The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has now approved six categories of foreigners who may enter Thailand.
CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the easing of travel restrictions was necessary to help many businesses fight the economic downturn and a CCSA meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, endorsed a proposal to welcome in foreign visitors.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved in principle the entry of foreign nationals to the kingdom including business visitors and tourists to help the country recover from the blows inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic as follows:
- Foreign athletes who will participate in the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Tour of Thailand 2020 on 6-16 October 2020,
- Pilots and cabin crew of Thai Airways on repatriation flights,
- Foreigners who have non-immigrant visas, especially businesspersons who do not have a work permit (they must present bank statements for the six previous months),
- long-stay tourists who have a special tourist visa,
- APEC cardholders from low-risk countries, for example, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore, and
- non-Thai nationals who wish to stay in Thailand for 60 days (they can extend their period for an extra 30 days by presenting six previous months of bank statements, equivalent to at least 500,000 baht).
Anyone who wishes to enter Thailand has been advised to contact the Thai embassy in their country for more details.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has aIso agreed to extend the state of emergency for another month until October 31st as the global health crisis is not resolved and the virus outbreak in Myanmar was worsening.