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Oh Dear :(

Postby maf » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:27 am

Looks like this year's visit to the Land Of Smiles is off :(

The UK governement are due to upgrade the 'no travel' status to the whole of Thailand.

Worse still we were sposed to fly this Saturday :((

Looks like a detour to Bali... Only problem is ... I haven't spent the last year trying to learn Balinese :(
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby John » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:54 pm

I feel your disappointment. My trip to Thailand was nearly ruined by the "Yellow Shirts" at the end of 2008. I would consider going anyway and avoiding BKK and a few of the others areas that could possibly have disruptions.
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby maf » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:17 pm

I agree, but there are implications with travel insurance :(

And what color shirt to wear lol!
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby David and Bui » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:58 pm

Please help us understand the insurance implications. Thanks.
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby simonbournemouth » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:06 am

David and Bui wrote:Please help us understand the insurance implications. Thanks.

The UK government currently advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Thailand.

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-liv ... a/thailand

It would be very difficult (and expensive) to find an insurance company that would be prepared to insure you if the government advices against all but essential travel.
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby Josh » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:28 pm

I have never, ever gotten travel insurance for any trip I've taken. Didn't even know there was such a thing.
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby maf » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:09 pm

David and Bui...

If our government tell us not to go and we decided to egnore their advice, then the majority of insurance companies would not pay out on a claim :(

Silly really as we were going to Samui which should be trouble free ?
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby mangkorn » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:23 pm

Hmm... A couple years ago, four suicide bombings on public transport killed more than 50 people, in a single day.

In London.

History contains no record of the British government advising against travel to the UK after that far more-dangerous occurrence. Perhaps the importance of tourism to the economy took precedence - in that case, anyway...

The white man's burden must be heavy, indeed.
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby simonbournemouth » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:53 pm

mangkorn wrote:History contains no record of the British government advising against travel to the UK after that far more-dangerous occurrence.


Doesn't a government advise it's own people rather than citizens of other countries?
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Re: Oh Dear :(

Postby maf » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:38 am

I get what your saying Mangkorn. I tend to feel much safer in BKK than LDN :roll:

Curiously we are still allowed to transit through Suvarnabhumi. Possibly so not to impact business and tourism for other countries using it as a hub? I hear that tourism has been hit really bad with BKK hotel occupancy at 28% :o

I'd take my chances and stay in Thailand if it wasn't for the insurance issue and hope that you guys find a peaceful resolution very soon.

P.S. We're flying with Thai :D
Not Emirates :evil: Now there is a country you really should avoid.. Yet no flight restrictions there? :shock:
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