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COVID-19 - Situation and response in Thailand

Old Mar 10, 20, 8:43 pm
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Thailand Reopening: Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO)

Required Documents:

  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
  • Those previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
  • Travelers under 12 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling (all travelers).
  • A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ accommodation, and 1 RT-PCR test.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.
https://tp.consular.go.th/

Properties for day-one quarantine: https://asq.in.th/asq-bangkok-thaila...ctedItem=1+Day





TG's "rules"/form
https://www.thaiairways.com/en_TH/ne...e-covid19.page

Form for health cert.
https://www.thaiairways.com/static/c...ificate_TG.jpg


Thai inbound covid insurance comparison site:

https://asq.in.th/thailand-covid-insurance

Thanks to transpac



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COVID-19 - Situation and response in Thailand

Old May 11, 20, 1:09 pm
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Any recent reports on whether the ban on international travelers will the extended again after the current extension until the end of this month? I hear from friends in Bangkok that shops etc. are reopening, and domestic flights resumed on May 1, but no one has any idea about when international travelers (other than in a few fairly narrow categories) will be permitted.
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International flights are still banned until May 31st. The state of emergency and the curfew have been extended to May 31st.
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Originally Posted by CaliforniaSteve View Post
International flights are still banned until May 31st. The state of emergency and the curfew have been extended to May 31st.
I would anticipate that in due course, the ban on international arrivals will be extended past the May 31 date.
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Old May 13, 20, 12:45 pm
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My TG and WE flights between CNX and BKK have been cancelled for August so I imagine int’l flights won’t open beforehand.
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"October", could the first, the fifteenth, or Halloween, is a month I've seen "floated" by various government and tourist-oriented sources over the past ~ 10 days.

One hopes this means no fit-to-fly certificate, no special visa, no extra insurance, no quarantine on arrival.

The "government" is being criticized, in a way which I have never seen (for a military government), for a poor performance on re-patriating Thais. This aspect may get more focus, in the near term.

"My TG and WE flights between CNX and BKK have been cancelled for August so I imagine int’l flights won’t open beforehand."

Not sure how domestic flight cancellations affect international flights? There could be any number of reasons for these cancellations. AFAIK, one can fly BKK/DMK-CNX today, although the provincial government of Chiang Mai may have restrictions on who would be allowed to leave the airport, who might be quarantined? Every province seems to have its own rules and I admit I have no interest in keeping up with those.

"Passengers are required to check provinces' latest announcements and orders every time prior to booking domestic flights as the requirements to tame the spread of the coronavirus may vary."

from AoT link: t.ly/ASDK
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Old May 14, 20, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post
My TG and WE flights between CNX and BKK have been cancelled for August so I imagine intl flights wont open beforehand.
Yet you could be flying that route on another airline today! I suspect Thai just don't know what they're flying or when as yet.
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Incoming International flight ban extended until end of June.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN22S08L
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Incoming International flight ban extended until end of June.


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I was surprised to read that the international flight ban has been extended for yet another month, until the end of June. On Saturday no new coronavirus infections or deaths were reported. Malls and department stores are now being allowed to reopen. (Of course, every day in Thailand there are 50 or so deaths from motorcycle accidents.)

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...l-in-hospitals
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Old May 16, 20, 3:46 pm
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I was also surprised by the extension to the end of June.

With over 20% of the GDP based on travel & tourism, millions of Thais will suffer a lot from this and it will become increasingly difficult to explain this ban every day.

Not only June will be gone with that extension, but it will also diminish the hope to at least save what's left of the summer travel season in July and August, because many people will now make other holiday plans. - At least here in Europe, options for summer are now opening up every day.

My hope was - and still is - that Thailand can at least find agreements with some of the key countries where the situation seems well controlled (like China and South Korea) to allow at least some tourism.
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Old May 16, 20, 5:39 pm
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How much testing has Thailand been doing?

I recall some alarm about Thailand refusing to impose entry bans to Chinese tourists around early February.

Lot of skepticism about some of the Thai ministers.

Yet all across Asia the numbers are better than Europe or the US.
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I guess the only surprise is that the "government" announced the extension so far in advance of 31 May. I wasn't expecting any action until the 27th at the earliest.

My hope was - and still is - that Thailand can at least find agreements with some of the key countries where the situation seems well-controlled (like China and South Korea) to allow at least some tourism.
Can foreigners travel to China and South Korea today?

It seems like a lot of the countries which "appear" to be doing well are still closed?

The primary flu season here begins in June, running through October.

There's always Cambodia I guess.
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Originally Posted by transpac View Post
There's always Cambodia I guess.
A sentence sure to be uttered more and more in the future...
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What about Cambodia?
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CN/HK/MO/KR to be taken off list of countries/territories whose arrivals are no longer required to make health declaration https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...gerous-disease

No immediate impact given international flights grounded; not even sure what it means when flights operate again (CN/HK/MO/KR no longer subject to quarantine on arrival?!)
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
I was surprised to read that the international flight ban has been extended for yet another month, until the end of June. On Saturday no new coronavirus infections or deaths were reported. Malls and department stores are now being allowed to reopen. (Of course, every day in Thailand there are 50 or so deaths from motorcycle accidents.)

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...l-in-hospitals
I was hoping they would ease it earlier, but not really surprised. They have been on a very stringent lockdown, with domestic travel severely restricted. They have just started to open that up, with some long-distance bus operators starting to run again. Some domestic flights running as well, but not nearly at previous volume.

I am very fearful that it will be a long time before anyone from USA is allowed entry, even with health requirements. Our failure to adequately respond to the virus has us as the global hot spot, with another spike sure to come in a couple weeks.
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