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Thailand tourism minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan has made the clearest statements yet related to Thailand finally opening up to foreign tourism without quarantine.
 
It will apply to tourists who have had two doses of vaccine in their home countries. The plan is that they will not need to quarantine from the start of the third quarter - July 1st.
 
It will likely start in Phuket first then Pattaya and after that Chiang Mai, Daily News reported.
 
Under the "sandbox" plan where limited travel is allowed tourists will be taken from airports to hotels and stay in a specified area for seven days before being allowed to travel to the rest of Thailand. 
 
Pipat said that the success of the plan rested on getting 70% of people vaccinated in the tourism areas with health workers, other officials and people in the tourism industry going first.
 
So far Phuket says it needs 925,000 doses to do this and Pattaya has asked for 950,000. Chiang Mai is yet to respond. 
 
Pipat will be presenting his plans to the CCSA main Covid steering committee at their next meeting. 
 
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Sadly Chiang Mai passed away last week due to air pollution.  

Same pig different lipstick

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A few days ago the same talk was about Phuket and Samui, two islands, in a way it made more sense...🤔

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On 3/26/2021 at 9:28 AM, NCC1701A said:

Sadly Chiang Mai passed away last week due to air pollution.  

Bad luck! I'm still here coughing up <deleted> everyday!!!

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

It will apply to tourists who have had two doses of vaccine in their home countries. The plan is that they will not need to quarantine from the start of the third quarter - July 1st.

What about two doses for the locals, or are they going to have to take a chance on not being infected?

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6 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

What about two doses for the locals, or are they going to have to take a chance on not being infected?

And possible transmission of Infection back to the Tourist Homelands

14 Days Quarantine upon return for them me thinks, as some Governments are already hinting at.

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1 hour ago, Eibot said:

Since the vaccination does not stop the possibility to spread, how does Thailand think to contain spread to the rest of Thailand who is not vaccinated? This "tiny detail" seems to not be discussed at all...

Realistically what we're looking at, is Phuket being cut off from the rest of Thailand until they have vaccinated over 70% of the rest of Thailand...this can take a long time and is is quite something...

We have an approved "plan" but no details are not being shown. As someone who has a business in Phuket, this is very worrying. 

Does anyone here know anything more?

lol.

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21 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

And possible transmission of Infection back to the Tourist Homelands

14 Days Quarantine upon return for them me thinks, as some Governments are already hinting at.

I was wondering how foreign tourists would feel about going to an area in Thailand where at best 60%-70% of locals have been inoculated... ??

Or possible foreign country governments saying they are no-go countries?

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6 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Or possible foreign country governments saying they are no-go countries?

I really think that Governments are going to draw up maybe their own list of Countries placed under restrictive travel for their Citizens.

This Pandemic has cost many Governments astronomical sums of Money in the forms of Worker Furloughs, Business Aid Packages, Debt reliefs Etc Etc Etc, as well as immense burdens on their Health Care Facilities, and they are not going to put at risk the possibility of more infections transmitted in from Foreign lands that have poor Inoculation among their populations. Some of which may be new variants ( or not   )and not responsive to the existing forms of Vaccines,

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Pipat said that the success of the plan rested on getting 70% of people vaccinated in the tourism areas

Dead in the water then. Is this man just bored or suffering mental health problems due to lockdown?

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50 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

I was wondering how foreign tourists would feel about going to an area in Thailand where at best 60%-70% of locals have been inoculated... ??

Why should that concern them if they've been vaccinated?  None of the vaccines give 100% protection against Covid 19 but there's not a lot of point in getting vaccinated if you're going to worry and behave as if you haven't had it.

 

Or should we get vaccinated and stay home, walk 2m apart and not meet people from other households?

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7 hours ago, tingtongfarang said:

Why is it all of these thai officials look like hardened criminals, is it a special pose for the camera?

Maybe they are 5555

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3 hours ago, JeffP said:

Why only holiday destinations, why not rural abodes like Sahatsakhan, Kalasin province so I can see my wife!

This if for vaccinated tourists....you can go. And quarantine then travel anywhere your wife lives.  

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8 hours ago, tingtongfarang said:

Why is it all of these thai officials look like hardened criminals, is it a special pose for the camera?

No...Thats their natural pose!!  Most of them are,Pattaya City Hall Mayoral posts being a prime example.

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