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Published Wednesday October 14 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. 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). If travelers are unable to present the required documents, boarding passes will not be issued, and they will be denied boarding.

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