Thailand closes borders to foreigners

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Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:53 pm

Before u jump on me, i thought this was important enough to post as a separate Thread and can link to post407495.html#p407495
and lock this one...
Thailand has closed all of its borders - land, sea and air - to foreigners trying to enter the country.

However, borders will remain open to Thais returning from overseas and to foreigners who are in possession of a valid work permit. Diplomats will also be able to still enter the country.
The partial closure of borders was one of a number of measures confirmed by the Thai government on Wednesday as part of its recently announced emergency decree.

Borders will be closed from 26 March 2020.


Business such as factories, hospitals, banks, government agencies, transportation and security can remain open.
No curfew yet, but partial lockdown is here —

DPM Wissanu - inter-provincial travel is possible, but in future there will be checkpoints on various roads to observe and manage travels for now. THERE IS NO CURFEW
— Panu Wongcha-um (@panuw) March 25, 2020

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/no-curfew- ... e-wissanu/
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by Spigzy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:01 pm

It should be an easy ride for Thailand, dictatorships are handling the lock down situations perfectly. :hattip:
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ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by Alex » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:49 pm

The last time I heard something similar to "There is no curfew" in Thailand was in 2014, when Pinocchio famously said, "There is no coup" - two days before he staged a coup.
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:08 pm

Phuket
curfew in place

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The Phuket Governor has been forced to announce an emergency curfew to prevent a repeat of last night’s spontaneous gatherings on Patong Beach. With all the bars and entertainment venues closed Governor Phakaphong has requested that tourists, both foreign and Thai, to remain inside their accommodation from 5pm until midnight, tonight.
https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/curf ... -in-phuket

looks like its only tonight
Now it’s been announced that all foreigners are banned from entering the country. But Thais stranded in other countries will be allowed to return.

The State of Emergency comes into effect at midnight tonight (Wednesday), and will remain in situ until the end of April , 2020. The decree covers all of Thailand.
So in effect, nobody coming here for 5 weeks,
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Post by YuWong » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm

No worry, we go Cambodia instead, we always welcome there.
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by SiemReapRoddy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:04 am

@phuketrichard Do you think countries will start opening up their borders with Thailand if these little 3 week lockdowns proves there is nothing to worry about?
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:19 am

current lock down, closed borders is till april 30th
after that,
sorry, crystal ball broken... :-)

Look at what happened in Malaysia since they locked their country, infections still increased.

post407556.html?hilit=malaysia#p407556
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by Stinkman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:23 am

Great time to already be in Thailand with a long-duration visa.
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by YuWong » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:27 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:19 am
current lock down, closed borders is till april 30th
after that,
sorry, crystal ball broken... :-)

Look at what happened in Malaysia since they locked their country, infections still increased.

post407556.html?hilit=malaysia#p407556
True but it is being increased by Malaysian. Most western countries have sealed their borders as well, soon provinces and the streets and villages will be sealed. I fully expect barricades to get into the next village coming. And Richard, although the virus originated in China, it is us westerners that are viewed with suspicion and us westerners that were bringing corona to Asia for the past month or so
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Re: Thailand closes borders to foreigners

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am

YuWong wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm
No worry, we go Cambodia instead, we always welcome there.
You go Cambodia? I happy you.
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