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Open discussion / Lazada Chat BEWARE!
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:35:41 PM »
I love Lazada.    smiley32   I buy stuff from them all the time.  For the most part, they seem to have their act together, and function pretty much like Amazon or one of those big online companies.

However, if you need specific information from a seller, forget it!   Anything more complicated than "Do you have this widget in red?" is beyond their capacity.  I just discovered that it is not a language problem, exactly.  It is a double-language problem.  When you use the chat function to talk to a merchant, it actually goes to a Lazada rep who then translates and relays the message to the seller.  Obviously, the rep doesn't have knowledge of the product beyond what is stated in the product listing. Trying to get anything done is impossible, and there is no way to contact the merchant directly. Lazada does not make this process clear, but I don't why it took me so long to realize what was going on.

TIP:  Don't buy anything right now that ships form China.  Due to the pandemic, I have been waiting for stuff I ordered a couple of months ago.  China orders are usually 1 or 2 weeks.

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (July 6, 2020)

Location: Thailand

Event:  Royal Thai Government Extends State of Emergency and Incoming International Flight Ban until July 31; Kingdom of Thailand Permits Entry for Certain Classes of Foreign National Visitors

 

Royal Thai Government Extends State of Emergency and Incoming International Flight Ban Until July 31

On June 30, the Royal Thai Government officially extended the national state of emergency until July 31, 2020.  Thai law controlling emergency situations gives the Prime Minister's Office broad authorities, and more emergency measures that further restrict movements and activities in Thailand could be announced at any time.  Under the state of emergency, provincial governments are also empowered to institute any legal measure they determine necessary to combat the spread of the virus.

 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) also announced the extension of the ban on incoming international commercial passenger flights beginning July 1, 2020.  The flight ban does not affect outbound flights; there are still daily outbound flights available with connections to the United States.

 

If you are a U.S. citizen who does not have access to funding, you may be eligible for a repatriation loan.  A repatriation loan is only for immediate travel to the United States and cannot be used to remain in Thailand.  The Embassy can use the repatriation loan to purchase a ticket to the United States on the next available flight.  The loan can also be used to pay for lodging and food associated with the impending travel.  This is a U.S. government loan program which you will have to pay back to be eligible for another U.S. passport.  If you need financial assistance to return immediately to the United States, please fill out the form here so that we can begin the process.

 

Kingdom of Thailand Permits Entry for Certain Classes of Foreign National Visitors

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on June 29, 2020 flights carrying the following types of passengers will be allowed into Thailand:

·    Thai nationals.

·    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.

·    Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parent, or child of a Thai national.

·    Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to reside in the Kingdom.

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

·    Carriers of necessary goods subject to immediate return after completion.

·    Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom as part of their duties and have a specified date and time for return.

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

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

·    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.

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

 

The Royal Thai Government has not yet clarified how non-Thai travelers approved for entry can travel to Thailand.  Those seeking to enter Thailand must request a Certificate of Entry from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate.  All arrivals are subject to a 14-day quarantine which can be spent at a government quarantine facility, alternative state quarantine, or self-quarantine at home depending on the traveler’s status.  The only aircraft approved to enter the Kingdom of Thailand include the following:

 

·        State or military aircraft

·        Emergency landing flights

·        Technical landing flights without disembarkation

·        Humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights

·        Repatriation flights

·        Cargo flights

 

U.S. citizens seeking entry into the Kingdom of Thailand who meet the established criteria should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate closest to their current location for more information on gaining entry to Thailand.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit reopen for non-emergency passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial services?

A. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai are offering limited, emergency passport, report of birth abroad, and notarial appointments only. 

 

Notarial services present a challenge as the Department of State has not deemed these services as an emergency service.  We recognize U.S. citizens in Thailand may have an emergency (i.e., life/death/financial hardship) need for a notarial service and review notary service appointment requests on a case-by-case basis.  We cannot however meet the current demand. 

