The government of Thailand will extend the length of stay for visa-on-arrival and visa-exempt visitors from October 1st to March 31st to aid the tourism industry’s recovery following the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tuesday’s cabinet meeting approved a ministerial announcement drafted by the Interior Ministry, according to the deputy government spokesperson.
The announcement will allow some foreign visitors to extend their stay.
The maximum stay for foreign visitors with a visa-upon-arrival will increase from 15 to 30 days. Citizens of visa-exempt nations will be permitted to remain in the Kingdom for up to 45 days, up from the current 30 days.
The spokesperson stated that the approval of the ministerial announcement followed a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on August 19th, which approved extended visas to increase tourist arrivals and spending, stimulate the economy, and mitigate the pandemic’s impact.
Meanwhile, Due to a decline in daily Covid-19 cases, Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is considering taking additional steps to promote tourism.
According to the spokesperson, with 774 new cases reported daily, cases have begun to fall below 1,000 this month, with an average of 10-15 deaths per day.
On July 1st, 2022, the Kingdom wasl fully reopened to visa visitors from abroad.
The Thai government is developing a strategy to develop new visa measures to promote tourism to accommodate more visitors during the [upcoming] peak season.
Source: Bangkok Post