Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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I've driven at least a dozen times with my thai plated car into cambodia at KK and than driven all over and left at another border
Or entered at Osmach

FYI
if they dont allow fights into Thailand they sure as hell wont be opening land borders :beer3:
Provincial governors also have significant freedom in making decisions about openings for their districts and areas, as much of easing local business measures will be “guidelines” and open to local interpretations. In Chon Buri, for instance, based on the Governor’s discretion, hair salons (a red item on the national chart for opening) have been re-opened for with no problems reported.

Orders such as beach and park closures, alcohol bans etc. will be based on the decisions of provincial governors and will likely be announced this week.
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https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/what ... ecree-mean

What does the extension of the Emergency Decree mean?

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The Covid-19 Centre for Situation Administration announced today that the Emergency Decree for Thailand will be extended, although it technically will not be official until announced in official channels. The announcement has caused many to believe the extension means that nearly all businesses must remain closed and all current restrictions, such as closures of public spaces and beaches, will not be lifted for another month. This is not the case

The Emergency Decree mainly allows PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and the CCSA to control and manage the national situation, and help stop the spread, or even a second wave, of Covid-19. But restrictions in place can, and in some cases have, already been eased or strengthened, as the order allows for fluidity based on the overall situation. Many orders and restrictions, like the sale of alcohol, are at the discretion of provincial governors. Without the Emergency Decree, restrictions can’t be applied (or removed) quickly and easily on a national level.

Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the CCSA, told the Thai press this afternoon that that the national curfew will very likely remain. Bans on international flights, except for repatriated Thai citizens and a few other exceptions, have now been extended to the end of May. Some domestic travel restrictions will remain. Social and mass gatherings will still be banned.

But Tawesilp says the administration will be looking in depth at reopening businesses and easing restrictions, based on a colour coded scale of guidelines, gradually throughout May. Businesses will have to adhere to new health rules and guidelines once opened. These could include the compulsory wearing of face masks in stores, limits to the numbers of people in stores and no special incentives that may create too many customers at one time.

Provincial governors also have significant freedom in making decisions about openings for their districts and areas, as much of easing local business measures will be “guidelines” and open to local interpretations. In Chon Buri, for instance, based on the Governor’s discretion, hair salons (a red item on the national chart for opening) have been re-opened for with no problems reported.

Orders such as beach and park closures, alcohol bans etc. will be based on the decisions of provincial governors and will likely be announced this week.


SOURCE: The Pattaya News
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clutchcargo wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:37 pm ^^^^^
The Thais seem clueless about this..seriously :whip:
No, they're the most brilliant race and people on Earth and stupid enough to believe it. The mindlessness here wears you down after 15 years. Why if it were not for the Thais, we wouldn't have ( Sorry, I can't think of anything to put here besides $30 puss from a pretty woman.)
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City Hall lists places for reopening
published : 28 Apr 2020 at 14:58

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to reopen restaurants, markets, exercise venues, parks, hairdressers, clinics, animal hospitals and grooming parlours, golf courses and driving ranges.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday the city's current lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 was set to expire at midnight on Thursday.

The BMA had informed the government of its plan to reopen venues in eight categories, with strict conditions to ensure disease control. The communicable disease committee would make a decision on Wednesday.


He said restaurants would have to seat customers 1.5 metres apart, comply with opening hours as restricted by the emergency decree, and not sell alcoholic beverages.

Markets and flea markets would be allowed to sell their usual goods.

Sports and exercise facilities would be opened for activities that do not require people to gather closely - such as walking, running, badminton, tennis and table tennis. Sports that require teams, or players in close contact, would continue to be suspended. They included football, softball, volleyball and basketball, and also fitness classes.

Parks would reopen, but visitors would be prohibited from forming groups.

Barbers and hairdressers could provide only hair washing, cutting and drying, and must stop for cleaning every two hours. Customers would not be allowed to wait at the shops, and would have to make appointments. Staff would be required to wear face masks and face shields.

Pet grooming shops and pet hospitals would reopen, but a customer could bring only one pet at a time. The premises would have to close for cleaning every two hours.

Health clinics would reopen, but beauty clinics would remain closed. Golf courses and driving ranges would reopen.

Before entering such places, customers must have their body temperature checked, wear a face mask, clean their hands with soap or alcohol, and stay 1.5-2 metres apart from each other, the Bangkok governor said.

He did not specify a reopening date, but officials expected it would be Friday.

Mr Aswin said he would wait for the government's decision on whether to lift the ban on sales of alcoholic beverages.
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looks like come friday i will finally be able to leave kamala
and pray the beach is considered a park and allow us back on it and in the water... :thumb:

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You may be able to purchase alcohol again. But you’ll have to be quick. A short 2 day window for alcohol sales is being considered by the CSSA.

The current alcohol ban on sales has a sunset clause of tomorrow night (Thursday). But the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration yesterday discussed that the ban could be renewed again starting from May 3, this Sunday.

The ‘solution’ would allow sales on May 1 & 2 (Friday and Saturday) before the ban resumes. The alcohol ban, imposed just before before Songkran and then extended on April 20 to the end of the month, is a tool used by the Thai government to discourage people from gathering in groups, along with the curfew that runs from 10pm-4am nightly.
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Pray, tell, kindly help me clarify this point about "health clinic"? This is a matter of utmost importance. Need my hydrotherapy urgently

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How do you eat a burger while wearing a face mask?
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rexwell wrote: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:10 pm How do you eat a burger while wearing a face mask?

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looks like no 2 day window

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seems they always ass these laws late at night
Thailand’s government passed an executive order late Wednesday mandating that all emergency decrees that it had enacted to be continued until the end of May.

The executive order, published in the Royal Gazette and signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, states that “all orders whether prohibitive measures, relief measures, or actions” will be continued until amended by the government.

The order will last from May 1 until May 31.

This means that relief and easing measures set to be introduce by various governors around the country, including Bangkok, may be in jeopardy as it is now unclear whether the governors will continue to enjoy the autonomy that they have experienced so far.

It also means that the loophole which allowed for alcohol purchases on May 1-2 will now be closed.
https://www.thaienquirer.com/12517/gove ... A0jhehoPDk
As the COVID-19 situation in Thailand gradually improves, the National Infectious Disease Committee has approved the limited reopening of three types of business.

The first are businesses which provide life’s basic necessities, including non-air conditioned barber shops, wet markets and open-air food shops.

The second type are those with a large customer base and have an impact on the economy, such as shopping malls, restaurants and Thai massage parlors. The third type are those which help to improve health, such as fitness centres, gyms and spas.
NO idea why barber shops and massage parlors are on the list, BUT NOT Beaches :stir:
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phuketrichard wrote: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:22 am looks like no 2 day window

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Very disturbing news this morning but thanks, know what to do next.
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