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CCSA to consider guidelines on Sept 28 for Special Tourist Visa scheme

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to consider guidelines for reopening the country to foreign tourists under the Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme on September 28, the government's deputy spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.

 

 

She said the concerned state agencies were ready for reopening the country under the scheme and it will take place when the time is right.

 

Under the STV, tourists will have to arrive via charter flights or private jets. They will have to test for the virus 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Thailand and have a health insurance policy that covers Covid-19. They also will undergo quarantine for 14 days once they arrive in Thailand.

 

The Tourism and Sports Ministry estimates that around 1,200 tourists will visit Thailand per month under the STV, or 14,400 per year.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30395184

 

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11 hours ago, rooster59 said:

She said the concerned state agencies were ready for reopening the country under the scheme and it will take place when the time is right.

...When all the snowbirds have died or gone somewhere else!

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I honestly can't believe this marketing campaign....is Big Joke behind it? They'll arrive by charter flight or private plane....so well heeled farangs expected? Well one of two things will happen.....first these 14,400 tourists will be the start of a 40 million wave of foreign tourists; or two, like the Thai-ness campaign, it will all be quietly forgotten. 

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17 hours ago, audaciousnomad said:

What they should CONSIDER is to consider offering this visa to those who are in-country. Seriously, it would streamline things considerably compared with these last minute massive queues that periodically overwhelm the immigration offices and foreigners here alike!  😉 

Probably better than border bumps for some.

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In all of this what about retirees? I can't apply for a retirement visa still. As only (?) retirees can realistically take advantage of the STV I fail to see why they don't just add retirees to the group of 11 and issue an O or an O-A.

Theres still long term retirees and property owners stranded abroad, as well as the so called snow birds.

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1 minute ago, mlkik said:

Yes I agree it is concerning that as someone who has a valid non o retirement extention until Jan 15th 2021 still can not return home to my home and partner.

They were happy enough for me to invest a minimum of 800000 baht in a Thai bank account and secure re entry permit,buy a car and build a house etc but it shows we are not valued even as much as a tourist!

I presume you are not married then as then you could apply.

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I see the new CCSA list is now out AND retirees are still not included from my reading of it. Even short term tourism is allowed FGS.

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29 minutes ago, MRToMRT said:

I see the new CCSA list is now out AND retirees are still not included from my reading of it. Even short term tourism is allowed FGS.

One of the articles I have read states this.

"Non-immigrant visa holders, such as business people who do not have any type of work permit, are now allowed entry, but they must have savings of at least Bt500,000 in the past six months."

The example says such (as an example) which seems to imply that it could include retirees.

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1184806-more-foreigners-to-be-allowed-entry-into-thailand/

 

 

 

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43 minutes ago, MRToMRT said:

I see the new CCSA list is now out AND retirees are still not included from my reading of it. Even short term tourism is allowed FGS.

The Thai embassy london shows non immigrant visa and re entry permit can apply for COE, as well as using 5 airlines

 

https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/application-for-certificate-of-entry-to-thailand-for-non-thai-nationa?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

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