Foreigners in Thailand have until Nov 26 to apply for ‘COVID extensions’

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Foreigners staying in Thailand on so-called 60 day ‘COVID extensions’ can now apply to extend their stay beyond November.

On Monday (Sept 20) Immigration released an order to confirm the extension of the grace period given to foreigners stuck in Thailand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, the deadline for COVID extensions had been September 27, 2021.

However, the new order confirms the grace period has been extended to November 26, 2021.

This means that were someone to apply for a 60 extension towards the end of November, they would be granted permission to remain in Thailand into next year.

The grace period for COVID extensions was launched last year to help foreigners stuck in Thailand and unable to return to their home country.

While the vast majority of tourists have since returned home, there are still people who have remained in Thailand since the start of the pandemic.

With many countries continuing to close borders or require anyone entering to show proof of vaccinations, the situation regarding international travel remains problematic for some.

Therefore, the Thai government has announced another extension of the grace period.

A COVID-19 extension costs 1,900 baht.

This post was republished with permission from ASEAN NOW