Tourist visa extensions in Thailand
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Now that most international flights have been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, a large number of foreigners are not able to fly back home. Due to these concerns, Thai Immigration has automatically extended all tourist visas to 30th June 2020.
The cabinet approved automatic visa extensions on 31st March 2020, said Deputy ministry spokesman Natapanu Nopakun. That means Thailand will offer automatic tourist visa renewals for visitors arriving in Thailand after 1st March 2020.
This is to lower the number of foreigners at the immigration office as they are not required to physically be down to extend their tourist visa. Their visa will be automatically extended to 30th June 2020.
However, other foreigners with other types of visas, such as for students or employees, are still required to visit the immigration office to extend their stay as per normal.
We’re sorry for all the visitors that are now stranded in Thailand and unable to go back home. Find out more information in the full official briefing here.
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