  not want to visit if  in Thailand 

Good  Luck  Phuket

Went there in 2014. Was not impressed, I thought I was back in Australia. Hordes of Aussies in bars watching AFL and NRL

on the big screen tvs. They could have done that back home. 

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4 hours ago, TERMINATOR3AB said:

Sorry  never  been to Phuket

If that  pic  of a street   and the  Kebab  sign is a  main street  in Phuket

I  am amazed  why  they have tourists  anyway

Looks like a  third  world  slum ...sorry  yuk    in  any  large city  there are  slums  sadly  true  ....   but a tourist  place to look like  a slum area  ?......Really  

One place I would  not want to visit if  in Thailand 

Good  Luck  Phuket

To each his own - I find pictures of the sterilized luxury tourist areas in Dubai totally off-putting.

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6 hours ago, AhFarangJa said:

Especially the ones in the cabinet offices.............

>Saying the thai gov is being stupid wrt situation

No. They are behaving intelligently in accordance with the plan to bankrupt small businesses so that big businesses with savings enough to last thru this forced economic depression can take over the market. Governments have been correctly doing this periodically for thousands of years so I don't know why you or others tend to towards this ' government is stupid ' myth, other than you are <censored>

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5 hours ago, 0815 said:

How is it possible that other countries simply reopened for tourists without "special visas", "special plans" or "special bubbles" ?
And they even get bookings and visitors !
 

If only a few hundred tourists can come to begin with, Thailand is trying to get only the wealthiest tourists. Other countries seem happy to welcome any who can afford to go. 

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2 hours ago, cjinchiangrai said:

150 Chinese people loose in a festival of thousands? Who would know. They would just blend in as a few tourists, nobody would care.

It was never about the 150 Chinese tourists actually being on the island. It was about the fear and panic it would have created among the expected festival visitors. The government has done a fine job of painting all foreigners as dangerous, so if there had been 150 Chinese tourists on the island no visitors would have dared go there. Even if the tourists were properly quarantined. 

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7 hours ago, mrfill said:

I believe vegetables are exempt from quarantine

Depends on whether you class some types of human beings as "vegetables'!

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4 hours ago, TERMINATOR3AB said:

Sorry  never  been to Phuket

If that  pic  of a street   and the  Kebab  sign is a  main street  in Phuket

I  am amazed  why  they have tourists  anyway

Looks like a  third  world  slum ...sorry  yuk    in  any  large city  there are  slums  sadly  true  ....   but a tourist  place to look like  a slum area  ?......Really  

One place I would  not want to visit if  in Thailand 

Good  Luck  Phuket

Yes, trillions of baht a year for decades and decades and govt fat cats milked it to the last drop without reinvestment and now the milk has dried up what is left is what you see , tired looking shabby run down resort towns.

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, ChipButty said:

I find that excuse a bit lame because of the Vegetarian Festival. they would have been in quarantine would they not?

The average Thai doesn't think that far.

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23 hours ago, ChipButty said:

I find that excuse a bit lame because of the Vegetarian Festival. they would have been in quarantine would they not?

Wasn't that. They had simply consulted some ads, they'd never reserved or bought anything.

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23 hours ago, teacherclaire said:

He has even claimed that they are doing more harm than good at the moment. 

 

Isn't that what they're always doing? 

Only since birth! 😀

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