Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Anchor Moy wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:10 pm
phuketrichard wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:56 am update;

The Ministry of Public Health has just released the names of 11 countries with COVID mutations from where people will still have to do 14-day quarantine on arrival in #Thailand. From 1 April, quarantine period for other countries will be reduced to 10 days, though with some conditions.
People coming from the following 11 countries will still have to do 14-day quarantine after 1st April: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Camaroon, Congo, Ghana and Tanzania. The list will be updated every two weeks.
Good info on how the Thais are handling the tourist crisis.
Right, so Africans from certain countries have to do 14-days of quarantine, and everyone else visiting Thailand ONLY has to do 10-days quarantine. Sounds racist to me. There are Covid mutations all over Europe and South America right now. And how many tourists arrive in Thailand from Rwanda or Botswana ?
And also, 10 days quarantine is not going to attract western tourists anyway. What a headbanger of an idea. ;-)
Indeed, and when I first saw this before you posted, I was gonna say: a classic case of Thai xenophobia towards Africans. However, after I highlighted that on another thread, I upset a certain member's sensibilities who said it was a tired cliché so I refrained from doing so. :facepalm:

But never mind that, here's another example of how it's ingrained in their society. Never mind the other mutations around the world..including some in Brazil and India and the fact that some of the original Sth African mutation has spread beyond Africa. What a joke...
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CC? do u have an inside contact with the ministry here in Thailand? How would you know what the criteria is for which countries are on the list, ( why only 11 countries in Africa an not all?) and as thai's xenophobia towards farangs, (as you constantly tell us), why were they not on the list? As surely their countries have more infections?

NO need to respond>> :-)

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phuketrichard wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:46 amhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExhnYLfUUAA ... name=large[/img]
These bloody Thai officials kept shifting goal post I really have no confident this plan is going to work. For me it’s just wait and wait and wait and hope Pfizer will finally be approved here.
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yong wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:37 pm
phuketrichard wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:46 amhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExhnYLfUUAA ... name=large[/img]
These bloody Thai officials kept shifting goal post I really have no confident this plan is going to work. For me it’s just wait and wait and wait and hope Pfizer will finally be approved here.
That's my philosophy Yong, I'm not going anywhere so I suppose eventually we'll be told when it's our turn and whether we're expected to get it privately, ( most likely ), or by public service, ( unlikely ). My friends got the Astra Zeneca first dose last week in Scotland and my mother last most, no adverse effects than an intial couple of days discomfort. We've survived this long so unless allowing the initial thousands into the country leads to an unexpected surge in infections in Phuket I'm pretty sure we'll survive until eventual inoculation.
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people still need to do 14-day quarantine if they arrive from 1st April onwards. Please note, this is nothing to do with citizenship. It’s for anyone travelling to #Thailand from these countries.

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📢 Latest updates from the Royal Thai Embassy traveling to Thailand April 1, 2021 regarding the number of days of quarantine:
1. Unvaccinated people need to quarantine for at least 10 days and have 2 COVID-19 tests in Thailand.
2. Vaccinated people (with vaccine certificate) need to quarantine for at least 7 days and have 2 COVID-19 tests in Thailand.

The conditions set by the Thai authorities are as follows:
👉 Need to show evidence of vaccination registered with the World Health Organization (WHO) and certified by the Ministry of Public Health, including:
✔ Pfizer Biotech
✔ AstraZeneca
✔ Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
✔ Sinovac
✔ Johnson & Johnson
👉 Complete 2 vaccinations at least 14 days before departure
👉 Show vaccine certificate
👉 For the Sinopharm and Sputnik V vaccines, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has not yet announced, therefore people with these vaccines must remain in quarantine for at least 10 days

‼️ Before making any arrangements, please check with Thai embassy in your country.
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Thought No 3 was the Cowshed vaccination, sounds better to me than the Sputnik V.

I don't pay too up much attention to the daily U-Turns and goalpost moving by the incompetent military junta, but I honestly didn't realise that even if you've had your 2 vaccinations and can show it, you STILL have to pay for enforced quarantine and further medical tests in Thailand. Expensive holiday.
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I have very little doubt that the plans will see some more "adjustments" along the way. Personally, I don't think they will vaccinate enough people in Phuket soon enough to meet the current July target, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong. There are also a few other open questions, such as (not yet vaccinated) domestic tourists mixing with foreign ones.
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Its "official" whatever that means, ( all "official" thai news is to be taken with a few grains of salt)

Thai govt approves plans to re-open to foreign tourists
Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday formally approved plans to re-open the country to foreign tourists.
The planned gradual re-opening will see quarantine reduced for fully vaccinated tourists to Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phang Na, Koh Samui and Phuket from as early as next month.

Tourists who intend to visit the aforementioned destinations will still have to undergo quarantine but only for 7 days rather than the 14 days mandatory quarantine needed previously.

From 1 July, vaccinated tourists will be able to visit Phuket without the need to quarantine.

If the scheme in Phuket proves successful, quarantine will be scrapped in other popular tourist destinations throughout Thailand, namely Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phang Na and Koh Samui from 1 October.
https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/121205 ... -tourists/
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phuketrichard wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:26 am Its "official" whatever that means, ( all "official" thai news is to be taken with a few grains of salt)

Thai govt approves plans to re-open to foreign tourists
Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday formally approved plans to re-open the country to foreign tourists.
The planned gradual re-opening will see quarantine reduced for fully vaccinated tourists to Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phang Na, Koh Samui and Phuket from as early as next month.

Tourists who intend to visit the aforementioned destinations will still have to undergo quarantine but only for 7 days rather than the 14 days mandatory quarantine needed previously.

From 1 July, vaccinated tourists will be able to visit Phuket without the need to quarantine.

If the scheme in Phuket proves successful, quarantine will be scrapped in other popular tourist destinations throughout Thailand, namely Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phang Na and Koh Samui from 1 October.
https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/121205 ... -tourists/
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Oh, I wish I could believe this. I'd really like to see the plan at least somewhat successful so that it spurs on Cambodia and Vietnam to catch up and open their borders wide enough so I can get in.

But the vaccination rate in Thailand is negligible. If they had injected 15% to 20% of the population already, then I'd be far more confident. The Thais have yet another plan but empty hands. Sadly.
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