Samut Prakan – Suvarnabhumi International Airport launched a “Thailand E-Visa On Arrival” campaign on Tuesday, to boost tourism during the Spring Festival.
Suvarnabhumi Airport, in cooperation with Airports of Thailand (AOT) and the Immigration Bureau, held a ceremony to introduce its latest online service to streamline immigration procedures. The opening ceremony was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan.
Under the campaign, citizens of 20 countries are entitled to a visa-on-arrival fee waiver, which can be applied for online. The Thai government’s latest move is intended to stimulate and promote tourism, as well as enhance Thailand’s attractiveness among foreign visitors during the high travel season, as Chinese New Year approaches.
The 20 countries eligible for the waiver include Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Citizens of these countries will be exempted from the 2,000-baht visa-on-arrival fee.
Tourists from any of the 20 countries flying Thai Airways can apply for an e-visa on arrival 24 hours a day.