Thailand ‘Department of Land Transport’ suspends most office services due to Covid-19
The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has announced that it is suspending driver training and driving license testing across the country from April 16 in a bid to quell the spread of Covid-19, but will continue to ” extend licenses that do not require testing and will allow the use of expired licenses until June 30.
DLT Director General Jirut Wisanjit said today that DLT offices will not train or test personal driver’s licenses or public transport licenses except for those who have already completed training at recognized schools. Those eligible for a license must submit their contact details within six months of first becoming eligible. Training by DLT will only be delivered via e-learning on the department’s website with credentials issued online. DLT mobile units have also been suspended for all services.
The department has coordinated with the Royal Thai Police Bureau to grant leniency to citizens driving with suspended permits until June 30 this year. People who are already waiting for service after receiving a place through the DLT Smart Queue will still be served until further notice. Other services that do not require an extended presence in an office will still be provided. (NNT)