COVID-19: State of emergency extended, visa extension granted

5 Aug 21

THAILAND

The Thai government recently extended the State Emergency Decree that was set to end on July 31 and granted another 60-day visa extension for many foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • The State Emergency decree has been extended until Sept. 30. All provisions under the decree remain in place.
  • All visa categories are eligible for a 60-day COVID visa extension if an applicant meets specific COVID-19-related requirements.
  • The window for visa extensions will be open until Sept. 27.

BAL Analysis: The COVID-19 virus, including variants, continues to spread in many countries across the region. The 60-day visa extension helps foreigners with soon-expiring visas to stay in the country legally. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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