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Most Thai residents and tourism operators want Thailand to reopen its borders to international tourists, as long as a 14 day quarantine remains in place, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand survey.

The TCT surveyed 785 operators in tourism-related business and 1,444 Thais from November 11 to December 10. 60% of surveyed locals and 50% of tourism operators agree with the idea to reopen the borders as long as a 14 day quarantine is still required. Most agree that the mandatory quarantine is still necessary.

The mandatory 14 day quarantine has been a major sticking point in the Tourist Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ attempts to encourage a reboot of Thailand’s shattered tourist industry. A Special Tourist Visa and extended standard tourist visa were established in the great hope that any of the world’s remaining tourists would flock back to Thailand. Since October, fewer than 400 passengers per month have been landing to take advantage of the visas.

Daily social media threads share the same overwhelming response from readers on English media channels – “we’re not coming back until Thailand lifts the quarantine requirement:.

But 60% of tourism operators say foreign visitors should enter on the Special Tourist Visa whilst having to undergo the 14 day quarantine in closed areas with the opportunity to do recreational activities. Currently the 14 day quarantines have allowed limited access to the outdoors, usually only on rooftop pool areas for less than an hour at a time.

Some 53% of operators say Thailand should welcome independent tourists from low risk countries while also requiring them to undergo a mandatory 10 to 14 day quarantine.

When it comes to lifting the quarantine for travellers from low risk countries, half of the tour operators and 39% of locals agree.

The survey also shows a drop in confidence among operators in tourism sectors, although the government announced additional holidays to stimulate travel and spending. This is in line with the reports of travel sentiment in the first quarter this year, showing 45% Thais consider the coronavirus outbreak as their greatest concern when making travel decisions, followed by 38% for financial status, 28% for time travel, and 13% for political unrest.

According to the survey, the closure rate of tourism businesses increased in the fourth quarter last year, while 2% of companies permanently closed. So far, 17% of them temporarily closed and 4% of them shifted to other businesses.

More information about paperwork and insurance for the STV and ASQs HERE.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Michael

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Do they still not understand that that does not work?

    Normal people in Europe have a 3 week holiday. Who wants to spend 2 weeks of that holiday in quarantine?

    What is left are pensioners, people 65+ years old. And they will not fly as long as Covid reigns. They are too afraid to get ill, too afraid for closed borders and cancelled flights, and probably also not willing to do a 2 week quarantine.

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      David Mann

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      Maybe I’ve missed something? But I thought the Thai borders were already open if you are prepared to go in to a 14 night (15 day) quarantine. I know several people who have gone through the process with one about to come out of quarantine next week. So I don’t understand what it is they want?
      As you rightly say, no “normal tourist” will waste 2 vital weeks of their annual holiday entitlement to sit in a hotel room. Especially if when you do get out most tourist attractions or lively restaurants and night life is half closed. Totally pointless and only an option for people with a long term interest in staying in Thailand.

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        Issan John

        Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:53 pm

        It’s a survey, asking them questions, giving them options, from which they chose answers.

        That’s how surveys work.

        You may not agree, that’s up to you, you may think they’re being “stupid”, etc, but that’s their choice!

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          Michael

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:08 am

          Do you want to say that Thai people choose to be stupid?

          That is really a big shift from your usual point of view, blindly defending everything happening here.

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            Issan John

            Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm

            No, I’m saying it’s “their choice”.

            Sorry if that’s too hard a concept for you to grasp.

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            Andy

            Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:58 am

            …..blindly defending everything happening here. Agree!!! What an Isan nut. Sorry J. but you really are. Can you please take a break.

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          Issan Dean

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:33 pm

          It’s not about being stupid, it’s about education and then believing all the things they see and here
          After all it’s a farang disease isn’t it!!
          I’ve lived in Thailand off and on for many many years and have a property in Khong, I’ve seen how these people think

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            bruno

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:41 pm

            is it a farang disease ?? I thought it was from China like all shit. .

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          Jim

          Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 12:19 pm

          It’s 15 nights as for some reason the first is not counted Mine had no cleaning service cold nasty food and not allowed to leave the room I booked with a balcony so at least i could sit out Allso as i am not married to my partner i had to book 2 rooms as not allowed to be in the same room

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        Patrick

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

        I wouldn’t call them open. Closed with few exceptions if you can handle the giant mess of paperwork and uncertainty.

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        Jose Nou

        Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

        What’s the process? Did they need to provide info and documentation?

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      HermannTheGerman

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you want.

      After months of their approach not working one might think they would come up with different solutions. The only thing we see is utter incompetence.

      Before I came to Thailand I thought my government in Germany is stupid, now I know better.

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        Issan John

        Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:54 pm

        But it IS working, Hermann.

        That’s why Thailand has rather fewer people dying from Covid than, say, Germany, and rather fewer lockdowns and restrictions.

        What’s incompetent about that?

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          lou

          Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:22 pm

          Open your brain and eyes, countries around might do better than kill their economy with even better fighting results over the virus. Surely also a matter of climate and breed but unfortunately Thailand depends on 20 to 25% GDP over tourism, and that is fully mismanaged. Millions of lives suffering for microscopic few casualties mostly already condamned in short terms. Check up technologies at frontiers and later would cost much less than the country day to day economy’s losses.

