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Thai PM wants all tourists to wear wristbands - we're not opening the floodgates

 

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Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has stressed that the opening of Thailand's borders to foreign tourists is not a return to mass tourism but a controlled and limited experiment. 

 

Everyone on the STV plan must agree to comply with the conditions set out by the Thai government. 

 

That means all foreign tourists allowed in under the special tourist visa must wear GPS wristbands so that their movements can be closely tracked.

 

Prayut was speaking after a cabinet meeting confirmed arrangements. 

 

The plan is just days away from starting with the first load of Chinese tourists set to arrive next week from Guangzhou. Others will follow from there and Scandinavia, as previously reported.

 

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In a report from Thai Rath Prayuth was still saying that the views of Thai people were important in opening up the country at all. 

 

But he suggested that people who didn't want the country opened were not those suffering in the decimated tourist industry.

 

He said that strict rules for foreign visitors must be observed including their tracking.

 

He also commented on the issue of airlines giving refunds for flight changes saying that the Thai authorities had asked the airlines to be sympathetic. 

 

But ultimately it was up to each airline's policy whether they did or not. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

That means all foreign tourists allowed in under the special tourist visa must wear GPS wristbands so that their movements can be closely tracked.

just keep piling on more obstacles; then wonder why so few tourists are interested

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I'm sure the locals are going to super friendly to anyone seen wearing one of these wristbands. They'll be treated like lepers. How long before shops have signs outside "Solly, wristband people cannot".

 

Seriously, coming here for a holiday sounds like a humiliating test of endurance.

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Europe people will not use GPS wristbands, thats a thing used to criminal persons.  I can also hardly believe they will accept the other requirements to STV visa.

 

No reason to send a flight to Scandinavia.

 

If Thailand want western tourists, they must show much more human respect and better behavior.

 

 

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The sarcastic little devil inside me is suggesting that headband trackers be placed on these policy makers. Then again with “tourism” policies like this there is no need to track a head that is hibernating in an anal cavity.

 

Seriously though, I read these policies and realize that as a tourist with autonomy that Thailand is simply not on the map of potential destinations for now.

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13 minutes ago, colinneil said:

The cloud cuckoo land kid strikes again.😜

So Prayut says any tourist must wear a GPS wrist band, ha, ha ,ha, dream on pal.

Assuming that it applies to all foreigners and not just short term visitors, many foreign husbands and fathers of Thais will have to comply, also any retired persons that want to stay in LOS.

I'm not supporting the idea, but I'm surprised it hasn't been done in NZ given the number of people in isolation that escape and have close contact with members of the public.

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5 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

They really need someone with an ounce of common sense to stop all of these ridiculous ideas before they make fools of themselves every single day.

Half of all our fun taken away a stoke? No thanks.

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7 minutes ago, tonray said:

How would they know who the tourists who are supposed to wear bands are vs the expats who are already here ? I could make a band out of Chang poptops is that would help.

 

No doubt track and trace devices coming to expats and immigrants next... try it out with tourists first.

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More nonsense. More arrogance from the incompetent. 

 


Thailand needs courageous leadership. They don't have it. The army are major cowards. ANY person from ANY nation should be welcome starting tomorrow, if they are willing to subject themselves to a 14 day quarantine and pay excessive fees for that two week sentence. There is no downside or risk, and only upside for the nation. No groveling from a local consulate should be required. That is utter nonsense. A covid free letter and a booking at an approved hotel. Period. No more Inane "Phuket or Thailand models". And no special health insurance either. Quarantine is enough of a penalty already. Stop being silly and stop the nonsense. 
 
And they should be begging foreigners who are already here, to stay. Foreigners who overstay their permission to remain in Thailand face fines and even possible jail. Huh? Really? You have got to be kidding. Wait a minute. Have you guys lost your senses? Have you forgotten your people, entirely? 
 
For the more than a hundred thousand tourists that are estimated to still be here on tourism visas, I suggest free unlimited visas, 10,000 baht hotel vouchers, and vouchers for many free, gourmet meals. And an immigration officer will come to your hotel to renew your visa, to show our appreciation, of your continued support. Perhaps half price air tickets for domestic travel.
 
Princely treatment. Thank you so much for helping to rescue our economy and our people. We appreciate it, and aim to show it for a change! We are past the era of thugs like the big joke. And we apologize for all of his abuse. 

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8 minutes ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

He should get a new medal on his uniform for being among the dumbest people on the planet.

Good heavens, what are you trying to do?

Steven will be very upset after reading your post.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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8 minutes ago, tomacht8 said:

The only thing missing is that the TM 6 number is tattooed on entry. Totally sick in the head.

I'm thinking something similar.....a small, subtle tattoo....a dot on the forehead maybe?

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