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Any updates or news about married persons being able to return to Thailand in the near future? did read that there is a possibility that this particular group may be up for some kind of travel sooner than tourists.......

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Yes I read the same thing a week or so ago and it seems to have fallen back off of the radar. Hopefully it will be discussed as part of the forthcoming revised travel bubble agenda meeting.

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7 minutes ago, itsallmine68 said:

You have to apply via your Embassy

 

d ya got a link to that info .. thanks

 

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Thai foreign affairs say they will look at all applications but as yet have approved none.  If they did approve any how would those people get back here? 

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1 hour ago, ifmu said:

d ya got a link to that info .. thanks

 

There's been info about it here and on every news website online. Very hard to miss. 

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Nothing definite. Speculation? Yes. Talk? Yes. Detail? None

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In this video clip, Khun

@NatapanuN

from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says that work permit holders and foreigners married to Thais should contact their local Thai embassy if they want to come back now. Other people with urgent or humanitarian reasons will also be considered.

 

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30 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

In this video clip, Khun

@NatapanuN

from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says that work permit holders and foreigners married to Thais should contact their local Thai embassy if they want to come back now. Other people with urgent or humanitarian reasons will also be considered.

 

Someone mentioned that:

 

'Mentions you need flight details and quarantine booking before applying. That’s a big risk for them to say no as there non refundable.'

 

That is definitely a concern.

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4 minutes ago, eastcst84 said:

Someone mentioned that:

 

'Mentions you need flight details and quarantine booking before applying. That’s a big risk for them to say no as there non refundable.'

 

That is definitely a concern.

I would think the 1st step is to contact the Thai embassy before making any bookings 

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4 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

I would think the 1st step is to contact the Thai embassy before making any bookings 

That's my plan for Monday.

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6 hours ago, vinny41 said:

I would think the 1st step is to contact the Thai embassy before making any bookings 

Absolutely.

Just go to your thai embassy website and start an application.

There should be an online form available that guides one through the process:

"Online Visa Application and Declaration Form"

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I'm US citizen married to a Thai and I have a current/valid spousal Visa w multiple re-entries good till end of 2020 (but that and 20 Baht will get me a popsicle). I left Thailand for USA on biz in mid-March (just before COVID19 lockdowns commenced globally). Now I'm stuck in USA. Following the recent announcement that 'married to Thai' foreigners *may* be considered for entry to Thailand, I am now researching the hoops I will need to jump through. After going to Thai Embassy D.C. in USA online (only D.C. and Los Angeles are presently open and accepting apps), I looked over the online Cert of Entry app process. There's quite a bit of data-fill and then you get to the Catch 22... at the end of the application, you're presented w *required* a doc upload template. In short, 'they want it all' (lots of documentary proof - appx. 9 doc *initial* uploads required in order to successfully *submit* and *begin* the app). I'm confident I can relatively quickly compile all that's being asked; however, it looks like there are four (4) final doc uploads that I likely will be allowed to submit *later* in the application process:

1. Alternative State Quarantine (confirmation page)

2. Fit to Fly Health Cert - to be presented to the Airline (issued no more than 72 hours before traveling)

3. Confirmed Air Ticket with proof of payment

4. A Health Certificate (test negative for COVID19 - issued no more than 72 hours before traveling)

 

I say Catch 22 as you obviously need to buy your plane ticket well in advance, yet the final Thai govt approval will likely not be given until you've uploaded the above final four docs. The "no more than 72 hours" criteria means that your app won't be approved until well after you've paid for air-tickets?  Unless I'm missing something?

 

Moreover, the Thai govt. likely won't be giving Cert of Entry apps a rubber-stamp approval... only those 'properly completed' and show "an urgent need to travel to Thailand." Naturally, I believe my circumstances are urgent, and I hope I can successfully make the case via the online app process. But who really knows?

 

I will begin to search out COVID testing here (I'm in Oregon USA). I suspect I will have to get two (2) tests... one now to pre-qualify for COVID health insurance, and one less than 72 hours before my flight. 

 

Questions for those who've been through this...

1. Any COVID19 health insurers you know of or can recommend? 

2. Wondering how quickly COVID19 test results can be provided for formal Health Cert purposes?

 

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I got my insurance from Trawick International.......$252 for 30 days.  Walgreens in Texas advertises 24 hour results for testing.

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20 minutes ago, idannyb said:

I'm US citizen married to a Thai and I have a current/valid spousal Visa w multiple re-entries good till end of 2020 (but that and 20 Baht will get me a popsicle). I left Thailand for USA on biz in mid-March (just before COVID19 lockdowns commenced globally). Now I'm stuck in USA. Following the recent announcement that 'married to Thai' foreigners *may* be considered for entry to Thailand, I am now researching the hoops I will need to jump through. After going to Thai Embassy D.C. in USA online (only D.C. and Los Angeles are presently open and accepting apps), I looked over the online Cert of Entry app process. There's quite a bit of data-fill and then you get to the Catch 22... at the end of the application, you're presented w *required* a doc upload template. In short, 'they want it all' (lots of documentary proof - appx. 9 doc *initial* uploads required in order to successfully *submit* and *begin* the app). I'm confident I can relatively quickly compile all that's being asked; however, it looks like there are four (4) final doc uploads that I likely will be allowed to submit *later* in the application process:

1. Alternative State Quarantine (confirmation page)

2. Fit to Fly Health Cert - to be presented to the Airline (issued no more than 72 hours before traveling)

3. Confirmed Air Ticket with proof of payment

4. A Health Certificate (test negative for COVID19 - issued no more than 72 hours before traveling)

 

I say Catch 22 as you obviously need to buy your plane ticket well in advance, yet the final Thai govt approval will likely not be given until you've uploaded the above final four docs. The "no more than 72 hours" criteria means that your app won't be approved until well after you've paid for air-tickets?  Unless I'm missing something?

 

Moreover, the Thai govt. likely won't be giving Cert of Entry apps a rubber-stamp approval... only those 'properly completed' and show "an urgent need to travel to Thailand." Naturally, I believe my circumstances are urgent, and I hope I can successfully make the case via the online app process. But who really knows?

 

I will begin to search out COVID testing here (I'm in Oregon USA). I suspect I will have to get two (2) tests... one now to pre-qualify for COVID health insurance, and one less than 72 hours before my flight. 

 

Questions for those who've been through this...

1. Any COVID19 health insurers you know of or can recommend? 

2. Wondering how quickly COVID19 test results can be provided for formal Health Cert purposes?

 

My understanding is you complete the application and if your application is approved the Thai embassy will contact you and say there are seats available on flight xxxx upto that point no money spent just time and effort if you accept the flight that the embassy has suggested you then contact the airline and pay you then actioned the 1-4 items you mentioned in you post email to embassy and they then issue the Cert of Entry via email. Without the Cert of Entry its unlikely that you would get past check-in at the airport

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