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      Paul

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:57 pm

      all you wet wipes who is complaining about the 2 weeks quarantine can stay at home then. All Thailand needs to do is open the clubs and bars and all us big boys with deep pockets can come and tear it apart and boost the economy of that country within 72 hours.

      If you don’t wanna do the 14 day quarantine then stay home and shut it.

      OPEN UP THE NIGHTLIFE THAILAND

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      Richard King

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:02 am

      I have to agree and it is made worse if you have to do the same 2 weeks back in your home country which means 1 month wasted and the extra cost even before you start, But the other thing is even if you go to Thailand and go to tourist areas most are closed up.
      And they are trying different ideas without much success like the STV and now golfing resort quarantine and now chasing rich tourist but had the same result with no takers most of that reason is the 14 days quarantine, It was hoped that the vaccine roll out would fix that but at this time all the standard covid procedures is still used so no mass travel like before running the risk of lockdowns and border closers while overseas.

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      martin

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:25 pm

      Money is not everything !!! Thailand keep your borders close!!!!! why open if a lot off borders are still close .open for a few selfish peoples noooo

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      johnny nielsen

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1:25 am

      Good luck thailand you still think with your ass we will not come as long as quarantine is mandatory

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      johnny nielsen

      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Good luck thailand we will.not come as long as there is qurantine, when you lay in the shot cant feed your family, just remember it was your choice not to safe the the economy

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    vaccinated

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    15 nights… 16 days quarantine, when you have summer holiday of 30 days.
    Does not sound tempting.
    They should drop quarantine at least with vaccinated people.

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      Gee

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      The Covid-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S. are approximately 95% effective at preventing people from getting sick with symptoms, according to Pfizer and Moderna, the companies that produce them. But scientists are still studying whether vaccination prevents transmission to others.
      Apart from that what about the 5 percent of people whom it is not effective? If one million visitors come to Thailand, then 50,000 might have covid. And the Chinese vaccination is only 50 percent effective, which would mean 500,000 visitors might have covid. I’m not really sure if vaccines are the answer.

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        Issan John

        Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:06 pm

        Gee, you’re right that there’s no data on whether the Sinovac vaccine is any more or any less effective at stopping transmission than any others, but…

        … although it’s only 50.4% effective at stopping the virus developing while others are 95% effective, it’s reported to be 100% effective at stopping those vaccinated developing serious symptoms, hospitalisations and fatalities.

        All still to be confirmed, AFAIK.

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      zig

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:24 am

      yes but vaccinated people can carry and spread the virus

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    Tom

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    I had been planning an 8 week holiday and saving up ALL of my accrued holidays over the last 2 years to visit Thailand and Vietnam starting Nov last year and had saved EVERYTHING I could to make it a great holiday BUT having to cut it short by 2 weeks for a 14 day quarantine… NO CHANCE!! not gonna happen, UK is doing decently with the vaccine rollout compared to rest of Europe so I just wait until I get the vaccine and wil then take a nice long break in a country that is not forcing me into what is essentially a 2 week toursit prison… I really want to see Thailand again but at the minute sorry it’s just NOT worth the hassle

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

      Maybe you missed it, Tom, but Vietnam is closed to tourists and have said they probably will be for a year. Cambodia has also imposed a 14 day quarantine.

      You’d better hope you can continue to save up your holidays for a bit longer.

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        Alavan

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:07 am

        Sri Lanka is better. Never thought of going there, but this id better than 14 days quarantaine in a hotelroom.
        https://www.srilanka.travel/helloagain/

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        Michael BKK

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:13 am

        Maybe you missed it little Johnny not once did he say he would be going to Vietnam now but once he has been vaccinated he will travel somewhere he will not have to quarantine so clearly not Vietnam . You should probably read things a few times to understand better . Are you mentally challenged ?

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          maxcorrigan

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:05 am

          Yes Michael, little Johnny even posted it twice 2 hrs apart in case someone missed his pearls of wisdom!

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          Andy

          Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:03 pm

          Definitely need a visit to psychiatrist.

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        Bruno

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:46 pm

        yes it wil not be before end of the year we can go there if the BKK goverment want it back again ever which I doubt but stil I meet people who insits thaialnd is open it is just to take a plane. I always tell them to do it ! but they cant even leave europe.. here is shut down 100% —

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      Andre Bernard Château

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      Talking About prices of the quarantaine is 1 year average salary for Thaï people, to eat rather less than average quality food… We are not all millionnaires…. Time wasted and prices high while most of the country in tourisme industry is starving badly… Wait and see…

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        Issan John

        Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:10 pm

        Last time I looked the “1 year average salary for Thaï people” was a bit more than 30,000 baht per year or 2,500 baht per month …

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          Philippe

          Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:15 pm

          it is +/- 10.000 thb a month … wake up, 2.500 per month was in 1970

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            zig

            Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:30 am

            that’s for people working a legit job..there are many up in the farms lucky to make 3000 per month

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        chupapi

        Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:06 am

        either you have no idea of the coat of an asq or you think salaries are below poverty level on average. redo y9ur math, an asq is ca. one month salary. we are in 2021, not 1981

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    Bobby m

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Not gonna happen as is.

    However, there are a large number of people waiting to visit loved ones. If you were to reinvent quarantine to something sensible, you may get some uptake.

    Just a suggestion

    Sanitised taxi or hire car from airport to

    10 days quarantine with test at the end.

    Quarantine in Airbnb self catering apartment with shopping delivered by Tesco lotus.

