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China ban on inbound, outbound tour groups to continue

Maya Taylor

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The Chinese government is to keep the current ban on inbound and outbound tour groups, amid fears that the winter months could bring a resurgence of Covid-19. The Bangkok Post reports that the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has confirmed on its website that the ban remains in place. After several months with very low case numbers, officials are wary of the virus surging back this winter.

The ban on outbound tours is severely impacting places like Thailand, where former tourist hotspots are already suffering devastating economic consequences from the closure of the country’s borders in late March. Earlier this week, Thailand welcomed its first group of Chinese tourists in 7 months, but the Kingdom has a long way to go to get back to the 10.99 million Chinese who visited last year – if it ever does.

As the Covid-19 virus made itself known at the start of 2020, China put a stop to both domestic and outbound tours in January. Since July, domestic tours have started up again as a result of a significant reduction in Covid-19 cases.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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11 Comments

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    Ted

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Yup! Believe it or not, it’s not all up to Thailand, even China says; no!

    Doesn’t really matter what’s the true reason is behind the 40-ish Chinese arrivals this week and the 120 (or how many it was said to be) that would arrive later. So better to open up the country again, without any restrictions, so families can reunite and other foreigners who calls Thailand for home, can return.

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    preesy chepuce

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Surely HK has different rules from the Dalu?

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      Big AL

      Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      How are tour groups coming from China to Thailand if there is still a ban in China?

      • The Thaiger & The Nation

        The Thaiger & The Nation

        Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

        They are independent travellers, presumably.

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        EdwardV

        Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm

        It’s because they are not actually Chinese tourists at all. They are Chinese business people returning to Thailand to check on their companies, properties and reunite with their families.

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        Mike Frenchie

        Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:10 am

        They are returnees… a couple with three kids landed… zero chance they are tourists.

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    West Tiger

    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Anybody who thinks Chinese are coming here in groups is deluded as they are banned from leaving China.
    The Thai government needs to be honest with the Thai people

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      Issan John

      Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Well, there’s always a possibility of a first for everything … with Donald and Boris as examples in the West, it’s a bit hard to see why governments “need to be honest” with their people or anyone else.

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    Noneya Bidnizz

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Issan “Toilet mouth“ John ;

    Your comments are idiotic , I think either your are VERY dumb ( Kwai ) or , You work for prayut , Since all you seem to do is post pro-government / anti Farang / covid lies and rumors , You MUST work for prayut , You dont have time for a REAL job as all you do is post nonsense on every website you can find.

    I Pray you get what you deserve, and I DONT mean a nice brown envelope ! ( maybe a nice big brown something else ! )

    Now , Be a good boy , take your meds and go away !

    • The Thaiger & The Nation

      The Thaiger & The Nation

      Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:42 am

      We have rules about abuse of commenters, and take threats seriously. This is your final warning before being banned.

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    Tracey

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Thailand government needs to open the borders with a 48 hour covid test for arrivals . May be one more rapid test after arrival . This will improve the economy . The financial condition is bad in many areas of thailand

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