Update. 19th May 2020.
KoHub reopened with strict safety measures on 19th May 2020.
Conditions of opening:
Update. 1st June 2020.
Koh Lanta is now open to the public, there is no curfew and inter-province travel is now possible without checks.
Update. 15th June 2020.
Due to demand, we decided to update our community publicly here with common questions we are asked.
What happened so far in Thailand?
Thailand had its first case on 13th January 2020, currently as of 15th June 2020 Thailand has had:
Thailand as of June 15th 2020 has had no local infections for over 3 weeks and are in the last stage of coming out of lockdown.
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 #2 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
What happens now in Thailand? (as of 15th June 2020):
These are only predictions, but borders will begin to open to certain people from select countries initially, we will learn more as the weeks go on. They are working on travel bubble concepts. So if a country has not seen local infection for a period of time, say 2-4 weeks then they will be included in that bubble and people will not require quarentine on arrival. Intialilly they are talking about SEA countries, Japan, Korea, Chian, Australia and New Zealand.
Chances are by November the borders will be fully open and will require either testing 72 hours before arrival or a 14-day quarentine on arrival for countries still with infections. If others fall in to the category discussed earlier then maybe they will also go in to the bubble. We are not sure on non-nationals currently residing in the bubble examples, that we wait to see.
But of course any of this can change as we have seen in the last 3-4 months.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 is currently the only option we can find for nomads. They have Coronavirus updates here. 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.
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.
The KoHub Team.