    Partner allowed to join you.

    Own insurance and local additional covid insurance cover for partner.

    Both have track and trace apps with random visit checks

    After 10 days with your partner, covid clear test and you can go or stay as you please

    As I say. Just a suggestion and way forward

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    Bill

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    So the Burmese don’t have to do quarantine but western tourists who test negative and have been vaccinated have to spend several thousand dollars to be locked in a room for 15 days? Thailand is great, but just as 99.9% of healthy people survive this thing, 99.9% of healthy tourists will not jump through that hoop. It’s very hard to believe that even 50% of tour operators want them to still undergo quarantine. Perhaps they don’t realize that quarantine is analogous to essentially a ban and essentially no income from their tourism business. Or maybe the study just has made up results.

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:04 am

      Bill, you may not have noticed what’s been happening here over the last month, but Burmese have to do mandatory quarantine and SO DO THAIS.

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        Patrick

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:55 am

        Im pretty sure the Birmese dont have to visit the same hotels with same prices as us ; weird huh

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          Issan John

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:12 pm

          If Burmese or Thais want to stay in the “same hotels” (ASQ / ALSQ) they pay the “same prices”.

          If Thais stay in SQ it’s free, paid for by the government / taxpayer, and if Burmese are quarantined on entry as part of the new conditions it’s paid for by their employers.

          Hardly “weird”.

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            Toby Andrews

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:46 pm

            Could a westerner stay at a Burmese quarantine hotel at their prices?
            You are right Burmese can stay at westerners hotel paying westerner price if they want, but I would bet westerners cannot stay at a Burmese quarantine hotel.
            Rip off Thailand would not allow it.

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            Issan John

            Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:46 pm

            The Burmese “quarantine hotels” are part of the package deal paid for by their employers, Toby.

            Any “westerners” wanting to be part of that would have to get the migrant workers’ employers to take them on as employees working on the fishing boats and in the canning factories alongside the Burmese.

            Maybe you could suggest that to the TAT as a new Special Work Permit for farangs …

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            chupapi

            Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:08 am

            in some cases asq may also be paid by the employer regardless nationality, for example those foreigners who works at university. it is not limited to burmese only.

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    Billy

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I 100% agree that the 14-day quarantine requirement = no tourism.
    I get it that the majority of the Thai population are deeply fearful of allowing people in that may increase the infection and mortality rate.
    In my opinion, they should start to prepare and make plans for the vaccinated tourists. The populations of certain countries will get a steadily growing numbers who have completed the vaccine. For instance, the US gets 300000 doses a week (at the moment). Ten million vaccinated so far. These travelers will pass the covid test, will take proper precautions in their journey (as mandated by airlines) and will have enough traveler’s health insurance.
    At some point, countries wishing to attract tourism must decide to compromise. The economic and mental health crisis could only get worse.

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      Ben

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      I 100% agree with your thoughts Billy. That compromise will be when studies indicate the vaccinated have very little chance, if any, of passing along the virus or when the Thai vaccination program is well underway. Maybe 33% of the Thai population is vaccinated and it’s ramping up? 50%? They’ll take a clue from other countries around them.

      I spoke with a drug development person I trust is knowledgable and his opinion is the science of how the vaccine works should result in the vaccinated not passing on the virus. It was a very technical explanation that was way over my pay grade. Let’s hope he’s right.

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        Issan John

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:10 am

        Exactly, Ben – until the evidence is clear that the vaccine delivers not just immunity but sterile immunity, or at least a very high level of sterile immunity, it makes no difference to anyone else if someone is vaccinated or not – and at the moment the available evidence is zero.

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          London Al

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 6:24 am

          You mean it makes no difference to you, to the rest of us it makes a huge difference because we prefer to believe the worlds’ leading experts, not the opinion of a rude negative troller who actually wants the vaccines to fail.

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            Billy

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:31 am

            You got that right. London!!

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            Issan John

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:15 pm

            Name any of “the worlds’ leading experts” who have said or suggested that any of the Covid vaccines give sterile immunity.

            Any at all.

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            Ray

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:31 pm

            Agree. IJ always presents selective facts he reads on the internet. All his time is consumed is reading up these articles but he misses the important news snippets. Yesterday dr. Anthony Fauci ( the world leading expert) said in a Q&A video on CNN that contamination is probably not occurring after immunity has been reached. It is just not confirmed yet because we are waiting for more data, but the signs are there. Others have said the same.
            Another ‘fact’ that our correspondent from Issan has dropped here is that he only trusts the Astra-zenica vaccine. I hope he is under sixty because Germany for instance, is not going to use it for that age group. The efficacy apparently is too low in elderly people.

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            Bart

            Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:01 pm

            Isaan John is right. Even Faucci has no evidence yet that the vaccinated will not pass on the virus. And he might never get it.

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            Issan John

            Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:18 pm

            Bart, the word “probably” apparently has a different meaning on Ray’s planet.

            … and FWIW I can’t even guess why he thinks I “trust” the AZ vaccine but no others … wrong from every perspective.

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      Jase

      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      Whilst all you guys discuss the will I won’t debate I for one will still go. I’ll do my 2 weeks quarantine. And then I’ll stay on for a further 3 months. I guess my length of stay justifies the quarantine. I’ll agree it’s a hassle. But once it’s done it done and then I have 12 weeks of sunshine and good food ahead of me

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        Galaxy

        Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm

        You speak only for your single and very unique case. That’s egocentric.

