Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Sat May 30, 2020 5:21 pm

hunter8 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:38 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:24 pm
LUCKY FUCKERS!!!!
Who? There is nobody there, except some extinct turtles that lay eggs or was it another place lol
lots of expats in Pattaya, even a few posters from here :beer3:

for me here in Phuket,i can finally leave the island and come back with no problem, time for a a road trip :beer3:
Phuket’s outgoing governor says his administration has sought approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to reopen Phuket International Airport to domestic flights, and will resume marine services at 24 of the island’s piers from Monday as well.

Permission to reopen the airport has not been given at this time.

Sarasin Bridge, Phuket’s only land connection to the mainland, will also be fully reopened for access to and from the island.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sun May 31, 2020 12:27 am

hunter8 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:38 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:24 pm
LUCKY FUCKERS!!!!
Who? There is nobody there, except some extinct turtles that lay eggs or was it another place lol
Apart from extinct turtles like myself :D between 4 and 6.30 the beach roads are awash with lycra clad eye candy keeping themselves in shape for the eventual reopening of the nightlife. Survival of the fittest could well be the mantra, takes a lot for me to don any form of exercise gear but it really is a relaxing and enjoyable end to the day being part of the procession. Luckily I've got my own unused deckchair which could be handy for the next couple of months as I do wonder how many deckchair vendors will bother returning immediately.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by crob » Sun May 31, 2020 1:39 am

hunter8 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:38 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:24 pm
LUCKY FUCKERS!!!!
Who? There is nobody there, except some extinct turtles that lay eggs or was it another place lol
I'm sure Sharky Ward is still there, shirtless, walking up n down walking street feeding stray dogs and doing what he does.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:17 am

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by alexvanlaar » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:59 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:10 pm
ExPenhMan wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Big news from Thailand.

This was published in the Bangkok Post mid-afternoon but no one including me and blogger Richard Barrow saw it until less than an hour ago.

Everything will open.

Headline: Complete end to lockdown on July 1.
The government has set July 1 for the lift of all business and activity lockdowns ordered earlier to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), said the National Security Council chief.

These include interprovincial and international travel, as well as the end of emergency decree and curfew.

NSC secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said on Thursday that the lift of restrictions would be a complete reopening of the country. Officials would next month prepare measures for the reopening.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... -on-july-1

PS Sounds crazy but no other Thai media have this story.
That looks like very good news, and likely Cambodia will follow suit. Watch that space....
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Only good news if ur in thailand, doesn't mean fuck all for new tourists or even those on marriage or retirement extensions or on elite visas

Excerpts from the pattya news article
https://thepattayanews.com/2020/05/29/f ... TqOO6xwNdM
Q. International travel? Is that the same thing as tourism?

A. No. This means they are aiming to likely end the current complete and utter ban on international flights coming inbound with exceptions such as repatriation of Thai nationals, cargo and medical flights. This ban is currently enforced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, or CAAT.

Q. But I heard, someone told me, this article said, my airline is selling flights, I have a wild and special exception, I have lived in Thailand for thirty years, I could come in from July First etc…

A. Airlines will always sell tickets for several reasons but this doesn’t guarantee that the flight will come in or certainly that you will be able to meet the likely requirements listed above. As for special exceptions, highly unlikely but one can always speak to their local embassy.

Q. What about elite, retirement, education, marriage, family, etc?

A. Unfortunately at this point it appears very unlikely these are opened up as early as July. Of course, this could change, but the priority appears to be work permit holders and diplomats. The government has certainly heard the growing number of voices of foreigners begging the government to come back in, primarily those married or apart from their family who normally call Thailand a primary residence. It is unclear, but unlikely, if special exceptions will start to take place. None of this will happen until the top priority, Thai nationals being repatriated from overseas, are brought back first.

Q. What about land borders? Can I fly in to Cambodia, etc if they allow it and pass through a land border to Thailand?

A. All border countries have special disease zone classifications meant to make border restrictions and crossings more difficult and under more stringent rules. There are moves being made for nationals of these border countries, like Myanmar, to allow in foreign workers but you would need to be a Myanmar national and have a work permit and proof of employment. Short answer is that land borders are currently closed to entry.
Living in Thai, I do like the Status Quo!
.....if I only could go to my honey in KOW......
who needs (more) tourist???
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by yong » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:05 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
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Is drinking alcohol beverages in restaurant allowed?
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Robins » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:12 pm

The military will drag this out as long as they can, it silences dissent. The overnight curfew is ridiculous at this point and Thailand without nightlife is too much like Utah.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:37 am

Alcohol still not allowed to be consumed in restaurants or 7/11'
you want drink, you can buy it and take it home

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang has signed an order extending the shutdown of 16 businesses until 30 June to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:39 pm

phuketrichard wrote:hate to say this, but at the moment
take away the great food, fantastic resorts, the great beaches, endless activities on land and water
the nightlife, the perceived freedom

Thailand is almost ....................boring
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by glennb6 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:50 am

So the Pattaya Jomtien beaches have reopened. Are there sign-in/sign-out sheets? Temperature checks before stepping on the sand? I haven't checked that...

So I read in the BKK Post that the Finance Ministry wants to give out 2-3000thb tourist vouchers to up to 4 million Thais to promote "internal tourism".

But remember to wear your mask and practice socialist-conditioning for your own safety, and vote for the current regime for saving you from the deadly virus.

Meanwhile in the western world, even the MSM is beginning to admit the stats were rigged and scammed, and that the 'deadly virus' wasn't anymore than the '18/19 normal flu season. And even the WHO now says masks don't do shit so no bother wearing them...

This crap has gotten so thick that I can hardly comment on it anymore.
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