Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

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Thailand 🇹🇭
09/09/2020
Status: closed
Thailand's Phuket airport conducts dress rehearsal for foreign tourist arrivals amid COVID-19.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-0 ... 356499.htm
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This article doesn't give any real information but it may indicate what the government is thinking about for now:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2020/09/11/loca ... y-prasanna
Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that only a limited number of small groups of foreign tourists will be allowed to arrive in the country after re-opening the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

He said that necessary guidelines to bring in international tourists in small groups have been formulated.
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I've been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the last 6 years. If I can be of any assistance to anyone wondering about the region please drop me a line!
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BKh wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:39 pm This article doesn't give any real information but it may indicate what the government is thinking about for now:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2020/09/11/loca ... y-prasanna
Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that only a limited number of small groups of foreign tourists will be allowed to arrive in the country after re-opening the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

He said that necessary guidelines to bring in international tourists in small groups have been formulated.
Nice. :)
Without resistance in all four directions,
content with whatever you get,
enduring troubles with no dismay,
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
Sutta Nipāta 1.3 - Khaggavisana Sutta
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But if they hit you with a stick...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't hit me with a knife.'..."
"But if they hit you with a knife...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't take my life with a sharp knife.'..."
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tamdrin wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 am I've been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the last 6 years. If I can be of any assistance to anyone wondering about the region please drop me a line!
If Thailand opens first I'll certainly drop you a line. :tongue:
Without resistance in all four directions,
content with whatever you get,
enduring troubles with no dismay,
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
Sutta Nipāta 1.3 - Khaggavisana Sutta
Image
But if they hit you with a stick...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't hit me with a knife.'..."
"But if they hit you with a knife...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't take my life with a sharp knife.'..."
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Here's a post that will be updated with the latest news of Sri Lankas opening
https://www.reddit.com/r/srilanka/comme ... avel_info/
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Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
21/09/2020
Status: closed
Airports will not open to tourists for at least two months: SLTDA Head
While the health authorities will make the decision regarding the reopening of airports, they will not be opened to tourists for at least another two months, stated Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairperson, Kimarli Fernando.
:strawman:

https://ceylontoday.lk/news/mobile-appl ... st-arrival
Without resistance in all four directions,
content with whatever you get,
enduring troubles with no dismay,
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
Sutta Nipāta 1.3 - Khaggavisana Sutta
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But if they hit you with a stick...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't hit me with a knife.'..."
"But if they hit you with a knife...?"
"...I will think, 'These people are very civilized, in that they don't take my life with a sharp knife.'..."
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For it is in this fathom-long carcass with its perception and mind that I describe the world, its origin, its cessation and the practice that leads to its cessation.

Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadanti.

The end of the world can never
Gamanena na pattabbo,

be reached by traveling.
lokassanto kudācanaṃ;

But without reaching the end of the world,
Na ca appatvā lokantaṃ,

there’s no release from suffering.
dukkhā atthi pamocanaṃ.

So a clever person, understanding the world,
Tasmā have lokavidū sumedho,

has completed the spiritual journey, and gone to the end of the world.
Lokantagū vusitabrahmacariyo;

A peaceful one, knowing the end of the world,
Lokassa antaṃ samitāvi ñatvā,

does not hope for this world or another
Nāsīsatī lokamimaṃ parañcā”ti.

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There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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