to be honest they have served their purpose and people need to get on a long term visa or extension of stay, if they want to stay here as more than a tourist/ holiday maker. they may be a group of people from some countries that have a problem returning home, Australia comes to mind, but that is a problem for Australia to sort out,
yes Covid extensions have replaced border runs, but you could only do that 2 times when the borders were open, but its been 18 months now, plenty of time to get on a correct long term solution
i'm sitting down so no need to be gentle
It's a shame to see all of us get so divided on these issues. mutual respect for one's decision seems ages gone.
perhaps, when all our freedom is gone, we'll be pondering where we took the wrong turn.
Love to you all .
Makes perfect sense, if in fact they are opening up (somewhat).
I think this is one area that the Thai government (though done in a self-help manner) has been generous with foreigh travelers, by abridging current visa limitations to allow people to extend and extend again.
I was one of those that beneffited from the initial extensions, at the beginning of the pandemic and during that time got my NonImmB O (Spouse) extension...haven't left the country since.
Absolutely, but in part changing to ATK's and not including them in the count makes comparison to previous numbers invalid. That's why I added 40% positives of the 2500 ATK's (same percentage as previously tested positive on average from PCR's). And then consider they don't publish actual total test numbers...
In short it's a numbers shambles and if they do a little more creative accounting they can make covid disappear this week