The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has urged the government to extend the visa amnesty for 400,000 tourists here, while operators in Chiang Mai said more than 10,000 international tourists are helping to generate revenue in the province while borders remain closed.
TCC chairman Kalin Sarasin said the chamber has repeatedly demanded that the Immigration Bureau consider automatically extending the deadline for foreigners in Thailand for 90 days after the amnesty expires today, but the proposal was neglected.
“The TCC has raised this issue on three occasions, including at a meeting with the prime minister and the Interior Ministry recently,” Mr Kalin said. “We were told that this agenda was in the process, but there’s been no progress so far as the deadline approaches.”
He said the