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An Indirect Thai "Travel Bubble" with Australia and New Zealand?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the possibility of an indirect "Travel Bubble" so to speak, with Australia and/or New Zealand. In a recent article from the Nation, that is, the article is titled: Thailand to Explore "Travel Bubble" with Singapore. At first glance, this seems to be about Singapore. We have been talking about "travel bubbles" for some time now and as I have discussed in multiple other videos, they have talked about this a lot but nothing has really ever become concrete. People have asked me why I continue to talk about it. Well, I continue to talk about it because relevant Thai Government Officials seem to continue to discuss it. For that reason, I am going to continue to discuss it because it has possible ramifications for travel to Thailand. Quoting directly from this article: Thailand to Explore "Travel Bubble" with Singapore, again that is Quoting directly: "We have a knowledge that Singapore has previously run the "travel bubble" with Australia and New Zealand. If Singapore agrees to run this scheme with Thailand as well, we would probably be able to receive tourists from Australia and New Zealand in addition to Singaporeans, the Minister said." And the Minister they are quoting there is Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.  

Again, they are talking about this Singapore "travel bubble" but it is sort of like creating a chain where Singapore has a "travel bubble" with Australia and New Zealand and Thailand has a "travel bubble" with Singapore. It is possible that creates a broader corridor that could allow more tourists for example out of Australia and New Zealand to come in via Singapore.  

Will this play out remains to be seen. I am becoming a little bit jaded talking about "Travel Bubbles" because I have talked about them a lot and nothing has really happened, but it is possible. A lot is moving right now. We are seeing a lot of changes relatively rapidly, so yeah it is possible that we could see major changes to this "travel bubble" scheme in the relatively near future.