Thailand’s Department of Land Transport to suspend many in-person services due to Covid-19

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The Department of Land Transport (DLT) of Thailand announced yesterday, April 15th, 2021, that they will be suspending many in-person services until further notice due to a current outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand.

The announcement was made by DLT Director-General Jirut Wisanjit yesterday afternoon to the Thai media. He stated that the DLT is suspending driver’s training programs as well as driver’s license testing until further notice. This will be effective from Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Extensions of licenses that don’t require testing will continue and expired licenses will be accepted and can legally be used until June 30th, Jirut added.

Training from the DLT will only be given online, primarily for public transport from licensed schools. Field DLT vehicles/mobile units are also suspended until further notice.

Services that do not require a long presence at the DLT will still be provided, if in doubt Jirut suggested calling your local DLT with your inquiry. Jirut added that the DLT had partnered with the Royal Thai Police to ensure they knew that driver’s licenses that were expired could still be accepted through the end of June.

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