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New categories of foreigners allowed back into Thailand from tomorrow

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Today Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, has clarified that more types of foreigners will be allowed to return to Thailand from August 4…

• Foreigners who hold a residency permit, as well as their spouse and children (new category)

• Foreigners who hold a current work permit, as well as their spouse and children (new category)

• Foreign nationals permitted to enter the Kingdom under special arrangements between the government of Thailand and foreign countries

• Migrant workers who hold official documentation allowing them to stay and work in Thailand (new category)

• Foreigners granted entry under special agreements, such as Thailand Elite cardholders.

These groups of foreigners will still be required to follow the Public Health Ministry’s measures and will have to spend 14 days at an alternative state quarantine site.

General tourist traffic is still banned to enter Thailand at this stage. People falling under these categories, interested in returning to Thailand, should consult with the Thai Embassy in their country for details about documentation required for a return.

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    farang

    Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    The 1st type is called “ATM”.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Die Thailand, until you see sense.

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      Alex

      Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:27 am

      Why you say that..
      Thailand is best country of the world.
      And good culture

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      Wondering

      Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:10 am

      What sense are you talking about?

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    Ian bardon

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Boarders remain closed to most turisits and yet 7 million estimate for Q4, I can’t imagine many folk want to risk going anywhere soon as phase 2 is spreading in China. Hong Kong.philippines.
    Then there is the currency issue.
    Time will tell.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 8:51 am

    General Tourism is finished for 2020.

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