Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

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Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

Tourist visa exemption scheme

Eligible travelers

U.S. Passport Holders are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit or 15-day stays if arriving by land-crossing.

• Entering the Kingdom through air land/sea/air border checkpoints under Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme is permitted only twice in a calendar year, except nationals of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Singapore who may enter Thailand through such checkpoints more than twice in a calendar year.

• Travelers entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme must possess adequate cash of or equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person or 40,000 Baht per family.

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 Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand PDF

 

Visa On Arrival (VOA)
Passport holders of the listed countries and territories below may apply for a Visa on arrival at the designated immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism and will be granted permission to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 15 days.

List of countries and territories which are eligible for visa on arrival

Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu

Qualifications and required documents

• Must be the citizens of the listed countries and territories below
• Application form which can be obtained at the designated ports of entry
• Genuine Passport with at least 1-month validity and 2 blank pages
• One recent photo which is taken within 6 months
• Purpose of tourism not exceeding 15 days 
• Usable return travel ticket within 15 days of the date of entry
• Proof of accommodation in Thailand
• Proof of means of living expenses at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly
• Not under section 12 Immigration Act B.E.2522 (A.D.1979)
• Visa fee in Thai Baht (THB 2,000 or more) currency (Cash only) which is non-refundable

 

For online application of Visa on Arrival, please visit Immigration Bureau website

Visitors who enter Thailand with Visa on Arrival generally cannot file an application for an extension of stay, except in special cases of illness that prevents them from traveling.

 

Press Release

The Royal Thai Government Promotes Tourism with a 30-day Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani Tourists Starting from 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024

        In accordance with the government’s policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proposed a tourist visa exemption scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani passport holders (or travel document holders) to enter and stay within the Kingdom of Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days, from 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024, on a temporary basis. This initiative aims to promote tourism and people-to-people connectivity, as well as to enhance bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Cabinet approved this measure on 13 September 2023.

        The aforementioned measure aims to facilitate the convenience of Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists traveling to Thailand during the tourist season starting from late September 2023, allowing them to enter Thailand without visa (visa exemption hence no fee). It also serves to promote Thailand's tourism industry, which is a key driver in stimulating the economy, in accordance with the government's policy.

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Department of Consular Affairs, 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 
13 September 2023

 

The Royal Thai Government Promotes Tourism with a 90-day Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme 
for Russian Tourists Starting from 1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024


        On 16 October 2023, the Royal Thai Government has approved a unilateral and temporary tourist visa exemption scheme for holders of Russian passports or travel documents, entering the Kingdom of Thailand from 1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024, to be able to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days. This temporary arrangement aims to facilitate Russian tourists traveling to Thailand and to enhance people-to-people ties between Thailand and Russia.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
17 October 2023

 

Royal Thai Government Grants Visa Exemption for Tourists from India and Taiwan from 10 November 2023 to 10 May 2024

 

        On 31 October 2023, the Cabinet of Thailand approved the visa exemption scheme for holders of ordinary passports (or travel document holders) of India and Taiwan to enter and stay within the Kingdom of Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days.  The scheme will be effective from 10 November 2023 to 10 May 2024.

        The interim measure is in accordance with the government's policy to boost tourism, aiming to facilitate tourists from India and Taiwan traveling to Thailand during the high season from November 2023. It is expected that in 2023, the numbers of tourists from India and Taiwan in Thailand will reach 1,500,000 and 700,000 respectively.

 

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand,
November 2023