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  • Temporary stay in Thailand for stranded foreigners will end on 31 October 2020 Statement 28/10/2020

    The period of time permitted for temporary stay in Thailand regarding the extension of temporary stay for stranded foreign nationals, will end on 31 October 2020. Any Luxembourgish citizens who wish to stay in Thailand beyond the date must submit an application for extension of temporary stay at the Immigration Bureau within 31 October 2020.

    Late application for extension of temporary stay can be submitted within 90 days after 31 October 2020, subject to a fine. After the end of such period, those who remain in Thailand or have not applied for extension of temporary stay shall be deemed as overstaying. They will subsequently be prosecuted, deported and prohibited from entering the Kingdom.

  • Technical cooperation between Thailand and Luxembourg Statement 21/10/2020

    The Luxembourgish and Thai development cooperation agencies LuxDev and TICA joined forces today to deepen and widen the existing technical cooperation between Thailand and Luxembourg. Luxembourg firmly believes in the potential of South-South and triangular cooperation to act as an accelerator and multiplier of sustainable development. Such country-led collaborations are an effective tool to share knowledge, skills and successful initiatives between like-minded partners. [...]

  • Information Statement 15/10/2020

    Do not wait until October 31 to regularize your stay in Thailand or to prepare for your return flight

    The Embassy informs that Luxembourg tourists who have received an automatic visa extension until 31 October, 2020 thanks to the Thai authorities due to the health crisis linked to COVID-19, must organize their return to Luxembourg or to their country of residence in order to comply with the regulations in force, and thus avoid going over-stay in the Kingdom, or to regularize their stay. For this reason, the Embassy will not issue extension letters. It is imperative to inquire about available flights and to leave the territory no later than 31 October, 2020, or to organize directly with the competent immigration services the regularization of your situation before 31 October.

    Long-term visa holders have to submit an application for extension which shall be submitted at any local Immigration Office from now.

     

    Schengen Visa applications have resumed

    The Embassy of Luxembourg wishes to inform that Schengen visas issuance have resumed under certain conditions, and with due respect of applicable physical distancing provisions as well as instructions form the consular section of the Embassy.

    It is recommended that you postpone your trip to Luxembourg until commercial flights resume to Bangkok. From October 15, Lufthansa, KLM (start date to be confirmed), Air France (start date to be confirmed), Swissair, Austrian Airlines will be allowed to operate semi-commercial flights at the rate of one flight per week at the start. The conditions for entry into Thailand must be met by travelers authorized to return. Currently, more than 90 hotels are approved as the Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Thailand for non-Thai nationality at the traveler's own expense. However, Thai citizens will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine -ASQ- facility. For Thai people who are returning back home by a semi-commercial flight, they should present a hotel booking confirmation from government-approved hotels in Thailand.

    Measures to be complied with when traveling into Thailand (PDF). If travelers are unable to present the required documents, boarding passes will not be issued, and they will be denied boarding.

     

    Thailand has closed its borders to foreigners from abroad

    The Government announced on June 13, 2020 that the Cabinet had decided to stop the curfew from June 15, 2020. The maintenance of closed borders is still in force. It is not allowed to transit or enter into Thailand except for few travelers. A quarantine of 14 days is in force for individual allowed to enter into Thailand.

    Measures to be complied with when traveling into Thailand (PDF)

  • In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Statement 12/10/20

    The Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg joins the people of Thailand in remembering the memory and the legacy of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great.  

  • European Languages Café 2020 Statement 25/09/2020

    On the 25 September 2020, one day ahead of the European Day of Languages, the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok participated in the European Languages Café, organized by the EU Delegation and 11 other European embassies and cultural organizations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Since multilingualism is an integral part of Luxembourg’s national identity, Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger was very pleased with the high number of Thai students that participated in the event to celebrate, together, the wealth and diversity of European languages and practice their language skills.

  • Luxembourg is supporting the Suwannimit Foundation Statement 06/08/2020

    The Government of Luxembourg commits to continue supporting the Suwannimit Foundation through Dr. Cynthia Maung and the Mae Tao Clinic in providing free health care for refugees, in empowering women and in fighting human trafficking along the Thai-Myanmar border.  

      

    รัฐบาลลักเซมเบิร์กให้คำมั่นในการสนับสนุนอย่างต่อเนื่องแก่คุณหมอซินเทีย หม่อง แห่งแม่ตาวคลินิกซึ่งทำงานร่วมกับมูลนิธิสุวรรณนิมิตโดยให้ความช่วยเหลือด้านสาธารณสุขที่ไม่คิดค่าใช้จ่ายแก่ผู้พลัดถิ่น รวมไปถึงการพัฒนาบทบาทสตรีและการต่อต้านการค้ามนุษย์ในพื้นที่ชายแดนไทย-พม่า

      

  • Team Europe mobilises over €800 million to support fight against the coronavirus in the ASEAN region Statement 19/07/20

    To support partner countries in the fight against the coronavirus and its consequences, the European Union has mobilised a “Team Europe” package of over €800 million for the ASEAN region.

    The funds will support actions at country and regional level to address the immediate health crisis, strengthen health, water and sanitation systems, as well as mitigate the socio-economic impact.

    The package includes regional support to the WHO, as well as to enhance collaboration between scientific organisations. In ASEAN Member States, programmes target civil society support, budget support for economic recovery, health care facilities and testing capacities, as well as humanitarian assistance.

    The EU is working with ASEAN on a regional level to exchange experiences in regional responses to the crisis. The first virtual EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting held on 20 March 2020 agreed that both regions would work together to deal with the Coronavirus crisis and its consequences.

    The European Union has launched a “Team Europe” package of almost €36 billion to support partner countries around the globe. The objective of this “Team Europe” approach is to combine resources from the EU, its Member States, and financial institutions, in particular the European Investment Bank, based in Luxembourg, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. [...]

    Read the full article at https://eeas.europa.eu/regions/asia/83202/team-europe-mobilises-over-%E2%82%AC800-million-support-fight-against-coronavirus-asean-region_en

  • FAQ regarding the COVID-19 situation in Thailand Statement 01/08/2020

    Can foreigners travel to Thailand?

    No, they cannot. Foreigners are banned from entering, transfering or transiting the Kingdom of Thailand, at all points with the exception of diplomats, cargo shipments, pilots, and foreigners with a work permit until further notice. Visitors or residents can still leave the country.

    Is there any existing curfew in Thailand?

    No, since June 15, 2020.

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