Exemption of visa on arrival fees to boost Chinese New Year

The exemption of fees for visa on arrival is expected is expected to boost Chinese arrivals during the Chinese New Year festival.

The National News Bureau of Thailand is reporting that visitors from 21 countries are getting their visa on arrival fee waived until April 30, 2019.

Those 21 countries are Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

People from those countries will be exempted from the 2,000 baht fee for visa on arrival for the purpose of touring in Thailand for no longer than 15 days.

The Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yuthasak Supasorn, says that this is a perfect time to visit Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year in February and Songkran in the second week of April.


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