 

For those seeking to notarize documents for use in the United States, you may wish to consider using alternative options, to include utilizing a remote notarial service provider.  A growing number of states accept documents notarized through online services; you will need to research whether they can be used in the state where your document will be filed.  Remote notarization could fulfill your need for notary services more quickly.

 

Furthermore, we have limited staffing in the office, and we have to limit the number of people present in the waiting room at any given time to accomplish social distancing goals.  Limited appointments will continue even after routine services resume because of the limit on waiting room capacity required to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

 

If you want to make an emergency appointment request, please click here  (Bangkok) or email U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai at acschn@state.gov.

 

Q. Should I/my family leave Thailand?

A. Travelers who choose to remain in Thailand should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  International travel is unpredictable, and travel restrictions can be put into effect with little or no advance notice.   

 

On April 24, automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals went into effect. Temporary visas (of all types) are extended automatically until July 31, 2020.  If you have a valid visa (i.e., your visa would have expired after March 26, the date of the first "amnesty"), you do not need to visit an immigration office in order to benefit from the automatic visa extension.  Further extensions are not guaranteed.

 

The U.S. Embassy will no longer provide extension of stay requests. U.S. Citizens in Thailand temporarily have between now and July 31, 2020, to either return to the United States or their country of permanent residence or to obtain the appropriate visa type for your long-term stay in Thailand.

 

Please refer your specific visa questions directly to the Thai Immigration Bureau. More information can also be found here: https://immigration.go.th/content/extend_alien?click=1

 

Q. Are there still flights out of Thailand even though there is a ban on incoming international flights?

A. The following airlines are currently offering outbound flights from Bangkok with connections to the United States: Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air Asiana, and Lufthansa.  All Nippon Airways (ANA) offers flights from Bangkok to Tokyo but connecting flights to the United States requires you to change airports in Japan, which is not allowed under Japan's current travel restrictions.  Please refer here for the latest information regarding transportation in Japan.  There are currently no international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport. 

 

For verified information about the COVID-19 situation in other countries, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html.

 

Q. What do I do if I need assistance to depart Thailand?

A. If you are a U.S. citizen who does not have access to funding, you may be eligible for a repatriation loan.  A repatriation loan is only for immediate travel to the United States and cannot be used to remain in Thailand.  The Embassy can use the repatriation loan to purchase a ticket to the United States on the next available flight.  The loan can also be used to pay for lodging and food associated with the impending travel.  This is a U.S. Government loan program that you will have to pay back to be eligible for another U.S. passport.  If you need financial assistance to return immediately to the United States, please fill out the form here so that we can begin the process: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=dFDPZv5a0UimkaErISH0S7gxJUk_XcZEjLnOzUyz0UFUM0U5RTBVNlE3Nk9GWUNXQTdBRVlTQzFDVSQlQCN0PWcu

 

Q. Will I be allowed into the United States?

A. U.S. citizens are allowed entry into the United States.  The presidential proclamations restricting entry to the United States for certain foreign nationals do not apply to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.  U.S. passengers that have been in certain countries, not including Thailand, must travel through select airports where the U.S. Government has implemented enhanced screening procedures.  See the DHS website for further details: https://www.dhs.gov/

 

You may be screened when you arrive in the United States.  Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest health recommendations for travelers returning to the United States.  For more information, please see the following websites:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

 

Q. How do I get my medications into Thailand?

A. We are unable to assist you with obtaining medications in Thailand or arranging for the importation of medications only available in the United States.  Due to the unreliability of flights, we recommend you purchase your medication locally, if possible.  Many drugs are available through reputable pharmacies such as Boots or Watsons.  Some may need to change to a reliable alternative medication available in Thailand as recommended by their physician.

 

If the medication you need is not available locally and is critical to your health and well-being, then we recommend you return to the United States immediately as we have no way of determining when this crisis will be over, or normal flight schedules will resume.  There are currently outbound commercial flights available with connections to U.S. cities.

