A kind Thai forum user has posted (translated) Swiss embassy advice about the possibility of foreigners in Thailad being forced into expensive hospital or hotel quarantine should they test positive for covid.
1. According to the Thai
emergency decree, everybody who has a positive Covid test is required to inform the health authorities. Failure to do so can result in a fine up to 20K Baht.
2. People who are positive can be put in Quarantine in ASQ
(alternative state quarantine) on their own cost. Refusal to go into quarantine can be punished with up to 2y in jail and 40K Baht fine.
3. People with severe symptoms will be sent to a Hospital. The Thai health authorities can
decide whether to send the people into a field hospital or a "hospitel" (communal quarantine places).
4. People with no or light symptoms can be allowed to quarantine at home, only if
- they are less than 65y old
- they have no existing health problems that would put them on high risks
- they have a place to stay that is suitable for quarantine.
5. The Swiss Embassy is aware that
some condo management companies have denied isolation in the condo block due to the risk for the other residents, in which case, the health authorities would then order the quarantine in a ASQ hotel, hospital or hospitel.