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Thailand’s Tourist Entry Charge Delayed Until Q4

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(CTN News) – Tourist tax, tourist surcharge, whatever you want to call it. Tourism and Sports Ministry officials said yesterday that they need more time before the 300 baht tourism fee is introduced.

The tourism fee was scheduled to be discussed at this week’s cabinet meeting, but it was withdrawn.

Tourism and Sports Minister Piphat Ratchakitprakarn says fee collection for tourists arriving by land needs further study.

Because the average stay of these visitors is only 1-2 nights, we have to determine whether the fee amount should be less than 300 baht.

Phiphat said the ministry plans to resubmit the proposal to the cabinet within the next two months, and the fee collection will begin 90 days after publication in the Royal Gazette.

The beginning of fee collection is likely to be delayed until Q4 of this year or Q1 of 2023.

The ministry and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration will discuss ending the Thailand Pass for international visitors from July 1. Currently, it is just a proposal.

By eliminating the Thailand Pass system, travelers will no longer have to purchase travel insurance, making travel more convenient.

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