Thailand grants visa extension for foreigners until 26 September

By TIN Media | Asean News Published 2 weeks ago on 22 July 2020
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BANGKOK:

 Thailand immediately granted a visa extension to 26 September yesterday, after restriction of travel to foreigners stranded in the Kingdom.

Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Traisuree Taisaranakul, said the third automatic visa extension was agreed by a cabinets meeting chaired by Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-Cho.

“The mandatory 90-day reporting for foreigners residing in Thailand is also suspended,” she said at a press conference

Thailand has declared a state of emergency since 26 March in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. It has closed its borders temporarily and restricted international entry except for diplomats and holders of work permits.

Thailand extended the prohibition from 4 April to include all international passenger flights.

Since then, foreigners have traveled to immigration bureaus around the country to request a visa extension in Thailand.

The Thai Government-issued automatic visa extensions from 8 April to curb the COVID-19 outbreak and prevent large gatherings in immigration offices in the Kingdom.


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