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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Frankly, I think it will only be a matter of time before Thailand and Malaysia are placed on a 'no-fly' list by other countries.
    So they'd go from being one of the countries with the most successful strategies for combatting the spread of the virus to ... a pariah state.

    You might actually prefer that, you're now so far gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Wife now wants to cancel out travel plans, she says, that they just announced that anyone traveling from Bangkok to Khon Kaen has to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Has anyone heard anything like that?
    I cant believe that , first you are vaccinated, then you quarantine for 7 days and then go home and quarantine 14 more days. But trying arguing with my wife.

    I have not heard specifically about KK, certainly some provinces are imposing local restrictions from time to time. Even if you are vaccinated and asymptomatic it isn't certain that you could not infect others with a strain you might pick up in Bangkok. Once back in KK there might not be an official enforcement process but the jungle drums and the village heads will be quick to respond to any infractions.

    My feeling is that Thailand has done a good job or been lucky so far. As the financial advisors say: Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. I think we are just about holding things together, it could spiral quickly out of control without the masses being vaccinated. Or not, we might all be fine.

    The gf and I have cancelled our plans for domestic Songkran travel. We live in an area that is virtually Covid-free and she doesn't want to risk travelling and mixing with other travellers.

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    When I did my ASQ back in January, Bangkok was a red zone and Korat was I believe either yellow or orange. My understanding then was that if I travelled direct from ASQ to Korat there was no need to isolate, etc.

    As I spent a few days in Bangkok after my quarantine before returning home I tried to do the right thing in Korat and report to the local medical authorities, as per regulations, but after walking around the government offices for an hour no-one had a clue what we were on about so we gave up. The local chief also had no idea what we were trying to do.

    And as for self quarantine/isolation at home... that's pretty much my life here anyway. My only concern was having a child at school, thinking she would be forced to stay at home also, but the school said there was no problem (as per the regulations at the time).

    BB... to be honest I wouldn't really worry about it and carry on as planned.

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    ^
    I'm not quite sure that he can handle not having anything to worry about..

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    There are no travel restrictions inside Thailand at this time. BB between you and your wife you may worry each other to death. Jai yen yen. My wife had an accident and fell up in Pakchong Nakorn Ratchasima on Friday. She is better now but spent 4 nights in a Bangkok hospital. We have to go up Saturday to pick up her car. Other than its hard to get tickets at this time I see no problems getting a bus or train up there on Saturday staying the night and coming home on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    So they'd go from being one of the countries with the most successful strategies for combatting the spread of the virus to ... a pariah state.

    You might actually prefer that, you're now so far gone.
    Are you menopausal now or are you not getting your hormone jabs?

    Portugal was until recently a no-fly country vis-a-vis travel to the UK, you silly twat. Pariah state, my arse. You silly neurotic pillock. It reflects trends and there it is.

    Seems they have had a re-think about songkran and all places of entertainment in 40 odd chanwats including Bangkok have been ordered to close as from tomorrow for two weeks.

    Alcohol sold in restaurants and by retail outlets has not been mentioned but.......

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    A little bit of confusion from the embassy. I phoned to ask if there was any progress in my (completed) COE being approved, and was told I should probaby fly Emirates as they are the only airline available to me that they consider 100% unlikely to change or cancel flights. Now they tell me.

    So I changed it and asked what I should do, and was told I should simply edit my COE to add the new flight.

    Of course, I had to point out that you can't edit your fully-submitted COE until it is approved, which has now sent them off scratching their heads trying to work out what to do.

