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COVID-19: Here are the requirements for foreigners wishing to enter Thailand


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1 hour ago, starky said:

What company is providing "covid" insurance? I have personal medical cover worth a million US but I doubt it covers pandemics...

you have to get in Thailand lol

 

just another scam

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Persons who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand

Which foreigner could be in need to have a medical treatment in Thailand what he can´t get in his home country or other countries? I don´t know any treatment what is offered in Thailand only.

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6 hours ago, andy72 said:

Not asking much

fit to fly
covid free

same bloody thing lets duplicate that test

covid insurance is any company giving that

a third world joke response to a disease with 0.00.5% morbidity

look at EU its like a game show come on down

or the uk seemingly celebrating july the 4th <deleted>

just drunken morons another reason for not living in the USA's 51st state.

trumps basrard child boris bumbling hos way through an indian chancellor who is fated to follow usa giving every citizen cash

meanwhile thailand want us all to follow the yellow brick road pick up the tin man lion and scarecrow along the way  

this sure aint kansas toto
 

Looks like you won't be fallin' off yer favorite Pattaya bar stool anytime soon. Next.

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1 hour ago, EricTh said:

 

So retirees on non-O and non-OA visas are not allowed to go to Thailand?

 

Students who don't put 800k into Thai banks is more important than retirees? I find this ridiculous.

 

Then everyone would just get an education visa just to enter Thailand which become a much easier route.

 

Retirement is not among the list of reasons for being allowed to enter at this time

 

While education is, it states "education institute approved by the Thai government" and I strongly suspect this means formal degree programs, I very much doubt they will let people in for short term language classes and the like.

 

Foreign students pay a lot for the privilege of studying in Thailand even at government universities...considerably more than Thai students and it is an earner for the universities.

 

As for retirees, I suspect the issue hasn't gotten onto anyone's radar.  The number of retirees who are (1) not married to a Thai and (2) not currently in Thailand would be pretty small. And smaller still for people in that situation willing to shell out big bucks, jump through major hoops and undergo mandatory 14 day quarantine,.

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11 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Which foreigner could be in need to have a medical treatment in Thailand what he can´t get in his home country or other countries? I don´t know any treatment what is offered in Thailand only.

 

Quite a lot of people come to Thailand for care not available (or substandard) in their home countries.

 

Bangladeshis, Cambodians, Lao, Burmese for one

 

And then high paying Saudis and other Middle Easterners. In their case their government pays for it, too.

 

However it is no longer a requirement that treatment be unavailable in the person's own country. This harks back to pre July when permission was granted only on emergency humanitarian grounds. The new guidance allows even "wellness" tourists and makes specific mention of things like fertility treatments, hardly an emergency.

 

They do seem to require some sort of certificate from a doctor or hospital in the home country but I think this has more to do with proving that the person is really coming as a patient.

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Just now, Sheryl said:

As for retirees, I suspect the issue hasn't gotten onto anyone's radar.  The number of retirees who are (1) not married to a Thai and (2) not currently in Thailand would be pretty small. And smaller still for people in that situation willing to shell out big bucks, jump through major hoops and undergo mandatory 14 day quarantine,.

The number of retirees not currently in Thailand would be pretty small?? I don't think so.

There are also many retirees who are actually in Thailand but cannot visit their home country because they could not come back to Thailand. Thailand is their permanent residence for many years but they still have close connections (family etc.) to their home countries. 

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1 hour ago, loong said:

If I am understanding this correctly, Thai nationals only have to avoid risky areas for 14 days instead of quarantine? That is ridiculous considering that there has been a regular stream of returnees testing positive while in quarantine!

No, Thais are quarantined. They have the option of State Quarantine (very basic accommodation) or paying for "alternative" quarantine at a hotel.

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48 minutes ago, Greg O said:

Hi Sheryl, where did you get the COR , which office as I'm married and have a house book, Thai company etc ..

 

I think you mean COE.

 

I myself do not have or need one, I am in Thiland

 

I am looking into what it takes to get one for a Cambodian woman scheduled for surgery here next month, but that does not relate to your situation.

 

Assuming you are married to a Thai, you should contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in the country where you are. Have to arrange everything through them,.

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8 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

As for retirees, I suspect the issue hasn't gotten onto anyone's radar.  The number of retirees who are (1) not married to a Thai and (2) not currently in Thailand would be pretty small. And smaller still for people in that situation willing to shell out big bucks, jump through major hoops and undergo mandatory 14 day quarantine,.

Many foreigners who have Thai spouses extend their stay based on retirement as it's less invasive, though the financial requirement is higher.
I wonder if a marriage certificate would be all that's required and there's not a requirement to actually have an extension based on marriage.
Any rule that is open to interpretation by individual Immigration Offices or offices is open to abuse and worries me.

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38 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Which foreigner could be in need to have a medical treatment in Thailand what he can´t get in his home country or other countries? I don´t know any treatment what is offered in Thailand only.

 

They are probably talking about the Middle East lot from UAE, Qatar, etc who love the likes of Bumrungrad hospital.

