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Thailand is re-opening. When can I travel there? | VIDEO



There are many moving parts in the Thailand travel situation right now – new visa options, changes to the quarantine, ASQs, area quarantines, golf quarantines. The road back to a healthy tourist industry in Thailand, even ANY tourism industry, will be a long slog. But Bill Barnett from is optimistic that we’ve turned the corner and Thailand is now heading in the right direction. Tim Newton speaks to Bill Barnett, and also asks him which vaccine he will choose.


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  1. Robert Bunker

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Well worthwhile video Thaiger. Informative, even given the number of unanswerable questions in play.

  2. D-Boy

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I there an explanation why you need COVID19 insurance if you have been vaccinated?

    Or will this be addressed in the meetings next week?


  3. Stephen Vaughn Kelly

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    The vaccine in the past three months rule only allows a ten week arrival window. It is not as if you can just request the vaccine like you can for Yellow Fever, so this will be a big stumbling block to regaining mass tourism.

  4. BangkokBen

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    “People had to take their shoes off at the airport after 911”. 20 years later, we STILL have to take our shoes off at the airport. Bad analogy.

  5. Paul

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Well worth the watch – I seriously look forward to getting back to Thailand I miss my partner and friends in Hua Hin so much – really hoping to be able to come with out having to Quarantine in December.

  6. Ian

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Talk about how long is a piece of string so many unanswerable questions pointless video

  7. David Mann

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Stephen Vaughn Kelly. Why do you say it’s a 10 week window? Surely it’s 3 months which is at least 12 weeks if not 13? The clock will start ticking from the date of your second Covid shot and will expire 3 months later. Is the assumption that the 3 months much cover the period you are there? I would assume it’s the day you arrive otherwise it would stop people visiting for 90 days ?
    Apologies for not doing a reply to your comment directly, but for some reason the reply buttons no longer work for me on an iPhone. Just takes you straight to a new comment!

  8. Issan John

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Agreed 100%, Ian – neither informed nor informative.

  9. Harry Duff

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Its all guessing, hoping, praying. As someone commented before, it is highly likely Thailand will only open its borders with no quarantine when most of the population have been vaccinated as im still not aware of any data suggesting transmission is eliminated after taking the vaccine. Interestingly though, France announced today they will be accepting a select group of countries citizens to enter soon, vaccine or no vaccine (although still need to take covid test within 72 hours of departure). Seemingly not concerned about transmission? and i dont think anywhere near the majority of their population have been vaccinated.

  10. sjshffj

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Whatever tourism will managed to be reinstated, I have a feeling that these new strains of the virus will cause another total lockdown after a few months.

  11. Issan John

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:20 am

    The reply buttons don’t work at all, David M.

    It’s just over ten weeks as it starts a fortnight after the final jab and ends at the three month point.

  12. Ian

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Ij I can have my jab next week in UK then the next in upto 12 weeks so this means that come say September/October at the latest my 3 months are up and if I’m not in thailand By then it’s start again lol so confusing

  13. ishnum munshi

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    This is a good video guys. Ignore some of the negative comments above. It’s so hard to get any information at all these days and this helps a lot in my opinion. Can you try to update us on whatever you know with a new video every month even if it’s just general feelings and sentiments about what will/might happen? As you say, these are so important.

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