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I have cleaned out some off topic posts and the expected replies to them.   It is still not a normal situation for tourists but there is the special tourist visa (STV) for those from low ris

The Consulate in Lima sent me my COE today (12/24).  Muchas gracias  

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4 hours ago, cubism001 said:

Where can I read about the rules, etc.?

 

On the Thai Embassy website for whatever country you're in (multiple threads on the subject here but might as well go to the source).

 

Things have relaxed a little; more visa options without ridiculous show 500K Bht (equivalent) in bank account for six months but still insurance, quarantine etc.

 

Without specifics of your situation not likely to get specific answers.

 

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1 hour ago, Salerno said:

 

On the Thai Embassy website for whatever country you're in (multiple threads on the subject here but might as well go to the source).

 

Things have relaxed a little; more visa options without ridiculous show 500K Bht (equivalent) in bank account for six months but still insurance, quarantine etc.

 

Without specifics of your situation not likely to get specific answers.

 

You will need to get a visa and Certificate of entry in advance from the thai embassy in your country.

 

You will need to do a two week quarantine in an approved hotel when you arrive.  You will also need insurance covering covid for the duration of you stay.

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The website of the Royal Thai Embassy in your country will have more information. STV special tourist visa. COE certificate of entry. 16day/15 night mandatory quarantine in ASQ alternative state quarantine.

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1 hour ago, Mops59 said:

The website of the Royal Thai Embassy in your country will have more information. STV special tourist visa. COE certificate of entry. 16day/15 night mandatory quarantine in ASQ alternative state quarantine.

Very few embassies and official consulate websites will have info about the STV on it since most are not located in a low risk country. They will only have info about the single entry tourist visa.

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At the moment only about 300 tourists a week are being allowed into Thailand and the requirements for visiting Thailand are very strict and expensive including 2 weeks of Compulsory Quarantine the first of which you spend locked in your hotel room. Look at Ubon Joe's post for the relevant information and website with the latest details. In essence it's only worthwhile coming if you intend to stay for a long holiday and can afford the Quarantine and insurance. 

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7 minutes ago, JusticeGB said:

At the moment only about 300 tourists a week are being allowed into Thailand

I am not sure that limit exists now. That was mentioned for the STV when it was first mentioned.

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13 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

@ubonjoeIf one enters on STV or the Single Entry Visa...after quarantine, can one then start the process of getting a Non-O and extension based on retirement? 

Not with the STV since it is not a standard tourist visa. It can be done with the single entry tourist visa.

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13 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It is still not a normal situation for tourists but there is the special tourist visa (STV) for those from low risk countries and a single entry tourist visa for all others. 
Both require you to apply for a certificate of entry (COE), have $100,000 covid 19 insurance and go into the 14 day quarantine.

Ubonjoe

 

If you are from a country that covers you for Covid 19 even when you are out of the home country and coming to Thailand, do you need an additional policy from a Thai Insurance Company.  If not, what sort of proof would you have to submit in order to get the COE 

 

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20 minutes ago, Thomas J said:

Ubonjoe

 

If you are from a country that covers you for Covid 19 even when you are out of the home country and coming to Thailand, do you need an additional policy from a Thai Insurance Company.  If not, what sort of proof would you have to submit in order to get the COE 

 

Think you will find that the policy requires specific statement that "covid 19 is covered to $100,000"

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1 minute ago, DrJack54 said:

Think you will find that the policy requires specific statement that "covid 19 is covered to $100,000"

 

Almost no international policy has such language. And plenty of people have entered on international insurance policies. There is no requirement that the insurance be from a Thai company.

 

What you will need, is a letter from the insurer stating that you are insured for XXX )or unlimited) and that this includes COVID.

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20 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

What you will need, is a letter from the insurer stating that you are insured for XXX )or unlimited) and that this includes COVID.

I did not say policy needs to be from Thai insurance company. I stated that specific statement re 100k coverage is required. You confirmed that by stating "letter from insurer.." specifically regarding covid coverage, would be required.

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It seems like Thailand will maybe reopen in march, so wait until then. Vaccines has been sent to holland for testing, if they approve them, europe would be starting to vaccinate its population in the start of january, there is 2 doses to be taken with the 2nd dose has to be taken after 2 weeks. So expect europe to be completely vaccinated in Q2, and thats where thailand claims to start reopening

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