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Uncertainty over availability of COVID-19 vaccinations for expats in Thailand

Started by thaiga, January 14, 2021, 09:36:33 PM

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when the vaccinations will be available to expats in Thailand is not known
when the vaccinations will be available to expats in Thailand is not known.
Expats who work in Thailand and pay into the social security system may be eligible for a vaccination but the situation is yet to be clarified by the Thai government.

On Wednesday, the British Embassy in Bangkok posted on Thaivisa to confirm that as yet, it has no instructions regarding vaccinations for British nationals in Thailand.
Posting courtesy of the exclusive agreement the British Embassy Consular Team has with Thaivisa, the Embassy said:

"We really appreciate what a worrying time this is, and how important it is to have the right information about vaccines. At the moment there aren't any additional instructions for Brits living overseas. As soon as we have any, we will let you know in this forum and via our Travel Advice.

"We would also encourage you to subscribe and receive email alerts that will include changes in travel restrictions and other COVID-19 related updates. Here is the link: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

 Meanwhile, for Americans in Thailand, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok recently revealed that the US government has no plans to provide vaccinations for its citizens overseas.
"As part of our efforts to give U.S. citizens timely information so that they can make informed choices about travel abroad, the Department advises that the United States government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas", the US Embassy said in an alert.

"U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas should follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination".
Thanks to thaivisa.com

From coconuts.co/bangkok/
Specific conditions for which Thais or expats to receive the vaccine haven't been discussed yet, government spokesperson Kemmika Intanin told Coconuts Bangkok. She said further announcements would be made after the first batch of vaccines arrive.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Taman Tun

A Brit friend working in Bangkok tried at Bumrungrad the other day but nothing doing there.  As things stand at the moment, I don't see any pressing need for vaccination.  However, if international travel opens up later this year (or next) some countries might start to insist on a vaccination certificate as a condition of entry.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.


Hi T.T. i should imagine if you have to pay for it yourself, it won't break the bank, panicking makes news
but a vaccination certificate might be another requirement for your visa/ext.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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