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          Issan John

          Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:23 pm

          Most commenting here realise they only talk for themselves, Galaxy, unless supported by surveys and verifiable facts.

          That’s not “egocentric”.

          Just reasonable rather than delusional.

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        FuneeMonkey

        Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        I have been watching the rules an am in the process of getting a visa and I have to say, it is excessive. The requirements change too often and are not clearly stated across the various Thai embassy and consulate websites. I have had to call numerous times to clarify the specifics and that alone is a pain. Now booking a quarantine hotel a month out and buying a plane ticket, not 100% sure the visa will be approved. Then must apply for COE, get a fit to fly statement from a doctor. Los Angeles wants a criminal background check for STV but not for other visas. I understand limiting the spread and requirements of covid test and quarantine , but FFS… Thousands of dollars committed, following the rules and still uncertainty? Simplify the process. Also… You all argue too much.. haha

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    EdwardV

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Thailand is already open to international tourists with a 14 day quarantine. The Thai government opened up the STV to any country back in December. No one showed up. Select low risk countries were offed the STV months before that, no one showed up. What part of that do they not understand?

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    Leo Z

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    The survey also asked “Do you believe that foreign tourists want to come to Thailand to catch Covid?” (Something about Samut Sakhon, weekly instances of illegal migrants entering Thailand without tests or quarantine, the lowest number of testing per capita in SE Asia etc.) –> “75% of Thais surveyed answered ‘Yes'”.

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:18 am

      FWIW as some might take that seriously, not true.

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    Mel Burn

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I also want a lot of things for free…

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    Ian

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    What they want and what they get is what is now nothi g but a few drinks and grabs whilever thiers a quarantine the masses wi not come as not everybody is old and retired and prepared to sit in a room for 15 nights if they only get 3 weeks holiday its ok if you got a years retirement visa whats 15 days still got 350 left

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    James R

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Two things I don’t understand are:

    1) As many people who want to go to Thailand can already go to Thailand with the current quarantine rules so what is different about this?

    2) The vast majority of Thais are not involved in the tourist trade and have never seen a tourist, I am sure they do not want mass tourism at the moment as their families health comes first.

    This survey is biased as it involved people in the tourist trade, it is like asking a hairdresser if people should have their hair cut every week, they will say yes.

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      Issan John

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:52 am

      James R, it’s a survey, FFS!

      If what people want is no “different” to the current situation, then that’s what they want – it doesn’t have to be “different” 🙂

      … and “yes” it’s “biased” since it asked those in the tourist industry as well as those outside it but it kept the responses separate.

      What’s VERY significant about the survey is that you may expect that “it is like asking a hairdresser if people should have their hair cut every week, they will say yes” so the tourist industry will say “yes” they want the borders open, etc, BUT THEY DIDN’T.

      Despite the whingers here and the farang whingers in the tourist industry, clearly the vast majority of Thais DON’T want the borders open without 14 days quarantine, NOR do the majority of Thai tour operators and Thais in the tourist sector who were surveyed.

      People here and the farangs in the tourist sector can whinge as much as they want about how it’s damaging the Thai economy, Thai people are losing their jobs, it’s the end of the world, etc, etc, etc, but THAT’S THEIR CHOICE.

      … and according to the survey the majority of those most directly affected by a lack of tourists – who as a direct consequence can’t pay the bills, are losing their jobs, etc, think that’s better than the alternative.

      The lack of any protests about it, despite the protests about pretty much everything else, made that pretty clear and the survey just confirms that.

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      Bill

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:19 am

      Simple economics bro. Tourism is like 20% of GDP. More money that comes in the more in get’s circulated. It ends up affecting everyone, whether they own a tourism business or not. Econ 101, dipshit.

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        Issan John

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:17 pm

        International tourism is 6.9% of Thai GDP according to verifiable sources, such as the World Bank.

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          Toby Andrews

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:21 pm

          I think you are confusing your GDPs. Thailand GDP might have risen 6.9.
          The travel and tourism income percent of GDP was 22.2 in 2020.
          A fifth!
          Check again. It is all over the Internet.

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            Issan John

            Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:48 pm

            No, not confusing anything just directly quoting the world bank on international tourism.

            Not travel and tourism, etc.

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          EdwardV

          Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:37 pm

          According to an article in the BP of Nov 5, 2020, total Thailand tourism (both official and unofficial) accounts for 22% of GDP, and 25% of all employment. International tourism accounts for 65-70% of that total. That means international tourism accounts for between 14-15% of Thai GDP. The problem we both know is sources like the World Bank don’t account for the unofficial portion of the Thai economy. A portion even the Thai government will from time to time admit is rather large.

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            Issan John

            Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:02 am

            Sorry, Ed V, but not true.

            It wasn’t an “article” in the BP but an independent opinion piece very clearly labelled as such, with the normal disclaimers.

            Very different.

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            EdwardV

            Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:45 am

            Yes and no John. Yes it was an opinion piece, but the figures quoted were not the authors opinion. He was quoting from Fitch Solutions a highly regarded financial information company. You can dismiss the numbers, but they are no more unreliable than those from the World Bank who is only using the official numbers given to them from Thailand.

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            Issan John

            Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:31 pm

            No, Ed V, while I agree that Fitch Solutions are “highly regarded” if you look them up and check what they say he wasn’t “quoting” but misquoting.

