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Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces re-entry procedures for foreigners




Yesterday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent out a letter to all Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand explaining the details and procedures for non-Thai nationals to re-enter the country. This procedure is not for only for people who legally work in Thailand. Those who don’t have a work permit yet, but your new employer can get permission from the Ministry of Labour, you can apply to enter Thailand.

Those who urgently need to enter the Kingdom may submit an application for entry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has consulted the board of Investment and the Ministry of Labour and they will consider all requests for entry on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the level of importance and urgency.

Here are the procedures for non-Thais wishing to submit an application for entry:

Contact the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General our country of departure.

  1. Apply for a ‘Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand (note that 10 working days before departure)Documents required
    • Copy of work permit
    • Copy of letter of permission (issued by Thai government)
    • Valid Health insurance (covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including Covid-19 worth at least 100,000 US dollars)
    • If the application is approved the Thai Embassy will be instructed to issue the “Certificate of Entry.”
  2. At the port of departure the following documents will be required before you can be allowed reentry.
    1. a certificate of entry
    2. A complete and signed ‘Declaration form ‘
    3. a “fit to fly” certificate (issued no more than 72 hours before flight)
    4. Proof of health insurance covering all expenditures.
  3. Upon entry into the Kingdom, all arrivals nationals will be subjected to a mandatory 14 day state quarantine.

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    Clyde James

    Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs to also announce re-entry procedures for foreigners stranded outside of Thailand who have Thai wife, children, and home is in Thailand. These families have been broken apart and are being forced to maintain the expense of two households, robbing them of funds they need to support members of their extended family. They are suffering due to the massive unemployment caused by the lockdown and the lack of tourist-related jobs. Not to mention the human suffering of their wives and children due to the separation. Please post this comment, it may help authorities take note and help families be reunited “Families” should come first. We are willing to bear all costs of airfare, quarantine, testing, and so on. Please help us come home after June 30.

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