Category: Thailand

Returning to Philippines during 2021

It a bit late update but the step and information mostly relevant. Please don’t compare when you quarantine in Thailand as it totally difference in each country. Rules can be change within a day so make sure to verify with Airline and Embassy destination before you depart. ( During that’s time when I return. PH allow only Filipino, Filipino spouse with Valid visa and OFW)

Here are things we prepare

1. Flight Ticket – Book Flight back to Philippines, Recommended with PAL because we got cancelled twice from Thai Airways so we purchased new Ticket with Philippines Airline since its seem regular schedule for me.

2. Hotel Letter Confirmation – Book Hotel Together with Hotel Transportation Pick up – There is no taxi out there, no Grab allow. We did advance Paid 3 days before arrived to Philippines.

3. E-Cib Code or One Health Code – Pre book Swap test day with Philippines Red Cross and Call for confirm date with them. In our case, we were pre paid in advance but our flight got cancelled then the rules for arrival to Philippines was changed so we need to call and rebook our confirmation of previous payment booking.

4. Fill up Passenger’s Undertaking form

Once Enter Airplane

– Fill up Health Decoration Card (Yellow paper). It will need to hand over 1st paper once you landed

– Fill up arrival card

-Fill up One Stop Shop MROF

– PIDSR ( Philippines Intergraded Disease Surveillance and Response) Case Investigation Form Covid-19

-IATF form ( Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infection Disease Declaration Form)

Once landed

– Stay inside airplane and wait for Philippines cost guard conduct the protocal

– Follow instruction until pass immigration > get your luggage and the transportation from Hotel will wait you there.

At the hotel

– Show document confirmation and sign document to accept and follow Philippines protocol for quarantine. For us we stay 10 days at Hotel and continue 4 days at home. ( This point is better than in Thailand ^^ )

Hotel Food

– Food at hotel is not good enough and that’s our mistake. We should or you can book only Hotel and you are allow to grab or food panda to order food. Make sure you prepaid so no COD.

– Also the swap test RT PCR test will do in-front of your room. Just need to follow up with Red Cross.

Down point in our view,

– Hotel should be qoute the price with swap test and reserve the date of swap test. Base on our experience in Thailand once you paid for ASQ, its mean included everything like Room, Airport Transfer, Meal & Swap test

– Previously Philippines not require negative result prior flight but currently they just did and that’s a good things to ensure all passenger in same flight with you not carry Positive and pass thru air to anyone on board.

So when we finished quarantine you will receive certificate of releasing

Will I stay this hotel again ? Maybe not, its because location walking distance near our place so maybe …I dont know but i would love to try another Hotel for my next 2022 quarantine..

Well, travel is not the same anymore and we just need to live with it, get use to it.

Patong Beach

Patong, Phuket after lock down

Our flight got cancelled with Thai Airways ( Again!) , at the same time Phuket just unlock down the city on February 1, 2021…then the beach we love is waiting so we flew there and happy with our decision!

Yes, it’s devastating when you dont see much tourist, less vendors sell ting things, quite at night due to curfew still on going BUT the nature and the peaceful beautiful beach is waiting for you there.

Patong Beach
Patong Beach in front of Four Points Hotel

We stay in Four points by Sheraton Hotel front of Patong beach next to Graceland Hotel. The hotel was newly builded after Covid situation on last 2020 end and its now open again.

We choose pool access because i was thought in case if the beach close due to situation, we still have pool access for swimming (Well, you can’t swim in ASQ hotel anyway ^^) or if the pool closing down, you still can walk to beach front of hotel 🙂

So here we go PATONG BEACH! Thank you for make us feel home away from home

We will back to PHUKET for sure! Stay safe and Stay Healthy!

ASQ Pullman G Bangkok Hotel with Variety of Food!

Not regret staying here. Service be excellent and Super Star of each meal. We salut all people who work here and Thank you for taking care of us.

We actually sent email to several hotel that’s we wish to stay. But our finalize is Pullman G Hotel and happy with our choice.

Please be informed that you can also earn the point for ALL (Accor Loyalty Program).   

Package inclusion :

  • 15 Nights stay – with breathtaking views over Bangkok’s skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Private transportation from Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport to Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
  • Full board meals from our award-winning restaurants (Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, & dinner)   please note we provide 3 meals daily, along with an afternoon tea. 
  • Complimentary in-room coffee and tea amenities
  • 10% discount on laundry service from a certified laundry service provider
  • Pullman’s signature bedding with an extensive pillow menu
  • E-reader access to 7,000+ worldwide magazines and newspapers
  • High-speed Wi-Fi internet access
  • In-room streaming service including all the key entertainment channels (i.e Netflix, HBO NOW, ESPN, etc)
  • Medical service included from BNH Hospital:

Covid-19 test as specified by the Ministry of Public Health, 2 times per person (day 3-6 & day 11-13)

Guests are requested to provide a Covid-19 Free Certificate at least 72 hours before travelling. Should they not be able to provide the aforementioned certificate, they will be required to take a Covid-19 test on day 0 with a supplement charge at THB 4,500.-net.

Above are standard of what I received from the hotel before booking, some hotel have similar rules but the mandatory rules is same such as Covid test, or in case you got positive during stay, insurance coverage need to be check before you enter Thailand. Just in case.

Good Luck and Always remember why you here. ASQ in hotel is not easy so prepare and make your daily routine busy.

Advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021!

Review our Stay in Pullman G Hotel Bangkok

Delicious Afternoon tea

Relaxation Area after 1st NEGATIVE Result at 5th floor with Mahanakorn Building View.


