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Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by leterry60614 » June 27, 2020, 11:21 am

The discussion was very long in Brussels, but Coreper, which brings together the ambassadors of the member countries of the European Union (EU), managed to agree, in the evening of Friday, June 26, on the reopening of external borders to fourteen countries on July 1. These are Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay, the three Maghreb States (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia ) and the three Balkan states (Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia).



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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by the-monk » June 27, 2020, 11:28 am

Am i missing something here ? I have NOT seen any announcement from the Thai government thatThailand's borders will be opening up to foreign travellers from July ist. Any link ?

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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by tamada » June 27, 2020, 12:57 pm

There's no link because Thailand, like Vietnam and most of the rest of the world aren't close to reopening airports for international travel.

The un-cited article by the OP quotes Australia and AFAIK, Australia is denying most of their own citizens from traveling overseas let alone letting foreigners in.

OK, found the article. The OP has it arse about tit.

Europe reopens to fourteen countries, but not to the Americans, Russians and Turks

https://www.en24.news/en/2020/06/europe ... turks.html

When they say "the reopening of external borders to fourteen countries", it doesn't specifically mean Europeans can actually go there but nationals of those 14 nations can (try and) travel to the EU.

It's frantic EU talking heads posturing after their 'air bridge' and 'tourist bubble' nonsense got short shrift from all the scientists.
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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by noosard » June 27, 2020, 1:00 pm

Ambassdores dont make those decisions
Guess they will recommend this to their various governments

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Europeans can NOT fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by sometimewoodworker » June 27, 2020, 5:24 pm

The only Europeans who can both fly to, and enter, Thailand are those who have clearance from Thailand via the local Thai embassy. Until the CAAT permits passenger flights to Thailand (the current exclusion finishes on June 31 and can be extended) and the MFA and immigration department publishes entry requirements general passengers are not permitted.

So the title of the post is click bait.
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Re: Europeans can NOT fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by 747man » June 27, 2020, 5:45 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
June 27, 2020, 5:24 pm
The only Europeans who can both fly to, and enter, Thailand are those who have clearance from Thailand via the local Thai embassy. Until the CAAT permits passenger flights to Thailand (the current exclusion finishes on June 31 and can be extended) and the MFA and immigration department publishes entry requirements general passengers are not permitted.

So the title of the post is click bait.
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Re: Europeans can NOT fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by tamada » June 27, 2020, 5:58 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
June 27, 2020, 5:24 pm
The only Europeans who can both fly to, and enter, Thailand are those who have clearance from Thailand via the local Thai embassy. Until the CAAT permits passenger flights to Thailand (the current exclusion finishes on June 31 and can be extended) and the MFA and immigration department publishes entry requirements general passengers are not permitted.

So the title of the post is click bait.
click bait is when a post is knowingly posted or allowed by forum admin just to attract clicks.

Clickbait, a form of false advertisement, uses hyperlink text or a thumbnail link that is designed to attract attention and to entice users to follow that link and read, view, or listen to the linked piece of online content, with a defining characteristic of being deceptive, typically sensationalized or misleading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clickbait

I doubt the OP works for UM and just totally misread the article that he also failed to attribute.

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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by noosard » June 28, 2020, 9:55 am

Did anyone read the article
It is about letting other accepted people into Europe
Not that NZers or Aussies can fly internationally at the moment as tourists
or anytime soon

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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by joepai » June 28, 2020, 10:14 am

The title : Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st, is clearly false news and should be changed or the post deleted
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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by leterry60614 » June 28, 2020, 10:53 am

It is expected that the EU will want travel agreements with any of the countries it approves to be reciprocal. Many details remain to be negotiated, so no one is expected to be booking flights anytime soon.

Link URL: https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/19418 ... travellers

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Re: Europeans CANNOT fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by tamada » June 28, 2020, 10:58 am

Ambassador's... gotta luv 'em.

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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by leterry60614 » June 30, 2020, 9:33 am

Read to the end “11. Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country.”
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IMPORTANT: ‪CAAT has announced that the temporary ban on international flights entering Thailand will continue until further notice. HOWEVER, there is now an easing of restrictions as more types of aircraft will be able to land if passengers, both Thai and foreign, belong to certain groups‬.

