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rather there be bureaucratic nightmares than the out of control disease rates that are prevalent in most of the west..   

Ignore what Immigration told you, they are not aware of the COE requirements (COE is issued by embassies not Immigration).   Unless you are married to a Thai, you will not be able to get a C

There is a virtual certainty that if you fly out you will not be retuning 3 weeks later, possibly up to 3 months.    The CoE alone takes a couple of weeks, that is if the embassy will accept

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18 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Ignore what Immigration told you, they are not aware of the COE requirements (COE is issued by embassies not Immigration).

 

Unless you are married to a Thai, you will not be able to get a COE with a non-O.

Are they not allowing property owners or those with long term rental contracts entry? Sure I read that a few days ago.

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47 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

There is a virtual certainty that if you fly out you will not be retuning 3 weeks later, possibly up to 3 months. 

 

The CoE alone takes a couple of weeks, that is if the embassy will accept your application, getting on a repatriation flight is also difficult, that is all subject to your getting an ASQ booking that will probably require a non refundable payment, probably of the full cost. All of that is dependant on not getting infected on your trip.
 

So unless you are significantly wealthy, are backed by a very large multi national or have high political connections you plan is unlikely to be successful.
 

You should do everything in your power to avoid the trip.

There are several airlines flying from Europe to BKK at the moment,and she is not actually a repat. Several ASQ-hotels are ok with changing the check-in date free of charge. I don't know how you define "significantly wealthy", but you don't have to pick the most expensive hotel and airline. 

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1 hour ago, DrTuner said:

The only way to deal with Thai bureaucracy is not to, or if you have to, get every single paper ever made about you, in duplicates. Meaning better get that criminal check. Police HQ is opposite Central, about 1-1 1/2 weeks to get it. I did one a few months ago. You need to tell the cause for it, as it'll be printed on the certificate, that's why they asked for immigration paper requesting it.

 

Thai bureaucracy is world class, hubba hubba.

Unless things have changed, I have heard from a friend's friend that you can get the report on the same day, just requires a bit of waiting and ...ingenuity. 

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