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Foreigners can apply for work permit into Thailand

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Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Bangkok. Supplied

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that on Monday all non-Thai nationals who currently have a valid work permit or have already been granted permission from a Thai government agency can apply for permission to enter the Kingdom.

Foreigners can apply  to enter Thailand by contacting a Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in their country of departure.

“They will need to request a ‘Certificate of Entry into The Kingdom of Thailand’ at least 10 working days before the date of intended departure,” the ministry said.

However, the ministry has requested that only those in urgent need to enter the Kingdom to apply for entry.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Board of Investment and the Ministry of Labour, will consider all requests for entry on a case by case basis, considering urgency and economic importance, among other factors, it added.

Other requirements include foreigners to have health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment valued at least 3 million baht ($94,295) and a health certificate stating they are virus-free. Workers will also need to undergo a 14-day quarantine in either in a state facility or in a private facility, at their own cost.

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