Grilled Seabas..wow!

Goodbye Philippines. Hello Thailand :-)

During Pandemic, we had cancelled our travel plan in several destination, including Thailand on last February. In that’s time Covid-19 virus just started. So to be safe, we just stay where we are and that’s was in the Philippines.

Time pass by, we heard the news, the lockdown in Metro Manila starting hard from March which was ECQ ( Enhance Community Quarantine) until December 1, the city is now under GCQ (General Community Quarantine)

So for me, I am from Thailand and of course its time for me to go home when Philippines getting better in somehow and the repatriated flight from Thailand was started from October. But then it will take time and take cue and plan weather I will go home alone or with my husband.

Finally, I’ve learn the rules of all arrival passenger to Thailand must quarantine 15 days (Day arrived consider day ZERO) so better quarantine together, then decision take him with me is good idea 🙂

To start of document. We applied Non-O Immigrant visa since we married legally from Philippines ( We dont have married cert yet in Thailand) but at least you have legal document to support.

Non-O Visa process take almost a month since the Royal Thai Embassy busy for both Repatriated flight and Several Visa to Thailand after Thailand open country. I waiting for December flight and I found 1st commercial flight from Philippines Airline and we were so happy.

Aside from that’s Covid-19 insurance is needed. In summary here what you need when you travel to Thailand in whatever visa you may hold, here our timeline

Journey to Thailand 🇹🇭 เตรียมตัวกลับบ้านนาน เอกสารเยอะ แต่คุ้มที่ได้กลับ (ปล เราตรวจโควิทก่อนกลับเพื่อความสบายใจ)… กักตัว 15วัน ตรวจโควิทอีก 2 รอบ …พักแบบ ASQ ร่วมกับสามี
ทำตามระเบียบบ้านเมืองเราและรับผิดชอบต่อสังคม 🙏 รอวันเป็นอิสระ หลังกักตัว

Oct 20 – Submit Non O visa
Nov 10 – Released Visa, Reserve ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine Hotel)
Nov 18 – Submit for COE
Nov 28 – Drive tru RT PCR test Nasal and throat
Nov 30 – Covid-19 Result
Dec 1 – Am Get F2F from Baranagay Clinic
– Pm Get COE for Embassy and download T8 form
Dec 2 – Fly PR730✅ [1st Commercial flight]

For me its take time, all you need is plan and arrange document ready.

Once arrived at the airport just follow the system there Airport Personal will assist to verify document and temperature before let you walk through immigration which is they already have your name list with free SIM card there.

Welcome to Thailand!

At Royal Thai Embassy in Makati on Rada Street.
Visit Baragay BelAir Clinic for Fit to Fly Certificate
At The Suvanaphumi Airport, During Document Verification.
Received ASQ number Tag to identify yourself once you out at Airport Gate. All pickup personal will identify by your tag there.
Do wear face mask and face shield at all time

Approximately from arrival to pick up area took 30-40 mins depend how many people of your flight, but they will release passenger batch of 10.

I wish you all stay safe. Think Positive and respect the rules. Always remember, why you here.

Filipinos may enter Taiwan visa-free starting June

ข่าวดี!! สำหรับน้กท่องเที่ยวถือพาสปอร์ตฟิลิปินส์ คุณสามารถเดินทางเข้าไต้หวันโดยไม่ใช้วีซ่าตั้งแต่วันที 1 มิถุนายน 2017 นี้

Come June, Filipinos can go to Taiwan visa-free as the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has granted an exemption for Philippine travelers, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila has confirmed to ABS-CBN News.

The visa-free grant will be implemented on a trial basis for a year, starting June 1, 2017.

The TECO has yet to release details, but a Taiwanese news website reported on Wednesday that Filipinos may stay in Taiwan visa-free for up to 30 days.

The new policy is part of efforts of Taiwan to draw in more travelers from Southeast Asia.

Last October, Taiwan relaxed visa requirements for Filipinos, offering visa-free entry to Filipinos who have been issued visas to enter Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

TECO in Manila is expected to make the formal announcement on the visa exemption after the Holy Week.

Taiwan is an emerging destination for Filipino travelers, as the flight takes less than two hours.

Credit : ABS CBN News

เชียงใหม่ – Chiang Mai Itinerary

Summer Holiday where we wanted to visit Chaing Mai. ครั้งนี้เราตั้งใจพาครอบครัวทั้งสองครอบครัวเดินทางไปไหว้พระที่เชียงใหม่ด้วยกัน โดยทำทริปแบบชิว ๆ ไม่รีบร้อนเร่งด่วน พร้อมหาราคาและจองทัวร์ด้วยตัวเอง

Our journey this time combination of 2 families Thai & Filipino, Just 4 Days 3 Night

Itinerary

Day 1 – Meet up in Suvannaphumi Airport and Arrive Chiang Mai by 12noon

– Dinner Khantok buffet with Show

Day 2 – Half Day tour : Journey to Doi Suthem and Doi Kham [You also can change from half day to Full day like if you wanted to going Doi Intanon, Chiang Rai etc]

– Dinner Thai Chiang Mai Local Food

Day 3 – Full board tour : Adventure outdoor with Elephant/bamboo boat/Orchid Garden & Poo elephant recycle factory

–  Dinner Thai Chiang Mai Local Food

Day 4 – Back to Bangkok

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ตามมากับริวิวเป็นแต่ละวันกันเลย  I Review our daily trip is on the next page.

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