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‘Visa scam’ blamed for Frankfurt Airport drama

Thai Airways Airbus A380 at Frankfurt Airport

Thai Airways Airbus A380 at Frankfurt Airport. Photo: Jonekw13.

The Thai Embassy in Belgium issued a statement yesterday saying that 14 passengers on a Thai Airways flight bound for Bangkok late last month were denied entry into Frankfurt because of concern about a “visa scam”.

The THAI flight was delayed due to technical problems, forcing some 106 passengers and crew to seek overnight accommodation at a hotel. However, German immigration officials refused to let some 14 passengers go out into the city, forcing them to camp inside the airport lounge until they caught a flight back home the following day.

Read more: The Nation

By The Nation