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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thai Visa Announcement

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thai Visa Announcement 

Great news for foreigners planning to visit Thailand. Thailand Foreign Affairs will now issue a multiple entry visa beginning on the 13th November.


Thailand's Foreign Affairs made an announcement on their facebook page.

Thailand will soon grant multiple-entry visas to visitors to facilitate the forthcoming ASEAN Community and to boost Thailand’s tourism industry.

The multiple-entry tourist visa (METV), costing 5,000 baht, will grant travelers multiple entries during a 6-month period, for up to 60 days per entry.

All foreign nationals are eligible to apply for METV.

Thailand’s METV will be available from 13th November 2015.


A Foreign Expat welcomed the news:

I think thats a significant improvement in the right direction now the sixty day reporting should be eliminated for their convenience, I dont think its a good Idea to have visitors leave the country your trying to get them to spend their money in. In an Ideal Immigration policy a year visa with no reporting should be available to visitors so they can but properties with very little risk and interference  From Immigration police.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Thailand MERS ALERT

Thailand Mers 2015 - BANGKOk Minister says situation under control; people who came in contact with Omani patient quarantined

THE PUBLIC Health Ministry has put Thailand on a nationwide alert for MERS after one foreigner tested positive for the virus at a Bangkok hospital on Thursday, with various measures being implemented to ensure it does not spread. Public Health Minister Dr Rajata Rajatanavin said authorities were ensuring the situation was under control, with a total of 141 people in the country on the watch-list. Most of these people have already been located and quarantined.

Health authorities are also working closely with other agencies such as the Foreign Ministry, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to prevent the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome. The World Health Organisation's office in Thailand has also provided specialists and advisers to help Thailand contain any MERS outbreak.

"There are two groups of people who had close contact with the Omani MERS patient. The first group, which consists of 66 people, is the riskier group, including three close relatives, 47 medical staff and airline passengers who sat close to the patient on the plane on their way to Thailand," Rajata said. "The second group has 75 people who came close to the patient but did not have direct contact. They were other airline passengers, taxi drivers and hotel staff. All of them will be monitored for 14 days but they don't need to go to hospital yet."

According to the minister, the chance of a widespread MERS outbreak in Thailand like that in South Korea is very low because Thai health authorities were able to identify the first patient quickly before he could travel further and infect other people. The acting WHO representative to Thailand, Richard Brown, praised Thailand's swift action to prevent the spread of MERS and the progress in tracking people who had come into contact with the single MERS patient.

Professor Dr Yong Poovorawan, a top virologist at Chulalongkorn University's faculty of medicine, said the MERS virus was less infectious than SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) or common flu. The low infection rate of the virus combined with the swift measures to contain it makes the chance of a widespread outbreak in Thailand very low, he said.

Yong suggested that if anyone had come from countries where MERS existed and experienced flu-like symptoms such as cough, runny nose and fever within 14 days, they must wear a facemask and visit a hospital for a check-up.

"There are now 14 centres of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department and laboratories in the medical schools that can test for the MERS virus," he said.

Rajata also said the condition of the first MERS patient, a 75-year-old man from Oman, had improved slightly but he was still in a special unit at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi. Three of his close relatives have been isolated in the same unit as well; two of them have flu symptoms.

"If their [three relatives] MERS test results are positive, there is nothing to worry about as all of them are already in quarantine," he said.

Dr Vitoon Leungdilok, the public health chief of Trang province in southern Thailand, said there was one possible MERS patient who has just returned from South Korea. Authorities got the contact number for this person as part of the monitoring system.

"We will ensure that everyone from at-risk countries is closely monitored," he said.

Dr Surasing Wisarurat, the deputy public health chief of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, said there were many possible MERS patients as airlines fly directly from South Korea to Chiang Mai, but the public should not panic. So far, the province has quarantined four people, including three who came from China, but found no MERS virus. In the southern province of Songkhla, Dr Suwich Thampalo of the Disease Control Department said doctors were now stationed at Hat Yai and Narathiwat airports to help screen possible MERS patients. In addition, there will be extra measures when Muslim Thais in southern provinces leave for the Middle East for the hajj in August.

Meanwhile, Tourism Council of Thailand president Ittirit Kinglake said MERS could trigger fear among Thais as well as tourists staying in the country. However, he said people should not panic. He advised tourism operators, particularly hotels, airlines, stores, shops, and every public area, to be aware of this problem. They have been urged to clean up places in order to avoid virus infections.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Can I Teach In Thailand Without A Degree?

Can I teach in Thailand without a degree?

Teaching in Thailand without a degree is a risky business and you might be thrown head first out of the country, if the Thai government and police catch up with you. 


So, Do I Need A Degree


You need a degree to gain a work permit. As Thailand progresses as nation, so do the people, and therefore students require someone who is of good standing to teach them. More often than not you get dsigruntled expats filling these jobs - and in short are 'taking the piss'. Turning up to work drunk, preying on the vulnerable girls, and not doing their jobs properly.

Do English Teachers Need Experience


All they want is a white skinned performing monkey as I've heard from the many sad expats I meet out hear. From what I've learnt they want a white monkey that can teach English. Admittedly some schools don't care, but the closer we get to the ASEAN Community, the more they want teachers that are established, good at their job, and hold a TEFL Certificate. This shows that the teaching standards in Thailand are getting more professional.


What English Jobs Can I Do?


If you hold a degree, you have so many options available to you. Once I finished my TEFL course, I started emailing for jobs and received many skype interviews. I was then left with a lot of job offers to consider. I went with the highest paid, and it turned out to be a really good experience. Needless to say I will be returning to the same town to work, but at the high school this time.


Can I Still Work Without A Degree?


If you don't hold a degree. You can still pick up work, but it will be harder. My friend on my TEFL course he found work 3 months after finishing the TEFL, and now he's in a good job, and they are sending him to uni to get a degree. So don't give up.

The major problem you will encounter, is that you won't be able to get a work permit without a degree. That's why many schools prefer degree holders. You will be obliged to take many VISA runs without a degree. And they Sir! Are a pain in the arse!

Whats your experience teaching without a degree?