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I would have thought single long stay travellers would be the first back , if rules change , they would be much more flexible than families and able to absorb any extra costs 

I'm hoping to get back in January .... and would like to stay for a 2-3 months ... if it's quiet I'm not that bothered , part of me wishes that I could be there now and visit the former tourist hotspots down South ... but I want restaurants and massage shops open at least .. 

I'm due to get my booster in Nov , a sensible precaution I think , if you are not planning on social distancing yourself from all the young ladies from Issan ...

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7 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

I would have thought single long stay travellers would be the first back , if rules change , they would be much more flexible than families and able to absorb any extra costs 

I'm hoping to get back in January .... and would like to stay for a 2-3 months ... if it's quiet I'm not that bothered , part of me wishes that I could be there now and visit the former tourist hotspots down South ... but I want restaurants and massage shops open at least .. 

I'm due to get my booster in Nov , a sensible precaution I think , if you are not planning on social distancing yourself from all the young ladies from Issan ...

I intend to wear a mask and insist the same from girls during intercourse and only removed in the case of oral sex. 😜😜

Definitely restaurants open for a starter, that is a must. 

STDs will be a secondary worry

I fancy a 2 month stay when the time is right, as long as there is no curfew after 8pm, and at least alcohol is being served. 

I am sure that a few Gentleman's clubs will be available behind closed doors, here and there along with what may appear to be traditional Thai Massage shops 😁

Had my booster and a bag packed in waiting. Hope its not too long. 

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33 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

I would have thought single long stay travellers would be the first back , if rules change , they would be much more flexible than families and able to absorb any extra costs 

I'm hoping to get back in January .... and would like to stay for a 2-3 months ... if it's quiet I'm not that bothered , part of me wishes that I could be there now and visit the former tourist hotspots down South ... but I want restaurants and massage shops open at least .. 

I'm due to get my booster in Nov , a sensible precaution I think , if you are not planning on social distancing yourself from all the young ladies from Issan ...

That's my current thinking and timing.

Even so, I'm expecting to have to get insurance (hence being on the UK red list is an issue), a certificate of entry from the UK embassy, and to stay in a registered hotel for the first week, same as the Phuket sandbox.

I'd love to be there to see how and what opens up, but I'm dubious about being in the first wave of visitors,  just in case it all goes pear-shaped....

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15 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

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The later part of the above, I think will eliminate most family parties, unless of course the parents can work remotely and are able to stay in Thailand for a long period.  

 

Generally I think there is a big differential between the two and three week millionaires and people who intend to stay as much of the UK winter as possible.  The requirements of each are different.

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49 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

I would have thought single long stay travellers would be the first back , if rules change , they would be much more flexible than families and able to absorb any extra costs 

I'm due to get my booster in Nov , a sensible precaution I think , if you are not planning on social distancing yourself from all the young ladies from Issan ...

Perish the thought!

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4 hours ago, Stillearly said:

I would have thought single long stay travellers would be the first back , if rules change , they would be much more flexible than families and able to absorb any extra costs 

I'm hoping to get back in January .... and would like to stay for a 2-3 months ... if it's quiet I'm not that bothered , part of me wishes that I could be there now and visit the former tourist hotspots down South ... but I want restaurants and massage shops open at least .. 

I'm due to get my booster in Nov , a sensible precaution I think , if you are not planning on social distancing yourself from all the young ladies from Issan ...

I agree and have similar thoughts. I may even do a shorter trip before xmas if things lift as planned.

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I'm slightly confused over the ASQ at the moment, I had read a report that from 01 Nov ASQ for double vaccinated tourists is to be scrapped, so the way I interpret it (probably incorrectly) is that for a month ASQ is to be reduced to 7 days, then scrapped entirely?.

"BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost its immunisation rate and revive its battered tourism sector."

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5 hours ago, john luke said:

The later part of the above, I think will eliminate most family parties, unless of course the parents can work remotely and are able to stay in Thailand for a long period.  

 

Generally I think there is a big differential between the two and three week millionaires and people who intend to stay as much of the UK winter as possible.  The requirements of each are different.

Yes, the 10 days quarantine if with an unvaxxed child will certainly out off families. 

