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5 star hotels in Phuket to offer alternative state quarantine facilities

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14 luxury hotels in Phuket have applied to be considered as alternative state quarantine options, with officials approving 2 so far. Both Trisara and Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas have met the eligibility criteria laid down by the Public Health Ministry, while 12 other hotels are still being considered. Those wishing to avail of the luxury quarantine option will need deep pockets, with prices for a 14-day stay ranging from 99,500 baht up to an eye-watering 650,000 baht. The steep cost has caused some to question why those arriving from overseas would agree to pay such prices when they will not be permitted to leave their rooms.

Nation Thailand also reports that the island’s renowned Vegetarian Festival will go ahead from October 17 to 25, albeit with strict hygiene measures, including face masks and social distancing. The usual daredevil thrills such as fire-walking and religious self-mortification will not go ahead, while a limit will be imposed on the number of spirit mediums at the festival. It is not known if visiting spirits will be required to quarantine …

Discussions are currently ongoing regarding the traditional serving of vegetarian food at temples, with a final proposal for the event due to go before the government’s Covid-19 task force for approval.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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  1. rinky stingpiece

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve had the terms and conditions explained to me by one of them. You have to be driven all the way from Bangkok for 12+ hours, and no bed, and no toilet… it’s not exactly a luxury holiday experience, I only want to do it because I have to and would rather be nearer to my family, even if it’s more like Midnight Express than Midnight Cowboy. Just being able to open the window and see the scenery and have fresh air to breath is an improvement. I can’t see anyone doing this voluntarily without a flight in-between.

  2. richard barker

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Phuket needs money on the streets in the small shops Bars and restaurants NOT in these high class establishments. But looking after the high end of town is what seems to be the norm

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