Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by armchairlawyer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:25 pm

A commendable effort by the authorities to test the system for the reintroduction of foreign tourists.
https://www.thephuketnews.com/governor- ... -77253.php

I am sure they faced more rigorous scrutiny on arrival in Cambodia.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by armchairlawyer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:36 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:25 pm
A commendable effort by the authorities to test the system for the reintroduction of foreign tourists.
https://www.thephuketnews.com/governor- ... -77253.php
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by armchairlawyer » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:37 pm

Dates from July, but a great story,

https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-re ... -76629.php
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 pm

Just on my back to Pattaya from a day in Bangkok using the Airport bus which has started running again with a reduced timetable. First time I've been in Suvarnabhumi airport since just before the shutdown started and what a weird feeling it was seeing the normally noisy and busy place bustling with life just so empty and quiet. The weird thing I noticed was the arrival boards were acomplete see of red - flights cancelled,. I wouldn't have thought they'd need to put them up on the boards, easier to just show the status of the limited flights operating.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 am

This was published a few days ago, but leaving it here in case it hasn't made the rounds.

Foreigners urged to renew visas before Sept 26
published : 6 Sep 2020 at 06:00

The Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the end of an exemption which falls on Sept 26.

Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau Sompong Chingduang said foreigners in the kingdom should contact immigration offices early to avoid overcrowding close to the deadline.

Thailand earlier announced an exemption for foreigners whose visas expired so they could legally stay in the country until Sept 26, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Short-term and long-term visa holders must contact immigration offices. When the visas are renewed by Sept 26, the validity of the renewed visa would start from Sept 27, he said.

Pol Lt Gen Sompong said all short-term visa holders must leave the country by Sept 26.

For those who cannot leave, due to flight unavailability or Covid-19 pandemic in their home country, they would need certification from their embassy or consulate for submission at an immigration office in their local area.

For the 90-day report requirement, all foreigners are required to report and inform the bureau of their residences by Sept 26, he said.

More information can be found at www.immigration.go.th.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... re-sept-26
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:30 pm

Gives ya an idea what patong looks like with no tourists
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by DaveG » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:39 pm

No need for international tourists or open airports...This will save the day..
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/sp ... urist-draw



Saying that they need to do something as suicide rate surges by 22% compared to last year, more people have died due to suicide than Covid, about 459 more cases in the first 6 months compared to last year.

Thai gov need to do something soon, each one a tragedy :cry:
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by newkidontheblock » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:48 am

The 300 plan could work if all of the 300 were sent to a select few all inclusive luxury resorts. Each resort would be well appointed, with multiple restaurants, tons of activities, pampering to the stars. The quarantined would be restricted to stay in the resort. But have so much to do that it would take all quarantine to do it all.

Or could ruin it with the Tian Yi hotel approach that Cambodia has chosen. Confined to their rooms, fed substandard food (even by Chinese standards), limited to 2 small bottles of water a day. And then fleeced with expensive extras.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:50 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:48 am
The 300 plan could work if all of the 300 were sent to a select few all inclusive luxury resorts. Each resort would be well appointed, with multiple restaurants, tons of activities, pampering to the stars. The quarantined would be restricted to stay in the resort. But have so much to do that it would take all quarantine to do it all.

Or could ruin it with the Tian Yi hotel approach that Cambodia has chosen. Confined to their rooms, fed substandard food (even by Chinese standards), limited to 2 small bottles of water a day. And then fleeced with expensive extras.
:please:
u crazy? 300 people/week? last year thats the average arrivals for 1 hour!!!
So 1 ,2 resorts open and Patong, Karon, Kata, Bang Tao, Chalong all shut down cause no people.


wont work at all
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by whatwat » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:54 am

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 pm
I wouldn't have thought they'd need to put them up on the boards, easier to just show the status of the limited flights operating.
It’s all automated (forget the system name) and is connected to airlines. Not really worth the effort to delete info, or even possible.
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