            Deliberate or not? Who knows, but his politics are well known so he’s hardly neutral and objective hence the BP’s disclaimer.

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          Stefan Svensson

          Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:15 pm

          It reports Reuters. The Bank of Thailand (BOT) expects only 8 million foreign tourists this year, a decline of 80 percent compared to last year. A severe economic blow as tourism accounts for 11.4 percent of the country’s GDP.

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            ISSAN JOKE

            Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:27 am

            The Thai economy has grown rapidly since the 1950s through exports of, among other things, electronic components and rice, but the country’s economy is primarily dependent on tourism, which accounts for 20 percent of the country’s GDP.

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            ISSAN JOKE

            Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:29 am

            The Thai economy has grown rapidly since the 1950s through exports of, among other things, electronic components and rice, but the country’s economy is primarily dependent on tourism, which accounts for 20 percent of the country’s GDP

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          Peter

          Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:03 am

          That number is the outcome of what can be proven. That is how science works. But if I withdraw 80,000 baht from an ATM here in Denmark, then buy a plane ticket to Pattaya, and spend it all on bar girls and such – then who is going to know how much I put into the economy? As I know Thailand, I would asses that at least 20% of its GDP is generated by foreign tourism. Maybe more. 7% is way too low.

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    Issan John

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Maybe you missed it, Tom, but Vietnam is closed to tourists and have said they probably will be for a year. Cambodia has also imposed a 14 day quarantine.

    You’d better hope you can continue to save up your holidays for a bit longer.

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      Nipral

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:32 am

      Ludicrous to see Prof. Dr. (!) Issan granting grades and providing advices to others ! Dont you realize that all your comments useless and feckless !

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        Bill

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:01 am

        As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. Idiot john seems to be one of those people so stupid you could almost be jealous of his ignorance (stupidity). LOL jk ij!

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      Tom

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      You’re a bit of an inbred aren’t you John… The plans I had made were at the START of last year and then everything got worse and I didn’t mention cambodia

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    JT

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:13 am

    The Survey was conducted mostly in Nov when we still did not have any vaccines with less than 800 people. It’s not a great source for an article today. I would think more than 50% today would want tourist to return with either a vaccine or 14 day quarantine.
    Are you able to find more recent data?

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    Scatter Bob

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Its a very small scale survey with the results meaningless. Who cares what these people think.

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    Patrick Kelly

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Say goodbye to that 20% of the economy. It’s long gone and not coming back for a decade. Raise tax on the lockdown locals so the poor & disadvantaged can survive the 10 year or more wait for full jets into the Kingdom. It’s all math…somebody will have to pay.

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    Nipral

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Sadly the equation is very simple and basic : 1 quarantine day = 0 tourist !
    The longer this situation lasts the worse it is for the future of Thai economy and
    tourism industry. At present it is shrinking day after day amid international high end tourists choosing among the many alternatives offered to them. This also affect badly the property market.
    The suggestion of letting vaccinated people in quarantine free is good. But what about children below 16 ? No family will accept letting them home or spending any quarantine away from parents.

    Thailand may be “amazing”, its by no means unique.

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      Peter

      Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:11 am

      1 quarantine day they could accept. But certainly not 10 or 15. Not really even 5, I think.

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    Stardust

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:27 am

    In which bubble the people are living or are they brainwashed. They really working as tourist operaters and dont know the quarantine tourist program didnt work. One good example also of brainwashed propaganda is Issan John on the comment section.

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      Nipral

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Do you think he got severe brain Covid ? Poor old chap !!!

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    Graham Walker

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    What tourist is going to go through hoops, spend 3 times the room rate for quarantine hotel 15 nights and then have a holiday with next to zero tourist attractions open, bars closed, night time entertainment venues closed, I mean really, have they totally lost their marbles ?

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    Steve Schertzer

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Their country, their choice. Not yours. Deal with it or don’t come back.

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      Kim

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      Steve, you are right.

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    Cristian

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    What a great arrogance to continue with his quarantine, no one with common sense except being a retiree with a lot of time and money is going to waste 16 days in quarantine because it is not 14 days as everyone says, Thailand is not the only tourist destination in the world. nor the cheapest world for the Thai government to consider their country as the only vacation paradise, they are very wrong, now they are desperate for the DIRTY FARANGS to return as the tourist minister said in his day and they do not know what to invent to Add to tourism ,, Arrogant Thais are going to have to bite their teeth until 2022 because no one or no tourist with their right mind will want to go with those conditions

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      Bruno

      Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:51 pm

      That was very well said and 80 % agree with that- treat farangs like shit bite the hand which feed them – but we might let them sink further down the shit before they will learn it ! think they are leaders of the world

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    luca

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    I think that as someone said before, tourism does not directly affect the majority of Thais, but they forget that if tourism is worth 21% of GDP (2017) and employs more than 6 million workers, its total closure will also affect those who are not directly employed in tourism.
    The problem is not opening the borders to tourists today, the problem is whether a destroyed tourism industry will still be able to attract tourists when Thais feel safe to reopen the borders.
    In the world there are countries that have a nature and a sea even more beautiful than those that Thailand can offer but they were surpassed by them for the entertainment industry, if this industry disappears what will remain to attract tourists?

