Three month waiver on visa fees for Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports:

Economic ministers have resolved to waive visa fees for tourists from all countries for three months to give the tourism industry a much-needed boost.

The decision was made yesterday at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, deputy government spokesman Puttipong Punnakan said.

The visa fee waiver will be forwarded to cabinet for approval on Jan 20.

No word on when it goes into effect. If you don't get a visa, and you come from a visa-waiver country, you only get a 30 day stay permit. This fee waver makes a Thai visa an especially good option. Also, consider that the government just reduced the length of stay permitted to those crossing into Thailand by land without a visa from visa-waiver countries to just 14 days! (Airport arrivals were still to get 30 days).

1 comment:

  1. do i need to get visa waiver if i will just stay 30 days in thailand?