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Strong Business Matching Results at Thailand Subcon Show Despite COVID-19, BOI Says

BANGKOK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Subcon Thailand 2020, ASEAN’s largest international industrial subcontracting trade show, held last week in Bangkok under a new “hybrid” virtual-physical format, proved a success with local and foreign exhibitors, and buyers, who participated in 1,277 business matching sessions worth at least 3.89 billion baht (USD123 million) in expected business value, according to data gathered by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).

Thailand Board of Investment’s senior executives Mr. Chanin Khaochan (standing third from the right) and Ms. Sonklin Ploymee (second from the right) and members of the Thai Subcontracting Promotion Association met with exhibitors and international buyers last week at SUBCON THAILAND 2020, ASEAN’s largest industrial subcontracting and business matching event at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok.
Thailand Board of Investment’s senior executives Mr. Chanin Khaochan (standing third from the right) and Ms. Sonklin Ploymee (second from the right) and members of the Thai Subcontracting Promotion Association met with exhibitors and international buyers last week at SUBCON THAILAND 2020, ASEAN’s largest industrial subcontracting and business matching event at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok.

Subcon 2020 was held from September 23 to 26 at Bitec Bangkok after being delayed from its initial May schedule as Thailand implemented a strict lock-down

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When Can I Travel to Thailand? Tourists are Welcome Again from October

We could all do with a sun-splashed adventure after the horror of 2020 – and now it looks as though you might be able to hit up the night markets of Bangkok or the mountains of Chiang Mai before the year is out. Thailand has already reopened its borders to foreigners with work permits, residency or families in the country. Now it has announced that nationwide leisure travel will also return.

The country’s government this week signed off on a new ‘special tourist visa’ scheme, which will allow non-residents to visit freely for the first time since the country’s borders closed in March. The Bangkok Post reports that the new visas are expected to launch on October 8.

But you won’t be able to pop over for Thailand for a couple of weeks’ sightseeing. The new visa scheme is aimed at long-staying visitors, who will still have to quarantine in

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Thailand extends visa renewal grace period for foreigners stranded due to COVID-19

BANGKOK: Thailand on Monday (Sep 28) said it will extend a grace period for visa renewals for foreigners stranded in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of October, as travel restrictions remain in place and new infections climb globally.

The extension will allow foreigners to remain in Thailand until Oct 31, a spokesman for the government’s coronavirus taskforce Taweesin Wisanuyothin told Reuters.

The matter is subject to cabinet approval on Tuesday.

Thailand halted commercial flights in April and banned foreign visitors in an effort to keep COVID-19 at bay, with repatriation flights the only means of leaving the country.

In July, authorities granted automatic visa extensions to Sep 26 for all foreigners.

READ: Thailand to offer grace period for foreigners’ visa extensions

After October, a new immigration regulation will allow foreigners to apply for 60-day extensions to remain in the country if

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Thailand to Offer Long-Term Visa to Travelers Who Quarantine

Thailand’s plan for reopening its borders to visitors is beginning to come into view.



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The country, which closed its borders at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, is looking to allow visitors to return provided they quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, according to a report in Travel + Leisure.

Thailand is making 90-day visas available to travelers under a long-stay tourism bid for foreigners. Those who are approved for the visa will undergo a 14-day quarantine, which they can choose to do at a number of luxury properties in Bangkok.

Visitors on these visas must also book accommodations for their full 90-day stay, and the visa could possibly be extended for two more 90-day stays for a total of 270 days, or approximately nine months. They must also show proof of health and travel insurance.

Once the quarantine period

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Thailand Woos Tourists With A New Long Stay Visa

On 15th September 2020 the Thai Cabinet, as proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, created a new “special tourist visa” for long-stay visitors. One precondition, which is certainly achievable by most, is to agree to a 14 day state quarantine on arrival in Thailand.

As with most countries dependent on the tourism industry, Thailand’s coffers have been severely bruised. In the calendar year prior to the Covid-19 pandemic international tourists brought in about $64.2billion USD, but with borders closed this number has plummeted dramatically.

To qualify for the visa, long-stay visitors are required to show evidence of accommodation beyond the quarantine period. This can be in the form of hotels or other licensed lodging, so long as they comply with the

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