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      Stardust

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Logical thinking, common sense and math is something that most of the Thaigovernment and a part of Thailand doesnt understand. Also economic mechanism mistly unknown.Maybe by the pain of shooting in the own foot bring some to think a bit! Sure 21% affects more they think because this money/salaries goes into consuming and supplychains for this section. But for understand and critical thinking you have to fix the ducation level in Thailand

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    west tiger

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Tourists are not going to come here in any numbers all the while they have to do 14 days quarantine. No farang tourists = more job loses in Thailand

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    Issan John

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:15 am

    As Steve Schertzer said:

    “Their country, their choice. Not yours. Deal with it or don’t come back.”

    The survey confirms everything the complete lack of any protests by Thais and any complaints supported by Thais already showed.

    Thais, including the majority of those in the travel industry, don’t want foreign tourists back until Covid is no longer a threat as it is in the West, unless they’re quarantined for 14 days first.

    If that means they’ll lose their jobs and their livelihoods then that’s a risk they’re clearly prepared to take.

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      Nipral

      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:37 am

      And the they’ll cry for help from the “West” like after Tsunami !!!

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      Dreamon

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      What a piece of window licker you are? Eh little Johnny? How much they pay you to spread fake news?

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      Baroness

      Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:31 am

      I don’t usually get involved in those sterile comments but all these comments turn around what Thais want and don’t want.
      First Thais are forgetting that travelling to Thailand is not based on Thais wants or not. I am in Canada and the Canadian government issued a travel advisory against any travel outside of the country.
      What does it mean? It means that only essential travel is allowed (like death in the family or business trip essential to the survival of your business or corporation, inscription paid to a foreign university, etc…). All these essential requests have to be well documented. So tourism is not essential so no authorization to travel.
      The most important issue is INSURANCE: all travel and health insurance becomes void AS SOON AS you leave the country. So even if your are willing to pay for all the Thai hoops, you won’t be able to get the insurance.
      Some people will tell you to take the risk to travel without it and get a Thai insurance: well it’s almost impossible because of age requirements. No Thai insurance shall cover people over 75 years old (unless it’s a renewal).
      So when you remove these people as potential long term tourists, what’s left? Short term (<30 days) tourists who are not going to do the 2 weeks quarantine.
      I am not going into the Thai GDP and its dependency rate on tourisme but what I know is: my wife and I own a house in Thailand and we employed 4 people. Our monthly budget was approx. 25,000 baths (food, wages and utilities). I don’t include car and house insurance, Tv and Internet as well as other expenses (car sticker, driver’s licence renewal, etc…).
      We cancelled all expenses after we left Thailand last August just keeping the home in saura ce and the utilities (electricity mainly for pool pumps). My neighbour checks my house and pool, starts the car once a while and the gardener comes once a week to clean the garden.
      Each month we are sending money to our staff so they can buy food fro them and their family. They have no other resources. We call them once a while and they keep asking us “when are you coming back” with tears in their eyes.
      We always had good relationships with our contractor, A/C maintenance people and they keep asking us if we do not have little jobs to do because they are in survival mode.
      What I know is our local hardware stores and building materials suppliers are also trying to survive and keep sending emails and SMS with good deals and free labour for installation.
      I am sure all these people and their suppliers are not included in the “Tourism GDP”.
      What I know is the traffic on the Petchakasem highway (north-south main road) is down to a trickle, the little motels dedicated to bus drivers are deserted and most went out of business, 2 main factories for prefab concrete elements have closed until better days, etc…and to conclude I never heard Thais wanting to keep the quarantine enforced at the price they are paying.
      What I also know is: a friend of mine is pilot for a British business jet company (Vista Jet) and he has never been so busy jet setting people between Europe and the Caribbean’s. For the last 3 months he flew as much transatlantic flights as in a normal full year. I asked him about S.E.Asia and he told me that Vista Jet’s clients are not finding in S.E. Asia what they enjoy. Usually they are short term vacations (1 or 2 weeks max), and demand a service, entertainment and accommodations difficult to find in S.E. Asia.
      Thailand has become mass tourism destination and after the bankruptcies of Thompson and other low-cost airlines and people stranded for months with return tickets cancelled and their credit cards max-out, Thailand is not in a position to dictate what they want.

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    Nipral

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:06 am

    The only relevant conclusion is that Thais don’t like foreigners ! No big deal as foreigners -including Chinese- don’t like Thais and will pour their money somewhere else.

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    Ian

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Issan john it’s you that doesn’t want tourists back you put barriers and hatred upto towards us on a daily basis you remind me of a dictator stop the tourist at all costs even if the country falls apart around you such a horrible man you are

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      Issan John

      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm

      Wow. I’d never realised I was quite so powerful that I could “put barriers up” here.

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    Alam

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    The best way to invite tourist is:

    – Tourists will bring Negative test result ( online traceable) within 72 hours of departure date.
    – On arrival covid test.
    – 72 hours quarantine
    – Everyday temperature checkup.
    – Reporting Visiting places in each 24 hours through online apps.

    *** Having vaccinated tourist to provide quarantine free entry.

    This is the best way to open the door for tourists.

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      Issan John

      Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:40 pm

      But Thais don’t want to take the risk of doing that.

      What’s so hard to understand or accept about that?

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      EdwardV

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 12:08 am

      The 72 hour quarantine seems reasonably until you realize the average Chinese tourist only visits Thailand for 6-7 days. It’s a non-starter. Even your average two week millionaire (the tourist who makes up the backbone of Thai tourism) would find giving up some 20% of their vacation unacceptable. Tourism isn’t going to really resume until the quarantine is completely ended. If and when that ever happens.

