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:

             

 

 

1,Australia

 

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

 

12.Greece    

 

33. Singapore

 

13. Hong Kong

 

34. Spain

 

14. Iceland

 

35. South Africa

 

15. Indonesia

 

36. Sweden

 

16.Ireland      

 

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

                                              Vietnam

 

 Remarks:

 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 (http://www.mfa.go.th/)