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    I still have until July to firm up my travel dates if I decide to make the move this year. Plenty of time to see how Covid spreads in Thailand and for the rules to change several more times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Guess not. Every mofo coming has to do 14 days now and all the ASQ hotels are trotting out new price lists.

    Bummer for those who REALLY wanted to flaunt their pass to participate in society.
    We are departing may 4th but our COE and reservations have been made for vaccinated 7 day quarantine.
    No one has informed us anything different.

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    ^ New rules are for COE issued after 1 May, so you are okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ New rules are for COE issued after 1 May, so you are okay.
    Phew !!!
    I was getting ready to cancel everything and go to Greece for a few months instead. Zero quarantine for vaccinated people from Europe and the SS there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    We are departing may 4th but our COE and reservations have been made for vaccinated 7 day quarantine.
    No one has informed us anything different.

    You made it by 2 days. People who got/applied for their coe before May 1 and arrive before May 6 can still do 7-10 days. Everyone else 14 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    You made it by 2 days. People who got/applied for their coe before May 1 and arrive before May 6 can still do 7-10 days. Everyone else 14 days.
    We are arriving May 6 th 6 am

    But I am looking at the Thai embassy here and I dont see any changes yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    We are arriving May 6 th 6 am

    But I am looking at the Thai embassy here and I dont see any changes yet.
    Ok arriving may 6th according to the new rules means you’ll need to do 14 full days and it doesn’t matter what you’ve already booked.

    They did it to the Indians and Pakistanis like 2 weeks ago. Just instantly made everyone stay the full 14 days. People in ASQ weren’t allowed to leave regardless of their vaccination status.

    Multiple thai embassies have reported this so far. Last one I saw was Stockholm.

    Keep an eye out but be prepared for the health authorities to stamp your paperwork “14 days” when you arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Ok arriving may 6th according to the new rules means you’ll need to do 14 full days and it doesn’t matter what you’ve already booked.

    They did it to the Indians and Pakistanis like 2 weeks ago. Just instantly made everyone stay the full 14 days. People in ASQ weren’t allowed to leave regardless of their vaccination status.

    Multiple thai embassies have reported this so far. Last one I saw was Stockholm.

    Keep an eye out but be prepared for the health authorities to stamp your paperwork “14 days” when you arrive.
    Clear as fucking mud as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    We are arriving May 6 th 6 am

    But I am looking at the Thai embassy here and I dont see any changes yet.
    You're fucked unless you can change your flight and ASQ in a day and get the embassy to issue you a new COE dated 30th April.

    By issue, I mean reject your COE and assign it back to you to change the data, then when you've uploaded it, approve it again.

    My spidey senses tell me that all embassy staff tomorrow will be busier than a one-armed juggler with crabs.
    Last edited by harrybarracuda; 29-04-2021 at 11:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    I just about had it with Thailand. I love the people and the country, but their government and rules suck ass.
    If it was not for my Thai wife , I would probably never see Thailand again.
    If it is 14 days quarantine, I really dont want to come there, as I said , I can go to Greece , quarantine free and have a great time, I already have a place to stay there for as long as I want.
    Now it is going to be a big fight with my wife . Grrrrr. She is already all stressed out with all the hoops we had to jump through. Now one more thing.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I just about had it with Thailand. I love the people and the country, but their government and rules suck ass.
    If it was not for my Thai wife , I would probably never see Thailand again.
    If it is 14 days quarantine, I really dont want to come there, as I said , I can go to Greece , quarantine free and have a great time, I already have a place to stay there for as long as I want.
    Now it is going to be a big fight with my wife . Grrrrr. She is already all stressed out with all the hoops we had to jump through. Now one more thing.

    If you can't hack two weeks in quarantine with your missus then you should probably divorce her. It's a piece of piss.

    Just remember to pack alcohol if you like a nightly tipple or something.

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    Also, you're not allowed out of your room and you will have three Covid tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I just about had it with Thailand. I love the people and the country, but their government and rules suck ass.
    If it was not for my Thai wife , I would probably never see Thailand again.
    If it is 14 days quarantine, I really dont want to come there, as I said , I can go to Greece , quarantine free and have a great time, I already have a place to stay there for as long as I want.
    Now it is going to be a big fight with my wife . Grrrrr. She is already all stressed out with all the hoops we had to jump through. Now one more thing.
    You’ve come this far, I’d just do the 14 days. Still cheaper than trying to get refunds and chasing all the cancellations.

    But yeah I hear ya on everything else. If it wasn’t for my daughter being in Thailand and too little to travel I’d going elsewhere.

