Visitors to Thailand now enjoy visa fee exemption


The Ministry of Interior has exempted the visa fee for tourists to Thailand as part of the government’s high-season campaign.


Deputy Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Chaya­pol Thitisak said the campaign approved by the cabinet on 22 November 2016 resulted in the exemption of the fee for visas issued by the Thai embassies and consulates worldwide.

The campaign temporarily reduces the Visa on Arrival fee for tourists who seek a visa upon entry into the country as proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

The deputy permanent secretary said the Ministry of Interior has taken steps in accordance with the Immigration Act of B.E. 2522 to exempt the fee for single-entry tourist visas and to reduce the Visa on Arrival fee from 2,000 baht to 1,000 baht.

The campaign is valid from 1 December 2016 and will conclude on 28 February 2017, spanning over a course of three months.

“This campaign goes in line with the government’s policy to increase the nation’s tourism-related revenue. It will help increase the number of tourists during high season,” he said.