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Do you think they will extend the amnesty if they are not allowing inbound scheduled flights from August onwards?

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Just now, spiekerjozef said:

Nope, I think we now all have to pay if we wanna stay longer...

Well I would accept that given we already have to pay to extend visas...my main concern is that there's the possibility that the Thai government just stay silent in the next 4 weeks, and thus many of us have to leave Thailand without a way back in...I'm happy to pay from within Thailand than leave Thailand and have no way back into Thailand.

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It's impossible to say what the government will do, but I haven't heard any news about the visa amnesty topic being discussed at this point. I booked a ticket for the end of July back to the US, but I too am hoping for an extension and at the very least hope that the government makes an announcement about the amnesty by the middle of July.

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I think there is a good chance of an additional 1 month extension, or 2 at the very most. The number of flights out (and destinations served) is very limited. I don't see how all the foreigners still in Thailand can get out on the limited number of flights that are running UNLESS more flights are allowed to come into Thailand, which aren't repatriation flights, during the month of July.

 

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8 minutes ago, drbeach said:

I think there is a good chance of an additional 1 month extension, or 2 at the very most. The number of flights out (and destinations served) is very limited. I don't see how all the foreigners still in Thailand can get out on the limited number of flights that are running UNLESS more flights are allowed to come into Thailand, which aren't repatriation flights, during the month of July.

 

That's my take on it...there's not even many destinations served.

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16 minutes ago, darrendsd said:

"It's possible to go out of Thailand at any moment"

 

I had a friend who had his flight cancelled 4 times - he finally managed to leave on Saturday - 2 months after he should have originally left

 

Another who has had his flight cancelled 3 times - he is still waiting to leave

 

All these you can leave at anytime posts are BS - Airlines are cancelling bookings on a daily basis

Yep, big risk.

90% of them were canceled on the departure board when I was there the other day.

 

But, the other post did say Ïtś possible¨  Possible vs. definitely or likely or are not the same.

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At the moment it's only foreigners with a work visa who qualify for entry into Thailand, and they are done on a case by case basis - so it looks like I am leaving Thailand on an indefinite basis. 

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Going to be a hell of a lot of people at Chang Wattana on the 31st July renewing permissions to stay etc. Authorities will have to make some kind of announcement if they want to avoid a nightmare for everyone including their staff 

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There is NO inbound flight ban, KLM and Qatar for instance have been flying to Suvanabhumi all the time. KLM only takes cargo on the AMS-BKK leg (as clearly stated on their website), not sure if Qatar arrives empty. You can LEAVE on these airlines (and some others). With an increasing number of airports now allowing transit passengers again, you can fly to almost any country. Most countries allow in their own citizens so the argument will likely be that virtually anyone can leave and get home so no necessity to extend visa amnesty. However, this is all conjecture, next week it may be different.

On the separate issue of people presently abroad with e.g. a retirement extension who cannot return here or dare not leave Thailand for that reason (including me), authorities here do not seem to care. It is telling that -likely rich- medical tourists can apply for permission to enter. 

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Don't worry Thailand will come up with a solution. Don't listen to all these naysayer where some of them are not even in Thailand. If they want to make money and keep people here (who ever wants) they will let them. Maybe for money. Of course nobody knows but some of these people here on TV have nothing else to do to scare people like before the amnesty. What is the worst case Scenario? They will give you time to leave the country if flights are going. Yes, Flights are still canceled. Mine too. It's a myth that you can fly easily every day out of course if you have plenty of time and money you can be lucky to fly out. Sitting then in another country if the let you in. 🙂 Great idea. 

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