In an official statement from the Ministry of Interior, visitors to Thailand who plan on staying for a long time can opt for a single-entry Special Tourist Visa (SVP) worth 90 days. After these days have expired, the SVT can be extended two more times: for 90 or 180 more days.
Each time period for this Visa costs 2,000 Baht. The sum of permits for this type of Visa will serve its purpose in revitalizing the tourism industry, affected by the pandemic. In order to decrease national Coronavirus infections, visitors will be entering a 14-day quarantine at a local hospital or specialized estate upon arrival and will be required to provide proof of long-term residence and payments of either hotel reservations, rental contracts or ownership of a house/apartment. Finally, health and accident insurance will need to be bought and might cost from 40,000 Baht up to 400,000, depending on the coverage.
Testing and health checks will be done in congruence with the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, and the SVP can be obtained worldwide at Thai embassies, consulates and other relevant governmental bodies.