    On the flip side all the property sellers trying to hold out until tourism is back just got a massive kick in the balls, so an astute buyer might be able to pick up something at a decent price, which is what I plan to do in phuket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Just remember to pack alcohol if you like a nightly tipple or something.
    I rarely drink but I brought 3 liters in last time and everyone was so scared of catching covid from luggage that they didn’t care to check.

    Pretty much layed around in the jacuzzi sipping Jameson for the first 5 days.

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    They are a bunch of ....... in the Thai government. They should make it that all New COEs are 14 days quarantine , Then people can make a decision if they want to do it or not. If I wanted to do 14 days quarantine, I would had done it months ago. I am Pissed, right now, and not the British pissed,
    The same thing with expiring passports. My wife's passport expired but they could not renew it for three months, because they were busy with covid related issues. Then they spend twice the time and effort issuing her an emergency travel authorization. Where it would had been simple for the Thai government to say, "Do to the fact that we can not renew passports in a timely manner, do to the covid situation, all passports expiring in 2021 are automatically extended one more year. Issue solved. all it would require is to simply re-program their computer system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    We are arriving May 6 th 6 am
    Bummer! Do the lottery this week...

    Apologies for raising your hopes,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Bummer! Do the lottery this week...

    Apologies for raising your hopes,.
    Trying to call the Embassy. see if i can change the COE so I can depart earlier and avoid the 14 day screw up

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    We have 7 day quarantine Doc's but arrive on the 9th, that is screwed up! The gov should be more worried about their people/economy. If too many people have no source of income. People that have nothing to loose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    We have 7 day quarantine Doc's but arrive on the 9th, that is screwed up! The gov should be more worried about their people/economy. If too many people have no source of income. People that have nothing to loose...
    Can make your travel plans to an earlier date?
    If you can get there by the 5th , you dont have to do the 14 day quarantine, We just changed our ticket to an earlier date
    arriving there the 4th, and now we are changing our COE to reflect the new days, and waiting for morning in Thailand to change our Hotel ASQ to reflect the new dates.

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    Ok so I called and canceled our Qatar flight arriving in BKK May 6th, because they did not have a convenient flight the previous couple of dates that worked for us, and we re-booked with Korean air for a May 2 departure with a May 3rd arrival, changed the ASQ to also May 3, and forwarded all the new info to the Thai embassy for a new COE, hopefully we will get it tomorrow the 30th, just under the wire, and not have to do the 14 days .
    Lets keep our fingers crossed, all these changes were not cheap, and I would hate for them to be for nothing.

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    Is there some compelling, compassionate reason that requires your wife's presence here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    forwarded all the new info to the Thai embassy for a new COE
    Good luck.

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    As an American I will try to string together a few words, but you know how hard it can be.
    Where is here?
    If you mean in Thailand , Her Thai family is here, we have a home there, we have a car and dogs.
    We usually spend a few months in Thailand every year, with the thought that when I retired we would spend more time in our Thai home. Well I retired last year, and then Covid hit and we got stuck in the US,
    Sister in law take's care of the house and the dogs, thank god.
    So when Thailand was doing so good with covid , we were vaccinated, and Thailand reduced the quarantine to seven days we decided it was time to come back .
    All the COE , ASQ, visa for me, airline tickets , and bags were packed, and then the Thai government decided to change everything.
    On top of all these things, She has not seen her Thai family (lovely people all of them) for over a year.
    I can understand , perhaps changing the quarantine for unvaccinated people, or for some countries, but for everyone, and from everywhere?
    Why not say, " in view of the worsening covid situation, any new COEs would be 14 days now? Do they see huge amount of infections coming out of the 7 days vaccinated people quarantine? did they even see ONE case of covid from a fully vaccinated person?
    TIT, that's why I would never trust the Thai government further than I can spit. This is the last time I trusted them with anything.

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    Obviously, 'here' refers to Thailand. Where else would it be in the context of the thread and my posts.

    Anyway, you have answered my question, you evidently have no pressing reason for your visit other than personal choice which, given the current circumstances that prevail 'here', is a poor one having regard to the obstacles in your way and the not entirely insignificant fact the entire fucking country is necessarily grinding to a halt.

    Vaccination is a factor in reducing transmissibility since it reduces viral loading but it is by no means certain it can prevent transmission to another who is unvaccinated, particularly those who are vulnerable.

    Hence the decision to quarantine all.

    Once Thailand has immunised 80% of its population then you can no doubt visit without impediment.

    Fairly fucking obvious but then, I'm not American.

    Frankly, your decision to travel is quite, quite stupid but to whine about its difficulties and the Thai government verges on the irrational.

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