Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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Yes, but "short term visitors" are not the same thing as transit airline passengers who remain in the international zone and do not ENTER Singapore.

Maybe someone from Singapore could clear this up. Who are these "short-term visitors/work pass holders" that are refered to in the link ?
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:11 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 pm
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Yes, but "short term visitors" are not the same thing as transit airline passengers who remain in the international zone and do not ENTER Singapore.

Maybe someone from Singapore could clear this up. Who are these "short-term visitors/work pass holders" that are refered to in the link ?
I'd assume short term visitors are non residents/everyone else not in the first two columns. Just poorly worded.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by Doc67 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:48 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:30 pm
I've just had my own national carrier, Jetstar, cancel on me from Bali. That's three flight cancellations in two days. I'm sitting in a hotel across the road from Nagurah Rai airport unable to get out it seems.
Have you got home yet?
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by BklynBoy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:07 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:55 pm
BklynBoy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:52 pm
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:39 pm
No transit through Singapore after midnight tomorrow night.
https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/m ... d=is5rire4
saw that. The 2nd part of the flight I was going is in Singapore. I checked to see if i can purchase a ticket for my travel dates on Singapore Air website and i was able to. That might not mean much tho. August is far enough away possibly?
Why would anyone purchase a ticket to anywhere now?
I purchased the ticket before this craziness....
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:12 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Cambodia-Thailand to Close Borders except Transport of Goods: Fighting Covid-19
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Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 22 – Thailand announced to close borders with Cambodia in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pailin, and Koh Kong, effective from 23 March to 5 April 2020, according to a letter Fresh News received on 22 March 2020.

Cambodia and Thailand took actions based on the spirit of friendship and mutual understanding with regard to the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:23 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Anchor Moy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 pm
timmydownawell wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 pm
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Yes, but "short term visitors" are not the same thing as transit airline passengers who remain in the international zone and do not ENTER Singapore.

Maybe someone from Singapore could clear this up. Who are these "short-term visitors/work pass holders" that are refered to in the link ?
I'd assume short term visitors are non residents/everyone else not in the first two columns. Just poorly worded.
friend of mine just flew Singapore airlines today from LA-Sing,(transit only)-PHuket

this is what he said 9 hours ago

Greetings from LAX. Singapore Air would not let me board without a medical certificate. They asked for insurance and I showed them my Thai social security medical card.
I have a medical certificate from a US clinic. $200. Thank you, ‘Murica.

Interesting. The staff really weren’t sure what to do with me. But boarding passes in hand.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:23 pm

friend of mine just flew Singapore airlines today from LA-Sing,(transit only)-PHuket

this is what he said 9 hours ago

Greetings from LAX. Singapore Air would not let me board without a medical certificate. They asked for insurance and I showed them my Thai social security medical card.
I have a medical certificate from a US clinic. $200. Thank you, ‘Murica.

Interesting. The staff really weren’t sure what to do with me. But boarding passes in hand.
Yes, but all that has to do with arrival in Thailand, not about transiting through Singapore.
I know that I'm going on about whether you can transit through Singapore or not, but for the moment, it is the major airline transit centre that is still open (or not) from SEA, so I think it's really important to have the facts right.
Cheers all.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by BklynBoy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:43 pm

If i am reading the above correctly from PR, his friend did transit thru Singapore. The difference was he needed a medical certificate which is specific to Thailand. Does that sound right?
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:23 pm
friend of mine just flew Singapore airlines today from LA-Sing,(transit only)-PHuket

this is what he said 9 hours ago

Greetings from LAX. Singapore Air would not let me board without a medical certificate. They asked for insurance and I showed them my Thai social security medical card.
I have a medical certificate from a US clinic. $200. Thank you, ‘Murica.

Interesting. The staff really weren’t sure what to do with me. But boarding passes in hand.
Yes, but all that has to do with arrival in Thailand, not about transiting through Singapore.
I know that I'm going on about whether you can transit through Singapore or not, but for the moment, it is the major airline transit centre that is still open (or not) from SEA, so I think it's really important to have the facts right.
Cheers all.
The info in the graphic I posted doesn't kick in, as it says, until 2359 tomorrow night. What happened today will soon be out of date. Like pretty much everything atm.
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Re: Traveling in Times of Coronavirus

Post by theKid » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:27 pm

Don’t have a source but Emirates just announced that they are suspending ALL passenger flights immediately.
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