It'll be dropped, but when is the question, because if still kept when quarantine is allegedly going to be dropped completely for fully vaxxed, it'll put off a massive chunk of people.

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13 hours ago, john luke said:

The later part of the above, I think will eliminate most family parties, unless of course the parents can work remotely and are able to stay in Thailand for a long period.  

 

Generally I think there is a big differential between the two and three week millionaires and people who intend to stay as much of the UK winter as possible.  The requirements of each are different.

I will not be going to Thailand until my child can travel freely as wish to go next summer but not if Kataleya is stuck in a hotel with either Porn or myself (probably both so not an option)

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15 hours ago, john luke said:

The later part of the above, I think will eliminate most family parties, unless of course the parents can work remotely and are able to stay in Thailand for a long period.  

 

Generally I think there is a big differential between the two and three week millionaires and people who intend to stay as much of the UK winter as possible.  The requirements of each are different.

Just reading about the Phuket Sandbox and this is where it gets confusing.  According to the pasted info below if you are going to Phuket using the Sandbox system then children under 18 can travel without quarantine if accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents.

Ok I don't want to go to Phuket but the November 1 details are not related to Phuket or Koh Samui then as children are required to be placed in quarantine for 10 days even if with fully vaccinated parents. I suppose then that if wanting to go to Bangkok or Hua Hin from 01 November this is not a Sandbox system.

I wish it was easier to understand to get my interest and sterling to help the Thai recovery. So families are penalised but sex tourists are free to roam the streets, trying also to understand what type of tourists they really want in the country.

Maybe I am missing something.

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Updated September 28, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has sent out a letter to people in the tourism industry saying that Phuket will open to vaccinated Thai and foreign travelers . Travelers do not need to do quarantine but they must stay in Phuket for at least 7 nights and will then be allowed to visit other destinations in Thailand.

Who can travel to Phuket from abroad?

  • Vaccinated Thai and foreign travelers from listed countries (see the list below) and you must have stayed for 21 days in that country before traveling to Phuket
  • Unvaccinated children under 18 years old traveling with vaccinated parents
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12 hours ago, Butch said:

I'm slightly confused over the ASQ at the moment, I had read a report that from 01 Nov ASQ for double vaccinated tourists is to be scrapped, so the way I interpret it (probably incorrectly) is that for a month ASQ is to be reduced to 7 days, then scrapped entirely?.

"BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost its immunisation rate and revive its battered tourism sector."

That is my understanding too.

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Just to throw another spanner in the works, the COE site has been updated, but it now says minimum 10 days quarantine when I put in my information.  Hopefully it's still being worked on and will show 7 days soon.

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1 hour ago, KWA said:

Just to throw another spanner in the works, the COE site has been updated, but it now says minimum 10 days quarantine when I put in my information.  Hopefully it's still being worked on and will show 7 days soon.

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Stillearly posted an image from RTE Sydney which stated 10 days for international travellers not fully vaccinated.

Don't know if this is relevant in you case.

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9 hours ago, bob lt said:

Stillearly posted an image from RTE Sydney which stated 10 days for international travellers not fully vaccinated.

Don't know if this is relevant in you case.

Not sure - the next page had a mention of the 7 days minimum and another page 14 days.  I think (hope) it's just poor editing of the website.

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From the BBC -

Why is the Thai government proceeding so cautiously?

The simple answer is vaccines and the limited number of ICU beds.

Despite significantly ramping up its orders of vaccines, the government started late and is still a long way short of its official target of inoculating at least 70% of the population.

By the end of September just over one quarter had received two doses, and many of those who received the less effective Sinovac vaccine are now having to get booster shots.

And at the peak of the latest Covid wave in July and August, all Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in Bangkok were filled, forcing families with seriously ill patients to search frantically for beds in other parts of the country. No-one wants to see a repeat of that distressing experience.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58758310

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1 hour ago, KWA said:

Over 1 million jabs reported in Thailand again yesterday.  Good progress.

Don't believe any official Thai numbers, they're there to manage expectations rather than convey useful information, lol. TAT is a prime example of that!

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

Bloomberg says it was only 640,000. That's still a very useful number, though, so credit where it's due.

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