British man fined for overstay after being pressured into Bangkok quarantine

You take your PCR take a look at after your keep in Thailand, earlier than you come house to the UK. You check optimistic and are confined in a Bangkok hospital for 10 days. Then, to add insult to injury, you’re fined four,000 baht for overstaying your visa whenever you go through immigration… purely since you had been confined in hospital.
This is the sad tale, certainly one of many, when the Test & Go program didn’t fairly go to plan. Quite a high share of vacation makers from overseas have been discovered to check optimistic after their obligatory PCR checks (certainly in locations like Phuket throughout late December and January), leaving them to an unsure 10 days of quarantine in a hospital, ‘hospitel’, field hospital or, if they’re fortunate, confined to their lodge or place of residence.
This was the primary message to The Thaiger from a gentleman we’ll name ‘CM’…
“My current experience… On third January I examined positive for covid when I took a pcr check for a return flight to the UK, I was incarcerated in a hospital room for 10 days despite the very fact that I was asymptomatic. Upon release I left the country the following day however as a end result of my visa expired on 5th January I was fined 4000 baht by Immigration on the airport for overstaying. I wasn’t the only one being fined for overstaying as a end result of quarantine incarceration, loopy Thailand.”
He had been confined to Bangkok’s BangPo Hospital. But, even there, he struck problems with hospital administrators who alleged that the patient’s insurance company would not pay the total quantity of his treatment invoice. (The Thaiger has copies of the CM’s hospital bill)
As quickly as he was launched from his incarceration on the hospital, CM headed to the Suvarnabhumi Airport where immigration officials, regardless of being introduced with proof of his enforced quarantine, fined him for 8 days of overstay, @500 baht per day. A complete of four,000 baht. ( Studies show has a replica CM’s immigration nice receipt)
“Tried to elucidate, confirmed the certificates from the hospital, they ignored it. I was instructed to signal 2 paperwork (both in Thai), handed over the four,000 baht, passport endorsed and they moved onto the next man (also overstayer because of quarantine).
In additional messages to The Thaiger, CM told us that he had come to Thailand for a Christmas/New Year break with his Thai girlfriend.
“I arrive starting December for Christmas and New Year vacation and visit with my gf, first time again in over 2 years.”

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