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Open up Pattaya to foreign tourists NOW! Russians/Europeans are willing to quarantine, say tourism leaders


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I seriously doubt legit tourists would be prepared to do quarantine. Expats living/working here ...... maybe. People with properties/families ........ maybe. Criminals/illegal workers .

Very few tourists will be willing to jump over the onerous hoops this stunningly uncreative administration is putting forth. Perhaps a few thousand per year. Expats, yes. Tourists, no. Dumb and dumber

With the baht getting stronger every day why would anybody want to come here as a tourist and lose money and quarantine for fourteen days at their expense .

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OMG   Russia  / Europe  are you crazy   seen the  Stats  on Virus   in these  countries  

China  is bad enough   but   wow   so  crazy  

Besides   with  current  domestic  problems  no tourist  in thier  right mind will want to chance a visit to Thailand  

Water   now  ...then  rubber  bullets  .... then .............

Good  Luck Thailand 

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I think we all agree, the 14 day ASQ is the big burden, along with of course the restriction for entry on general 'tourists" / retirees.

 

The other stuff, CoE, pre-travel insurance and Neg Test and fit to fly, can be overcome, with some limited trouble or inconvenience, not saying it's easy as pie.

 

I work in the GCC, the country I work in has just changed the entry requirements, you only need a Neg test (72 hours before travel). On arrival you self isolate for 2 days, register your location on an App, book a COVID test on-line after registering, go for the test, results back in 24/48 hours, if it's negative, you're released from isolation.

 

The most isolation/quarantine you will do if you're clear of COVID is 4 days, now doesn't that seem like a good idea.

 

I know some will argue that the virus could be in your system and not show until 7-14 days, I'm not a virus specialist so I don't know, however, I think the world has to take a more realistic view on travel and the economy, I'm not saying that comes above health, but it can be done and managed better than it is now.

 

 

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5 hours ago, 86Tiger said:

The point is you are the exception i.e. "extreme cases" he referenced.

 

To save Thailand tourism there has to be thousands if not tens of thousands arriving in the kingdom every day, 7 days per week, month after month.  The bread and butter is the 1 - 2 week tourists in a constant roll over.

 

All persons wanting or able to stay "3 or 4 months of the winter" would not be enough volume to pay electric bill at Suvarnabhumi.  Or keep all the airlines flying to Bangkok.  Or keep the hotels open.  Etc.  Etc.  Etc.

Well, that's never going to happen. The post I referring to said no one would do it, which is wrong.

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3 hours ago, Chivas said:

You've answered the question yourself !  Extreme case.  Very few regular tourists go for 3-4 months in one hit.

Myself and a few friends with similar trip counts of between 150-200 + but none of us go for that in one period of time

Cumulatively yes annually, but not single trips

I hear you, but short holidays are not on the cards at the moment I'm afraid. There are quite a few you would like to do as I described, but are not allowed.

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7 hours ago, rooster59 said:

It was time that he made representations to the government to get them to include Pattaya in plans to receive foreign tourists. 

It seems people who make representations to the government are met with water canons & get arrested... take an umbrella & your toothbrush.

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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I seriously doubt legit tourists would be prepared to do quarantine.

Expats living/working here ...... maybe.

People with properties/families ........ maybe.

Criminals/illegal workers ......... maybe.

 

2-3 weeks tourists, not a bloody chance.

Plenty "snowbirds" every year. They will do quarantine. Why do you decide for others?

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6 hours ago, pokerface1 said:

Are there any other countries open for Tourism? I know Australia has opened up to allow New Zealand tourists in however its a one way ticket at this stage. No quarantine required .

But they will have to quarantine for 2 weeks when they fly back to NZ, so would only interest people desperate to reunite with family members.

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Perhaps there are those who are willing to come and endure the 14 day quarantine.  I can only think they are for the most part those who own property here in Thailand and wish to stay for months.  I can not fathom someone wanting to come on a 30 day holiday and spend the first 14 days of it quarantined in a hotel room.  One way or another, without substantial tourist traffic the areas are just kidding themselves that it would make a meaningful impact on the plight of those who depend on tourism for a living. 

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8 hours ago, keith101 said:

With the baht getting stronger every day why would anybody want to come here as a tourist and lose money and quarantine for fourteen days at their expense .

The baht doesn't get stronger every day. What papers do you read? Western currencies goes up and down in reference to the USD, not the baht. 

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9 hours ago, keith101 said:

With the baht getting stronger every day why would anybody want to come here as a tourist and lose money and quarantine for fourteen days at their expense .

wrong last 4 months baht has got weaker but not by enough

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