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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:
- The trip is only for tourist purposes.
- 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.
- 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
- Argentina (90 days)
- Brazil (30 days and 90 days)
- Cambodia (14 days only)
- Chile (90 days)
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Korea (30 days and 90 days)
- Myanmar (14 days only)
- New Zealand
- Peru (30 days and 90 days)
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa
United Arab Emirates
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:
- Visa Exemption conditions
- 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.
- 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
Step 2 – At the departure airport.
The approved applicant must produce identification at the departing airport.
- Thailand Pass
- A medical certificate showing that COVID -19 was not discovered using an RT-PCR test, provided no more than 72 hours before departure.
- 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:
- Thailand Pass
- -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.