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Thailand Travel Restrictions and Info

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:44 am
by phuketrichard
wow, say goodbye to high season .
BUT if ur not from these 11, a great time to visit.


Thailand designates 11 destinations as ‘high risk’, imposes travel restrictions

“All the medical expenses incurred will be borne by the individuals themselves.”


Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has now designated 9 countries and 2 Chinese territories as high risk areas for the Covid-19 virus. He announced that visitors to Thailand from these destination are now subject to 14 day home quarantine and will have to adhere to strict health-related follow-ups.

The 11 locations, now designated by Thailand as “high risk” areas, are Japan, South Korea, Germany, China, Taiwan, France, Singapore, Italy and Iran, plus the two Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.[

• Visitors and Thai citizens returning from the high risk areas will be subject to 14 days home quarantine, even if they are cleared of the disease, unless they have permission from health officials.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... strictions

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:20 pm
by atst
How can it be a great time to visit your still walking around an airport sharing public transport with hundreds of people who should be in isolation and it's the airlines that are putting you at risk by letting these people travel

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:38 pm
by Kammekor
phuketrichard wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:44 am wow, say goodbye to high season .
BUT if ur not from these 11, a great time to visit.


Thailand designates 11 destinations as ‘high risk’, imposes travel restrictions

“All the medical expenses incurred will be borne by the individuals themselves.”


Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has now designated 9 countries and 2 Chinese territories as high risk areas for the Covid-19 virus. He announced that visitors to Thailand from these destination are now subject to 14 day home quarantine and will have to adhere to strict health-related follow-ups.

The 11 locations, now designated by Thailand as “high risk” areas, are Japan, South Korea, Germany, China, Taiwan, France, Singapore, Italy and Iran, plus the two Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.[

• Visitors and Thai citizens returning from the high risk areas will be subject to 14 days home quarantine, even if they are cleared of the disease, unless they have permission from health officials.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... strictions
Great time to visit until your country is on the list too and you're stuck with four non refundable tickets for your family....

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Backtracking by the Thai minister:
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Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:37 pm
by clutchcargo
^^^^^
The Thais seem clueless about this..seriously :whip:

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:47 pm
by phuketrichard
The official government post, on a Public Health Ministry letterhead, was released to the media and posted on the Minister’s Facebook page. It was later removed from the Facebook page but no announcement was made to either clarify or cancel the earlier announcement.

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:01 pm
by Cowshed Cowboy
This is the without a doubt the most incompetent government in Thailand I've experienced in my 25 years of visiting/living here. Just when you think it can't get any worse.

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:05 pm
by phuketrichard
LOL:
recall last year when they came up with the law people were not allowed to ride in the back of pick up trucks?
right before Songkran>>>
1 step forward, 2 steps back

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:57 am
by phuketrichard
“When asked directly why he deactivated his Facebook account after publishing the official memos, signed by himself, Anutin laughed and attempted to deflect the question.”

The Thailand government, specifically the gaffe-prone Public Health minister, has thrown the holiday plans of thousands into confusion after the Minister’s orders for any new arrivals from 11 destinations to go into self-imposed quarantine (for the Covid-19 outbreak). He removed his Facebook post soon after posting the decision.

Then his official Facebook page was taken down altogether.

Tuesday evening’s post said travellers from affected countries would be subjected to a 14 day quarantine “without exceptions”.

When Thai media reached out for comments from the Minister at Government House, Anutin denied any knowledge about the matter.

The Thai PM, or the Thai Government, have not issued any statements providing any clarity on the topic or explaining the actions of the minister.
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/coronav ... s-document

Re: Thailand travel restrictions

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:29 am
by Cowshed Cowboy
Wow, just seen that the Royal Cliff Hotel which was the premier hotel in Pattaya for many years and where the Red Shirts stormed the Asean meeting during the troubles has announced its closing down until June 20th. I think it has relied a lot more on the Russian market in recent years and also the conference and exhibition side of the hospitality business.