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Hi guys,

 

Is it possible to leave Bangkok right now? I'm getting confused with the restrictions now. I wanted to buy ticket to chiang mai just now, and they introduced 14 day quarantine; it's same for Phuket. I really just want to leave the city for a week or so. Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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You are aware why they are doing this, right?  It's to prevent the spread of the virus.  Just because you can break the rules, doesn't mean you should.  We're all in this together....

The whole point of travel restrictions is to limit and contain the spread of the virus....why do you think you're so special that you can circumvent this ? Are you willing to get tested before and qua

What rules?? Haven't you read any of the previous posts? Or are you a member of the "scared of your own shadow" brigade. I get the impression that you are just looking for some rules so that you can o

I took the train from Bang Su to Hua Hin, yesterday.  Train was about 15% full.  Railway police checked my passport around Ratchaburi.  I scanned the QR code leaving the HH train station.. no one said a word.  Everything is kind of roped off at the station.  People were smoking cigs on the train.. I thought that was almost funny.  

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Interprovince SRT service from Bangkok has stopped for 45 lines until February. That includes 12 tourist one-day trips and 33 interprovince lines heading primarily north and northeast.

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On 1/10/2021 at 6:35 AM, tonray said:

The whole point of travel restrictions

 

Unless things have changed this morning, the "authorities" are discouraging non-essential travel.

 

"The CCSA has urged people to refrain from or delay making inter-provincial trips."

 

So no "restrictions" and plenty of wiggle room. I think "they" want it that way for a reason?

 

 

 

 

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I was on a plane from Bangkok to Phuket yesterday night.

The rules state that you should register online on gophuket.com before boarding, confirm your quarantine place and personal data on the same site, download Mor Chana application, always wear mask and follow strict distancing, quarantine for 14 days once in Phuket,.

The reality was really different : at departure no one at the airport informed us about the new rules, no advice of any kind, ground staff was not aware of anything.

Social distancing was respected while boarding. After arriving in Phuket everything started to go in a very different way : we disembarked from the plane with no distance at all and the ground staff used a single overcrowded bus to get us inside the terminal (about 25 people in a small bus).

At the terminal after a very quick temperature check (no swab available at all and no one asking if we visited any high risk zones) and a lot of AOT employees helping to register on Mor Chana app,

Most of the passangers just skipped the line and ignored the registration..

Before the registration zone the latest Phuket Governor order annuncing quarantine and other rules was clearly visible (in Thai only).

I asked why they do not scan the QR code generated by gophuket.com website and and AOT emplotee replied that the system is still not working and Mor Chana is enough. Asked how should I register my quarantine address since gophuket.com is not working they had no idea, just told me : go ask at Ob Or Tor (would it not be breaking quarantine rules?). I told them I had already downloaded Mor Chana app and they let me go without even checking my QR code.

 

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7 hours ago, andbod said:

I was on a plane from Bangkok to Phuket yesterday night.

The rules state that you should register online on gophuket.com before boarding, confirm your quarantine place and personal data on the same site, download Mor Chana application, always wear mask and follow strict distancing, quarantine for 14 days once in Phuket,.

The reality was really different : at departure no one at the airport informed us about the new rules, no advice of any kind, ground staff was not aware of anything.

Social distancing was respected while boarding. After arriving in Phuket everything started to go in a very different way : we disembarked from the plane with no distance at all and the ground staff used a single overcrowded bus to get us inside the terminal (about 25 people in a small bus).

At the terminal after a very quick temperature check (no swab available at all and no one asking if we visited any high risk zones) and a lot of AOT employees helping to register on Mor Chana app,

Most of the passangers just skipped the line and ignored the registration..

Before the registration zone the latest Phuket Governor order annuncing quarantine and other rules was clearly visible (in Thai only).

I asked why they do not scan the QR code generated by gophuket.com website and and AOT emplotee replied that the system is still not working and Mor Chana is enough. Asked how should I register my quarantine address since gophuket.com is not working they had no idea, just told me : go ask at Ob Or Tor (would it not be breaking quarantine rules?). I told them I had already downloaded Mor Chana app and they let me go without even checking my QR code.

 

Brilliant ! Why am I not surprised about your experience. The whole thing is complete BS, a lie.

 

I really would like to hear from anyone who experienced the slightest inconvenience in entering Phuket, I expect nobody will.

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4 hours ago, taxin said:

Brilliant ! Why am I not surprised about your experience. The whole thing is complete BS, a lie.

 

I really would like to hear from anyone who experienced the slightest inconvenience in entering Phuket, I expect nobody will.

Many had problems last time there was a checkpoint in place.  With many being stuck either on or off the island.  So, no BS.  No lie.  And yes, a huge inconvenience.

 

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/mass-exodus-as-40000-people-leave-phuket-this-morning
 

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Mass exodus as 40,000 people departing Phuket

 

With the island so dependent on tourism many Thais, who had come to Phuket for work in the tourist and hospitality industry, were either trapped on the island when the land, sea and air bridges were closed, or have realised that Phuket’s economy is going to be flat until the tourists start to return.

 

 

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On 1/10/2021 at 4:13 PM, smutcakes said:

I drove to Rayong, Chonburi and Samut Sakhon last week and was not stopped at a road check point once. If you are in a private car you can still get away. I am actually going to Saraburi tomorrow, so i will let you know about Ayuthaya.

On what day last week? Only the Travel Restrictions announcement from the PM only came out on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

 

I came back from Koh Samed on the Wednesday morning & the expressway, in both directions, was the quietest I'd ever seen it.

 

 

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