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2 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

My flights have always arrived in Thailand in the day time but that isn't the point. Either way, it isn't onerous. If you don't want to go just don't go but you don't need to come winging here about trivial inconveniences because you have a political agenda.

I'm here already chum and stop this nonsense with a political agenda you're just trolling now

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I guess this is an improvement for people who need to see family, do business trips etc.   But I don't see many genuine tourists coming when they could go somewhere closer to home with less

It's 22 October. This is version 1. Expect changes. Many changes.

You have to ask the question, why would anyone want to come, when it is going to involve additional insurance expense, aggravation and stress just getting in, when there isn't any entertainment open a

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Just now, daejung said:

Like many others here, just because I don't like these conditions. It's not a matter of hotel ASQ price. I just want to choose the place where I go, not being like in jail. If only people who agree with thai govt policy would have the right to post, you wouldn't have much to read

I posted a list of 95 hotels in Pattaya which includes one of the most popular and my personal favourite. If you can't find a hotel there to suit your taste and budget than you aren't trying or you have an agenda here.

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4 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

I'm here already chum

Then you are completely unaffected by the SHA plus arrangements so what is your point?

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2 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

I'm here already chum and stop this nonsense with a political agenda you're just trolling now

I stand by my assertion that the overwhelming majority of people complaining about vaccines and trivial restrictions are politically motivated to do so. We do know that it isn't about science.

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7 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

Perhaps I have family wanting to come and perhaps this is a discussion forum. So perhaps it does affect me a lot. Goodnight to you

And perhaps you have been caught pushing a political agenda.

 

Thai citizens are not subject to SHA restrictions.

 

https://www.covidchecker.com/en/embed_plain?codes=TH&extras=true

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The 4 million dead didn’t help. Plus, all those people with Long Covid.

 

And you must be pretty angry at those Covid patients who swamped hospitals.

 

All those restrictions you hate are due to them. 

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1 hour ago, daejung said:

That means one night quarantine or more if you do no get the test result after one night. You have to book an hotel and cannot stay elsewhere. And bars still closed.

 

I'll wait till situation is back to normal : I will come to enjoy my stay, not to subsidize thai economy, even if I am more worried about thai economy than the junta istself.

My flight arrives at 00.05, ie after midnight. I wonder how that will impact my hotel.

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4 minutes ago, Danderman123 said:

My flight arrives at 00.05, ie after midnight. I wonder how that will impact my hotel.

I should imagine you would need to book for 2 nights.

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43 minutes ago, ozimoron said:

My flights have always arrived in Thailand in the day time but that isn't the point. Either way, it isn't onerous. If you don't want to go just don't go but you don't need to come winging here about trivial inconveniences because you have a political agenda.

Good point. 

 

No, not onerous at all compared to what has been on offer recently. 
 

The type of people whinging about this inconvenience would be the same ones calling the government reckless not so long ago because they were opening up too early and not taking enough precautions. 
 

Easiest thing in he world to just nit pick every detail and be an armchair critic. It’s a fine balance whatever they decide to keep everyone safe and get the economy going again. Not an easy task. 
 


 

 

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Can someone please help me clarify and confirm a few issues?

·         If I have been to a country (not on the list of 46) within the last 21 days I can still go to Bangkok and/or Pattaya after Nov 1 but I have to stay within that “zone” for at least 7 days.

·         I do not have to quarantine in my hotel for 7 days.  I can wonder around Bangkok after I get my first test results.

·         Can I stay 4 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Pattaya or do all 7 days have to be in the same location AND at the same hotel?

·         Ozimoron kindly provided a link to SHA+ hotels in Pattaya.  Does anyone have a similar list for Bangkok?

Thank you!

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7 minutes ago, stickymango said:

Can someone please help me clarify and confirm a few issues?

·         If I have been to a country (not on the list of 46) within the last 21 days I can still go to Bangkok and/or Pattaya after Nov 1 but I have to stay within that “zone” for at least 7 days.

·         I do not have to quarantine in my hotel for 7 days.  I can wonder around Bangkok after I get my first test results.

·         Can I stay 4 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Pattaya or do all 7 days have to be in the same location AND at the same hotel?

·         Ozimoron kindly provided a link to SHA+ hotels in Pattaya.  Does anyone have a similar list for Bangkok?

Thank you!

for your last request : no SHA+ hotel in Bangkok only AQ

 

https://asq.in.th/?durationSelectedItem=1+Day

You may visit

https://asq.in.th

 

https://asq.in.th/thailand-no-quarantine

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7 minutes ago, stickymango said:

Can someone please help me clarify and confirm a few issues?

