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For DaveKM and AlPage transiting at Bangkok to other destinations should be exempted from providing proof of vaccination and insurance. Though check with your airlines regarding covid testing. The bigger hospitals in Kunming may provide printed English test results if need be.
The Thai Embassy updated the following notice just an hour ago:
"Highlights of New Thailand Travel Restrictions starting January 9, 2023 at 1:00AM
Airline passengers the age of 18 year or older must provide the following:
1. Proof of Vaccination OR a letter from a doctor stating you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.
2. Proof of Insurance
(if traveling onward to another country whereupon a PCR or ATK is required for entry).
You can buy the recommended insurance here: Thailand Travel Insurance.
Passengers who are unvaccinated must prepare a letter from a doctor specifying as to why they are not vaccinated.
1. Thai Nationals
2. Foreign Nationals with Thai government social insurance required for Work Permit
3. Passengers who are transiting at the airport
More details about the new Thailand Travel Restrictions:
PRE-DEPARTURE TO THAILAND
> Proof of vaccination required (Thai Ministry of Health Approved vaccine list) or obtain the letter from the doctor i.e. recovery from COVID-19 or medical reason for not receiving a COVID vaccine.
> Recommended: Health Insurance which covers medical expenses while in Thailand.
However, health insurance is mandatory for passengers traveling on to another country where PCR or ATK is required.
> Recommended to take an ATK test prior to your departure and also during your stay if you feel unwell.
Book your hotel stays at SHA+ hotels in Thailand.
DURING YOUR STAY
> Self protection such as wearing masks in crowded areas, frequent hand washing, and the practice of social distancing.
> If you feel unwell, please visit a hospital.
Last updated: January 8, 2023 at 3:15 PM"
Here are other websites that posted on the changes of entry rules:
"The civil aviation authority also released a list of 16 Covid-19 vaccines that are accepted for entering Thailand as of Jan 6.
They include one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, two doses of AstraZeneca, two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer or three doses of Anhui Zhifei Logcom."
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Below are pictures and updates on the upcoming renovation of Green Lake (North Gate area) where the original Jingzheng Academy once stood. Currently a massive empty lot devoid of life walled off from pedestrians.
For those wondering about the fate of those lush greens that once grew there (45 trees such as ginkgo biloba, sweet-scented osmanthus, and pseudo-particulate magnolia):
"According to the seedling transplant plan and the new landscape design plan reviewed and approved by experts, 30 seedlings (20 ginkgo and 10 osmanthus) are tentatively scheduled to be moved back to the original site of Cuihu, and the seedlings will first be transplanted to the Daxing seedling plant in Yiliang County, Kunming City for management., after the terrain of the Cuihu project is completed, it will be transported and transplanted at the corresponding location of the site according to the project landscape plan.
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The new passage, and the barriers.
In the past two years, 458km of fencing/wall has been newly erected or fortified along the borders, dubbed "The Southern Great Wall."
A WJS article on Yunnan and its local neighbors published yesterday:
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Not a good day for pigs. Nice piece Zhou Mengya. 新年快乐to you and yours!