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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    I was sent this link, at about 2 mins in he goes on about applying to Embassies to state your case for coming back to Thailand!! Its a start but being in Iraq I am not in the best position to sort things out with an Embassy in view to getting home

    Hope it will help some people out, but I think I will still be on a wait out

    Edit... Just looked at it again and i cannot make my mind up which Embassy you have to apply to, UK in BKK or a Thai Embassy?

    www.facebook.com/thailandprd/videos/1356645887858106


    In this video the spokesman referred to Thai embassy's and consulates and consideration will be given on a case by case basis, all returnees are subject to 14 days in quarantine.
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    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its LINE chat application, "TAT Contact Center," aiming to provide another way for tourists to inquire about travel information in both the Thai and English language. Tourists can select from the menu to find recommended tourist attractions in Thailand, e brochures, and a list of operators who have received the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration, "SHA, "certification.

    For more information, please contact the TAT Call Center 1672 (24 hours.)

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/AmazingThai...58420146530699
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    https://www.khaosodenglish.com International flights are likely to resume as late as September, a top civilian aviation regulator said Wednesday.

    Bit worrying that the CAAT director is saying that international MAY return by September yet Thai Airways and most other airlines are happily taking bookings throughout August.

    Please, somebody, tell me I am reading this wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    https://www.khaosodenglish.com International flights are likely to resume as late as September, a top civilian aviation regulator said Wednesday.

    Bit worrying that the CAAT director is saying that international MAY return by September yet Thai Airways and most other airlines are happily taking bookings throughout August.

    Please, somebody, tell me I am reading this wrong.

    Wow, that ain't good Allan, getting a bit miffed with it all now, another 2 months at least. Thankfully Ohm is coping fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    In this video the spokesman referred to Thai embassy's and consulates and consideration will be given on a case by case basis, all returnees are subject to 14 days in quarantine.

    Yes you are correct mate, I had an email from the British Embassy in BKK and they said that you have to 'apply' at your countries Thai Embassy, so London for us. They sent me an email address but nothing on any paperwork you need to submit. Then once that part of its done then it will all get sent to the MFA in Thailand and that can take at least up to 2 weeks for the consideration part of it, and its done on a case by case basis. There was no mention of how long you have to then get to Thailand. If they need a fit to fly cert and a flight ticket with set date then I am ❇❇❇❇❇❇ed! If I was a betting man, IMO it will be just in time for the high season when they open fully!!

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    If you are not classed as a "tourist" and you have family in Thailand or have a current visa but got trapped outside the Kingdom due to lock down could you take advantage of travelling via one of the "Bubble" countries if and when they are agreed on 26th? what's to stop you re-entering from a "safe" country after a 14 day period of self isolation? For Europeans I heard Latvia might be on the list....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame View Post
    If you are not classed as a "tourist" and you have family in Thailand or have a current visa but got trapped outside the Kingdom due to lock down could you take advantage of travelling via one of the "Bubble" countries if and when they are agreed on 26th? what's to stop you re-entering from a "safe" country after a 14 day period of self isolation? For Europeans I heard Latvia might be on the list....
    As I understand 'we' are always classed as tourists, even if its long term lol.
    My Non O multi entry has now run out so it will need to be the tourist exemption stamp for me untill I can get a new one.
    I understand about the bubble, but that is taking in to account that you are not out of the bubble because of your passport rather than your country of departure.
    i.e As friend who I work with is French with a French Passport and has not been back to France for years and was also at work with me when the lockdown started, he now cannot get back into South Africa, where he lives, because he has a French passport, they are not taking into account his country of departure and where he has been for the last six months and lived for years. But its something to look in to with regards to getting home.
    I also only get 4 weeks leave, so faffing about with 2 weeks quarantine in a safe country then faffing about with 2 weeks quarantine in Thailand (if needed), Ummmm lol, just in time to go back to work 55555
    But thank you for the thought Grahame

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    Grahame - That would be a pretty big loophole ! But if you've spent 14 days in a "safe" country as you say before heading to Thailand, I don't see why that wouldn't be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonerider View Post
    I understand about the bubble, but that is taking in to account that you are not out of the bubble because of your passport rather than your country of departure.
    I am dual UK / New Zealand, the latter being a very safe country. But I've been living in the UK the last 20 years. They would surely have to look at country of residence. And if I decided to enter on my NZ passport the immigration computers would surely link it to my UK one (which I normally use of course) via the biometrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    I am dual UK / New Zealand, the latter being a very safe country. But I've been living in the UK the last 20 years. They would surely have to look at country of residence. And if I decided to enter on my NZ passport the immigration computers would surely link it to my UK one (which I normally use of course) via the biometrics.
    Yes I understand that Ray, I have not been to the UK for over 3 years and have moved between Iraq and home (Thailand) for that time so there is not even the smallest of chance that I have been caught in the UK Covid problems. So hopefully they will look past the passport. If they look on the computers they can quiet easly see my itinerary for the last 3 years. Fingers Crossed it gets solved soon. Working everyday for 4 months is taking its toll now 55555555

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    Grahame - That would be a pretty big loophole ! But if you've spent 14 days in a "safe" country as you say before heading to Thailand, I don't see why that wouldn't be OK.
    Those were my thoughts and as you say a "loophole" so if people were going to take that approach they would need to do it straight away before they pick up on it or close it down. I was thinking of people who have become trapped outside and usually reside in Thailand and have family that they are desperate to get back to. I know Latvia and some of the Baltic states are on the draft list and obviously neighbouring Asian countries like Vietnam. NZ will almost certainly be on there thanks to their sterling efforts to contain the virus and control spread.

