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Old Sep 12th, 2020, 01:07 PM
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There seems to be a general misconception that at some point things in Thailand will just switch back to being how they were.

This report from Kasikorn would suggest otherwise....and suggests a very long time scale too

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thethai...recovery%3famp

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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 09:52 PM
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Sept 15th..
Cabinet meeting will discuss measures for gradual re-introduction of foreign visitors.
This will include the possible introduction of the STV ...Special Tourist Visa
This will be for 90 days, renewable twice...allowing for a 270 day stay.

As said before the devil will be in the detail.

These ideas are usually overloaded with bureaucracy to the point where they have very little take-up.

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Old Sep 16th, 2020, 05:40 AM
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https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1985839/cabinet-approves-long-term-tourist-visas

So the cabinet have approved the"Special Tourist Visa" (STV).
It lasts 90 days. It costs 2000 baht and is renewable twice at 2000 baht each time, so a max total of 270 days.

Visitors will have to comply with government health measures at the time.
They will have to quarantine in their room for the first 14 days
To get into the country, they will need evidence of long term accommodation, including payment.
..or "proof of hospital" (unclear what is meant by this).

They are expecting 1200 visitors a month. (Seems very small number!)
Visitors will be required to have Covid insurance of 100,000 baht.
Certificate of entry from embassy
Fit to fly certificate.
Covid test kess thsn 72 hours old.

Whilst in quarantine, they will be expected to do shopping online.
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Now have read the Thai STV arrivals must arrive on charter air flights only, and only directly to destination city. So the cost of even getting into Thailand and staying at the quarantine hotel for 2 weeks will put off most travelers. But of course for some, even those high costs will be acceptable compared to wherever they currently live.

Difficult for many farangs already in Thailand to accept that they are being pushed out this month and new arrivals sought. The folks already here are spending money and are free of the virus so it certainly seems odd thinking on the part of Thai Immigration.

Welcome to weirdness.
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Old Sep 17th, 2020, 06:24 AM
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Now have read the Thai STV arrivals must arrive on charter air flights only, and only directly to destination city. So the cost of even getting into Thailand and staying at the quarantine hotel for 2 weeks will put off most travelers. But of course for some, even those high costs will be acceptable compared to wherever they currently live.

Difficult for many farangs already in Thailand to accept that they are being pushed out this month and new arrivals sought. The folks already here are spending money and are free of the virus so it certainly seems odd thinking on the part of Thai Immigration.

Welcome to weirdness.

there seems to be a few unclear items - like staying in a hospital instead of booking long term.

I can't see how the charter flight thing would work except for Chinese and Russian tourists
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Old Sep 20th, 2020, 10:11 PM
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So here's a rundown of the new tourist deal by PBS

"https://www.thaipbsworld.com/new-grand-plan-to-bring-tourists-back-to-thailand-in-fallout-of-covid-19/

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Old Sep 20th, 2020, 10:13 PM
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So here's a rundown of the new tourist deal by PBS

"https://www.thaipbsworld.com/new-grand-plan-to-bring-tourists-back-to-thailand-in-fallout-of-covid-19/


Thailand will definitely attract tourists from China, Europe and elsewhere,” Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said. “But we will make sure that only those from low-risk countries can fly in.”
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Old Sep 21st, 2020, 01:37 AM
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STV process

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