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.

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