 

Q. Thailand seems to be reopening, is there still a state of emergency?

A. Yes, Thailand is still under a national state of emergency.  Thai law controlling emergency situations gives the Prime Minister's Office broad authorities, and more emergency measures that further restrict movements and activities in Thailand could be announced at any time.  Under the state of emergency, provincial governments are also empowered to institute any legal measure they determine necessary to combat the spread of the virus.

 

Q. Where do I find the latest information on COVID-19?

A. U.S. citizens in Thailand should refer to the Ministry of Public Health and the U.S. CDC for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 response.  U.S. citizens can contact the Department of Disease Control directly at 1422 for information on COVID-19 testing facilities and treatment locations.  They have English-language staff. All public hospitals will take COVID-19 patients.

 

Private hospitals have been asked to treat COVID-19 patients as well, but it is up to the hospital.  In both cases, payment must be made before treatment. The U.S. Embassy is unable to pay for medical treatment.

 

Key Points on COVID-19:

    Widespread, ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally.
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
    Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
    There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas of Thailand.
    In the future, U.S. residents may have difficulty returning to the United States.
    Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    Thai regulations now require the wearing of face masks in public.
    All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
    For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC page on Novel Coronavirus and the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Thailand. Information is also available through the World Health Organization.

 

Actions to Take:

    Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
    For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC's latest recommendations.
    Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
    Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
    Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Thailand.
    Visit the Department of Homeland Security's website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
    Visit the Kingdom of Thailand's Ministry of Public's Health English-language COVID-19 page for updates on the situation in Thailand.

 

Assistance:

    U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

            Telephone: +66 2 205 4049

            +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)

            Email: acsbkk@state.gov

            American Citizens Services

 

    U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai, Thailand (serving U.S. citizens in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Petchabun, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, and Uttaradit provinces)

            Telephone: +66 053 107 700

            +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)

            Email: acschn@state.gov

 

    State Department – Consular Affairs

            888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

    Thailand Country Information
    Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

 

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Open discussion / Any recent experience with iHerb?
« on: July 05, 2020, 05:51:51 PM »
Any recent orders from iHerb the U.S. online vitamin company?

I am wondering if covid-19 has delayed orders from iHerb. I know one guy had a bad experience a coupe of months ago; it took a coupe months to finally get a package "gone missing" by DHL.  But if I remember, he said a second order went smoothly.  Anyone else?

Tks, lah!

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FREE STUFF / Re: [GONE] Samsung Washing Machine
« on: June 19, 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
Taken already, lah!  Yee who snoozes, looses! roll

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FREE STUFF / [FREE] Samsung Washing Machine
« on: June 11, 2020, 12:08:54 PM »
[FREE] Samsung Washing Machine (WA75H4000SG)

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 11:53 am

It's a few years old and shows it. Makes an annoying noise which can probably be minimized or repaired. Still, keeps going and going and going.... Maybe you will get another six months, or a year of use with some maintenance.  The Samsung guy in KK is cool. 

Why, may you ask, am I letting this miracle of modern technology go?  Because Donald Trump is buying me a new one!  smiley32

Come and take it away.  ON or AFTER THU 18 JUNE

 




Product details of Samsung 7.5 kg. Washing machine, model: WA75H4000SG
SAMSUNG 7.5 kg Washing Machine WA75H4000SG / ST
Details
Washing capacity: 7.5 kg.
5 washing programs
The innovative Wobble technology in the Samsung washing machine gently protects the fabric. Prevents wrinkles and damage
Water Fall technology provides greater cleanliness With strong water spray Therefore helping the detergent spread evenly
With Magic Filter to collect scraps of fabric fibers And the dirt that comes out of your clothes Therefore everything is cleaner And prevent clogged drain problems
There is an Air Turbo Drying System in the Samsung washing machine to reduce the time it takes to dry clothes. Which the tub will spin, spin quickly to pull water out of the laundry
Eco Tub Clean technology will help keep your top load washing machine fresh. Without needing to use Harsh chemicals
The maximum spin speed of 700 RPM
There is a washing tub made of stainless steel.
With a view window made of safety glass
With a transparent viewfinder
Inmold type control panel type
2 digit display
Child lock
There is an automatic restart system.
Size: 58 x 89 x 60 cm.
Weight: 33 kg.
Motor warranty: 5 years

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Stuff For Sale / 3 Tablets. SOLD ALREADY, LAH!
« on: June 11, 2020, 11:40:53 AM »
SOLD ALREADY, LAH!

