Spend Nine Months In Thailand With New Visa Program
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Photo Credit: Matteo Colombo | Getty Images

Spend Nine Months In Thailand With New Visa Program

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Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Sep 25, 2020

If you are looking to get out of the country for a while, you may want to consider Thailand.  The country is rolling out a reopening plan that includes offering a special tourist visa for international travelers to stay for up to 90 days, with the ability to renew their visas twice during their stay. The plan is expected to roll our next month, according to the Bangkok Post.

There are a few requirements to sign up for this extended stay program. Visitors must show proof of accommodations for all 90 days before arriving and must also quarantine for 14 days upon landing. After successfully completing your quarantine, you are welcome to travel throughout the country freely. The Thai government will give visitors the option of quarantining at a number of luxury properties, including the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok. Both five-star hotels offer premium amenities in the heart of Bangkok, the nation’s capital city.

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If this sounds like just the break you need, you will have to act quickly. The Thai government plans to issue just 1,200 of these visas each month once the program begins. Thailand has always been a digital nomad hub, prior to the pandemic. You can learn more about Thai visas through the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Thailand.

With fewer than 3,500 coronavirus cases and 58 deaths so far, the country has had a fairly low infection rate due, in part, to strict border closures over the summer. In recent weeks, it also appears the country has managed to flatten its disease curve.  

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With a diverse landscape filled with idyllic beaches, busting cities, and remarkable temples, Thailand is a fascinating country to explore. Nine months abroad will pass by quickly with endless adventures and unforgettable experiences.