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Update- Thailand approves tourism with 90day min stay and 14 day quarantine

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Update- Thailand approves tourism with 90day min stay and 14 day quarantine

So Thailand is saying they're looking to open up in October but with 14 day quarantine and minimum of 30 day visits

https://www.traveloffpath.com/thailand- ... y-30-days/

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Yuthasak Supasorn told Reuters that foreign tourists will be committed to stay in Thailand for at least 30 days, which they must fly directly into Phuket. Shorter trips will not be permitted.

The first 14 days of their minimum 30 day vacation will be in quarantine at their hotel, which will include their private hotel room, common areas of the hotel’s property, and in some cases beach access.
Sept 15 update

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... rist-visas
The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to 14-day quarantine and stay for at least 90 days, to help the flagging economy.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after the cabinet meeting that the government would issue special tourist visas for long-stay visitors. The most important condition would be a 14-day quarantine.
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StatsGuy wrote: So Thailand is saying they're looking to open up in October but with 14 day quarantine and minimum of 30 day visits
If you are quoting someone and trying to get some information on travel and bans, at least you should quote the government or official website and not a personal blogging site... This way you will get the real info and not a seo content...
I often use voice typing and rarely read what I had typed...
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so that's 14 days quarantine in Thailand, and you have to stay another 16 days, then when you get back to Canada you have to quarantine AGAIN for another 2 weeks.

so 4 out of the 6 weeks you have is going to be quarantine time? sounds like an absolute blast of a vacation, notwithstanding the fact that most people can't get 6 weeks off at once or even have 6 weeks of vacation time to take every year.
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dazz wrote: If you are quoting someone and trying to get some information on travel and bans, at least you should quote the government or official website and not a personal blogging site... This way you will get the real info and not a seo content...
Quote is from governor of tourism and they will start with Phuket first and see how it goes (minimum 30 day stay and 14 day quarantine
Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Also from Minister of tourism
Thailand’s Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has set the date of October 1 for a new pilot program which will start with the island of Phuket. If successful – if tourists actually come and there isn’t a new spike in Covid-19 cases – the project will be expanded to include other destinations.
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thai needs tourists dollars that bad? but who's gonna be that crazy about thailand, i mean why anyone wants to spend tons of money on quarantine. a smarter policy would be free quarantine and testing with 3 months stay requirement, if positive, however, med expense will be on you. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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They need a batter official website where this is discussed. The official tourism site doesn't discuss the 30 days. Makes it very difficult to plan anything. I have been booked months ago for December, but have no idea if it should all just be cancelled as it just isn't clear enough. I won't extend to 30 days. Even if people could afford a 30 day hotel stay, for most people its the 30 days away from work that would be the issue.
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dpolites wrote: They need a batter official website where this is discussed. The official tourism site doesn't discuss the 30 days. Makes it very difficult to plan anything. I have been booked months ago for December, but have no idea if it should all just be cancelled as it just isn't clear enough. I won't extend to 30 days. Even if people could afford a 30 day hotel stay, for most people its the 30 days away from work that would be the issue.
Doesn't really help you as anything they say now can change at anytime as we've seen with the Bahamas Bali, Thailand, Europe and other places backtracking on earlier "reopening" plans

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thai ... index.html
During a public forum held late last week, Thailand's Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the country is aiming to allow foreign tourists to enter the country through a program dubbed "Safe and Sealed

In the beginning, tourists will be permitted to fly into Phuket -- Thailand's largest island -- and will need to quarantine in a designated resort for 14 days.
Phiphat cited popular Patong Beach as an example of an area where this could work. Special one-kilometer zones consisting of three-to-four resorts could be set up there, allowing quarantined tourists to spend time on the beach -- so long as they stay in their designated area.
Travelers will need to get tested for Covid-19 at the beginning and end of their quarantine period. Then, they will be free to travel on the island.
But the minister says tourists who wish to travel beyond Phuket will have to stay in quarantine for an additional seven days and will have a third Covid-19 test at the end of that 21-day quarantine period.
Hotel staff who work in these designated zones will not be permitted to leave without first going into quarantine and will be tested regularly for Covid-19 as well to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Do they have all inclusive hotels there and are they expensive?

With tons of people working from home if you get a good deal to stay for a month, even while working, this could be very attractive for people from colder countries.
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Baigle wrote: Do they have all inclusive hotels there and are they expensive?

With tons of people working from home if you get a good deal to stay for a month, even while working, this could be very attractive for people from colder countries.
I've seen the prices for the ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine). For example, at Le Meridien Bangkok they are currently charging 90K baht (3800 CAD) for 15 days. 5000 CAD Baht for a suite but only 1 person, an extra 1500 CAD for your SO. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken care of. 24-hour room service with a 20% discount, gym time, etc. I know Conrad and Movenpick are also available. When/if they open the "Phuket Model" to whatever region(s) they allow it for, they won't all be higher-end hotels as they have thousands applying to be one of these ASQ hotels so maybe some will be an all-inclusive type deal.
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Doesn't sound like much of a reopen if we need to quarantine. Might be okay for long term travelers but this isn't for most of us.
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Most Canadians only have 2 weeks of vacation time, we ain't Europe lol
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: Most Canadians only have 2 weeks of vacation time, we ain't Europe lol
You have two weeks vacation? You need a new job.
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We met several Europeans in Thailand last time, saying they like to take a few months of vacation in Thailand during their winter time. It is relatively cheap for them.

If your work allow you to work remotely and you don't mind the quarantine, Thailand is relatively inexpensive.
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Arrgh wrote: We met several Europeans in Thailand last time, saying they like to take a few months of vacation in Thailand during their winter time. It is relatively cheap for them.

If your work allow you to work remotely and you don't mind the quarantine, Thailand is relatively inexpensive.
Thailand is relatively cheap but the ASQ may not be as cheap per-day as a cheap 4* hotel and local restaurant food would be. After one's ASQ is complete and you can go wherever in the country then of course pricing will be "normal" Thai prices. Of course, our dollar sucks so we don't have it nearly as good as Europeans/Americans when it comes to SEA travel.

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