VISA Exemption Program to enter Thailand
Summary of countries and territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival
The Visa Exemption rule allows tourists from 64 countries to enter Thailand without applying for a visa. Travelers can visit Thailand for up to 30 days if they are entering Thailand through an international airport or land border checkpoint from a neighboring country.
Provisions of the VISA EXEMPTION RULE and BILATERAL AGREEMENT, effective December 31, 2016, allowing passport holders from 64 countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided they meet the following criteria:
** You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will exit Thailand within 30 days of entry, you will most likely be refused entry.
If entering Thailand by land or sea, eligible travelers holding normal passports will be granted visa-free travel to Thailand twice per calendar year. There is no limitation when entering by air.
For Malaysians entering by land border, there is no limitation in issuing the 30-day visa exemption stamp.
Travelers from Korea, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Chile will receive permission to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days under Visa Exemption. This applies to both airport and land border entries.
2. Argentina (90 days)
7. Brazil (30 and 90 days)
9. Cambodia (14 days only)
11. Chile (90 days)
12. Czech Republic
19. Hong Kong
27. Korea (30 and 90 days)
38. Myanmar (14 days only)
42. New Zealand
45. Peru (30 and 90 days)
51. San Marino
53. Slovak Republic
55. South Africa
61. United Arab Emirates
62. United Kingdom
63. United States
As of today, travelers must be vaccinated or have completed an RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test (if unvaccinated) before entering Thailand. The test result must be no older than 72 hours before departure from a home country. ATK self-test results are not accepted.
Proof of this paperwork is not required before leaving a home country, but Airline staff and Immigration Officers are conducting random checks of passengers arriving in the country. A Visa Exemption stamp may be denied if the relevant paperwork cannot be provided.
Children under 18 will enter Thailand the same way as their parents. If a child travels with unvaccinated parents, they will need to provide proof of Covid tests.
With travel restrictions eased, Thailand removed the need for Visa Exempt travelers to provide proof of a valid Covid Insurance policy. It is important to note that foreign visitors are not eligible for free medical care while in Thailand. If a foreigner requires medical attention, they will need to cover any expenses themselves.
Travel insurance is a wise choice for people traveling abroad. It not only covers Covid-related incidents but also:
To ensure you have the best cover possible while visiting Thailand and to avoid potential exclusions or conditions, choose Travel Insurance which is designed for Thailand.
Thailand Conference and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is an officially sponsor of the 19th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics hosted in Phuket, Thailand, from November 4-7th. The invitation letters for all participants will have the TCEB logo at the foot note can be used for VISA applications to Thailand. We recommend participants to apply for tourist VISA to Thailand. Important details are listed below.