Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

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Not much uptake on the STV I'm hearing, they are considering opening up golf club resorts now as ASQ facilities 🤣🤣, ffs how much would that cost, can't think of anything worse than being locked in a golf club,
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All's well, says TAT:

Thailand has relaxed issue of tourist visas, says TAT
Nov 10. 2020
By THE NATION
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has relaxed issue of visas to foreigners, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said.

TAT executive director for tourism products Thapanee Kiatphaibool said that the tourism situation in Thailand was recovering after the government allowed more foreigners to visit the country.

She added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had relaxed issue of visas related to tourism, especially tourism visa which allows foreigners to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days, and up to 90 days in case of extension.

As of November 5, the ministry had issued certificates of entry to 1,465 foreigners. The top three visas the organisation had granted included retirement visa, special tourism visa and privilege entry visa.
https://www.nationthailand.com/news/303 ... l_referral
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LOL: :plus1: :plus1:
yea right
relaxed visa if ur rich
https://thaiembdc.org/2020/11/05/trsingle_entry/

for those that cant be bothered clicking the link''

The following qualifications are for applicants who wish to apply for a Tourist visa TR (Single Entry only)
– Non-Thai nationals wishing to enter Thailand for Tourism purposes
– Non-Thai nationals with banking account balance no less than $17,000 or 500,000 baht each month for the last six month

1. At least 15 working days before the intended date of travel, the applicant must fill in the information and upload all required documents online here

2. The Royal Thai Embassy / Consulates-General will review the application. If the applicant requires a visa, the visa officer will inform the applicant to submit the following documents through mail to the Royal Thai Embassy (ATTN: Visa Section) or Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York:

2.1 Passport

2.2 Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)

2.3 Visa application form (Download) (if the applicant doesn’t have a valid Thai visa)

2.4 Declaration form (Download)

2.5 Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that the applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand)

2.6 A confirmation of booking of Alternative State Quarantine (Please check the list of the alternative state quarantine hotels at www.hsscovid.com or www.thaiembdc.org/asq)

2.7 Self-addressed return envelope and visa fee (Money order – $40 for single entry only) if the applicant doesn’t have a valid visa

2.8 A copy of the bank statement for the last 6 months (the balance of each month must have no less than $17,000 or 500,000 baht)

3. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present

3.1 A “Certificate of Entry” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulates-General;

3.2 A “Health Certificate”, Fit to Fly, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

3.3 Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand); and

3.4 A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

4. Upon entry to Thailand,

Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must present the following documents to be granted entry:

4.1 COE and Declaration Form

4.2 Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

4.3 Fit-to-fly/Fit-to-travel Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure

4.4 Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand)

5. If granted entry, traveler must go through 14 days of Alternative State Quarantine
*** The applicant must arrange their own 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) at their own expenses. More information, including list of permitted hotels (in Thai) can be found here at http://hsscovid.com/ or Royal Thai Embassy’s website .***
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I think that they've resumed to offer the regular tourist visa is an important step. It's not for the masses and cannot be for as long as there's mandatory quarantine at an ASQ hotel, obviously, but anyone who has the time and the coin to come to Thailand for an extended holiday has now become eligible for entry again.
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I wouldn't be too happy having to send passport, address details, copy of bank statement etc.. .in the post - great for any hacker who came accross it!
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I don't mind providing bank balance proof for my retirement based visa but I don't think I'd be willing to do it for a simple tourist visa. I suppose it will be abolished again when they want to get the masses back in eventually.
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and looking at the current requirements it seems you need 500k baht in the bank for the visa - how many regular tourists have that amount sitting around?
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wow;
Ms Thepanee explained that as of Nov 5 the MFA had issued certificates of entry (COE) to 1,495 people who had already entered the country.
Of those, 501 were issued to foreigners who had already entered the country on a long-stay visa (OA), while 331 were issued to people who had entered Thailand on the Special Tourist Visa (STV)
now that will save the tourism economy ::::::

https://www.thephuketnews.com/tat-deput ... m3yF56BXzk

So the stv was a HUGe success :facepalm:
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I think for hospitality relaated businesses clinging to the hope of travel resuming it will be the slow pace of recovery that will kill a lot of them off for good. As travel restrictions ease businesses start to reopen therefore spreading the limited up tick of customers business thinly across the ground for lower individual business benefit. Whether many will survive on a lower overall tourist numbers at peak level is another issue as well. Even though SE.Asia is a very dynamic region where things can change rapidly I still see a very bleak scenario for at least the next couple.of years for Thailand's tourist dominant areas.
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What you think guys/gals, previously treated and positive again!!!!,
Are the PCR tests picking up remnants of the dead virus or re infection 🤔🤔,

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... infections
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