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Do I Have to Stay in My Room During Quarantine in Thailand?

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As the title of this video suggests we are discussing quarantine in Thailand.

A question that often arises with respect to quarantine is "Do I have to stay in the room the whole time?" I have discussed this at length with a number of our clients who have retained us to assist them in coming to Thailand. They wanted some insight into what quarantine is like and that is a major question: "Am I just stuck in this room for 2 weeks?"

A recent synopsis from one of our clients who just recently came into Thailand and was taken through Alternative State Quarantine, I am going to go ahead and quote here. Obviously I am not going to name names for confidentiality purposes but the observations here I felt were insightful. Quoting directly: "Last night at 7:00 p.m. two nurses from the Thai Health Department came and swabbed us for a COVID test. Someone from the Health Department just called to tell us both tests were negative." and here is the critical point for this video, "Someone from the Health Department will come tomorrow and issue us our yellow armbands so we can leave our room for 2 hours a day and walk around the common area." 

So if you note, this will vary from ASQ Facility to ASQ Facility but this has been a common theme that we have talked to a number of clients about and basically once you test negative, they do allow some freer movement. You can wander around the grounds of the place within sort of restricted parameters. In one case, one hotel a number of our clients have used, they noted that generally they got an hour or two walking around by the pool or in certain cases they will just cordon off a whole area the hotel that seemed to be the quarantine part of the hotel and folks can wander around as they like in that area.

It is not the most pleasant set of circumstances certainly. Being detained anywhere for 14 days isn't pleasant by anyone's standards. That said, you are not totally and completely isolated into your room. You have a little bit of latitude. At least that has been our experience from various places that folks have stayed. We will keep you updated on this channel as the situation evolves.