British man fined for overstay after being compelled into Bangkok quarantine

Controversial take your PCR check after your keep in Thailand, before you return residence to the UK. You take a look at positive and are confined in a Bangkok hospital for 10 days. Then, to add insult to damage, you’re fined 4,000 baht for overstaying your visa whenever you go through immigration… purely since you had been confined in hospital.
This is the unhappy story, one of many, when the Test & Go program didn’t fairly go to plan. Quite a high share of visitors from overseas have been discovered to test optimistic after their compulsory PCR checks (certainly in places like Phuket throughout late December and January), leaving them to an unsure 10 days of quarantine in a hospital, ‘hospitel’, area hospital or, if they’re lucky, confined to their lodge or place of residence.
This was the first message to The Thaiger from a gentleman we’ll call ‘CM’…
“My current experience… On 3rd January I tested positive for covid once I took a pcr take a look at for a return flight to the UK, I was incarcerated in a hospital room for 10 days even though I was asymptomatic. Upon launch I left the country the following day but because my visa expired on fifth January I was fined 4000 baht by Immigration on the airport for overstaying. I wasn’t the only one being fined for overstaying due to quarantine incarceration, crazy 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 firm wouldn’t pay the full quantity of his treatment bill. (The Thaiger has copies of the CM’s hospital bill)
As soon as he was released from his incarceration at the hospital, CM headed to the Suvarnabhumi Airport the place immigration officials, despite being introduced with evidence of his enforced quarantine, fined him for 8 days of overstay, @500 baht per day. A complete of four,000 baht. (The Thaiger has a replica CM’s immigration fine receipt)
“Tried to explain, confirmed the certificate from the hospital, they ignored it. I was instructed to sign 2 paperwork (both in Thai), handed over the 4,000 baht, passport endorsed and so they moved onto the following guy (also overstayer as a end result 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 holiday and go to with my gf, first time again in over 2 years.”

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