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Published Friday July 17 2020

Do not wait until September 26 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 26 September, 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 September 26, 2020, or to organize directly with the competent immigration services the regularization of your situation before September 26.

Long-term visa holders have to submit an application for extension which shall be submitted at any local Immigration Office from now until September 26, 2020.

Notification of residence (90 days) having a due date from March 26 until July 31, 2020, must be made from now. You can have more information at the Immigration website .

Luxembourg citizens who are holding Border Passes will be allowed to stay in Thailand until 26 September, 2020. However, Luxembourg citizens with Border Passes must depart Thailand within 7 days of the border crossing points opening date.

 

Schengen Visa applications have resumed

The Embassy of Luxembourg wishes to inform that Schengen visas issuance have resumed as normal, and with due respect of applicable physical distancing provisions as well as instructions form the consular section of the Embassy (see "New visa applications accepted").

 

Some commercial flights are operational from Thailand to return back home

The Embassy draws the attention of all Luxembourg residents to the fact that four airlines (Eva Air, Korean Air, Lufthansa, and Qatar) are still operating flights out of Bangkok to Europe. In addition, Turkish Airlines resumed its domestic flights since June 1 and will gradually resume its international flights from June 10 to various European destinations. KLM has suspended all flights from Bangkok to Europe . This company will resume its flights from 1st September 2020.

 

Thailand has closed its borders to foreigners but leaving the kingdom is allowed

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 until 31 July 2020 at least. It is not allowed to transit or enter into Thailand except diplomats or family member of a Thai citizen. A quarantine of 14 days is in force for individual allowed to enter into Thailand.

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