Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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make of this what you wish:

THAI NEWS REPORTS: Starting from Monday, passengers 18 and above arriving at airports in #Thailand must have been vaccinated or can show evidence of recently recovery from Covid. For passengers returning to countries that require testing before entry must have Covid insurance.
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Well, I was going to go there in February to catch the Super Bowl, and even though I’m vaccinated and do have my paperwork, looks like I’ll be skipping Thailand for the foreseeable future. Don’t want to get over there or purchase a ticket and some other rules/requirements get put into place. Too bad, really wanted to go.
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Kenr wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:11 pm Well, I was going to go there in February to catch the Super Bowl, and even though I’m vaccinated and do have my paperwork, looks like I’ll be skipping Thailand for the foreseeable future. Don’t want to get over there or purchase a ticket and some other rules/requirements get put into place. Too bad, really wanted to go.
Wise decision, the situation is a bit obscure now.
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Same here. Was planning to meet some friends in Thailand later next month but we all decided to skip Thailand all together now. 2nd year in row we decided to skip holiday in Thailand thanks to their erratic entry requirement decisions. And most likely will be skipping it in next few years too. Well done Thailand.
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guys; dont worry with all the back lash that will take place, this "new" ruling will be reversed soon enough :-)
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If you have been fully vaccinated you just show your card. What's the problem? I assumed I would have to show it anyway. Or am I missing something?

It sounds like they are trying to keep out hoards of Chinese who haven't been vaccinated.
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It's just so dumb to announce the rules on a Saturday and expect the airlines to enforce them from Monday on (some affected flights depart today already, actually).

That really causes unnecessary stress for many travelers, airline employees and travel agents. The virus won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
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There was no vaccination requirement prior this Saturday. So unvaccinated people who had book their flights last month, flying on tonight, are now in trouble. Go and get a doctor for whole family with few hours notice on Sunday, maybe yeah? :D

Final kill for Thai tourism.
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Doc67 wrote: Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:53 pm If you have been fully vaccinated you just show your card. What's the problem? I assumed I would have to show it anyway. Or am I missing something?

It sounds like they are trying to keep out hoards of Chinese who haven't been vaccinated.
What about when they turn around and require insurance? What about when they start enforcing a mask policy? What about when they implement a curfew?

One of the reasons I retired in Cambodia rather than Thailand was because of their fluctuating policies and mandates. Love the place, but it’s too unpredictable.
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I pass through thailand on the way ti cambodia.... but I guess this all means if you actually going into Thailand.... I'm vaccinated just will dig out the cert. Just incase
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