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Thailand to warmly welcome inoculated travellers

By Suchat Sritama

 

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Vaccinated travellers will be welcomed in Thailand

 

Foreigners who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be welcomed with open arms by Thailand through a new campaign set to launch in 3Q2021.

 

Titled Welcome Back to Thailand Again, the campaign is the country’s bid to reclaim lost international arrivals throughout the pandemic. According to Chamnan Srisawat, president of Tourism Council of Thailand, Thai travel operators have started talks with agencies in potential markets, such as China, to restart destination marketing and prepare for future trips.

 

More than one billion people across the world are expected to be vaccinated by the end of June 2021, which could bring about a return in travel demand.

 

Full story: https://www.ttgasia.com/2021/01/26/thailand-to-warmly-welcome-inoculated-travellers/

 

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Thailand may fully reopen soon; considers no quarantine for vaccinated travellers

By Kristin Mariano 

 

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Thailand is considering allowing vaccinated travellers to skip the mandatory quarantine. Under the proposed plan, aptly named “Welcome Back to Thailand Again,” the kingdom hopes to see travellers return by the third quarter of this year.

 

Travellers need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (both doses) and the usual visa requirements. If the plan pushes through, Thailand could be the first Asian country to fully reopen its tourism.

 

Vaccinations are rolling out in several countries and global estimates suggest that one billion people will be inoculated globally by June.

 

Full story: https://www.traveldailymedia.com/thailand-may-fully-reopen-soon-considers-no-quarantine-for-vaccinated-travellers/

 

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Good thinking Thailand, as i will be vaccinated in Oz soon and coming not have to dread the thoughts of being cooped up in a Thai hotel eating fried rice and chicken 3 times a day, being tested and prodded and pay good money on top it, so again, the sooner the better...

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Look to India for a vaccine as soon as they open up. Goa or Kerala would be the perfect place, already has low count of covid cases. Just need to vaccinate the state population and get ready for tourists.

 

India will be manufacturing 100,000,000 vaccines per month i believe. They are biggest manufacture in the world.

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There are several things wrong with this plan. First, I've seen no estimates of a billion people vaccinated by June. Second, and maybe most important, vaccinated people can still be infected with the virus and spread it to others (they themselves just don't get sick with COVID-19 disease). This is particularly important to what will likely be a mostly unvaccinated Thai host population. And third, there is no proof for how long vaccinations are effective. These are just a few reasons off the top of my head and there are probably more. 

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22 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

There are several things wrong with this plan. First, I've seen no estimates of a billion people vaccinated by June. Second, and maybe most important, vaccinated people can still be infected with the virus and spread it to others (they themselves just don't get sick with COVID-19 disease). This is particularly important to what will likely be a mostly unvaccinated Thai host population. And third, there is no proof for how long vaccinations are effective. These are just a few reasons off the top of my head and there are probably more. 

 

yeah these were my first thoughts too

 

but never let facts get in the way of a good story. i'm sure the thai authorities will be able to clean up the mess once the horse has bolted yet again

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

There are several things wrong with this plan. First, I've seen no estimates of a billion people vaccinated by June. Second, and maybe most important, vaccinated people can still be infected with the virus and spread it to others (they themselves just don't get sick with COVID-19 disease). This is particularly important to what will likely be a mostly unvaccinated Thai host population. And third, there is no proof for how long vaccinations are effective. These are just a few reasons off the top of my head and there are probably more. 

Nothing wrong with this plan just get back to the old normal and get on with get a piece of paper with some words on it and give us your money get use to it the pandemic is over and about time.

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A lot of misinformation by many above. The information has been posted repeatedly , but many seem to ignore it because it does not feet in their narrative .

I think we can all agree that if you do not have covid you can not transmit it.Which is why the test and then the quarantine , because you could develop it with in 14 days.

After 14 dats you can go, and its not because you cab no longer get it. 

So you are vaccinated . 

Below is information concerning that from the US CDC website updated Jan 5

"ll COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. . "

Notice it says Preventive covid 19 , not preventing the symptoms of covid 19. 

the vaccines available now in the US have a 95% prevention rate , which means that there is still a 5% chance of getting it. 

So , reading further more on the CDC website it states :

" Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19."

So you have a 5%  chance of getting it but a good chance that you will not get seriously sick.

So you expect Thailand to shoot themselves on the tourism foot, because vaccinated people might have a minuscule chance of getting infected, and an even smaller chance of getting sick. BUT, you think it is Ok to release unvaccinated people from quarantine with a significantly bigger chance of getting infected and infecting others? 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

 

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, asiasurfer said:

Na come on. Leave borders closed. I just started to enjoy LOS without any tourists. 

Some long time residents might be suggesting to close the borders permanently. 😉

Might even be truly beneficial in the long run. 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand to warmly welcome inoculated travellers

By Suchat Sritama

 

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Vaccinated travellers will be welcomed in Thailand

 

Foreigners who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be welcomed with open arms by Thailand through a new campaign set to launch in 3Q2021.

 

Titled Welcome Back to Thailand Again, the campaign is the country’s bid to reclaim lost international arrivals throughout the pandemic. According to Chamnan Srisawat, president of Tourism Council of Thailand, Thai travel operators have started talks with agencies in potential markets, such as China, to restart destination marketing and prepare for future trips.

