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Extended stay for foreigners until end July formally endorsed

Extended stay for foreigners until end July formally endorsed

BANGKOK: Another automatic extension for foreigners holding visas and border passes for three months has officially taken effect.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 27 April 2020, 09:40AM


The three-month extension from May 1 to July 31 was printed in the Royal Gazette on Friday. The announcement was made by the Interior Ministry and was signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, reports the Bangkok Post.

The extension covers foreigners holding all types of non-immigrant visas, including visas on arrival, visa-free arrivals and border passes, according to the Royal Gazette.

The Immigration Bureau explained on its website that foreign residents required to re-enter the country within one year will not be penalised for missing the deadline.

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However, it warned that border pass holders have to leave Thailand within a week of the checkpoints reopening.

The extraordinary measures are designed to help foreigners cope with the travel restrictions and border closures enacted in the campaign to contain Covid-19.

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Hermann1 | 27 April 2020 - 18:32:35

Yes Nasa you are right. It would be better.But don't forget that those one year visa can fill the money coffers from Immigration officials much more.Hehehe .

Nasa12 | 27 April 2020 - 10:35:04

But what about people on exstention like retirement ++. And maybe Immigration should start to give exstention for 3 or 5 years, better for everyone. 

 

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