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VISA Exemption Program to enter Thailand

Summary of countries and territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival

Update: Starting October 1, 2022, Thailand CCSA has announced that the Visa Exemption stay period will be extended from 30 days to 45 days. This change is currently in effect until 31st March 2023.

Who Can Enter Thailand Without a Visa

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:

  1. Be from an approved country.
  2. Be visiting Thailand strictly for tourism.
  3. Hold a genuine passport with a valid expiry of over 6 months.
  4. Can provide a valid address in Thailand on entry that can be verified. This address can be a hotel or an apartment.
  5. Must have a confirmed return ticket exiting Thailand within 30 days. Open tickets do not qualify. Traveling overland by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.**
  6. Provide proof of funds of at least 10,000 THB for single travelers, or 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.

** 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.

64 Countries allowed to enter Thailand under the VISA EXEMPTION RULE

1. Andorra
2. Argentina (90 days)
3. Australia
4. Austria
5. Bahrain
6. Belgium
7. Brazil (30 and 90 days)
8. Brunei
9. Cambodia (14 days only)
10. Canada
11. Chile (90 days)
12. Czech Republic
13. Denmark
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Germany
18. Greece
19. Hong Kong
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. Indonesia
23. Ireland
24. Israel
25. Italy
26. Japan
27. Korea (30 and 90 days)
28. Kuwait
29. Laos
30. Latvia
31. Liechtenstein
32. Lithuania

33. Luxembourg
34. Macau
35. Malaysia
36. Maldives
37. Mauritius
38. Myanmar (14 days only)
39. Monaco
40. Mongolia
41. Netherlands
42. New Zealand
43. Norway
44. Oman
45. Peru (30 and 90 days)
46. Philippines
47. Poland
48. Portugal
49. Qatar
50. Russia
51. San Marino
52. Singapore
53. Slovak Republic
54. Slovenia
55. South Africa
56. Spain
57. Sweden
58. Switzerland
59. Turkey
60. Ukraine
61. United Arab Emirates
62. United Kingdom
63. United States
64. Vietnam


Covid and Vaccination Requirements

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.

Travel Insurance for Visa Exempt Visitors


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:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Personal injury & accidents
  • Missed or delayed flights
  • Damage to belongings
  • Lost luggage

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.

ISRFG 2022 is Officially Supported TCEB

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.


ISRFG 2022
Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
November 4-7, 2022 | Phuket, Thailand.

Contact us

19th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics
November 4-7, 2022 | Phuket, THAILAND.
at Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
29 Soi Karon Nui, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 | Hotel Tel. (+66)76 370 100

Host Organization
Rice Science Center, Kasetsart Univesity
No. 1 Village No. 6 Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom, 73140

ISRFG 2022
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