As several remains stranded in Thailand as a result of the travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Immigration Bureau of Thailand has said that the government has agreed to automatically extend the deadlines for tourists whose visas have expired in the past two weeks. They will not be required to apply in person at government offices for an extension of the visas.
Because of the necessity of law to apply for visa extensions in person, it has cause inconvenience resulting in large gathering at government offices, this measure could put a break to it. The earlier situation totally rendered the principles of social distancing ineffective.
Thailand despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations, has a very complicated and time-consuming immigration procedures.
Col. Cherngron Rimpadee, Immigration Police Deputy Spokesman said that the measure to extend visas until April 30 would become effective when signed by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Depending upon the situation, the date could further be extended.