YEE WHO SNOOZES, LOSES!   smiley32

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Discuss Health & Wellness / Re: Urgent call for help
« on: June 04, 2020, 08:44:27 AM »
How is Jerome doing, Russell?

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Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Bangkok Drug Store Online
« on: June 03, 2020, 08:10:10 PM »
Thanks for the update, Surfer.  Me too. Jus received my second order from Bangkok Drugstore. Ordered Monday, got Wednesday.  One thing I appreciated, I ordered Amlodipine, a very common hypertension medication. They told me that there is an Amlodipine shortage in Thailand right now, but that they had another brand with the same drug. I was completely out so, I asked at a few pharmacies in town. They were all out, but didn't suggest an alternative. I wonder if that is because they didn't have an alternative, or if they are not accustomed to making that extra effort?

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Discuss Health & Wellness / Re: Urgent call for help
« on: May 30, 2020, 06:52:18 PM »
Russell, I am afraid I am a tad older than 60, and I don't know my blood type, believe it or not.  Anyway, I hope people respond to this need.  I have posted on the Khon Kaen Forum facebook group.

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The Thai government has given the green light to shortening the curfew currently in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as allowing shopping malls to re-open.

ThaiVisa.com => https://bit.ly/2LxFFjY

From Sunday 17 May, a new curfew will be in place from 11pm to 4am until further notice.

On Friday, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration officially announced the easing of some of the other restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shopping malls can reopen from Sunday, albeit with strict social distancing and screening measures in place.

Cinemas must remain closed but food courts in malls can also re-open.

The opening hours for malls will be from 10am to 8pm.

Other retail outlets are also allowed to reopen including book stores, furniture, electrical, office supplies, cosmetics, sports stores and car washes.

Massage shops must also remain closed.

Thailand’s borders will remain closed until further notice, except for repatriations and the transportation of cargo and goods, Mr Wisanuyothin said.

Interprovincial travel is discouraged.

This is a developing news story. This post may be updated without notice.



Sources: Daily News | Bangkok Biz News

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (May 15, 2020)


Location: Thailand


Event: Phuket International Airport Resumes Operations May 16; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Phuket International Airport Resumes Operations

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the Phuket International Airport will resume operations at 00:01 on May 16, 2020. The ban on incoming international flights into Thailand remains in place until 23:59 on May 31, 2020. The Phuket International Airport will implement preventative measures for passengers, employees, and other personnel.  These measures include the requirement to wear a face mask at all times.  In addition, only passengers with a valid boarding pass or travel document will be allowed into airport facilities and everyone accessing the airport is subject to temperature screening.  Travelers can contact CAAT at +66 02 572 8442 and Phuket International Airport at +66 (0) 76 327 2307.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit reopen for non-emergency passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial services?

A. The ACS units in Bangkok and Chiang Mai have suspended routine services until further notice. We are available to assist with emergency requests. The Embassy and Consulate General are adhering to guidance from the Department of State and the Royal Thai Government regarding the resumption of operations. When routine services are re-established, there will be limitations on the number of appointments available as we try to ensure our customers practice social distancing in our waiting rooms.

 

For those seeking to notarize documents for use in the United States, you may wish to consider using alternative options, to include utilizing a remote notarial service provider. A growing number of states accept documents notarized through online services; these services are not universally accepted. You will need to research whether they can be used in the state where your document will be filed. Remote notarization could fulfill your need for notary services more quickly.

 

If you have an urgent emergency request, please email acsbkk@state.gov (Bangkok) or acschn@state.gov (Chiang Mai).

