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Thai Officials U-Turns on Visa on Arrival, Visa-Free Entry Cancellation

CTN News Chiang Rai Times Fri, March 13, 2020

 BANGKOK – The Thai government has put a hold its plan to suspend visa on arrival for 18 countries and visa-free entry from high-risk areas. The U-turn comes after an urgent meeting on Thursday (March 12).

The Department of Consular Affairs director-general, Mr Chatree Atchananant, said the matter will be discussed further at a Cabinet meeting on March 17.

He said that in the cases of citizens of countries to whom Thailand provided tourist visas for up to 60 days, that could be suspended. However in the cases of some countries such as; South Korea, Hong Kong or Russia, some details on the agreement needed further scrutiny.

“The cancellation announcement on March 11 could be applied to countries we offer tourist visas. Meaning we can stop it immediately,” Mr Chatree added.

From: CHIANG RAI TIMES, THAILAND             Fri, March 13, 20020

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