    I Thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    There are no travel restrictions inside Thailand at this time. BB between you and your wife you may worry each other to death. Jai yen yen. My wife had an accident and fell up in Pakchong Nakorn Ratchasima on Friday. She is better now but spent 4 nights in a Bangkok hospital. We have to go up Saturday to pick up her car. Other than its hard to get tickets at this time I see no problems getting a bus or train up there on Saturday staying the night and coming home on Sunday.
    I am sorry about your wife. and glad she is feeling well enough for you to pick her up. I hope she has a quick and complete recovery.
    I posted the same question about KK quarantine at the Khon Kaen expat FB group page and got pretty much the same answers you all were so kind to give me. That since I had quarantined already , I should not be worried. But they did confirm that late yesterday, Khon Kaen has enacted travel restrictions from red zones that Included Bangkok. I understand that it makes no difference and that you will pickup your wife just the same, as I would mine, but you might want to check before you go so that you might want to take appropriate precautions., such as that If you have other people going with you, you might change that. Also I was told that if you submit to a rapid covid test you are exempt.
    Anyway, good luck to you and your family.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ^
    I'm not quite sure that he can handle not having anything to worry about..
    I am worried you might be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I should not be worried. But they did confirm that late yesterday, Khon Kaen has enacted travel restrictions from red zones that Included Bangkok. I understand that it makes no difference and that you will pickup your wife just the same, as I would mine, but you might want to check before you go so that you might want to take appropriate precautions., such as that If you have other people going with you, you might change that. Also I was told that if you submit to a rapid covid test you are exempt.
    Anyway, good luck to you and your family.
    Neither the wife or I have seen those reports . Perhaps your wife is more connected. But right back to you, best of luck getting all the details taken care of and issued, then the long flight and quarantine. But finally you will be here vaccinated and feeling good. Went to the train station late today and got tickets up to Pakchong at 630am Saturday morning. So easy to come back the same day. We enquired if any covid restrictions in Thailand were in place. She looked on her computer and said perhaps in Buri Ram if arriving by air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Neither the wife or I have seen those reports . Perhaps your wife is more connected. But right back to you, best of luck getting all the details taken care of and issued, then the long flight and quarantine. But finally you will be here vaccinated and feeling good. Went to the train station late today and got tickets up to Pakchong at 630am Saturday morning. So easy to come back the same day. We enquired if any covid restrictions in Thailand were in place. She looked on her computer and said perhaps in Buri Ram if arriving by air.
    The below posted at the Khon Kaen FB page , I had the wife read it to me, and it seems she over reacted a bit,
    Khon Kaen City : ขอนแก่นซิตี้ - Home | Facebook
    If I understand it right, it says that if you come back from a red zone, you have to visit the village nurse, get tested and perhaps self quarantine. or stay away from people for a while. No problem for me I have been staying away from people all my life. LOL

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    ^ And if you go to see the village nurse she won't have a clue why you're there.

    You're treating this place like a proper country... never forget these guys couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ And if you go to see the village nurse she won't have a clue why you're there.

    You're treating this place like a proper country... never forget these guys couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
    I can only report what I know, and since I don't read Thai , I am not even sure that's what it says .
    As far a organizing, they seem to have done a much better job of it, than the organizing geniuses back here in the US,

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    It seems today's ticket shenanigans did the trick. I am now the proud owner of a COE.

    One -ve PCR test and I'm good to go.

    Correction:

    • Entry to Thailand
    • 1. After the receipt of COE, please prepare the additional documents to declare at the check-in counter as follows
      • 1.1 Passport and valid Thai visa/ re-entry permit (if required)
      • 1.2 Certificate of Entry (COE)
      • 1.3 Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued within 72 hours before departure (in case of connecting flights, before embarkation from initial port).
      • 1.4 Insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand)
      • 1.5 T.8 Form (Health Declaration Form). You can download T.8 Form at 0 T.8 form.pdf - Google Drive
      • * Documents (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) must be in English or Thai only. Certified translations into English or Thai are acceptable in the case that the original copy is in a foreign language.

    • 2. Please download and register Thailand Plus application. Download manual :: click
    • 3. The abovementioned documents in (1 ) and Thailand Plus application in (2) must be declared to the immigration and disease control officers once the passenger has arrived in Thailand.
    I can't believe they are hosting an official government form on Google fucking Drive.

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    ^How detailed and specific was your insurance document?

    My last one didn’t even mention covid or Thailand at all and it was accepted but i was nervous about it.

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    I purchased Covid Insurance for:
    You made a payment of 3,840.00 THB to Dhipaya Insurance Public Company Limited (covid)

    I'm a little nervous about it now only received a receipt no certificate. Anybody familiar with this company. The letterhead had 2C2P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    ^How detailed and specific was your insurance document?

    My last one didn’t even mention covid or Thailand at all and it was accepted but I was nervous about it.
    Yea , my letter from BCBS does not say anything about Thailand, but does say "Covers Internationally" What I don't understand is why you have to give the certificate when you arrive there, You already gave them the certificate when you applied For COE , and if it was inadequate they would not have issued a COE, so since you have a COE it is obvious that you also have covid insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    ^How detailed and specific was your insurance document?

