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Phuket’s first travel bubble ‘villa quarantine’ tourists arrive

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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PHUKET: Phuket’s first ‘travel bubble’ tourists, who will be observing a ‘villa quarantine’ at the five-star Sri Panwa resort on the island’s east coast, landed at Phuket International Airport last night (Feb 21).

 

The tourists, 59 in total, arrived via Indonesia on two flights operated by Indonesian national airline Garuda Indonesia.

 

The first flight, with 13 of the tourists on board, landed at 8:20pm. The second flight, carrying 46 tourists, landed at about 11pm.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-first-travel-bubble-villa-quarantine-tourists-arrive-79104.php

 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

The first flight, with 13 of the tourists on board, landed at 8:20pm. The second flight, carrying 46 tourists, landed at about 11pm.

Both must be operating at a loss?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Phichet said that the tourists were impressed by the safety measures and were already calling Thailand great hosts. 

If you pay my 14-day stay in a 5-star luxury resort i would be very impressed also, or just say whatever you want me to say.

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5 hours ago, BritManToo said:
5 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Look at that dirty ferang in the photo not wearing a mask. Won't go down well with our Thai xenophobe Anutin.

Looks Malay to me.

How can you tell? Is it tattooed on the neck?

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

After documentation and initial screening formalities were accomplished they were taken in convoy to the X-Terminal for Covid tests. 

X Terminal .! that sounds a bit ominous .. surely the

 " stuff swabs up your nose and down your throat " centre would've been enough .. 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:
Phichet said that the tourists were impressed by the safety measures and were already calling Thailand great hosts. 
 

 

Wait until this coming Friday and see their reaction when they will not be able to get an alcoholic drink!!

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13 hours ago, webfact said:
"We're impressed" - First "villa quarantine" group of US/Europeans  arrive in Phuket
 
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The first group of 59 tourists for the so called "villa quarantine" arrived in Phuket on Sunday night.
 
The tourists - from the US, UK, France and Finland - will be staying at the Sri Panwa Hotel on the southern Thai island, reported Daily News.
 
Print media reported that they will be confined to their villas for the first five days but then will be able to use the facilities at the resort for the remainder of their 14 day quarantine. 
 
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The tourists arrived in two separate flights from Indonesia. The first group of 13 on Garuda International touched down at 8.20 pm while the rest arrived after 10 pm.
 
They were met by deputy governor Phichet Panapong and Patong hospital director Meuanphrae Boonlom and disease control officials. 
 
Twenty five immigration booths were prepared so there was no overcrowding.
 
After documentation and initial screening formalities were accomplished they were taken in convoy to the X-Terminal for Covid tests. 
 
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Then it was off to their luxury hotel where their villas awaited. 
 
Phichet said that the tourists were impressed by the safety measures and were already calling Thailand great hosts. 
 
Picture: Daily News
 

New Normal Tourism?  :laugh:  The future doesn't look very bright. 

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