Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by popping in » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:44 am

It was a decent comment, but I honestly didn't mean to give it 2 likes haha.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Alex » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:50 pm

popping in wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Can we say with confidence yet that this STV is going to be of no benefit to westerners during the next 6 months ?
We cannot say anything with confidence for the next six months, that much I can say with confidence.

Seriously, nobody can tell you. Also, some "Westerners" will probably qualify a lot sooner than others.
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by popping in » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:23 am

Alex wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:50 pm
popping in wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Can we say with confidence yet that this STV is going to be of no benefit to westerners during the next 6 months ?
We cannot say anything with confidence for the next six months, that much I can say with confidence.

Seriously, nobody can tell you. Also, some "Westerners" will probably qualify a lot sooner than others.
I suggest that we can say with confidence that we can not plan anything with confidence ?
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by God'sGift » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:53 pm

and how do they determine where you are from - say you are a Brit expat living in New Zealand - will they let you in ?
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by DaveG » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:15 pm

God'sGift wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:53 pm
and how do they determine where you are from - say you are a Brit expat living in New Zealand - will they let you in ?
With dual nationality and a Chinese passport... Maybe
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:04 pm

God'sGift wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:53 pm
and how do they determine where you are from - say you are a Brit expat living in New Zealand - will they let you in ?
as you need get any visa in advance at the embassy, they know where you are and how long you have been there,
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 am

popping in wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:44 am
It was a decent comment, but I honestly didn't mean to give it 2 likes haha.
yeah im not sure how you managed to do that hahaha
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by popping in » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:57 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 am
popping in wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:44 am
It was a decent comment, but I honestly didn't mean to give it 2 likes haha.
yeah im not sure how you managed to do that hahaha
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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:50 am

Phuket was due to "welcome" 120-150 ( no one seemed to know which figure it was) Chinese "tourists" today BUT
thats out the door
BANGKOK, Oct 7 (TNA) – The resort island of Phuket has postponed reopening to foreign tourists until the end of the Vegetarian Festival to create confidence among local tourists.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Dr. Kajornsak Kaewcharat said the first group of 150 Chinese tourists, earlier scheduled to arrive in Phuket on Oct8 will come after Oct 25.
https://tna.mcot.net/english-news/line- ... ews-556731

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Re: Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:55 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:50 am
Phuket was due to "welcome" 120-150 ( no one seemed to know which figure it was) Chinese "tourists" today BUT
thats out the door
BANGKOK, Oct 7 (TNA) – The resort island of Phuket has postponed reopening to foreign tourists until the end of the Vegetarian Festival to create confidence among local tourists.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Dr. Kajornsak Kaewcharat said the first group of 150 Chinese tourists, earlier scheduled to arrive in Phuket on Oct8 will come after Oct 25.
https://tna.mcot.net/english-news/line- ... ews-556731

Better safe than sorry
Utterly bizarre, if they can't even decide when to let in a couple of hundred what hope is there? Doesn't really send out the right message to anyone thinking about going through the considerable hoops and expenses to get here that your trip could be postponed depending how the wind of public opinion is blowing any particular day.

Will you feel any safer in 3 weeks time Richard when they turn up? It makes zero difference surely.
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