 

Q. Should I/my family leave Thailand?

A. Travelers who choose to remain in Thailand should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International travel is unpredictable, and travel restrictions can be put into effect with little or no advance notice. We urge U.S. citizens to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

 

On April 24, automatic visa extensions for foreign nationals went into effect. Temporary visas (of all types) are extended automatically until July 31, 2020. If you have a valid visa (i.e., your visa would have expired after March 26, the date of the first "amnesty"), you do not need to visit an immigration office in order to benefit from the automatic visa extension. Further extensions are not guaranteed.

 

The U.S. Embassy will no longer provide extension of stay requests. U.S. Citizens in Thailand temporarily have between now and July 31, 2020, to either return to the United States or their country of permanent residence or to obtain the appropriate visa type for your long-term stay in Thailand.

 

Please refer your specific visa questions directly to the Thai Immigration Bureau. More information can also be found here: https://immigration.go.th/content/extend_alien?click=1

 

Q. Are there still flights out of Thailand even though there is a ban on incoming international flights?

A. The following airlines are currently offering outbound flights from Bangkok with connections to the United States: Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air Asiana, and Lufthansa. Japan Airlines announced further reductions in service from Bangkok to Tokyo effective immediately. All Nippon Airways (ANA) offers flights from Bangkok to Tokyo, but connecting flights to the United States requires you to change airports in Japan, which is not allowed under Japan's current travel restrictions. There are currently no international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport. U.S. citizens should also consider the need to travel from their current location in Thailand to Bangkok to catch an international flight.

 

The few remaining flight routes are subject to cancellation without notice, and many flights are heavily booked. For verified information about the COVID-19 situation in other countries, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html.

 

Q. What do I do if I need assistance to depart Thailand?

A. If you are a U.S. citizen who does not have access to funding, you may be eligible for a repatriation loan. A repatriation loan is only for immediate travel to the United States and cannot be used to remain in Thailand. The Embassy can use the repatriation loan to purchase a ticket to the United States on the next available flight. The loan can also be used to pay for lodging and food associated with the impending travel. This is a U.S. Government loan program that you will have to pay back to be eligible for another U.S. passport. If you need financial assistance to return immediately to the United States, please fill out the form here so that we can begin the process: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=dFDPZv5a0UimkaErISH0S7gxJUk_XcZEjLnOzUyz0UFUM0U5RTBVNlE3Nk9GWUNXQTdBRVlTQzFDVSQlQCN0PWcu

 

Q. Will I be allowed into the United States?

A. U.S. citizens are allowed entry into the United States. The presidential proclamations restricting entry to the United States for certain foreign nationals do not apply to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. U.S. passengers that have been in certain countries, not including Thailand, must travel through select airports where the U.S. Government has implemented enhanced screening procedures. See the DHS website for further details: https://www.dhs.gov/

 

You may be screened when you arrive in the United States. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest health recommendations for travelers returning to the United States. For more information, please see the following websites:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

 

Q. How do I get my medications into Thailand?

A. We are unable to assist you with obtaining medications in Thailand or arranging for the importation of medications only available in the United States. Due to the unreliability of flights, we recommend you purchase your medication locally, if possible. Many drugs are available through reputable pharmacies such as Boots or Watsons. Some may need to change to a reliable alternative medication available in Thailand as recommended by their physician.

 

If the medication you need is not available locally and is critical to your health and well-being, then we recommend you return to the United States immediately as we have no way of determining when this crisis will be over, or normal flight schedules will resume. There are currently outbound commercial flights available with connections to U.S. cities.

 

Q. Thailand seems to be reopening, is there still a state of emergency?

A. Yes, Thailand is still under a national state of emergency, and a nation-wide curfew between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. remains in place until May 31, 2020. Thai law controlling emergency situations gives the Prime Minister's Office broad authorities, and more emergency measures that further restrict movements and activities in Thailand could be announced at any time. Under the state of emergency, provincial governments are also empowered to institute any legal measure they determine necessary to combat the spread of the virus.

 

Q. Where do I find the latest information on COVID-19?

A. U.S. citizens in Thailand should refer to the Ministry of Public Health and the U.S. CDC for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 response. U.S. citizens can contact the Department of Disease Control directly at 1422 for information on COVID-19 testing facilities and treatment locations. They have English-language staff. All public hospitals will take COVID-19 patients.

