The Tourism Authority of Thailand will propose to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration tomorrow (Aug 19) to extend the maximum stays for holders of tourist visas and visas on arrival to encourage them to stay longer in the country.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that TAT would propose tourist visas be valid for 45 days instead of 30 days and visas on arrival for 30 days instead of 15 days and the measure should continue until Dec 31, 2022.
According to him, TAT will also propose to end the requirement for visitors arriving by land from Laos and Malaysia to fill in the TM6 immigration form to facilitate their visits and prevent crowding at immigration checkpoints. Tourism-related operators discussed the proposal with the prime minister on July 18.
The country has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors so far this year and arrivals should meet the government’s target of 5-10 million visitors this year. Most visitors came from Malaysia, followed by India, Laos, the United States and Britain. (TNA)