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« Απάντηση #15 στις: Μάρτιος 20, 2020, 12:14:29 μμ »
With Medical certificate and health insurance for Covid-19 required from Sunday, Thailand has effectively closed down it’s borders



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Although avoiding the word lockdown or ban, with the new requirement for a medical certificate of being free of Covid19, which most countries will not give, and a 100,000 USD medical insurance for Coronavirus, which most companies will not cover, Thailand is effectively closing it’s borders to travelers as of Sunday.

Currently, Thai nationals are also required to have the certificate but that could change as many have expressed outrage at this as many countries will not test for the virus or give a certificate.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha was careful in not using the words “lockdown” or “ban” but the new strict measures, which will also be implemented at land borders, essentially shut down travelers to the country until the Covid19 coronavirus issue is resolved.

Thai Public Health Minister and Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul said that the measure is designed to ensure as few foreigners as possible enter the country and potentially spread the virus to the Thai people.

The new measures apply globally, to every country, and were previously just for disease infected zones as labeled by the Thai Government.

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Correction Notice: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the minimum for health insurance was 100,000 baht. The amount is 100,000 USD. This was an error.
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« Απάντηση #16 στις: Μάρτιος 20, 2020, 12:15:39 μμ »
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« Απάντηση #17 στις: Μάρτιος 20, 2020, 14:00:33 μμ »
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« Απάντηση #18 στις: Μάρτιος 22, 2020, 10:32:29 πμ »
Immigration Is Allowing 30 Day Extensions Of Entries (memorandum dated 18/03)


Number 1 of memo is to allow more than one 30 day extension for those with tourist visa or visa exempt entries under clause "2.4 In the case of tourism purposes" of police order 327/2557.

Number 2 is for those that have entered using a non immigrant visa that can be extended for 30 days under clause "2.28 In the case of necessity, with certification or request made by an embassy or consulate:"

Number 3 is under this in the covering notice of the police order.

"5. In the case where an alien applicant does not meet the full qualifications stipulated by the criteria herein or in other cases not specified in this Order but a competent officer equivalent to or higher than inspector is of the opinion that the alien has legitimate reason for staying in the Kingdom of Thailand, the application shall be forwarded to the Commander of the Royal Thai Police or an authorized competent officer for further consideration of the alien's application."

 

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Phuket Immigration confirms B500 a day overstay fines are being levied
« Απάντηση #19 στις: Μάρτιος 23, 2020, 15:35:26 μμ »
Phuket Immigration confirms B500 a day overstay fines are being levied




PHUKET:-- Phuket Immigration has confirmed that B500 a day fines are being levied on any people who remain in the country after their permits to stay have expired.
Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief Lt Col Udom Thongchin told The Phuket News late this afternoon (Mar 23) that his office has no authority in the matter.
“Everything is up to the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok,” he said.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-immigration-confirms-b500-a-day-overstay-fines-are-being-levied-75405.php
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« Απάντηση #20 στις: Μάρτιος 25, 2020, 08:37:57 πμ »
Covid-19: No papers or insurance - you can't come into Thailand, even returning Thais facing travel restrictions



Thai media is awash with stories that travellers are being denied entry into Thailand because they do not have the required documentation.
There are also reports that this not only applies to foreigners but Thais are not being allowed to board planes and return home.
The documentation currently required includes fit to fly papers and travel insurance for foreigners. Thais need the fit to fly documentation and letters from their embassies abroad as well.
Media in Thailand has reported that on Sunday 100 people were denied entry at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Don Meuang airports. These were cases from 4,533 passengers.
Seventy were immediately deported and four Thais at least were taken into compulsory quarantine. Others were on watchlists.
It was not clear how many, if any, of those not permitted entry or were deported were Thai nationals.
But reports on Facebook from an industry insider indicated that hundreds of Thais wanting to come back home from New Zealand were left stranded after they were not permitted to board a Thai Airways flight in Auckland.
Daily News reported today that 55 foreigners were denied entry and four Thais were placed in quarantine as they flew without the required documents.
INN carried a report saying that measures at Thai airports to restrict entry were being ramped up.
Manager reported that on Monday 30,688 travellers used Suvarnabhumi airport both inbound and outbound.
A total of 17,341 were international passengers - 15,213 outbound and just 2,128 inbound.
There were a total of 13,347 domestic passengers on Monday with 100 less flights at the airport than normal.
Manager described it as very quiet at Bangkok's main airport.
The news comes as the nation holds its breath for an impending announcement about what the just announced State of Emergency will mean.
Speculation is rife that like India it will include measures as serious as widespread curfew. 


