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After the Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services announced on January 25 that face masks were on its list of controlled products, Suvarnabhumi International Airport announced yesterday that people flying out of Thailand can’t bring over 30 face masks with them unless they have a doctor’s note. If they have a doctor’s note, they may bring up to 50 face masks with them. People who don’t comply could be imprisoned for up to five years, fined up to 100,000 baht, or both. This news comes in the wake of surging prices in Thailand. The Ministry of Commerce even […]

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Bangkok Post reported yesterday the announcement was a mistake:  

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2258991/suvarnabhumi-u-turns-on-face-mask-limit

23 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

After the Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services announced on January 25 that face masks were on its list of controlled products, Suvarnabhumi International Airport announced yesterday that people flying out of Thailand can’t bring over 30 face masks with them unless they have a doctor’s note. If they have a doctor’s note, they may bring up to 50 face masks with them. People who don’t comply could be imprisoned for up to five years, fined up to 100,000 baht, or both. This news comes in the wake of surging prices in Thailand. The Ministry of Commerce even […]

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It's a reasonable requirement in light of shortage creating price surges. A similar thing happened with rapid antigen tests here in Australia. 

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On 2/5/2022 at 9:31 AM, Thaiger said:

 Suvarnabhumi airport warns people travelling out of Thailand, don’t bring over 30 masks

I couldn't wear anywhere near thirty, but some people appear to be trying:

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Please refer to the FG's.
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48 minutes ago, Toeknee said:

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Suvarnabhumi airport blames a “misunderstanding” for a now-deleted announcement about a cap on the number of face masks people are allowed to take out of the country.
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'misunderstanding'   Apparently that's an anagram of "statement to avoid loss of face"

I wonder how many million you could get in your luggage allowance?
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On 2/5/2022 at 9:54 AM, JJJ said:

Suvarnabhumi International Airport announced yesterday that people flying out of Thailand can’t bring over 30 face masks with them

Don’t you bring in, but take out …… maybe that is where the confusion lies?

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That is so convenient when a box of masks has 50 and there are huge surpluses and discounts around 89 baht!

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