Do I need a Visa?

 According to the Interior Ministerial Announcements dated 1 October B.E. 2545 (2002), 20 December B.E. 2545 (2002), 18 October B.E. 2547 (2004)  6 May B.E. 2548 (2005) and 18 November B.E. 2556 (2013) passport holders from 49 countries are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days on each visit.


Note: Tourist Visa Exemption does not apply to foreigners holding Travel Document for Aliens issued by these countries.


***List of 49 Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa for 30 days

(entering by plane via airport) are as follow:






22. Luxembourg


2. Austria  


23. Malaysia


3. Belgium 


24. Monaco


4. Brazil 


25. Netherlands


5. Bahrain 


26. New Zealand


6. Brunei Darussalam


27. Norway


7. Canada


28. Oman


8. Denmark 


29. Peru


9. Finland


30. Philippines


10. France 


31. Portugal


11. Germany


32. Qatar




33. Singapore


13. Hong Kong


34. Spain


14. Iceland


35. South Africa


15. Indonesia


36. Sweden




37. Switzerland


17. Israel


38. Turkey


18. Italy


39. United Arab Emirates


19. Japan


40. United Kingdom


20. Korea 


41. United States of America


21. Kuwait


42. Vietnam


                                                                               43. Czech Republic

                                                                          44. Hungary

                                                                               45. Liechtenstein

                                                                          46. Poland

                                                                          47. Slovak

                                                                          48. Slovania

                                                                          49. Estonia

*** If such nationals enter the Kingkom at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries, they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except (1) Malaysian Nationals who cross the borderling from Malaysia, (2) Nationals of the G7 countries: USA ,UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time. In addition, such nationals who hold diplomatic and official passports are also practically exempted from visa for tourism.


List of Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without

a visa with holding Bilateral Agreement are as followed


14 days                                  30 days                                       90 days

Cambodia                              Hong Kong                                   Argentina

                                              Laos                                              Brazil

                                              Macau                                           Chile

                                              Mongolia                                       Korea

                                              Russia                                           Peru




 Nationals of Brazils, Republic of Korea and Peru are entitled for tourist visa exemption scheme. Meanwhile, Thailand also holds bilateral agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports for a visit of not exceeding 90 dayss with Brazils, Republic of Korea and peru.



To enter the Kingdom without visa you must provide that:

  1. Your purpose of visit is only for tourism
  2. You have the nationality of the above mentioned countries. Your passport must valid at least 6 months from the date that you enter to Thailand.
  3. You must possess adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand (i.e., cash 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family)
  4. You arrive in and depart Thailand by any means of transport (air, land,or sea) through immigration checkpoints, any confirmed tickets to leave Thailand from the arrival date at the port of entry in Thailand must be obtained.
  5. You are required to obtain a visa if going to thailand for business, conference, research, study etc., or if you are planning to stay for more than 30 days for tourism.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (