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German Embassy on extension of amnesty: not good.

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Just now, Jajazazajaja said:

Did he actually mention the amnesty, or just say that they won’t be issuing letters?

Both. Definitely, and in clear wordage, just remnants of uncertainty as to the amnesty.

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15 minutes ago, Saradoc1972 said:

They could not help out with any sort of letter stating German citizens could not get back, as there were daily flights and Germany's borders were not closed (which is both true.)

The letter doesn't have to state this. The previous letters just said "Please extend the visa due to Covid 19", they could write the same again, Covid 19 is still causing problems.

Last time they also said they won't issue such letters, and a few days later they did.

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2 minutes ago, Saradoc1972 said:

The guy (deputy to the German Ambassador in Bangkok) very clearly stated Thai authorities would expect the German Embassy to state in writing their respective citizens could not leave as there were no flights out or Germany's borders were closed. Which they would not be able to do, as both was not the case, said that too, expressively so.

See my edit. They are just too lazy to issue the letters.

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1 hour ago, Saradoc1972 said:

Keep calm, everybody, there is still time

 

I know that there are some flights leaving. But what will happen if many people decide this week that they have to leave before July 31 ?  There are flights, but not many. For sure not enough. And the last seats are always very expensive.

 

  

 

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3 minutes ago, dimitriv said:

 

I know that there are some flights leaving. But what will happen if many people decide this week that they have to leave before July 31 ?  There are flights, but not many. For sure not enough. And the last seats are always very expensive.

 

I suppose, in a pinch, we would have to shell out some 5000 Baht of a fine at the airport for "overstay". If they don't, at the very least, waive that. There are a good number of flights going out, at least to Europe. As long as I do not end up in the Balkans or the UK, I am fine; could even weather it for 3-4 weeks or so in Turkey, until Germany declares end of quarantine for anyone coming from there (would not be the end of the world, even then, I just stay home; oh, and I would legally challenge the self-quarantine requirement, chances are not that slim). I would not know about "the last seats being expensive", airlines tend to only cancel flights if there is a totally insufficient number of passengers to make the flight financially viable. Little chance of that, *IF* it comes that sort of exodus.

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55 minutes ago, Saradoc1972 said:

As long as I do not end up in the Balkans or the UK, I am fine;

 

What's wrong with the Balkans? 

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4 minutes ago, andux said:

 

What's wrong with the Balkans? 

Precisely nothing. Unless Austria, which would be on my travel route to Germany, has or were to develop a problem with people crossing over from there, even just in transit.

 

Or they have a problem with me. ANY country in the way for transit is a risk, or at least could prove to be. Keep it simple, strange times.

 

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3 hours ago, jackdd said:

...Last time they also said they won't issue such letters, and a few days later they did.

Was that the German embassy "last time"?

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As i understand it countries like Thailand need foreign currency especially USD to pay for imports and pay off foreign loans. So foreigners converting to baht is important.

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5 hours ago, Puccini said:

Was that the German embassy "last time"?

 

On 17th March I asked the German embassy for such a letter, their answer:

die Botschaft wird diese Bescheinigungen nicht ausstellen. Ich empfehle Ihnen, Sie sich unverzüglich um eine Rückreisemöglichkeit zu kümmern.

"The Embassy will not issue such a certificate (letter). I recommend you to find a return option as immediately."

 

If i remember correctly, on 23rd March they started issuing these letters, i got mine on 27th March.

 

 

 

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