    Anyway it was just a thought... thinking aloud as usual....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    Grahame - That would be a pretty big loophole ! But if you've spent 14 days in a "safe" country as you say before heading to Thailand, I don't see why that wouldn't be OK.

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    I am dual UK / New Zealand, the latter being a very safe country. But I've been living in the UK the last 20 years. They would surely have to look at country of residence. And if I decided to enter on my NZ passport the immigration computers would surely link it to my UK one (which I normally use of course) via the biometrics.
    I wouldn’t worry about which passport, these rules are usually formed on travel history, so which countries you’ve visited/transited in the previous 14 (or whatever) days. Your nationality/passport would be irrelevant.

    Staying in a ‘safe’ country for the minimum required period would normally work.
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    Try going via Cambodia lol
    https://www.c-mw.net/cambodian-healt...eign-arrivals/

    Any foreigner planning on entering Cambodia from 11 June will be required to pay a US$3,000 deposit as well as other fees relating to coronavirus testing.
    Cambodian Finance Minister, Aun Pornmoinroth, announced the decision following a request by the Ministry of Health to charge foreigners for all Covid-19-related expenses. The new requirements are in addition to the rules that require foreigners intending to travel to Cambodia to possess a health certificate issued less than 72-hours prior to departure stating the traveller is free of coronavirus, in addition to having a minimum of $50,000 health insurance.
    The Cambodian government has previously born the costs of screening arriving passengers and the medical treatment for those who test positive after arriving from abroad.
    All arrivals to Cambodia, whether locals or foreigners, must currently go to waiting centres and undergo a Covid-19 test. They must stay there until the results are clear, usually around 24 hours.
    Foreigners must now pay for all expenses, including US$5 for the transport between the border and a waiting centre, $100 for the coronavirus test, $30 for a day at the centre, and $30 for meals.
    To ensure all foreign arrivals pay the fees, $3,000 will be collected from visitors with the charges deducted from the deposit before it is returned.
    Anyone testing positive for Covid-19, everyone on their flight will need to undergo 14 days of quarantine, with foreigners required to pay $84 per day for the duration.
    Foreigners testing positive for Covid-19 have to pay $225 per day for hospital treatment. The Health Ministry added that a charge of $1,500 will be levied for cremation services in the event of death.
    As of 11 June Cambodia had confirmed 126 cases of Covid-19.

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    I've been asked to do a visa run to get my Non-B when I start my new job in August. Is it 100% safe to do so without being refused re-entry to Thailand? I was planning on going to Laos to get it done.

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    Does anyone know where the $100.000 health insurance including covid cover might be obtained ? I would guess it is impossible until the UK government removes their essential travel only guidance, but if and when that is lifted surely it will be possible ?

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    I don’t think Thailand has yet set out what restrictions and requirements will be in place when visitors are allowed to return. Hopefully they’ll announce something soon so we can all start planning future visits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    I don’t think Thailand has yet set out what restrictions and requirements will be in place when visitors are allowed to return. Hopefully they’ll announce something soon so we can all start planning future visits.
    Yes, I can't wait to get back to see my wife for a visit. Hopefully the house here will sell - by no means a given in the current environment - and I can finally retire there permanently before the end of the year.

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    The committee on lockdown easing will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to extend the state of emergency until the end of July, National Security Council secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said today.
    Speaking after meeting with the committee, Gen Somsak said members had agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month to prevent a second wave of contagion after schools reopen next week.

    "In the fifth phase of lockdown easing, the government will allow venues that have high risk of infection to reopen, so we believe the state of emergency is needed to contain the spread of Covid-19," he said.

    "We will propose this issue to the CCSA on Monday (June 29) and to the Cabinet on Tuesday (June 30)."

    He said the move was not related to politics, adding that the state of emergency can be ended at any time if the situation returns to normal.
    Critics have accused the government of using the emergency decree – which bans large gatherings and gives officials legal immunity over human rights violations – to suppress free speech.

    "So far, the government has prioritised protecting children and the elderly, so this move is aimed to ensure the safety of children and parents after the new semester opens," he said.

    "The important thing is to contain the spread of the virus effectively and conduct as many Covid-19 tests as possible."

    Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390286

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    https://thepattayanews.com/2020/06/3...ple-to-arrive/

    Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand extends overall inbound International flight ban but allows more categories of people to arrive

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    Thanks Jimmbo so it looks like non-Thai nationals who have a Thai spouse or children will be able to enter from 1st July which is good news!
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    Not certain what loops will have to be jumped through and at what financial cost.

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    I emailed the Thai Embassy in London this morning to see how I can get home from my place of work. I got an automated reply with a link. It's not looking promising...but anyway.
    I found some bits of info on following other links

    The main page the link sent me to
    http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/en...g-trave.html#4

    This is the List and prices of hotels being used
    http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/co...2026062020.pdf

    Self declaration form
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