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Stranded Foreigners Ordered to File for Extensions at Immigration
« Απάντηση #21 στις: Μάρτιος 25, 2020, 14:27:08 μμ »
Stranded Foreigners Ordered to File for Extensions at Immigration


People queue up in front of the Immigration Bureau in Chaengwattana Government Complex on March 25, 2020.


BANGKOK — Due to the ongoing worldwide travel disruption caused by the coronavirus epidemic, the Thai immigration said it will allow foreigners marooned in Thailand to extend their stay for up to 30 days.
The catch? They must ignore the government’s call for “social distancing” and head to the immigration offices to apply for those extensions after acquiring a letter from their embassies.
“The bureau had previously permitted the extension to foreign nationals of 11 countries and territories, but we now granted it to every nationality,” Immigration Bureau spokesman Phakkhaphong Saiubonsaid said in an interview. “Those who wish to apply need to acquire a letter from their respective embassies.”
Phakkhaphong spoke on the day a massive queue reaching up to 3,000 people was seen at the Immigration Bureau’s main office at the Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana, as many foreigners are scrambling to extend their stays, file 90-day reports, and get other necessary stamps before a possible lockdown of the capital.
Massive queues in front of the Immigration Bureau office.
Col. Phakkhaphong said the bureau already responded to the overcrowding problem.
“The bureau was crammed with people today because they feared that a curfew would be imposed,” Col. Phakkhaphong said. “We are expanding the waiting area at our Chaengwattana office so that people can keep some distance from each other.
He added, “We are also looking for a larger space elsewhere to cope with massive queues.”
The spokesman also said most services such as the 90-day reporting are available online or via registered mail, though applications related to visas still require their physical appearance at the immigration office.
“Most foreigners do not need to come to the bureau in person,” Phakkhaphong said. “However, we still require them to report themselves in person in some cases such as applying for a marriage visa.
Foreigners who queued up for their documents at the Government Complex today said they had to wait in line for hours as queue numbers exceed 3,000.  Many were also told to come back on the following day.
“I was there today. Quite a dystopian experience and the queue numbers were finished,” user Manuele Mambelli commented on a Khaosod English news thread. “So lots of people will have to go back tomorrow.”
When asked about the emergency decree’s ban on large gatherings, Col. Phakkhaphong said his agency will deliberate on the matter.
“We understand the current situation and we are trying to provide the best service,” he said. “But our national security needs to come first.”




https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2020/03/25/stranded-tourists-expats-ordered-to-file-for-extensions-at-immigration/
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Stranded foreigners in Thailand rush to apply for special visa extensions
« Απάντηση #22 στις: Μάρτιος 28, 2020, 14:31:01 μμ »
Stranded foreigners in Thailand rush to apply for special visa extensions


Immigration Bureau officials provide visa extension services to stranded foreigners at the Muang Thong Thani complex temporary center


BANGKOK – Crowds of foreigners stuck in Thailand due to the Covid-19 pandemic rush to apply for a 30-day visa extension at immigration offices across the country.
To facilitate a large number of foreign travelers, Immigration Bureau has opened a temporary immigration center at Muang Thong Thani complex since Thursday.
Immigration Bureau Chief Pol Maj Gen Sompong  Chingduag said that the 30-day visa extension was given to foreigners who showed certificates from their respective embassies.
The center also provided other immigration services, he said.
Foreigners can apply for this special visa extension at immigration offices in the provinces they are staying.
One of the most crowded immigration offices is that of Koh Samui (Samui Island) in the southern province of Surat Thani.
The officials have eased crowding and facilitate social distancing in queues to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (TNA)


Foreigners are seen in a long queue waiting to submit 30-day visa extension requirement at the Immigration temporary center.
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« Απάντηση #23 στις: Χθες στις 21:24:23 »
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This tourist went to Immigration today to get an extension of stay.
The extension cost him 1,900 Baht, but they only gave him two weeks and told him to come back again.
On top of that, he was fined 1,000 Baht for being two days late

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