Thailand approves extension of stay for some types of foreign visitors

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Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul disclosed the cabinet’s approval Sept. 20, on the draft Announcement of Ministry of Interior on extension of stay in the Kingdom of certain types of aliens as a special case.

The draft Ministerial Announcement prescribes extension of stay for the following types of aliens in the Kingdom:
1) Visa on Arrival stay for passport holders of 19 eligible countries will be extended from 15 days to 30 days.
2) Visa exemption stay for passport holders from 64 countries which have bilateral agreements with Thailand will be extended from 30 days to 45 days.
3) Extension of stay from 30 days to 45 days for aliens who are allowed to temporarily enter the Kingdom without visa (Por. 30)

The extension of stay under the draft Ministerial Announcement will take effect during October 1, 2022- March 31, 2023. According to the Deputy Government Spokesperson, the approval was made to further boost the country’s tourism activities for national economic recovery and revenue increase.