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    Kim

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Why would you go to Thailand as a tourist? The infamous health minister has called all white foreigners, dirty and garbage and yet the government did nothing to rebuke this obnoxious and racist stance. The crime and drug use rate is going through the roof and people are driving more crazy than ever, which results in dangerous and unhinged road rage and there is no law enforcement. Corruption is another factor why to avoid Thailand. Unless you have family in Thailand, I don’t see why you would risk getting robbed, assaulted, scammed and possibly face something even worse?

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      Mark

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      It’s their country, they can run it as they see fit.

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    senor impasta

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    this is how the thai government justifies milking foreigners.

    quarantine is okay, its understandable. forcing foreigners to pay for quarantine in a 5 star luxury hotel is not okay.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      A “5 star luxury hotel”, full board, plus ASQ facilities and supervision, for under 30,000 baht for 15 days?

      Really?

      You’d think people would be queueing up 🙂

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        Nipral

        Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:38 am

        There is no 5 stars hotel in Thailand At best 3 stars an 2 shooting !

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    Maag

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Thailand economaagmy is sinking !

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    ACE

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    The Thai gov’t & MOPH still worrying about the quarantine instead of taking care of it’s citizens by rebuilding the economy & boost tourism. It will last for until the end of 2022.

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    Tim Houston

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    I know very well guys like Issan John, tourists put shadow on his hole in the sunshine and are increasing the prices, this chinese virus is the best that ever happened to him. He will keep here his fanatical speech about Prayut and gov decisions.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Ummm … no.

      It’s a seasonal tourist area, but not for foreign tourists.

      In the last ten years I think I’ve seen maybe three western / farang tourists here, although probably only one was a “tourist” as the other two had Thai wives (at least I’m guessing they were their wives).

      I doubt that one every three years or so puts the prices up much …..

      Not much point commenting on the “fanatical speech” fantasy.

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    JESUS MONROE

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    FORGET IT. US FARANGS ARE NOT INTERESTED. GET BACK TO US IN 2 YEARS TIME WHEN YOUR RIOTING IN THE STREETS TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE….

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    Stefano Beconcini

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Maldives are open to international tourists. There were 100000 arrivals last December. They require a negative Covid 19 test before departure and a test on arrival.
    That’s enough.
    No need for a crazy 15 days quarantine in bkk.
    The recent outbreak of the virus in Thailand has been caused by Thai and Myanmar people that ENTER THAILAND WITHOUT ANY COVID Test.
    Thailand is completely missing this high season and even the next 2021 – 2022 will be very uncertain if this 15 days mandatory quarantine in bkk is not removed!! Wealthy international tourists will go to other countries like Maldives, rather than coming to Thailand. Bye bye Thailand.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:10 pm

      Actually 139,183 in the five months after they opened for tourism in July until 22 December, unless the Maldives Ministry of Tourism has got it wrong.

      Hardly a flood of wealthy international tourists going there rather than coming to Thailand, as they normally have over 1.5 million tourists a year.

      … more confirmation that even if countries like Thailand are still closed to tourists, very few are going to travel anywhere else anyway.

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    Professor Watkins

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Every countries citizens probably wants tourists back but with 14 day quarantine. I dont think anyone commenting fully understands the situation. If the vaccine doesnt stop transmission then until 70-80% of over 18’s in every country is vaccinated borders will not open without the need to quarantine. This is because if any under 18 year old travels they can be infected and transmit the virus. If you have 2 billion children who can still spread the virus then countries wont open up properly until herd immunity is reached for the adult population. And the way this will happen is at least 60% of adults in the country vaccinated.

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    A, andersen

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I come back from Cuba zwo days ago, Everything is normal, with the same time as a quick test ( 2 minutes)
    at the Airport,
    What´s going on in Asia. Someone is destroying your economy,! I hope that at least is allowed to eat rice every day! good luck

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      lee simons

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:34 pm

      2022 before something like normal

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    Judge Dreddlocks

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    A couple of thousand Thais who were asked the question is hardly a reflection on what ALL Thais want! I know many Thais whos opinion is to open the border as long as vaccine has been taken and negative test upon arrival to Thailand. The people is here commenting that “The Thais” dont want this or that like the whole population has spoken are deluded and so over dramatic.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:29 pm

      So why are none of these “many Thais” you know, or the many you and I don’t know, protesting about it?

      Thais are visibly protesting about plenty of other things, from constitutional changes to reform of the monarchy, LGBT rights to school uniforms, the Rao Chanaa app to opening / closing provincial borders …..

      ….. but despite the economic effects, none are protesting that they want Thailand to “open the border as long as vaccine has been taken and negative test upon arrival to Thailand”.

      None. Even the tourist associations most affected, such as Phuket’s, have said that no border controls or quarantine requirements should be relaxed until at least 70% of the population here are vaccinated.

      Don’t you think it’s a bit “deluded” to ignore that?

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    Remo

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    No, we dont want tourists, we just want their money.

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    Jason

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    It’s just a survey! The results are dependant entirely on the questions asked and how they are interpreted. Google “Yes Prime Minister surveys”. You’ll get a good laugh!