 

More than one billion people across the world are expected to be vaccinated by the end of June 2021, which could bring about a return in travel demand.

 

Full story: https://www.ttgasia.com/2021/01/26/thailand-to-warmly-welcome-inoculated-travellers/

 

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Step in the right direction, however surely this can not start until a large amount of Thai people are vaccinated.

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1 hour ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

There are several things wrong with this plan. First, I've seen no estimates of a billion people vaccinated by June. Second, and maybe most important, vaccinated people can still be infected with the virus and spread it to others (they themselves just don't get sick with COVID-19 disease). This is particularly important to what will likely be a mostly unvaccinated Thai host population. And third, there is no proof for how long vaccinations are effective. These are just a few reasons off the top of my head and there are probably more. 

So what is the alternative that you're suggesting? Wait and see, for how long?

 

 

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1 hour ago, sirineou said:

A lot of misinformation by many above. The information has been posted repeatedly , but many seem to ignore it because it does not feet in their narrative .

I think we can all agree that if you do not have covid you can not transmit it. Which is why the test and then the quarantine , because you could develop it with in 14 days.

After 14 dats you can go, and its not because you cab no longer get it. 

So you are vaccinated . 

Below is information concerning that from the US CDC website updated Jan 5

"ll COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. . "

Notice it says Preventive covid 19 , not preventing the symptoms of covid 19. 

the vaccines available now in the US have a 95% prevention rate , which means that there is still a 5% chance of getting it. 

So , reading further more on the CDC website it states :

" Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19."

So you have a 5%  chance of getting it but a good chance that you will not get seriously sick.

So you expect Thailand to shoot themselves on the tourism foot, because vaccinated people might have a minuscule chance of getting infected, and an even smaller chance of getting sick. BUT, you think it is Ok to release unvaccinated people from quarantine with a significantly bigger chance of getting infected and infecting others? 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

 

I think you are missing an important point and I will say it again: There is no conclusive evidence at this time that someone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease can not still contract the Sars-Cov2 virus and spread it to other people. This makes sense as there have only been vaccinated people for a little over a month and there has not been enough time to do the studies (which are ongoing).

 

As for the vaccine effectiveness, yes, they are extremely good at preventing COVID-19 disease after one contracts an infecting dose of the virus. There is NO claim they do anything to prevent virus infection in the first place. All I have seen is that it doesn't. Therefore, vaccinated people with the virus who themselves are protected from COVID-19 disease still breathe and go about their daily life in public and can pass on the virus to others. This is also why there is the advice that vaccinated people should still wear masks...so they won't infect unvaccinated people.

 

The idea is not to prevent vaccinated people from the 5% chance of getting sick...it's to protect the vast majority of unvaccinated Thais from getting the virus from vaccinated travelers if they are allowed into the country without testing and quarantine. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

So what is the alternative that you're suggesting? Wait and see, for how long?

 

 

That's basically the alternative until there is wide-spread vaccination in Thailand. (Or it is shown that vaccinated people don't spread the virus.)

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

According to Chamnan Srisawat, president of Tourism Council of Thailand, Thai travel operators have started talks with agencies in potential markets, such as China, to restart destination marketing and prepare for future trips.

 

So the wet dream of tourism lobbyists.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

I think you are missing an important point and I will say it again: There is no conclusive evidence at this time that someone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease can not still contract the Sars-Cov2 virus and spread it to other people. This makes sense as there have only been vaccinated people for a little over a month and there has not been enough time to do the studies (which are ongoing).

 

As for the vaccine effectiveness, yes, they are extremely good at preventing COVID-19 disease after one contracts an infecting dose of the virus. There is NO claim they do anything to prevent virus infection in the first place. All I have seen is that it doesn't. Therefore, vaccinated people with the virus who themselves are protected from COVID-19 disease still breathe and go about their daily life in public and can pass on the virus to others. This is also why there is the advice that vaccinated people should still wear masks...so they won't infect unvaccinated people.

 

The idea is not to prevent vaccinated people from the 5% chance of getting sick...it's to protect the vast majority of unvaccinated Thais from getting the virus from vaccinated travelers if they are allowed into the country without testing and quarantine. 

 

 

I provided links from reputable sources  supporting my assertion. please provide links to support yours.

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one big issue here is , what about  kids? they cant get vaccinated.

ie Will families with kids still have to quarantine? Including those of us who live in Thailand and may wish to travel abroad and then return to Thailand?   Or will it be sufficient just for the adult members of the family to  have been vaccinated? 

 No families will come unless this is resolved. 

Single adult males only. Just like the old days!

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1 hour ago, GeorgeCross said:

awesome! we have a 100% effective vaccine now?

 

damn i must have missed the news..

 

or are we just opening up another big can of worms?!

 

 

Vaccine to be delivered by Arial spraying.  As the drone flies over you just have to breathe in the mist it will be spraying and you will be fine...oh wait that was to kill mosquitoes, my bad.

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5 minutes ago, mrfill said:

Tomorrow expect to hear news of the 87 billion visitors expected by the end of the year......

All from China, the hordes are just waiting to return to the speedboats, hit the prawn buffets, and allow their children to defecate in public.  What could possibly go wrong with this plan.

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