Under Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme, the ordinary passport holders of many countries are currently permitted to enter the Kingdom (by air) without a visa for a maximum of 45 days stay, instead of the pre-pandemic maximum of 30 days. It has been communicated (e.g., via the websites of various Thai embassies) that this extension from 30 to 45 days will be "in effect until 30 September 2021".
How is this end date of 30 September 2021 to be interpreted?
- One entering Thailand under this scheme on or before that date will be granted the visa exemption for a 45 days stay, or
- That day is the latest possible day of one's stay in Thailand permitted under this scheme. (So that if one enters 45 days before the end of September, one can still get the 45 days exemption, but if one enters a day later, one only gets 44 days, or perhaps even only 30 days), or
- Something else?