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When can we travel again? World Covid Travel Update | VIDEO

Tanutam Thawan

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Today we’ll look at the larger world travel picture in this Covid era, and then we’ll check the latest opportunities if you want to come back to Thailand for travel.

So when can we pack the bags and travel again? Well, in theory, right now. But in practice, depending where you’re coming from and where you want to go, that may still be very complicated… and remain so for at least the rest of this year. But some of the world’s travel so-called experts are now speaking in terms of months and not years. Whilst some of that might be optimistic travel industry spin, there may be some greater certainty on re-openings of some sectors of the world travel industry in the next few months.

But first, consider all the variables that need to fall into place for things to go smoothly..

Despite the roll out of various vaccines, and more on the way, some countries are more advanced in that process than others. The appearance of virus mutations could send all the best guesses for an improvement in travel opportunities into disarray. Whilst it seems the vaccines will be a great benefit for victims to avoid the worst ravages of Covid-19, there is still a long way to go to measure the longer term effects on the changes in transmission and community immunity.

 

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    Ray

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Everything is still up in the air, or rather not as far as airplanes concerned. Hope covid numbers keep dropping and the mutations are kept at bay with vaccines.

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    James R

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:43 am

    We in the West will be vaccinated quite soon but will the majority of tourists want to travel to Thailand for example, a country where very few people have been vaccinated and are unlikely to be vaccinated within the next one or two years?

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    where you go!?

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

    cant even leave thailand overland …goddamit !!xd

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    J West

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Sorry Ray, although we mostly share your sentiment, there’s precious little global progress on an overall Covid solution. Seek your bliss wherever you are. Travel is a distant dream. My guess, several years away and then…strictly limited under a controlled setting. “ The good old days”……. are gone….and what we’ll experience in five years won’t resemble what we had just a short 14 months ago. Unless you’re on a work permit, it’s lights out on coming to Thailand for most, the guy lucky ones are those few already where they want to be. So….treasure your pictures of Walking Street, I doubt we’ll ever see that again.

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    rmgd65

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    It’s March – and people have booked their holiday for the next 6 months already. Like last year, we chose a beachhouse in the outerbanks, and a mountain house in the smokies when the summer gets too hot. Both of which were well worth the reward and considerably less expensive and risky than trying to navigate international travel. Both were also extremely safe with hardly any closure of services in the respective areas. 2021 vacation ship has already sailed. These feel good articles and so called “experts ” in the travel industry seem to ignore the fact that spreading the virus is an activity that brings too many people together in a small space particularly indoors. Vaccine or not.. that will fundamentally change travel for likely the next 10 years until people finally forget .. like the mortgage crisis in 2008, 9/11… and other calamities that have caused damage.

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