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An American friend and the pregnant Thai wife of his want to return to have their baby after a trip to the States.  Is there anyway back in considering the circumstances?  Looks like ONLY work permit holders and foreign diplomats.  Any other exceptions?

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Don't count on it.  Look what china just did...banned all foreigners with rare elite exceptions.  All i can say is good luck! 

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1 minute ago, mike787 said:

Don't count on it.  Look what china just did...banned all foreigners with rare elite exceptions.  All i can say is good luck! 

Thank you my friend.  She's over 6 months pregnant and really wants to get back with the husband.  Otherwise its coming along, which she doesn't want to do, or staying back in the States and having the baby while staying with family.  Ugh.

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2 minutes ago, notyouraveragefarang said:

Thank you my friend.  She's over 6 months pregnant and really wants to get back with the husband.  Otherwise its coming along, which she doesn't want to do, or staying back in the States and having the baby while staying with family.  Ugh.

Check with THai embassy/immigration and or UbonJoe, the Oracle here.  Good luck

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For the Thai wife it is not a problem to enter the country. She only needs a fit to fly letter from the embassy.

For him it is impossible now unless he could get a waiver "This does not apply to passengers with a waiver from Prime Minister or People In Charge of State of Emergency."

Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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22 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

For the Thai wife it is not a problem to enter the country. She only needs a fit to fly letter from the embassy.

For him it is impossible now unless he could get a waiver "This does not apply to passengers with a waiver from Prime Minister or People In Charge of State of Emergency."

Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

Thank you guys.  I will contact the US Embassy to learn how to apply for an exception (if he even qualifies), tomorrow.

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Currently being held at airport and prevented from entry in recent report by one of those involved and who has engaged a lawyer to attempt obtaining an exception (not that hopeful).  

PR holder

Family of work permit holder (they on O visa and not allowed in)

Work permit applicant in flight with work visa when rules changed and can not enter without work permit and permit can not be issued until entered.

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2 hours ago, notyouraveragefarang said:

Thank you guys.  I will contact the US Embassy to learn how to apply for an exception (if he even qualifies), tomorrow.

I suspect a very well connected agent and the willingness to invest a large sum of money is the only route likely to get you a waiver. Waivers are typically intended for people like WHO staff. There are just too many foreigners with Thai relatives for you to be able to make a successful case, even with the pregnancy taken into account, without monetary incentives.

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3 hours ago, notyouraveragefarang said:

Thank you guys.  I will contact the US Embassy to learn how to apply for an exception (if he even qualifies), tomorrow.

I would say the US embassy would not be of any help at all.

I suggest he have his wife contact the Thai embassy in Washington DC about the problem. 

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22 minutes ago, BritTim said:

I suspect a very well connected agent and the willingness to invest a large sum of money is the only route likely to get you a waiver. Waivers are typically intended for people like WHO staff. There are just too many foreigners with Thai relatives for you to be able to make a successful case, even with the pregnancy taken into account, without monetary incentives.

This is an order from the PM office.  No agent/immigration officer is likely to approve an exception I fear.

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Stay where you are, there have been numerous incidents where a new born Baby has had COVID-19, stay there and self isolate.

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6 months pregnant  

wait till at least end of april as thats how long the ban is in effect,

if it ends, you have no problem.

if it doesn't....  option B ..contact thai embassy in dc

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27 minutes ago, phuketrichard said:

6 months pregnant  

wait till at least end of april as thats how long the ban is in effect,

if it ends, you have no problem.

if it doesn't....  option B ..contact thai embassy in dc

Contact for what. In order to fly home to Thailand 7+ months pregnant. Not many non stop flights USA to bkk. 

Like your plan....zero.

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