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Department of Land Transport eases rules for licence renewal to mitigate virus risk

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The Department of Land Transport has suspended the need for written or practical tests for anyone renewing their driving licence between now and March 31. The department posted the decision on its Facebook page, saying tests are being cancelled in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

According to a Nation Thailand report, the suspension applies to the following categories:

  • Drivers whose licence expired over a year ago, but not more than 3 years ago, who are renewing between the dates of January 4 and March 31, 2021. These drivers will not need to sit a written test but will need to pass a physical check-up and classroom training.
  • Drivers whose licence expired over 3 years ago, who are renewing between the dates of January 4 and March 31, 2021, will not be required to take a driving test. However, they will need to pass a physical check-up, a written test, and classroom training.

The department adds that until March 31, it will accept recently expired doctor’s certificates and classroom training certificates when renewing licences. It says it has informed the Royal Thai Police that expired licences are valid for identification purposes until March 31.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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