 

Bumrungrad has facilities that are very popular with these nations. When I had a major operation there in 2005, It was full of Middle Easterners and their entourages.

 

Also, wealthy Cambodians and Laotians would use these services. Their own countries do not offer the level of care, hospitals, procedures nor advanced rquipent that Thailand has to offer in the best hospitals.

 

 

 

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We've delayed our UK trip until next year. I will wait for a vaccine before traveling out of the country or a positive anti body test would help in the meantime.

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Does anyone know if it’s possible for a 75 year old guy like me to get a 100,000 USD health care insurance binder for anything less than a King’s ransom, if at all?

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2 hours ago, starky said:

What company is providing "covid" insurance? I have personal medical cover worth a million US but I doubt it covers pandemics...

Find out. E-mail your insurance company and ask them.

 

Many Health Insurance Policies (not Travel Insurance) cover all respiratory illnesses and do not have exclusions for epidemics.

That said, there maybe a clause where a Policy does not cover someone for traveling against Government advice.

(the UK FCO just lifted advice against travelling to Thailand).

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54 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Which foreigner could be in need to have a medical treatment in Thailand what he can´t get in his home country or other countries? I don´t know any treatment what is offered in Thailand only.

Double pricing treatment 

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I think Sheryl's right. Medical and education visitors are deemed urgent by the Thai Govt. Which makes sense. Med for obvious reasons and ed for students who stand to lose a year or not graduate, etc, not to mention we are talking of a young healthy cohort.

 

Retirees stuck outside and wishing to return are too small a number to register. Yet. May change. While retirees here who want to summer in Nice and then tool back, well I am sure the generals have you in their thoughts and prayers.

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7 hours ago, Petchou said:

People who have chosen to live in Thailand for retirement and consider thaïland home are simply ignored.  Many have partners for years and have families without necessary being officially married.   They are treated like <deleted> by Thai government.   No empathy, no rational and pragmatism.   It would be nice if European countries and north Americans countries reciprocate and don't let Thai travel to their countries, just to make them feel same feeling.

I think the UK government have just "fired a shot across Thailand's bows" by their exclusion from list of countries that are allowed to visit the UK without quarantine requirements i.e. they don't believe Thailand's statistics, and are concerned that a State of Emergency still exists when there is supposed to be ZERO cases of "home grown Covid"!

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How can this country survive with so many idiots in the top tier. All your economy is suffering because you have built your country around tourism. And now they have some ideas that 500 rich people are going to save the economy. Or that a businessman have time to quarantine 2 weeks. Where does all the ideas come from

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1 hour ago, Greg O said:

Hi Sheryl, where did you get the COR , which office as I'm married and have a house book, Thai company etc ..

The 'residence' part of this is 'Permanent Residence' status, give it a google, its not something you just 'get'.. Many of us have been here decades and still have no hope of obtaining it. 

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Wow.  They have managed with one fell swoop to leverage their usual anal behavior to a new level.  Someone(s) is getting paid a salary to dream this stuff up with no thought to practical consequence even to their own citizens

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1 hour ago, British Bulldog said:

Hmmmm ... sorry but I see it this way; If you have elected to live in Thailand for retirement or otherwise, you will be treated as a Thai ! End of story !

No - e.g. dual pricing!

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8 minutes ago, sambum said:

I think the UK government have just "fired a shot across Thailand's bows" by their exclusion from list of countries that are allowed to visit the UK without quarantine requirements i.e. they don't believe Thailand's statistics, and are concerned that a State of Emergency still exists when there is supposed to be ZERO cases of "home grown Covid"!

 

Maybe............. or perhaps just another example of the inept clueless illogical thoughtless decision making that seems to characterize all decisions taken by Boris and his cabinet of muppets.

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4 minutes ago, chilli42 said:

Wow.  They have managed with one fell swoop to leverage their usual anal behavior to a new level.  Someone(s) is getting paid a salary to dream this stuff up with no thought to practical consequence even to their own citizens

 

No interest in understanding or convenience. Absolutely no empathy.

 

Just do as we say - even if it's not possible, practical or plain stupid.

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Well as an over 75 on retirement extension, Non-B, I was hoping that I could visit family in New Zealand this coming Christmas. I will cancel that idea now. However there is nothing forthcoming that informs us just how long these regulations are going to stay so theoretically next year could be a problem too. Worse still, I wonder if they will remain as part of the 'new normal' in which case it would mean that I, and others like me, would be basically unable to travel abroad and return. In other words we stay until we are told we can't or we leave voluntarily making sure we take our assets with us. (Travelling abroad and unable to re-enter how would one access assets left here (800K in the bank etc.)?

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59 minutes ago, thonglorjimmy said:

Many foreigners who have Thai spouses extend their stay based on retirement as it's less invasive, though the financial requirement is higher.
I wonder if a marriage certificate would be all that's required and there's not a requirement to actually have an extension based on marriage.
Any rule that is open to interpretation by individual Immigration Offices or offices is open to abuse and worries me.

"Any rule that is open to interpretation by individual Immigration Offices or offices is open to abuse and worries me."

 

That applies to just about every rule here!

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