👉👉👉 Permit for passenger aircraft will be given by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand for flying over, flying into or out of, and taking off or landing at an international airport in the Kingdom only if the passengers or persons on board are one of the following categories:

1. Thai nationals

2. Persons with exemption or persons being considered, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues to enter the Kingdom, as necessary. Such consideration, permission or invitation may be subject to specified conditions and time limits.

3. Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national.

4. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom

5. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid work permit or are allowed to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children.

6. Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion.

7. Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return.

8. Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students.

9. Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. However, this shall not include medical treatment for COVID–19.

10. Individuals in diplomatic missions, consular affairs, international organizations, government representatives, foreign government agencies working in Thailand, or individual in other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including their spouse, parents, or children.

11. Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country.

SOURCE: https://www.caat.or.th/th/archives/51815 ‪#COVID19 #โควิด19 #Thailand‬
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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by Doodoo » June 30, 2020, 10:00 am

There are no special agreements in place for Non Thai nationals to enter Thailand as on today as seen in #11 of the above mentioned printing frrom leterry60614

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Re: Europeans can fly to Thailand starting July 1st

Post by maaka » June 30, 2020, 10:33 am

Bangkok Post June 12
Thai Airways International (THAI) has admitted it is looking to delay yet again the resumption of scheduled flights to Aug 1 although this is only a plan, said airline board member Pirapan Salirathavibhaga.

Mr Pirapan said the plan was being studied by the airline's commerce department and it would help the company prepare better in case the ban on international flights, imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) to contain Covid-19, is lifted.

His remark came on the heel of media reports citing a THAI source who disclosed the airline would resume scheduled flights from Aug 1, a month later than originally planned.

According to the source, the flights will restart over three days from Aug 1 through to Aug 3 with reduced services to fewer destinations.

While Mr Pirapan confirmed the Aug 1 resumption was on the drawing board, he stopped short of validating details of the reportedly "watered down" flight schedule.

THAI may delay flights until Aug 1
Domestic aviation
Flights put on hold
For example, flights to Singapore, which THAI operated several times per day before Covid-19 forced the airline to ground all of its flights in March, will be reduced to four per week. Similar cuts are also expected for flights to high-traffic cities including Tokyo, the source said.

The source added THAI will not resume flights to Italy, Moscow, Vienna, Oslo, Stockholm, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Sendai, Kathmandu and Colombo, although it is still not clear if the routes will be closed permanently.

Mr Pirapan also said on Thursday a decision about when THAI is able to return to the sky will not be unilateral and it will be made based on issues that are beyond the airline's control.

For example, the extent of global containment of Covid-19 and border restrictions applied by countries the airline flies to also need to be taken into consideration.

Mr Pirapan is a former justice minister and one of the latest additions to the THAI board drafting the carrier's debt rehabilitation blueprint after the Central Bankruptcy Court (CBC) agreed to examine THAI's rehabilitation petition. The court has set the first hearing date in August.

The airline, saddled with 244 billion baht of outstanding debt, has sought protection from courts in several countries to keep creditors from impounding its assets including aircraft. Currently, 31 of its aircraft are on financing leases and another 39 are on operating leases.

Mr Pirapan said that before THAI resumes service, it has to think about passenger traffic post-pandemic.

He insisted now was not the right time to resume flights and experts agree that the industry remains highly volatile because the pandemic is still wreaking havoc in many countries.

Mr Pirapan added that restarting flights now is unlikely to generate any profit.

"THAI is ready to fly again but the company can only do so when there are enough customers to make the business viable," he said.

He added the airline prioritises passenger safety and its balance sheet and that THAI will study issues carefully before making a decision on when the flights should resume.

Meanwhile, airlines are expected to lose US$84.3 billion (2.6 trillion baht) for a net profit margin of -20.1% in 2020, which has been dubbed "the worst year in the history of aviation", according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Revenues will fall by 50% to $419 billion from $838 billion in 2019, according to the financial outlook for the global air transport industry released by IATA. Asia-Pacific, which was the first region to feel the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis, is expected to post the largest absolute losses in

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