Monday, March 16, 2020

TAT update: Clarification on visa-on-arrival suspension ...

Tourism Authority of Thailand news first on FIR:

Bangkok, 15 March, 2020, at eleven.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to deliver clarification on our fresh update issued on 13 March, 2020, titled "Thailand briefly suspends visas for 21 international locations to comprise COVID-19," primarily for passport holders of South Korea, Hong Kong SAR and Russia.

based on the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Ministry of indoors's order on 12 March, 2020, to briefly droop the provide of a visa on arrival for 18 nations and vacationer visa exemption for three others constructive from 13 March, 2020 except 30 September, 2020, will allow Thailand to make sure advantageous surveillance of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

besides the fact that children, the Ministry of overseas Affairs has clarified that:

  • Thailand holds a bilateral settlement on the visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, reputable and average passports of South Korea for a consult with of no longer exceeding 90 days.
  • Thailand also holds a bilateral contract on the visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, legitimate and standard passports of Hong Kong SAR for a consult with of not exceeding 30 days.
  • in addition, Thailand holds a bilateral agreement on the visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and legit passports of Russia for a talk over with of not exceeding 90 days. The contract additionally covers holders of ordinary passports for a talk over with of now not exceeding 30 days.
  • The Ministry of overseas Affairs reiterated that holders of different passports from South Korea, Hong Kong SAR and Russia are nevertheless approved to enter and dwell in Thailand for tourism functions for a length as agreed within the bilateral agreements. despite the fact, guests from the disease contaminated Zones as declared by way of the Ministry of Public fitness regardless of the bilateral agreements need to existing a fitness certificates clarifying "no possibility of COVID-19" and a medical health insurance ahead of boarding flow issuance.

    furthermore, the Ministry of international Affair clarified that travellers from different countries and territories as indicated in the Ministry of interior's order of quickly suspension of a visa on arrival and visa exemption can nevertheless visit Thailand, but they are now required to follow for a visa in boost.

    TAT would want to remind all travelers that the Ministry of Public fitness recently upgraded its COVID-19 handle measures for visitors, who will be labeled in three businesses per their flight origins: Diseased contaminated Zones, countries with ongoing local transmission, and different locations. For greater particulars, discuss with: TAT update: Thailand Public health Ministry upgraded COVID-19 manage measures for visitors.

    Please be advised that fresh bulletins via the quite a few govt ministries of Thailand may additionally alternate at any time in line with the developing condition. The TAT Newsroom is featuring every day updates on the tourism-linked COVID-19 circumstance in Thailand at whereas the department of disease handle, Ministry of Public fitness is proposing regular updates on the common situation at For additional info and suggestions concerning Thailand's tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or vacationer Police 1155.

    This press free up is posted on 15 March, 2020, at 11.00 Hrs. All suggestions is correct at the current time however can also be modified reckoning on the circumstance. The TAT Newsroom should not updating this press liberate however will situation new updates as quickly as additional information turns into obtainable.

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