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Key Points

  • Extension of Declaration of an Emergency Situation until January 31, 2022
  • Renewal of visa extension scheme for all visa pass holders


The government of Thailand announced it would extend the current Declaration of an Emergency Situation by an additional two months, beginning December 1, 2021, and ending January 31, 2022.

The government will also add a 60-day extension to the current COVID-19 visa extension scheme, allowing foreign nationals stranded in Thailand to remain in the country on many types of expired visas until January 25, 2022. The extension will not be applied automatically, and visa holders are recommended to contact the immigration authorities to ensure the extension will be used.

What are the Changes?

The government of Thailand has extended the Declaration of an Emergency Situation in the country until January 31, 2022. In addition, applicable expired visas will be extended, but visa holders must contact the immigration authorities to apply.

Looking Ahead

Employers and visa holders should continue to check the government of Thailand’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: The Government of Public Relations Department, Thailand

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