The Thai Immigration Bureau has just announced that foreigners who are still in Thailand due to the COVID-19 situation can remain in the country until at least 29th January 2021.
Anyone who had applied for a temporary visa extension due to COVID-19 was permitted to stay in Thailand until 30th November 2020.
Although according to an order released earlier this week, foreigners who apply for an extension are granted a new extension for a fee of 1900 baht.
The new extension would be valid for 60 days from the day a person’s current permit to stay ends or from the date of application.
This means that those affected could potentially stay in Thailand until the end of March 2021 if they applied for a new 60-day extension on or near January 29th.
The statement signed by Immigration Commissioner Somphong Chingduang said:
Due to the continuity of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak in countries around the world, affecting the departure from the Kingdom and the stay in the Kingdom among foreigners, it is considered to extend the duration of stay as per the letter until 29th January 2021.
The order will be welcomed by people that are stuck in Thailand or want to stay longer.
Anyone with a temporary visa extension that is due to expire on 30th November is advised to visit their local immigration office on Monday 30th November for an additional extension.