·         If I have been to a country (not on the list of 46) within the last 21 days I can still go to Bangkok and/or Pattaya after Nov 1 but I have to stay within that “zone” for at least 7 days.

·         I do not have to quarantine in my hotel for 7 days.  I can wonder around Bangkok after I get my first test results.

·         Can I stay 4 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Pattaya or do all 7 days have to be in the same location AND at the same hotel?

·         Ozimoron kindly provided a link to SHA+ hotels in Pattaya.  Does anyone have a similar list for Bangkok?

Thank you!

https://www.lostnomad.org/the-5-best-sha-plus-certified-hotels-in-bangkok/

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Just now, ozimoron said:

 

8 minutes ago, stickymango said:

Can someone please help me clarify and confirm a few issues?

·         If I have been to a country (not on the list of 46) within the last 21 days I can still go to Bangkok and/or Pattaya after Nov 1 but I have to stay within that “zone” for at least 7 days.

·         I do not have to quarantine in my hotel for 7 days.  I can wonder around Bangkok after I get my first test results.

·         Can I stay 4 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Pattaya or do all 7 days have to be in the same location AND at the same hotel?

·         Ozimoron kindly provided a link to SHA+ hotels in Pattaya.  Does anyone have a similar list for Bangkok?

Thank you!

I don't know for sure but I think you need to stay in your room for 7 days if you are not from one of the 47 listed countries.

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My flight arrives at 00.05, ie after midnight. I wonder how that will impact my hotel.

 

 

I'm on the same flight so I called a hotel in Pattaya.

The gentleman I spoke with said Covid tests taken before 6 PM will be completed by the next morning.

Assuming this is correct, a two night booking would be required.

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3 hours ago, Fujionrye said:

My flight arrives at 00.05, ie after midnight. I wonder how that will impact my hotel.

 

 

I'm on the same flight so I called a hotel in Pattaya.

The gentleman I spoke with said Covid tests taken before 6 PM will be completed by the next morning.

Assuming this is correct, a two night booking would be required.

Right. I think for many (maybe most), it will be a two-day quarantine.

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here are some more precisions 

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/10/quarantine-free-thailand-reopening-for-vaccinated-tourists-from-1-november-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=quarantine-free-thailand-reopening-for-vaccinated-tourists-from-1-november-2021

  1. A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel.
    • The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
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    • If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand.
      • Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation.
      • Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (bot detected and non-detected) in the MorChana App.
      • Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travellers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveller experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
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Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, signed the entry guidelines for the quarantine-free reopening, published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette last night (21 October 2021) along with two other announcements on relaxed COVID-19 controls in 17 Thai destinations.

Test & GO: Quarantine-Free Entry Requirements From 1 November, 2021.

  1. Travel by air from the approved countries. Currently, Thailand has approved quarantine-free entry for arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, and Hong Kong.
    • Must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more.
    • For returning Thais and foreign residents, it is not necessary to be in an approved country for 21 days or more, as long as they are travelling from Thailand to the approved country/s and return within the last 21 days.
  2. A Certificate of Entry (COE) or a proof of registration for entry Thailand via specified platform. Currently, the COE can be applied online https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
  3. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • A Medical Certificate of Recovery is also required from those having a lab result with COVID-19 detected to show that that have recovered from COVID-19 no later than 3 months.
  4. An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000, which should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation for the whole duration in Thailand. *Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.*
  5. A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel.
    • The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
  6. A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated).
    • For those fully vaccinated, proof includes a Certificate of Vaccination with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) (see here) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) (see here) no less than 14 days before their travel date.
    • and a Certificate of Vaccination with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date.
    • Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement, but must have a Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  7. Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport, and submit all the required documentation to the officials.
  8. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on Day 0-1.
    • Travellers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana), and must wait within the accommodation only for the test result, which should be available within the day.
  9. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand.
    • Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation.
    • Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (bot detected and non-detected) in the MorChana App.
    • Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travellers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveller experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
  10. For travelling from Thailand to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.

 

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/10/quarantine-free-thailand-reopening-for-vaccinated-tourists-from-1-november-2021/

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1 hour ago, ratus said:

Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, signed the entry guidelines for the quarantine-free reopening, published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette last night (21 October 2021) along with two other announcements on relaxed COVID-19 controls in 17 Thai destinations.

Test & GO: Quarantine-Free Entry Requirements From 1 November, 2021.

