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    Bangkok opening up

    According to “Stickman, Bangkok”, things are livening up in Thailand. Stickman is once again publishing his weekly newsletter. Bars are opening although no legal dancing. They are operating outdoors as restaurants with hostesses. I’m off to Bangkok this Friday visiting Soi Cowboy, Nana and Patpong. Massages will be on Sukhumvit Soi 21 and Soi 23 plus a few private hostess clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookha View Post
    According to “Stickman, Bangkok”, things are livening up in Thailand. Stickman is once again publishing his weekly newsletter. Bars are opening although no legal dancing. They are operating outdoors as restaurants with hostesses. I’m off to Bangkok this Friday visiting Soi Cowboy, Nana and Patpong. Massages will be on Sukhumvit Soi 21 and Soi 23 plus a few private hostess clubs.

    I’ll indulge you… and congrats

    Out of interest as currently having too plan O\S work trip to Nth Vietnam and side trip to Thailand . Curious about your travel insurance ? You get Covid related cover ? Who with how much ?

    Current govt advisory to Vietnam is Lvl 3 , meaning can be difficult to be adequately covered .

    Personally more interested in this, than your sex tour plans

    But Kudos to you anyway

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    reading all the others response, i have to agree, there are so many hoops to jump through just to travel outside Australia,
    than once you are there more red tape again, than returning to Australia more red tape, so a 2 week vacation or business trip could turn into a month of headache,
    but defiantly the one issue that was noted was insurance, you need to look at the cost and if you can get the coverage,
    as no-one wants a $100k plus medical bill if they have to be hospitalised for covid

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    Too many hassles getting out, more hassles when you get there, more hassles while you are there, and more hassles when you try to return.
    And that's assuming everything goes smoothly, which it never does.
    You can't have a fun holiday with all these hassles and restrictions going on.
    Defeats the whole purpose of having a holiday.
    Still too early to even think about overseas travel.

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    I agree, too soon but on the positive side we surely must be getting more students come out here now to study.

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    Just read an article, Australia will be reopening borders Feb 21, provided you are double vaxxed


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    Quote Originally Posted by avnyyy View Post
    Just read an article, Australia will be reopening borders Feb 21, provided you are double vaxxed


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    If borders are opening to double vaxxed only very shortly why was the newly built detention centre in Brisbane accepting unvaxxed tourists?

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    Long way to go for a root, considering all the Covid bureaucracy you have to deal with

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    Getting out is the easy part … now… it’s getting there and finding you have tested positive even if it’s an historical infection, then you’re in the Voce grip of an unusual price gouge set up with selected hotel/hospital quarantine arrangements … $$$… then you’ll likely find the fine print of the travel over did not cover you adequately or at all … so more $$$$

    Then you’ve used up all your holiday in quarantine and then your paying for new airfare too get back to Oz $$$$ only to find. There’s issues getting back into the country , more $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuteguy View Post
    If borders are opening to double vaxxed only very shortly why was the newly built detention centre in Brisbane accepting unvaxxed tourists?
    That is the rule in most places now. Vaxxed visitors only need a pre-flight test, and free to go when they get here (or maybe subject to monitoring for 7 days, like they are doing in Singapore). Unvaxxed come on different flights and straight into quarantine.

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    Thanks. Yes, it’s complicated. I bought Covermore insurance plus the required Thai travel insurance.

    I always wear a mask in Australia plus I have a temperature gauge and a pulse oximeter. It’s a hassle too get the required documentation for Thailand but smoother than I expected. In Thailand, I have a lady on contract but I like to window shop. But we can’t put ourselves in cotton wool. Some people think that Thailand and Vietnam are safer than Australia. Within a month, things will probably change here.

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    take precautions. don’t go crazy party hard but conservatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suka02 View Post
    take precautions. don’t go crazy party hard but conservatively.
    That’s kinda like ..fall safely ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookha View Post
    Thanks. Yes, it’s complicated. I bought Covermore insurance plus the required Thai travel insurance.

    I always wear a mask in Australia plus I have a temperature gauge and a pulse oximeter. It’s a hassle too get the required documentation for Thailand but smoother than I expected. In Thailand, I have a lady on contract but I like to window shop. But we can’t put ourselves in cotton wool. Some people think that Thailand and Vietnam are safer than Australia. Within a month, things will probably change here.
    a Taiwanese friend whose family is urging her to come home .. as Australia is perceived as a high risk country .

    https://scandasia.com/warning-agains...g-to-thailand/

    I initially thought the travel documentation was a smooth process and not overly complicated . True it isn’t , though after a bit more looking about and reading …the fine print … I’m back to receiving additional new quotes for cover.

    At the end of it . I’ll have to ‘balls it’ as can no longer delay the biz trip.

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    The virus is non-stop evolving. Imagine you go out and got stuck for 2 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumquat View Post
    a Taiwanese friend whose family is urging her to come home .. as Australia is perceived as a high risk country .

    https://scandasia.com/warning-agains...g-to-thailand/

    I initially thought the travel documentation was a smooth process and not overly complicated . True it isn’t , though after a bit more looking about and reading …the fine print … I’m back to receiving additional new quotes for cover.

    At the end of it . I’ll have to ‘balls it’ as can no longer delay the biz trip.
    I also have a business trip in the first week of March. It seems the CoverMore policy doesn’t cover you for costs if you have to quarantine (I maybe reading it wrong)?
    I’m probably more concerned about being quarantined for a week than the costs though which my employer will be copping if it comes to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nthnrr View Post
    I also have a business trip in the first week of March. It seems the CoverMore policy doesn’t cover you for costs if you have to quarantine (I maybe reading it wrong)?
    I’m probably more concerned about being quarantined for a week than the costs though which my employer will be copping if it comes to that.
    Cost is one thing and depending could be in the 1000’s or greater … however , agree it’s the time issue … a 4 week trip could be an 8 week sojourn or more ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnflame View Post
    The virus is non-stop evolving. Imagine you go out and got stuck for 2 years
    If you got stuck with many babes and couldn't return to Australia then no problem. However if you got isolated and couldn't see anyone then it would play with your mind and make you go mad when there are many babes outside.

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    Wouldn't waste money travelling overseas at the moment, Thailand has too many restrictions, even wearing masks outdoors in the heat and humidity, it's ridiculous...

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    My partner has just gone off on a holiday to Singapore. All the paperwork, testing and general bs to get into one airport here and out the other there was almost enough to deter anyone from wanting to travel. And that's before trying to come back.

    I wonder if things are better going to BKK?

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