all about the new "Thailand Pass" starting november 1, 2021

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Post by Drunk Monkey » November 14, 2021, 11:59 am

Thanks for the info Tam .. can you give us a status update on the ironing ??? no rush after you n Ms Tam have had a kiss n a cuddle.

Good to have you back safely in the center of the universe.

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Post by nmcd1649 » November 14, 2021, 2:55 pm

Just an update on the Thai Pass the system seems to have been upgraded and streamlined...applied yesterday at 12 noon...instant email reply with a registration number and email address where you can check progress of application...7am today received email confirming application successful and attached QR code ...all done and dusted in 19 hours...hows that for service....
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Post by neeemu » November 14, 2021, 3:39 pm

Definitely an improvement on the 7 days it took ours but we did apply the day the scheme opened so there was always going to be larger number and teething issues.

Enjoy your return nmcd1649!

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Post by neeemu » November 14, 2021, 3:45 pm

tamada wrote:
November 14, 2021, 11:50 am
A little old lady had grabbed my window seat at the front of the bus but started to bleat about needing the window so i took her aisle seat under protest just so boarding could be uninterrupted. The hostess asked if i was happy to change and i pointed out i had no option with 100% pax load but Covid rules say you can't swap seats so it's their problem to sort out. If A28 is flagged as high risk, it's Yai and not tam.
Ah a nice reminder of TiT!

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Post by nmcd1649 » November 14, 2021, 3:56 pm

Thank you Neeemu...looking forward to the break in Udon and seeing the grandkids...just on another note for anyone interested...I live in Ireland and have now to apply for Thai Visa through Thai Embassy in London..the Dublin Consular office is now permanently closed..all applications are done online...a fairly straightforward process....I applied for the 90 day non Immigrant Visa...submitted all documentation and got email confirmation of receipt...9 days later received email with Visa attached...print off copy to show at Immigration on arrival..
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Post by neeemu » November 14, 2021, 5:09 pm

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November 14, 2021, 4:29 pm
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Post by Bonanza » November 16, 2021, 6:46 am

Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.

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Post by tamada » November 16, 2021, 7:19 am

Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Good stuff. The latest rework of the TP process is seeing approvals issued within 4 days. It also appears that AQ hotels have ironed out how they can comply with the new 'test & go' procedures. That was the major delay on my effort and I had three AQ bookings on-hold as they all fell into 'radio silence' for four days. One was fully-paid but non-refundable, the other had a 20% non-refundable deposit while the third was fully refundable up to 24-hours before check-in date. I went with the fully pre-paid and canceled the other two at a loss of 1000 baht.

I think one can now safely book a flight departure date around a week ahead but maybe make it 10 days if one needs a comfort zone.

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Post by stattointhailand » November 16, 2021, 8:35 am

Talk about "new normal" ..... back in the day, if I didn't have my flights/hotel/car hire/insurance and most of my itinerary sorted at least 3 months before a holiday I was in panic mode :oops:

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Post by rick » November 17, 2021, 12:04 pm

tamada wrote:
November 16, 2021, 7:19 am
Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Good stuff. The latest rework of the TP process is seeing approvals issued within 4 days. It also appears that AQ hotels have ironed out how they can comply with the new 'test & go' procedures. That was the major delay on my effort and I had three AQ bookings on-hold as they all fell into 'radio silence' for four days. One was fully-paid but non-refundable, the other had a 20% non-refundable deposit while the third was fully refundable up to 24-hours before check-in date. I went with the fully pre-paid and canceled the other two at a loss of 1000 baht.

I think one can now safely book a flight departure date around a week ahead but maybe make it 10 days if one needs a comfort zone.
I got a refund on my 7 day quarantine from my hotel, as i was allowed to leave after one day (night of November 2nd). They said it would take 2 weeks, and this being Thailand was not optimistic about getting it, as no promise of refund when booked. But only took 8 days to credit it to my card. A pleasant surprise. The hotel room was quite nice, testing done immediately after arrival and result available 14 hours later, cannot complain about that. And 13,000 baht richer!

