My husband and I are moving to Thailand in a few months for his work. I have a couple of questions and would appreciate any responses anyone can offer.
Pets - We have a cat and dog we hope to bring. I read that the quarantine could be up to 30 days. I am wondering if it is standard to last UP to 30 full days. Is that standard or is it actually possible to only be a few days, a week, or end sooner or even go beyond 30 days? Can you visit the pets while they are in quarantine and if any of you had the experience did your pets do ok and not get traumatized? I have a very sensitive min pin and he shakes at simple things like thunder or a car pulling up near him. Not to be dramatic but I fear it will upset him beyond repair. Lastly, do they charge for the quarantine and if so, how much is it (by the day, week or a set fee)?
Television – I am disabled and hate to admit but I spend a majority of my time in front of the TV. I read that they have something where you can view lots of current American TV shows. Is this true and do they buffer a lot or is it pretty good reception and sound?
Internet – I’ve heard reports of super slow speeds and some say that isn’t true. Any opinions on how I can get the best and quickest connection and download speed?
Medications - I take meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid and my heart. I read that you are only allowed to bring in a 30-day supply of medications. It mentions narcotics and/or psychotropic substances and has a list of forms and letters you need to provide for them. Does this mean that my daily medications don’t require these strict guidelines since they aren’t what they called Class 2, 3 and 4. Would I consider mine Class 1? Can someone tell me how to find out what medications fall into what class number?
Can't help on the pets. Try the forums at www.thaivisa.com TV: Take a look at http://www.mytv2me.com/Thailand/index.html. There may be other options. You might get in contact with people who use it or something similar at thaivisa.com. Internet: Might depend on where you live in Thailand. In the cities there are a number of options. My 3MBPs ADSL has been very reliable for the past 10-15 years. Higher speeds are available, but maybe not in all locations, for example http://www.highspeedcondo.com/ Medicines: Not familiar with the classes, but I am permanently on medicine for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart. What are the names of the medicines you use and I can find out if they are available. You should be able to take your prescription to a hospital here, get a checkup and necessary tests and get a prescription that you can use over and over again here, and no need to order from abroad. I just get a checkup every three months or so and the doctor adjusts the medicine if necessary. Don't buy the medicine in the hospital unless you are too far from well stocked pharmacies.
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