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Thailand Visa Exemption: Enter Thailand Quickly

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Thailand Visa Exemption term has been reduced to 30 days as of October 1, 2021. (from 45 days). Before entering Thailand, the tourist must apply for a Certificate of Entry (under the Quarantine or Sandbox Program) from the Thai Embassy or Consulate.

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What is visa exempt Thailand?

The VISA EXEMPTION RULE permits visitors from 64 countries1 to enter Thailand without a visa. They are permitted to remain for a maximum of 30 days if they enter Thailand via an international airport or a land border crossing from a neighboring country.

Who can Enter Thailand Without a Visa?

The new terms of the VISA EXEMPTION RULE and BILATERAL AGREEMENT, which went into effect on December 31, 2016, allowing passport holders from 64 countries to visit Thailand under this rule if they fulfill the following criteria:

    1. The trip is only for tourist purposes.
    2. They must have a confirmed return ticket indicating that they will leave Thailand within 30 days after entry, if applicable. Open tickets are ineligible. Overland travels out of Thailand by train, bus, or other means to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including on route to Singapore), Myanmar, or other countries may be recognized as evidence of departure. When entering Thailand, you may be requested to present your airline ticket. If you do not have an airline ticket proving that you will leave Thailand within 30 days after entering, you will most likely be denied entry.
    3. It will also be essential to demonstrate that you have at least 10,000 THB per person available throughout your stay in Thailand.

Persons entering Thailand under the VISA EXEMPTION RULE may be charged a fee, particularly if arriving via a land border in Southern Thailand.

Normal passport holders from the following countries are given visa-free entry to Thailand for up to 30 days. When entering by land or sea, the exemption is given only twice in a calendar year, however, there is no restriction when arriving by air. There are no restrictions on giving the 30-day visa exemption stamp to Malaysians arriving through the land border. Korea, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Chile will be granted 90 days in both airport and land border processes

64 Countries allowed to enter Thailand under the VISA EXEMPTION RULE

    1.     Andorra
    2.     Argentina (90 days)
    3.     Australia
    4.     Austria
    5.     Bahrain
    6.     Belgium
    7.     Brazil (30 days and 90 days)
    8.     Brunei
    9.     Cambodia (14 days only)
    10.     Canada
    11.     Chile (90 days)
    12.     Czech Republic
    13.     Denmark
    14.     Estonia
    15.     Finland
    16.     France
    17.     Germany
    18.     Greece
    19.     Hong Kong
    20.     Hungary
    21.     Iceland
    22.     Indonesia
    23.     Ireland
    24.     Israel
    25.     Italy
    26.     Japan
    27.     Korea (30 days and 90 days)
    28.     Kuwait
    29.     Laos
    30.     Latvia
    31.     Liechtenstein
    32.     Lithuania
    33.     Luxembourg
    34.     Macau
    35.     Malaysia
    36.     Maldives
    37.     Mauritius
    38.     Myanmar (14 days only)
    39.     Monaco
    40.     Mongolia
    41.     Netherlands
    42.     New Zealand
    43.     Norway
    44.     Oman
    45.     Peru (30 days and 90 days)
    46.     Philippines
    47.     Poland
    48.     Portugal
    49.     Qatar
    50.     Russia
    51.     San Marino
    52.     Singapore
    53.     Slovak Republic
    54.     Slovenia
    55.     South Africa
    56.     Spain
    57.     Sweden
    58.     Switzerland.
    59.     Turkey

    60.     Ukraine

    61.     United Arab Emirates

    62.     United Kingdom

    63.     United States

    64.     Vietnam.

Thailand Visa-Exemption

Tourist visa exemption scheme

Passport holders from the following countries/territories are not needed to get a visa while visiting Thailand for tourist reasons and may remain in the Kingdom for up to 30 days:

    1. Visa Exemption conditions
    2. Entering the Kingdom through land/sea border checkpoints under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme is limited to twice per calendar year, except for Malaysian, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesian, and Singaporean nationals who may enter Thailand through such checkpoints more than twice per calendar year.
    3. Travelers visiting Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme must have at least 20,000 Baht per individual or 40,000 Baht per family. Even with the visa waiver program, tourists must get a Certificate of Entry (CoE) to enter Thailand.

How To Enter Thailand?

Step 1 – Thailand Pass

Register for Thailand Pass at the website

(Read Step by Step To Register Thailand Pass)

 Step 2 – At the departure airport. 

The approved applicant must produce identification at the departing airport.

    1. Thailand Pass
    2. A medical certificate showing that COVID -19 was not discovered using an RT-PCR test, provided no more than 72 hours before departure.
    3. A medical insurance coverage for at least $USD 100,000 that covers all medical expenses, including COVID-19, while going to Thailand (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).

Step 3 – Upon entry to Thailand.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers entering Thailand must provide the following documentation:

    1. Thailand Pass
    2. -Medical certificate with a laboratory result stating that COVID -19 is not found using an RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

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