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Post by Barney » November 25, 2021, 2:12 am

Registration and doc’s uploaded and submitted 3pm
QR code into my inbox 12 hours later.
Hardest part was getting uploads into J Peg


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Post by Kenr6583 » November 25, 2021, 2:17 am

Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Are you required to have 3 months of insurance to enter?

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Post by Barney » November 25, 2021, 2:22 am

Kenr6583 wrote:
Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Are you required to have 3 months of insurance to enter?
To my knowledge you only need insurance for the duration of the trip.
I bought 12 month policy to cover my O visa duration


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Post by Kenr6583 » November 25, 2021, 2:37 am

Barney wrote:
November 25, 2021, 2:22 am
Kenr6583 wrote:
Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Are you required to have 3 months of insurance to enter?
To my knowledge you only need insurance for the duration of the trip.
I bought 12 month policy to cover my O visa duration


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So you didn’t get the 3 month non o visa?

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Post by Barney » November 25, 2021, 3:07 am

Kenr6583 wrote:
Barney wrote:
November 25, 2021, 2:22 am
Kenr6583 wrote:
Bonanza wrote:
November 16, 2021, 6:46 am
Travel update. Today I received my non-immigrant O visa. :D Time taken 12 days. Now I will start the application for the Thailand Pass.
Are you required to have 3 months of insurance to enter?
To my knowledge you only need insurance for the duration of the trip.
I bought 12 month policy to cover my O visa duration


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So you didn’t get the 3 month non o visa?
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Not required for my situation.


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Post by Kenr6583 » November 25, 2021, 3:14 am

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Post by Bonanza » November 25, 2021, 6:43 am

Travel Update: Now have my Thailand Pass (took three days) and flight booked to Bangkok for Sunday 28 Nov. :D
Note: My Insurance covers the duration of my visit - 87 days).
I will update when I get to Udon 0n 30th Nov. :D

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Post by pipoz4444 » November 28, 2021, 8:17 pm

Bonanza wrote:
November 25, 2021, 6:43 am
Travel Update: Now have my Thailand Pass (took three days) and flight booked to Bangkok for Sunday 28 Nov. :D
Note: My Insurance covers the duration of my visit - 87 days).
I will update when I get to Udon 0n 30th Nov. :D
Can't speak for entering into Bangkok, but when entering Phuket on the Thai Pass system, it worked extremely well. From the time the plane landed, to the time I was sitting in the Taxi leaving the Airport, was less than 40 minutes.

The initial processing by those looking at your documents, before you got to the Immigration counter, was very smooth and efficient. Waiting time, before presenting your documents, was only a matter of a few minutes. \:D/ \:D/ =D> =D>

Received confirmation of my Airport Swab test (all clear) with 4 1/2 hours it the text being taken.

Not one Hic-cup, whatsoever. =D>

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Post by Bonanza » November 29, 2021, 9:21 am

Update London to Udon Thani Travelling on Thai Airways.
1. Heathrow Check-in required Passport, Thailand Pass, NHS Covid Pass & 72hr Covid Certificate. Boarding Gate took temperature and stamped boarding pass which was then re-checked on boarding.

2.Airport Bangkok very well organised with lots of staff telling you what to do and walking you through the system. Total time was 20 minutes.
a. Medical: Check and note Passport, Boarding Pass, Thailand Pass and AQ Hotel details
b. Immigration, Passport, TM6 document (handed out on the plane) and Visa.

Collected bags, through Customs and met by AQ Hotel rep - onto mini bus. To private (Maitrai) clinic and given Covid test, then on to AQ Hotel. Reception there Downloaded the Morchama App onto my phone and filled in the details.

Overall I was impressed by the level of organisation. No hassle and just go with the flow!

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