    My last one didn’t even mention covid or Thailand at all and it was accepted but i was nervous about it.
    I used AXA Thailand's "Sawasdee" policy which is quite specific and is designed to be COE friendly.

    Purchased online and official looking certificate in your email in a flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    I purchased Covid Insurance for:
    You made a payment of 3,840.00 THB to Dhipaya Insurance Public Company Limited (covid)

    I'm a little nervous about it now only received a receipt no certificate. Anybody familiar with this company. The letterhead had 2C2P.
    How did you purchase it? Have you contacted them? What is "2C2P"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Yea , my letter from BCBS does not say anything about Thailand, but does say "Covers Internationally" What I don't understand is why you have to give the certificate when you arrive there, You already gave them the certificate when you applied For COE , and if it was inadequate they would not have issued a COE, so since you have a COE it is obvious that you also have covid insurance.
    Mate the single most important piece of advice I can give you is to PRINT OUT EVERYTHING and carry it with you.

    Even though they said you do not require Fit-to-Fly, I have printed out the embassy notice with letterhead that states exactly that - and highlighted it.

    You never know what arsehole you might be dealing with, he might have found out his wife is shagging the neighbour the morning you arrive, and be looking to take it out on anyone who has made the slightest error.

    It simply isn't worth worrying about, if they want paper they get paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    What I don't understand is why you have to give the certificate when you arrive there,
    Your airline at departure/transit airports, your arriving airport (multiple times) and finally your ASQ hotel will inspect/tick them all off.

    Thais adore paperwork for their files.

    As I suggested in Mendip's return thread, take copies of everything requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Mate the single most important piece of advice I can give you is to PRINT OUT EVERYTHING and carry it with you.

    Even though they said you do not require Fit-to-Fly, I have printed out the embassy notice with letterhead that states exactly that - and highlighted it.

    You never know what arsehole you might be dealing with, he might have found out his wife is shagging the neighbour the morning you arrive, and be looking to take it out on anyone who has made the slightest error.

    It simply isn't worth worrying about, if they want paper they get paper.
    Yes indeed. Good advice , I will make copies of everything ,and make a file folder , I will Also take pictures of everything inclusion Embassy requirements from their website. and save them in my phone.

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    My paperwork was checked at check-in, before boarding and again at several stations at BKK on arrival. And not just the CoE, also proof of insurance, PCR test, ASQ booking etc. I would make at least two copies because the potential for losing paperwork at the scrum at Suvarnabhumi was big.

    Make sure you have a pen handy. My flight had no TM6 landing cards, maybe because I think many planes are doing combined and varied destinations now, but I always keep a few spare TM6 cards anyway. Having that filled out let me jump a huge scrum of people filling these forms at the first station on arrival at BKK.

    I have international Bupa insurance but got them to issue me with a separate certificate clearly stating Covid was covered, and to what amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    My paperwork was checked at check-in, before boarding and again at several stations at BKK on arrival. And not just the CoE, also proof of insurance, PCR test, ASQ booking etc. I would make at least two copies because the potential for losing paperwork at the scrum at Suvarnabhumi was big.

    Make sure you have a pen handy. My flight had no TM6 landing cards, maybe because I think many planes are doing combined and varied destinations now, but I always keep a few spare TM6 cards anyway. Having that filled out let me jump a huge scrum of people filling these forms at the first station on arrival at BKK.

    I have international Bupa insurance but got them to issue me with a separate certificate clearly stating Covid was covered, and to what amount.
    That's a good call, thankfully I have a TM6 as well, so I will fill that out along with the T8 before I fly.

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    I am beginning to to become a little paranoid, and think this is all a big cosmic conspiracy to prevent me from leaving the USA
    Since I built the house in Thailand and decided to retire, there seems to be nothing but road blocks.
    Embassy wont issue income letter, Covid travel restrictions, medical insurance, Quarantines, smoke pollution, pestilence , Locust, LOL
    Greece had the lowest covid cases in Europe, we decide to go there, covid explodes and now they have some of the highest, and they are on a lock down.
    Then Thailand is doing very good with controlling covid. So we say, "Ok we will not go to Greece , we will go to Thailand"
    First we need to fill a thousand impossible forms, and get a million permissions, then when we are about to get all we need, Covid explodes in Thailand too.
    Perhaps countries should pay me not to go there. or are you guys faking it must to keep me away?

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