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    all this seems to me to be quite expensive and troublesome. Probably it would be better to wait for more loyalty..

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    Read this


    The Cabinet, during its meeting on 15 September 2020, approved a special tourist visa for long-stay visitors who agree to go through a 14-day state quarantine, or alternative state quarantine, as well as hospital quarantine.



    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, which proposed the special tourist visa, was told to discuss the issue in detail with the Ministry of Interior and other relevant agencies.



    The proposal aims to help Thailand’s tourism industry, which has been affected by the COVID-19 situation. Thailand earned at least two trillion baht a year from international tourist arrivals before the COVID-19 outbreak.



    Long-stay visitors wanting to stay in Thailand are required to show evidence of their payment for hotels they will stay at, or condominium units, after the quarantine. They must agree to comply with measures set by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.



    This visa will allow them to stay in Thailand for 90 days. It can be renewed twice, for 90 days each time. The special tourist visa will cost 2,000 baht.



    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports stated that Thailand has been able to effectively handle the COVID-19 situation, and that it is recognized as one of the safe destinations in the world. Many groups of foreigners with high purchasing power intend to stay for a long period of time in Thailand with their families.



    The Government will begin to open up for long-stay tourists in the areas where the spread of COVID-19 has been prevented and controlled.

    https://thailand.prd.go.th/ewt_news....filename=index

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    It is a good initiative. I have a full time job in the UK still, but have been working remotely from home since early March. I'd be delighted to go to Thailand to work remotely from there for 3 months and stay with my wife, with her tabien baan blue book as the accommodation proof and our marriage certificate. But I suspect they may deny me that Visa and insist I get a Non-O. The cost is putting me off at the moment, but I'll keep an eye on things. No urgency to go there but I'd certainly like to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    It is a good initiative. I have a full time job in the UK still, but have been working remotely from home since early March. I'd be delighted to go to Thailand to work remotely from there for 3 months and stay with my wife, with her tabien baan blue book as the accommodation proof and our marriage certificate. But I suspect they may deny me that Visa and insist I get a Non-O. The cost is putting me off at the moment, but I'll keep an eye on things. No urgency to go there but I'd certainly like to.
    There’s no reason why you would be refused. You would have to do your 14 quarantine in a government approved hotel and then you are free to do what you want. I don’t see why you would even need to mention you are married etc. Have your wife rent her house to you for 3 months, if you need a rental contract I’m happy to draw one up for you in Thai or English

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    staying 14 days of quarantine in a government-approved hotel, it costs how much like renting a house for 3 months. very expensive, for such a period

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaUA View Post
    staying 14 days of quarantine in a government-approved hotel, it costs how much like renting a house for 3 months. very expensive, for such a period
    The price includes accommodation, 3 meals per day, wi-fi, transport from the airport, nurse supervision, daily temperature checks and 2 covid tests. Cheap when lives are at risk
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    Had one friend who has just gone through all this, contract work dried up wants to be with wife and child here. Who blame him. Another is flying in today from Canada he works summers only sells camping gear etc. again has wife here so is prepared to jump through the hoops to be with his missus.

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    Yes, I was last in Thailand with my wife in February. So I returned just before this all got serious. We are in the process of selling the house so once that is done I'll think about the options.

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    In order to be with my family, I would also pay, maybe this is a cunning plan to get hold of our money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaUA View Post
    In order to be with my family, I would also pay, maybe this is a cunning plan to get hold of our money?
    The 14 day quarantine is perfectly sensible, and for example New Zealand has that as well. There you will pay over $3,000 for 14 days. They are even stricter at the moment than Thailand, only citizens and permanent residents can enter. And they are heavily reliant on tourism as well.

    Yes, you make your choice - pay or stay away !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    I'd be delighted to go to Thailand to work remotely from there for 3 months and stay with my wife
    Wouldnt you require a work visa (wink)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natty View Post
    Wouldnt you require a work visa (wink)
    My favourite can of worms topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natty View Post
    Wouldnt you require a work visa (wink)
    Digital nomad, not working for a Thai company, not taking a Thai job. Should be OK but maybe legally not. You certainly would not broadcast the fact.

    The new 90+90+90 = 270 special tourist VISA. Do they really expect people to just be a tourist and relax on the beach, and not do any expat work at all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray8472 View Post
    The new 90+90+90 = 270 special tourist VISA. Do they really expect people to just be a tourist and relax on the beach, and not do any expat work at all ?
    Yes

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    Clearly they are after a certain type of visitor, no cheap charlies !! And also a nice back door to get the retirees back and hopefully after 270 days they can re apply for their retirement visas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natty View Post
    Wouldnt you require a work visa (wink)
    The official line is that to do any form of work, even unpaid, you need a work permit. The reality is no one checks, no one cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James HKT View Post
    The official line is that to do any form of work, even unpaid, you need a work permit. The reality is no one checks, no one cares.
    Yes - and all those youtube bloggers who live in Thailand are technically breaking the law by working and earning money, and are very visible, but no-one cares.

    It goes beyond not caring - they seem to actively encourage digital nomads etc.

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    More details for entering Thailand as a (rich) tourist.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/business...home-countries

    "Dr Chakrarat Pittayawonganon, director of the Bureau of Mental Health Strategy under the Department of Disease Control, (DDC) said in a press briefing yesterday that foreign tourists must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to travel.

    They must also have quarantined in their country of origin and have health insurance for international travel and a specified minimum amount of money in their bank account as well as a record of not visiting crowded places prior to their departure"

    Interesting its the director of mental health annoucing this as the idea is insane.
    The revenue forecasts seem extraordinary.

    "More than 2,270 foreigners from China, Myanmar, Japan and Kuwait have reportedly expressed their wish to enter Thailand, and are expected to generate 115 million baht in revenue"

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    only 2270 foreigners have expressed a desire to come?? too little ...

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    I am presuming that Thai tourists to the UK will be able to go and forth again and not use repatriation flights ??
    Quote Originally Posted by Natty View Post
    More details for entering Thailand as a (rich) tourist.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/business...home-countries

    "Dr Chakrarat Pittayawonganon, director of the Bureau of Mental Health Strategy under the Department of Disease Control, (DDC) said in a press briefing yesterday that foreign tourists must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to travel.

    They must also have quarantined in their country of origin and have health insurance for international travel and a specified minimum amount of money in their bank account as well as a record of not visiting crowded places prior to their departure"

    Interesting its the director of mental health annoucing this as the idea is insane.
    The revenue forecasts seem extraordinary.

    "More than 2,270 foreigners from China, Myanmar, Japan and Kuwait have reportedly expressed their wish to enter Thailand, and are expected to generate 115 million baht in revenue"

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    "They must also have quarantined in their country of origin and
    as well as a record of not visiting crowded places prior to their departure"


    Impossible to provide evidence of, or to police it.

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