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2 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Daily Mail is telling readers Thailand is a green light for taking a holiday to from Sunday, will they be let in?

No.

 

The home secretary in the news gave a statement that they need to discuss and come to agreement with the countries listed first before anyone could start to travel.

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17 hours ago, Pravda said:

No

Why do people keep asking the same questions..can they enter or leave thailand.

The answer hasnt changed,there is also no point in guessing when it may happen.

Everybody just has to wait until thai govt change the current rules.

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In Thailand, it is wise not to quote from or link to stories from news sources of dubious reputation. People are getting fined or sent to prison for spreading "fake news"

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"Let's see what announcements come in the next few days before attacking the poster."

Scouse its not like this has just happened It has been over 3 months, 3-4 months. If people arent reading then they are either illiterate, blind, or maye lazy 

There are various avenues to get teh answers and here isnt one of them IATA, The Thai embassy , the Thai Emassy information page, There are 3 times Monday Wednesday and Friday (used to be 7 ) english versions from teh Thai government issued on Facebook and Youtube for information 

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17 hours ago, soidog2 said:

I saw the news today, was hoping maybe someone knows more.

Thanks 

Did you read the story thread just above your thread today on TV. it is pretty clear what the government is looking for unless you fall into one of those categories listed! Right now you can't just leave and come back whenever you want to regardless of your Retirement extension.

 

Article " confirm list of foreigner that now can come into Thailand "

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20 hours ago, RichCor said:

The airlines are allowing you to book round-trip itineraries with the intention of allowing you to return on any schedule you like. The Thai government on the other hand...

 

...'eventually' you should be able to enter the kingdom. Your round-trip ticket should be good for 2-year cancelled flight reschedule, so the answer is *yes.

 

 

*the actual answer is no or 'maybe', pending further flight boarding and immigration requirements.  

I got an e-mail from my travel agent, informing me that my return ticket is valid for a one year period. After that, requires a credit if possible, and purchasing a new ticket at a later date, and pay the increased cost. My return ticket expires September 17.

Korean Air.

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21 hours ago, soidog2 said:

I saw the news today, was hoping maybe someone knows more.

Thanks 

As a retiree with a retirement visa/extension, you're not in any of the 11 groups the government are talking about letting inside Thailand by air,unless you are married to a Thai or have Thai kids. 

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14 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

At documented foreigner means those with a certificate of entry that is only available for those that qualify to get one.

Some info is here. https://thaiembdc.org/2020/06/24/29717/

I see that today in the Bangkok Post they have the official CAA announcement which in section (4) allows entry to "Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom".  Does anyone know for sure what such a "certificate" is and whether they might mean to include retirement visas and extensions of stay for retirement?  Or could it be that they simply mean the certificate of residence that you get for things such as applying for a drivers licence (issued by Immigration on showing them your passport, visa, house book/lease, etc.)?  If so it would seem that anyone who is still here in Thailand on an extension of stay could get such a certificate before leaving the country and thereby be confident of re-entry.  

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53 minutes ago, TerraplaneGuy said:

I see that today in the Bangkok Post they have the official CAA announcement which in section (4) allows entry to "Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom".  Does anyone know for sure what such a "certificate" is and whether they might mean to include retirement visas and extensions of stay for retirement?  Or could it be that they simply mean the certificate of residence that you get for things such as applying for a drivers licence (issued by Immigration on showing them your passport, visa, house book/lease, etc.)?  If so it would seem that anyone who is still here in Thailand on an extension of stay could get such a certificate before leaving the country and thereby be confident of re-entry.  

Edit:  Please note this new announcement refers to a "certificate of residence" which is clearly different from the "Certificate of Entry" in the COVID-19 regulations referred to in ubonjoe's above post.

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5 hours ago, TerraplaneGuy said:

I see that today in the Bangkok Post they have the official CAA announcement which in section (4) allows entry to "Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom".  Does anyone know for sure what such a "certificate" is and whether they might mean to include retirement visas and extensions of stay for retirement?  Or could it be that they simply mean the certificate of residence that you get for things such as applying for a drivers licence (issued by Immigration on showing them your passport, visa, house book/lease, etc.)?  If so it would seem that anyone who is still here in Thailand on an extension of stay could get such a certificate before leaving the country and thereby be confident of re-entry.  

I believe they are referring to people with permanent residence, as announced earlier.

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10 hours ago, TerraplaneGuy said:

see that today in the Bangkok Post they have the official CAA announcement which in section (4) allows entry to "Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom".  Does anyone know for sure what such a "certificate" is and whether they might mean to include retirement visas and extensions of stay for retirement? 

It means those that have a applied for and been granted permanent residency in Thailand. They are the only people that are considered residents of Thailand.

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Interestingly the Royal Thai Embassy, Ankara, Turkey has graciously posted the following notice on their website regarding booking flights into Thailand (text below):

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As a number of airlines begin to resume their international flights schedule and some may open pre-sale ticket for commercial flights to Thailand starting from late June 2020, despite the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) not yet confirming whether the international flights suspension will be abolished by 30 June 2020.

In this regard, to prevent passengers from the possibility that international flights may not be able to operate to Thailand as claimed by the airlines and passengers may face difficulties to have their ticket refunded, the Embassy thus wishes to suggest that passengers delay purchasing flight tickets to Thailand until CAAT officially confirms the schedule to re-open the airport in Thailand. Furthermore, in the case that CAAT decides to re-open the airport, some restriction may be put in place, in particular, flights restriction from countries with high number of COVID-19 infection. The list of such countries are also to be confirmed.

In addition, those who wish to return to Thailand must obtain approval and/or given quota to enter the country and must obtain documents including health certificate and a letter from the Embassy for Thai nationals and Certificate of Entry (COE) for foreign nationals. Furthermore, all arrival passengers are required to be under state quarantine for 14 days. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It means those that have a applied for and been granted permanent residency in Thailand. They are the only people that are considered residents of Thailand.

Thanks.  Is there any indication that they’re considering allowing those of us holding retirement extensions of stay? I haven’t seen any yet in the news.  

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1 minute ago, TerraplaneGuy said:

Is there any indication that they’re considering allowing those of us holding retirement extensions of stay?

Not at this time.

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