Private hospitals have been asked to treat COVID-19 patients as well, but it is up to the hospital. In both cases, payment must be made before treatment. The U.S. Embassy is unable to pay for medical treatment.

 

Key Points on COVID-19:

    Widespread, ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally.

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
    Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
    There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas of Thailand.
    In the future, U.S. residents may have difficulty returning to the United States.
    Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    Thai regulations now require the wearing of face masks in public.
    All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
    For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC page on Novel Coronavirus and the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Thailand. Information is also available through the World Health Organization.

 

Actions to Take:

    Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
    For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC's latest recommendations.
    Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
    Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
    Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Thailand.
    Visit the Department of Homeland Security's website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
    Visit the Kingdom of Thailand's Ministry of Public's Health English-language COVID-19 page for updates on the situation in Thailand.

 

Assistance:

    U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
         Telephone: +66 2 205 4049
         +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)
         Email: acsbkk@state.gov
         American Citizens Services

 

    U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai, Thailand (serving U.S. citizens in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Petchabun, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, and Uttaradit provinces)

         Telephone: +66 053 107 700
         +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)
         Email: acschn@state.gov

 

    State Department – Consular Affairs

         888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 
    Thailand Country Information
    Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Stuff For Sale / Three ANDROID TABLETS For Sale CHEEP!
« on: May 14, 2020, 06:27:39 PM »
Hiya!
 
I HAVE THREE ANDROID TABLETS FOR QUICK SALE.

Not the latest models, but in perfect condition, and great for ebooks, email, SMS, web surfing and Youtube.
Two of them are also phones with dual SIM slots.
All three have flip cases https://is.gd/NMRNkZ
Would make a nice first tablet for your rugrats.

Rex. Khon Kaen, Bueng Kaen Nakhon => 081-016-1850

 
 B1,500 for one. Take all three for B3,000. [size=14pt

1. Huawei PLE701L (T2 7 7.0 Pro)

 -7 inch screen
(Has anti-glare screen protector. If you don't like, just peel it off).
-2 GB RAM,
-16 GB storage
-Can take micro SD mem card 128 GB
-WiFi
-Dual SIM for phone calls, SMS & mobile data
-Camera 13 MP / 5 MP
-original box (no accessories)

-unboxing video
-unboxing video

-specs https://is.gd/KBVbRg

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2. ALLCOCUBE X5 (T8 Pro)
-8 inch screen
-Dual SIMs, for phone calls, SMS & mobile data
-WiFi
-4G
-Android 7.0 4G
-Internal storagte 32GB
-Can expand to 128GB with micro SD
-1.5 GHz
-3 GB RAM
-Camera 13 MP/5 MP

unboxing video 

specs https://is.gd/BI6qZz

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ASUS MeMo Pad 7 (KOOR)

 I like this one the best even though it is not as powerful as the other two.

-7 inch screen
-1 SIM for WiFi, mobile data, SMSs (not a phone)
-Internal storage 16GB
-Can expand to 64GB with micro SD card
-1.83 GHz quad-core
-RAM 2 GB
-Camera 5 MP / 2 MP
 

unboxing 

specs https://is.gd/0344mE

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Open discussion / Re: What's open as of 1 May 2020 ?
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:03:24 PM »
Tks for this Trainspotter. Was the item something you had already ordered and was waiting for you to collect?  Or did you just as them to go and fetch a brown widget with three yellow gizmos?

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Open discussion / Re: What's open as of 1 May 2020 ?
« on: May 03, 2020, 04:51:31 PM »
Oh, for Pete sake!  Tks RetFed!

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Visas, et al / Re: KK Immigration
« on: May 02, 2020, 09:54:40 PM »
Tks RR!  I figured that was the problem, but nice to have it confirmed. My arrival card is from 2005 as well,  I have it laminated with sticky tape, but it is still getting to be an oldie moldie!

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