Covid-19 Coronavirus Information.



Update. 19th May 2020.

KoHub reopened with strict safety measures on 19th May 2020 to people within Thailand.

  • Mandatory temperature check on entry
  • Mandatory 20 second hand wash with soap on entry
  • Alcohol hand sanitizer will be available for free
  • People are to be at a distance of at least 1 meter apart at all times
  • All customers must wear masks on entry
  • Regular Cleaning will take place, especially on frequently used items like door handles etc.

Conditions of opening:

  • Update 15th June 2020: With the lifting of the curfew we will again be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • All previously paused memberships will resume from 19th May 2020. If anyone has left the island we can postpone the membership.

Update. 1st June 2020.

Koh Lanta is now fully open to the public, there is no curfew and inter-province travel is now possible without checks.



What happens now with travel to Thailand? (as of 12th November 2020):

Currently Thai repatriations and foriegners who are work permit holders, Elite Visa, Family Visa and some education visa holders are allowed to re-enter the country.

Tourist applications for entry with quarentine has begun very slowly. The STV 9 month visa is official and it seems some TR 2-3 month visa requests are being accepted in some embassies. Currently there are only tourists coming from selected low infection countries that will require 14 days quarentine.

We will try to compile a list of embassies that are excepting applications, for now best to check on the website or contact yoru local Thai embassy in your home country.

Countries where there are reports of these TR (2-3 month) and STV (9 month) Visas are listed below, but please check directly ALL conditions before booking anything, we have no official information and cannot guarentee the validity, treat this list as an unofficial information and they are all subject to current infection rates and many other factors:

TR Visas Information (2-3 month)

STV Visa Information (9 month)

This can all change at a moments notice as we have seen in the last 3-4 months, so please check with your local Thai embassy before booking anything.

An article in the Thaiger explains some details on the current progress.

If you are interested in coming to KoHub and need some help feel free to email us here, we have staff waiting to help.


What happened so far in Thailand?

Thailand had its first case on 13th January 2020, currently as of 16th September 2020 Thailand has had:

  • 58 deaths
  • 3,480 cases
  • 3,315 healed
  • 107 remaining active cases mostly Thai national repatriation cases who will stay in state quarentine until clear)

An overview can be seen using the dashboard: https://covid19.ddc.moph.go.th


How did Thailand respond?

Thailands contact tracing response was quick and regarded as very successful. All cases can be seen online: https://data.go.th/dataset/covid-19-daily

Currently an independent review of response performance rating Thailand as #1 can be found here: https://covid19.pemandu.org/Thailand.html

Thailand utilised, social distancing, mandatory mask, alcohol gel use and many over ways to control the spread.

More historical information can also be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Thailand
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance


Lockdown restrictions in Thailand

We are now in the forth and final phase more can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/thailandprd

Inter province travel restrictions have been lifted, so it is now possible for members to travel to Lanta to come to KoHub if you are already in Thailand.

KoHub is open 24/7 again and we will stay open until otherwise advised by the government.

We can help find local accomodation and our restaurant and cafe is open from 08:30-17:30 every day.

For help with bookings please email booking@kohub.org


Final Notes

Its hard for us to predict the future, but if there are no further infections in your country for 2-4 weeks, then our guess is travel will be possible, if flight can be arranged. But please understand these are our assumptions on how we interprit the data and information given to us and KoHub has no more knowledge than anyone else, nor can we be held responsible for any bookings or flights lost due to further escalations.

We have uptaed this page so you can find all the information in one place.

Travel insurance is tricky right now, our recommendation is check with Safety Wing's Remote Health and Safety Wing's Nomad Insurance (Valid for Covid-19 cover since August 1st 2020) are currently the only options we can find for nomads. If you sign up using our links it helps us during this time as they give us a little bonus.

We will update this webpage regurarly as and when we know more.


Important Additional note.


We will close if it becomes too unsafe or immediately without notice if we are requested to by the governemnt.

Because this is a Pandemic case we will look to survival as a community, so we will follow our terms and have a no refund policy, however all Memberships will be postponed in the case of forced closure due to a Pamndemic like Covid-19 and can be restarted when the situation improves, postponed memberships and packages in this situation are valid to be claimed at any time and will not expire.

KoHub ultimately can decide to allow access or not of any member to the space under any circumstances. We take the safety of our community and staff seriously above everything else.

Thanks.
The KoHub Team.

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