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    daniel cerex

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Until the word “Covid 19” is no longer considered a euphemism for “death”, things will not change. Thai’s believe 15 day quarantine is the “angel of life”. In HKG they believe 3 weeks quarantine is the angel of life”. There needs to be a practical balance which includes the cessation of scare mongering.

    Yes Covid 19 is a pandemic, but keeping the world sterile, will NOT bring a long term solution.

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    Ricky

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    ECONOMY7 million Thais already signed up to latest stimulus package

    Where they included in the survey?

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    Khao Lak

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    15 Nights jail also for vaccinated people – sorry no way!

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      David Barker

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:14 pm

      Rodger that

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    Professor Watkins

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Does there have to be a visible protest in place in order to unequivocally confirm the masses views?? In case you dont know, the protests in Thailand that you have referred to are minority groups. They dont speak for the masses. Suffice to say protests are also difficult to get going now due to more restrctions being put in place anyway. Only someone delusional would generalise “The Thais” as all Thais from such a miniscule survey as this.

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    Issan John

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I genuinely can’t see what’s so hard for some people to understand or accept.

    It doesn’t matter if foreign tourism makes up 6% of GDP, 26%, or 96%.

    The survey and the lack of any protests by Thais (and the minimum requirements suggested by the tourism groups themselves, representing the most affected) make it clear that, whatever the effect on GDP, they don’t want the rules changed until and unless 70% of Thais are vaccinated and they’re not expecting that soon.

    That’s their choice.

    What’s so hard to understand about that?

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      David Mann

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:12 am

      I think the point you are perhaps missing IJ, is that governments need to take these tough decisions in the best overall interest for the country. Your average Thai who is involved in the tourism industry is hurting but still being fed by family members or living off savings or borrowing money. Once the effect of a loss of 6.6%, or 11% or whatever the figures is starts to bite and affect the wider country, it will all be too late. You can’t turn the economy around overnight. It will take many many months. It is the government and sensible people who need to look forward and stop the pending disaster. I think people are simply trying articulate that while it is inconvenient for some commentators here, the real harm will be done to the Thai economy and hence its people. It won’t hurt the government members (already comfortable). If you and Thailand wait for demonstrations on the streets, it will all be too late.

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    Bill

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Protesting is dangerous business ij. Could get arrested if you speak out. Perhaps that’s why.

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Those protesting about the monarchy, school uniforms, vaccinations, LGBT rights, the constitution, etc, don’t seem to worry about the risk.

      Odd that.

      Maybe it’s because all the tour companies protesting about wanting the borders open and tourists allowed in without quarantine have all been arrested, and that’s why so many tour companies have closed, but nobody noticed …

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    Bill

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:25 am

    I want to have my cake and eat it too.

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    Mel Burn

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:18 am

    We can express opinions but Thai people decide what’s best for their country. And we vote with our money. So far it’s pretty clear that _tourists_ will not come to Thailand as long as quarantine is in place.

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    joe boggs

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    i think the tourist levels will stay the same as long as the quarantine exists, as someone said its obvious. Thailand although was we know, has a reputation as a cheap place to go on holiday. A while ago they had a show on TV called Bangkok airport, all the tourists on the show were on three week holidays.

    Thailand can chase this dream of people who are willing to pay at least $900 for two weeks in a locked room and then be allowed to leave,but numbers will never get so high as they used to be.

    Its interesting they don’t have any real advisers on this, only those people running the ASQ’s. Those same people would make the same money or more if their customers weren’t in quarantine. After quarantine these customers will be very anxious for a change of scenery.

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    FuneeMonkey

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    I have been watching the rules an am in the process of getting a visa and I have to say, it is excessive. The requirements change too often and are not clearly stated across the various Thai embassy and consulate websites. I have had to call numerous times to clarify the specifics and that alone is a pain. Now booking a quarantine hotel a month out and buying a plane ticket, not 100% sure the visa will be approved. Then must apply for COE, get a fit to fly statement from a doctor. Los Angeles wants a criminal background check for STV but not for other visas. I understand limiting the spread and requirements of covid test and quarantine , but FFS… Thousands of dollars committed, following the rules and still uncertainty? Simplify the process. Also… You all argue too much.. haha

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    Tony Dash

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Wanting to travel to Thailand during the pandemic is sheer foolery….given the obscenely high cost and strict requirements. Open travel to Thailand will likely not resume until ’22.

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    shawn

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    In Brief.
    i am female and NOT interested in bangla type stuff,
    and 2 weeks isolation is totally crap,beyond the majority of real
    people,i love thailand and have some lovely ‘intelligent’ thai friends there,they all agree isolation is useless in thailand when its so easy to just walk into the country or lie your way in with,maybe with help from the ‘usual bribe’.
    one day maybe phuket will be open to us real holiday people again and they send home ALL THE ILLEGAL ETC.WORKERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

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    Paulnou

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    you cant vote for 2 sides, either you dont want to get tourism back or you like them back, if so, vote for whatever you like but NO QUARANTINE

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    Jim Henderson

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Nobody believes that survey.
    You have more people dying of suicide and the cold than are dying from covid

    It is a fake setup by the elites of Thailand that aren’t smart enough to see that they could make more money than the quarentine hotels but their greed want themselves to succeed and watch hundreds of thousands of Thais suffer

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    johnny nielsen

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Good luck thailand we will.not come as long as there is qurantine, when you lay in the shot cant feed your family, just remember it was your choice not to safe the the economy

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