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Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. Picture: Than Setthakit

 

Thailand's tourism minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn told business media Than Setthakit that his ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand were working on adding seven provinces in the eastern seaboard and north east Thailand to the reopening plans for foreign tourists.

 

On the eastern seaboard this refers to Trat, Chanthaburi and Rayong and specifically to the islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Man Nork and Koh Samet. 

 

In the north east Bung Kan, Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani would be allowed to reopen to foreign tourists though the minister conceded that each one faced its own challenges. 

 

These seven provinces could reopen in October. 

 

The same October time frame is now looking likely for Chiang Mai and Chonburi (Pattaya and Sattahip) after more infections there put an end to September reopening plans. 

 

October is also slated for the reopening of Bangkok, Hua Hin and Cha-Am, said Pipat. 

 

These three areas and many more in the south of Thailand connected to Phuket Sandbox and 7+7 Extension plans were part of ten original provinces slated for reopening, said the minister yesterday.

 

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"...his ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand were working on adding seven provinces in the eastern seaboard and north east Thailand to the reopening plans for foreign tourists."

 

New TAT tourist attraction:

 

"Get to experience REAL Cremations". In fact, if you are lucky, you might experience your own.

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fully vaccinated foreign tourists are not the problem, the main issues are

 

- poor local rollout with effective vaccines

- nonsense unnecessary red tape imposed on foreign tourists

- Thailand now rated red by foreign countries 

- everything in Thailand is still shut - why would anyone come here 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, webfact said:

October is also slated for the reopening of Bangkok,

Bangkok sandbox will be interesting, but it must have a sa-mart name..... " Bangkok shop til you drop"? Or "Bangkok spend to the very end?" 

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Oh boy! They are not messing about. They are going for this big time.

 

These moves are presumably, all sanctioned/co-ordinated by central government.

 

Something seems to have panicked them? Finances?

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10 minutes ago, Will B Good said:

Oh boy! They are not messing about. They are going for this big time.

 

These moves are presumably, all sanctioned/co-ordinated by central government.

 

Something seems to have panicked them? Finances?

Certainly the educational needs of their children hasn’t panicked them. No signs of those opening, even in Phuket!

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2 minutes ago, wensiensheng said:

Certainly the educational needs of their children hasn’t panicked them. No signs of those opening, even in Phuket!

The dumber the electorate the longer they will rule. Sad.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

These seven provinces could reopen in October. 

 

The same October time frame is now looking likely for Chiang Mai and Chonburi (Pattaya and Sattahip) after more infections there put an end to September reopening plans. 

 

October is also slated for the reopening of Bangkok, Hua Hin and Cha-Am, said Pipat. 

As soon as they lift the restrictions and start to welcome foreigners one more, the daily new case load will take off again (assuming that the decrease we're currently seeing isn't simply being gerrymandered), regardless of how many people have been vaccinated. The UK, US and Israel all show this and, not least of all, so does Phuket. The Thai government now regards the criterion for reopening to foreign tourists as having 70% of the adult population with one jab, so not in any way fully-protected. This means that the inevitable rise in new cases will result in far more deaths than the advanced economies are seeing and, unless the government is willing to accept many hundreds of deaths every day, they will just end up banging the door shut again and returning to some sort of lockdown. Be patient, get the people properly vaccinated, and then try reopening, because the current plan isn't going to work well.

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Tourism authority announces this.... they have no dog in the fight, right?

If decision were based on reality, one might think health or science authorities would announce it.

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2 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Oh boy! They are not messing about. They are going for this big time.

 

These moves are presumably, all sanctioned/co-ordinated by central government.

 

Something seems to have panicked them? Finances?

Only one thing matters to the Megalomaniac's in power....Money

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9 minutes ago, geistfunke said:

What a fear monger you are, yes we are all going to die one day.

On that basis then, should the vaccination program be halted and government hospitals closed down to save money?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand's tourism minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn told business media Than Setthakit that his ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand were working on adding seven provinces in the eastern seaboard and north east Thailand to the reopening plans for foreign tourists

After the success in handling infection numbers in Phuket... why not start to roll-it-out nationwide.

 

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3 hours ago, smedly said:

fully vaccinated foreign tourists are not the problem, the main issues are

 

- poor local rollout with effective vaccines

- nonsense unnecessary red tape imposed on foreign tourists

- Thailand now rated red by foreign countries 

- everything in Thailand is still shut - why would anyone come here 

 

 

Nostalgia?😉

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The same October time frame is now looking likely for Chiang Mai and Chonburi (Pattaya and Sattahip) after more infections there put an end to September reopening plans. 

TAT is delusional. For Chiang Mai to reopen there has to be 70% fully vaccinated. They're not even at 35% first shot yet with just over a month to go. 

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4 hours ago, smedly said:

fully vaccinated foreign tourists are not the problem, the main issues are

 

- poor local rollout with effective vaccines

- nonsense unnecessary red tape imposed on foreign tourists

- Thailand now rated red by foreign countries 

- everything in Thailand is still shut - why would anyone come here 

 

 

The Indians and Chinese won't notice everything being shut, they're terrified of spending two bob anyway. 

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30 minutes ago, mrfill said:

On that basis then, should the vaccination program be halted and government hospitals closed down to save money?

Well that would be a very good way of saving money. 

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2 hours ago, Guderian said:

 ...as having 70% of the adult population with one jab, so not in any way fully-protected

or: Not protected at all against Delta as long it is one of these Chinese Sino...vaxes

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TAT can announce anything they want. TAT has no authority to implement anything they announce. Anything they announce can be ignored (or derided) until it appears in print in the Royal Gazette......

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8 hours ago, smedly said:

fully vaccinated foreign tourists are not the problem, the main issues are

 

- poor local rollout with effective vaccines

- nonsense unnecessary red tape imposed on foreign tourists

- Thailand now rated red by foreign countries 

- everything in Thailand is still shut - why would anyone come here 

 

 

And yet the fully vaccinated are being penalized that want to go home to see thai families with EXPENSIVE Asq/sandbox/covid tests prepaid /insurance / …..🙀

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They need to work fast to magically make the "cases" number drop to at least triple digits.  They will definitely need a Sha-Zam moment within the next 30 days. 

"Hey Rocky, wanna see me pull low case numbers out of a hat?"
<Grrroowlll>
"Not that hat!"

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The big question to most world travelers is:

 

"Is Sakon Nakhon province open to travelers"?

 

Despite not much news from TAT.  It's open!  Really.

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8 hours ago, Guderian said:

As soon as they lift the restrictions and start to welcome foreigners one more, the daily new case load will take off again (assuming that the decrease we're currently seeing isn't simply being gerrymandered), regardless of how many people have been vaccinated. The UK, US and Israel all show this and, not least of all, so does Phuket. The Thai government now regards the criterion for reopening to foreign tourists as having 70% of the adult population with one jab, so not in any way fully-protected. This means that the inevitable rise in new cases will result in far more deaths than the advanced economies are seeing and, unless the government is willing to accept many hundreds of deaths every day, they will just end up banging the door shut again and returning to some sort of lockdown. Be patient, get the people properly vaccinated, and then try reopening, because the current plan isn't going to work well.

They accept the the road death figs which have been on the up for years ,so why would they give a flying f$$k about covid

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8 hours ago, geistfunke said:

What a fear monger you are, yes we are all going to die one day.

You can't keep a doom monger down.  Saying "covid bad" is all they have left to cling onto before they switch to "buh Pattaya beach....flooding....the treesssss" full time.

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