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timmydownawell wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:28 pm Flew SR-BKK on Friday and back again today. Both flights were completely full. AirAsia could probably justify adding more flights at this rate.

Tourist area around Soi Rambuttri was absolutely packed on the evening that we wandered through there.
If you don't mind me asking what is the cost of that return flight ?
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Cowshed Cowboy wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:22 am
timmydownawell wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:28 pm Flew SR-BKK on Friday and back again today. Both flights were completely full. AirAsia could probably justify adding more flights at this rate.

Tourist area around Soi Rambuttri was absolutely packed on the evening that we wandered through there.
If you don't mind me asking what is the cost of that return flight ?
Was $112.
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timmydownawell wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:14 am
Cowshed Cowboy wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:22 am
timmydownawell wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:28 pm Flew SR-BKK on Friday and back again today. Both flights were completely full. AirAsia could probably justify adding more flights at this rate.

Tourist area around Soi Rambuttri was absolutely packed on the evening that we wandered through there.
If you don't mind me asking what is the cost of that return flight ?
Was $112.
Thanks, very reasonable.
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Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
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phuketrichard wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:34 am Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
I wonder which countries are in the lucky 17. Not Cambodia obviously.
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armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:28 am
phuketrichard wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:34 am Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
I wonder which countries are in the lucky 17. Not Cambodia obviously.
Cambodian's get 14 days visa exempt stamp, or they can get a tourist visa. but you know that :-)
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armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:28 am
phuketrichard wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:34 am Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
I wonder which countries are in the lucky 17. Not Cambodia obviously.
To answer my own question, these are the countries:
Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.

Surprised to learn that atm all these nationals have to pay 2000THB on arrival and can only stay for 15 days with no extensions allowed.
Judging by the number of Indians that I saw in Bangkok recently, it makes commercial sense to relax the rules for them.
I'm surprised to see 4 EU countries on the list.

Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Korea and Peru already get 90 day visa exempt entry.
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armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:50 pm
armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:28 am
phuketrichard wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:34 am Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
I wonder which countries are in the lucky 17. Not Cambodia obviously.
To answer my own question, these are the countries:
Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.

Surprised to learn that atm all these nationals have to pay 2000THB on arrival and can only stay for 15 days with no extensions allowed.
Judging by the number of Indians that I saw in Bangkok recently, it makes commercial sense to relax the rules for them.
I'm surprised to see 4 EU countries on the list.

Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Korea and Peru already get 90 day visa exempt entry.
Peru to Thailand? They should give them a medal!

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armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:50 pm
armchairlawyer wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:28 am
phuketrichard wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:34 am Effective Oct 1st 2022 until March 31st 2023 (6 months)

People who normally get in free on 30 day entries will instead get stamped in for 45 days.
AND
People from the 17 countries who normally bought a 15 day visa on arrival when they landed here for 2000baht will now get a 30 day visa on arrival
I wonder which countries are in the lucky 17. Not Cambodia obviously.
To answer my own question, these are the countries:
Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.

Surprised to learn that atm all these nationals have to pay 2000THB on arrival and can only stay for 15 days with no extensions allowed.
Judging by the number of Indians that I saw in Bangkok recently, it makes commercial sense to relax the rules for them.
I'm surprised to see 4 EU countries on the list.

Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Korea and Peru already get 90 day visa exempt entry.
ONLY applies to VOA's
they can also obtain a 60 day tourist visa at an embassy an extend 30 days if they wish
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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July official tourist number confirmed. Last 3 months :

May 521,410 - 19% v 2019
June 767,497 - 25%
July 1,124,227 - 34%
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