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No driving license renewal tests for an indefinite period

by Maak Ditsungnern
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No driving license renewal tests for an indefinite period
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Drivers in Thailand will not be required to undergo written or driving tests to renew their licenses until the coronavirus situation comes to an end according to new regulations.

The Department of Land Transport published the new rules in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday, July 1st. The publication confirms regulations that have been in effect since June 8th.

According to the announcement, signed by Director-General of the Department of Land Transport, written tests and driving tests are canceled until further notice for the following people:

1. Drivers whose license has expired for more than one year but not exceeding three years between March 31st and September 30th, 2020. People in this category will not need to take a written test.

2. Drivers whose license has expired for more than three years between March 31st and September 30th, 2020. People in this category will not need to take a driving test.

The reason stated for the new rules is to help those who were unable to apply for a renewed driving license due to the covid-19 situation and to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Source: The Nation