  1. Travel by air from the approved countries. Currently, Thailand has approved quarantine-free entry for arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, and Hong Kong.
    • Must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more.
    • For returning Thais and foreign residents, it is not necessary to be in an approved country for 21 days or more, as long as they are travelling from Thailand to the approved country/s and return within the last 21 days.
  2. A Certificate of Entry (COE) or a proof of registration for entry Thailand via specified platform. Currently, the COE can be applied online https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
  3. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • A Medical Certificate of Recovery is also required from those having a lab result with COVID-19 detected to show that that have recovered from COVID-19 no later than 3 months.
  4. An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000, which should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation for the whole duration in Thailand. *Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.*
  5. A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel.
    • The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
  6. A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated).
    • For those fully vaccinated, proof includes a Certificate of Vaccination with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) (see here) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) (see here) no less than 14 days before their travel date.
    • and a Certificate of Vaccination with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date.
    • Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement, but must have a Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  7. Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport, and submit all the required documentation to the officials.
  8. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on Day 0-1.
    • Travellers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana), and must wait within the accommodation only for the test result, which should be available within the day.
  9. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand.
    • Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation.
    • Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (bot detected and non-detected) in the MorChana App.
    • Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travellers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveller experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
  10. For travelling from Thailand to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.

For #9 since I plan to go to my apartment after the mandatory two-day quarantine of the "no quarantine" plan, I suppose I show the ATK test result to my wife?

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11 minutes ago, JCP108 said:

For #9 since I plan to go to my apartment after the mandatory two-day quarantine of the "no quarantine" plan, I suppose I show the ATK test result to my wife?

Or for the hordes of real tourists and families that arrive and book a private villa they can show it to the pool cleaner?

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2 hours ago, ratus said:

Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, signed the entry guidelines for the quarantine-free reopening, published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette last night (21 October 2021) along with two other announcements on relaxed COVID-19 controls in 17 Thai destinations.

Test & GO: Quarantine-Free Entry Requirements From 1 November, 2021.

  1. Travel by air from the approved countries. Currently, Thailand has approved quarantine-free entry for arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, and Hong Kong.
    • Must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more.
    • For returning Thais and foreign residents, it is not necessary to be in an approved country for 21 days or more, as long as they are travelling from Thailand to the approved country/s and return within the last 21 days.
  2. A Certificate of Entry (COE) or a proof of registration for entry Thailand via specified platform. Currently, the COE can be applied online https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
  3. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • A Medical Certificate of Recovery is also required from those having a lab result with COVID-19 detected to show that that have recovered from COVID-19 no later than 3 months.
  4. An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000, which should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation for the whole duration in Thailand. *Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.*
  5. A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel.
    • The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
  6. A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated).
    • For those fully vaccinated, proof includes a Certificate of Vaccination with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) (see here) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) (see here) no less than 14 days before their travel date.
    • and a Certificate of Vaccination with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date.
    • Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement, but must have a Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  7. Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport, and submit all the required documentation to the officials.
  8. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on Day 0-1.
    • Travellers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana), and must wait within the accommodation only for the test result, which should be available within the day.
  9. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand.
    • Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation.
    • Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (bot detected and non-detected) in the MorChana App.
    • Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travellers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveller experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
  10. For travelling from Thailand to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.

 

https://www.tatnews.org/2021/10/quarantine-free-thailand-reopening-for-vaccinated-tourists-from-1-november-2021/

It’s great that rules have been published, but how many people are going to be able to follow all that?

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57 minutes ago, JCP108 said:

For #9 since I plan to go to my apartment after the mandatory two-day quarantine of the "no quarantine" plan, I suppose I show the ATK test result to my wife?

At this point I will be waiting to hear further as well, as I will also be returning to my home here in BKK.

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Maybe you already know :

it's possible to upgrade for an express PCR test (results in 2 hours)😀

for 2000 BHT more you get your free 1rst day it sounds good for me 

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On 10/22/2021 at 7:37 AM, SunsetT said:

Phuket Sandbox flight arrivals have all been around 1230 with test on arrival and results have been received at the hotel during the evening, after which one is free to go out. I have not read one complaint about results arriving late. So I cannot see any reason why anyone would be made to stay any longer than one night.

Maybe check this thread right here. Exactly as I predicted...

 

 

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What is the meaning of this:

 

8. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre

 

Is there some option to go get a test and wait for the results without having to check into a hotel? Basement of the airport would be a great place to do 1 hour testing IMO. 

 

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What is the meaning of this:

 

8. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre

 

Is there some option to go get a test and wait for the results without having to check into a hotel? Basement of the airport would be a great place to do 1 hour testing IMO. 

 

no way you have to book the package hotel transfert+PCR

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7 hours ago, ratus said:

Maybe you already know :

it's possible to upgrade for an express PCR test (results in 2 hours)😀

for 2000 BHT more you get your free 1rst day it sounds good for me 

Where did you see that?

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