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Thailand pressing ahead with plan to open Phuket up to foreign tourists on July 1st despite Covid surge


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Thai DPM and commerce minister Jurin Laksanawisit told Daily News that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases there were no plans to U-turn on opening Phuket to foreign tourists in just over two months time.

 

Jurin said that when infection goes down tourism will go up.

 

He'd been to Phuket and expressed optimism in the vaccine rollout there that has seen 100,000 doses delivered. 

 

Thai domestic tourism would be promoted in June and then foreigners from July 1st. 

 

It was not reported where he hoped these foreigners would come from or what they would be allowed to do after arriving in Phuket.  

 

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

It was not reported where he hoped these foreigners would come from or what they would be allowed to do after arriving in Phuket. 

or in other words, not a single tourist from any country has expressed any interest whatsoever in goin to Phuket for a holiday.

 

the golden goose is dead and buried, am I the only one that can see it? 🤔

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27 minutes ago, webfact said:

Jurin said that when infection goes down tourism will go up.

Clown! When the entire population has been vaccinated, maybe then tourists will return, maybe!

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The official population of Phuket is ~500K so that would mean that ~1M vaccines are required. Just giving people just 1 injection of Sonivac won't work, the efficacy is very low with just a single injection... 🤔

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5 minutes ago, Forza2002 said:

The official population of Phuket is ~500K so that would mean that ~1M vaccines are required. Just giving people just 1 injection of Sonivac won't work, the efficacy is very low with just a single injection... 🤔

does not include the 50,000++ migrants, nor the expats living here
BUT they are calling for 70% for herd immunity. 

so   800,000+ does should do it

  100,000  so far.......LOL

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Every idiotic plan that has been floated has flipp flopped or died. 

And this one is different? 

Who in their right mind is going to add yet another non refundable air fare to their credit card? 

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maybe the country makes more money if a falang gets covid...

 

the illuminati has made 10 trillion last year....  

 

i'm in a tent 2 meters from the nearest tree......i'm not playing around

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3 hours ago, WineOh said:

the golden goose is dead and buried, am I the only one that can see it? 🤔

No the golden goose is not dead, it's just severely constipated. Unfortunately the vaccine laxative wont arrive for months due to mismanagement. 

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And how are the long awaited tourists supposed to get to Phuket ?  No planes are flying from most of the countries, definitely none from Australia.  Thai Airways won't be flying for years, if ever again !

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4 minutes ago, jaiyen said:

And how are the long awaited tourists supposed to get to Phuket ?  No planes are flying from most of the countries, definitely none from Australia.  Thai Airways won't be flying for years, if ever again !

Wait ... they said they'll start to promote Phuket in june.

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21 minutes ago, jaiyen said:

And how are the long awaited tourists supposed to get to Phuket ?  No planes are flying from most of the countries, definitely none from Australia.  Thai Airways won't be flying for years, if ever again !

These rich Indian millionaires all travel with their own private airplanes and or yachts..🤥

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the efficience of none of those 'vacines' on the market has been proven, whther given once, twice or three time.  Everybody everwhere 'assumes'...however given the fact the process of developing and testing has ben telescoped together from about 6-8 years into 1 year does not make the whole thing promising easier. But everybody can beleive what they want to belive. It is all about that IMHO. Learn to live with a virus with an IFR of 0,15% (Ioanidis /Mrch 21) worldwide.

 

And yes Thailand has to find a way to open up for tourismn and to have clusters like Phuket or Samui ist not a bad idea. Tourism is about 20% of the GDP and cannot be ignored. 

 

Also my I remind of the colateral damage done in the world...suicide, child abuse, depression....just to mention a few plus the businesses that went down the drain. In my opinion the colateral damage is already bigger then what the virus did do. Just when you say things like this you being called strange names. But it is the truth. This one at least is.

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3 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Clown! When the entire population has been vaccinated, maybe then tourists will return, maybe!

Really most doctors etc say if you get over 70 % population vaccinated would be good enough . Never going to get all the population vaccinated 😳

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Frankly, a few vaccinated tourists put through the thai examination process as they enter the country are the least of my worries. It’s the locals who haven’t been vaccinated that concern me!
 

That and the fact that as a westerner in Phuket, I have no access to a vaccine myself even though I would be willing to pay for it.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai DPM and commerce minister Jurin Laksanawisit told Daily News that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases there were no plans to U-turn on opening Phuket to foreign tourists in just over two months time.

 

How would he know about any plans to cancel this 'grand reopening'?

 

I suspect he would get a memo the day before it happens as a courtesy from his masters,

 

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Just now, ukrules said:

 

How would he know about any plans to cancel this 'grand reopening'?

 

I suspect he would get a memo the day before it happens as a courtesy from his masters,

 

Well that would assume one crime family talks to another crime family wouldn't it ?

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2 hours ago, zzzzz said:

does not include the 50,000++ migrants, nor the expats living here
BUT they are calling for 70% for herd immunity. 

so   800,000+ does should do it

  100,000  so far.......LOL

Or expats that have been ignored or are too well informed to want to take the ineffective Sinovac jab.

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