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Want to come to Thailand? Special Tourist Visa open to visitors “around the world”

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Visitors around the world can now apply for the new Special Tourist Visa. The visa was initially only open to people from countries considered at “low” and “medium risk” of spreading Covid-19.

The visa allows a 90 day stay which can be extended twice, adding up to around 9 months. The visa costs 2,000 baht and 2,000 baht per extension. Tourists, business travellers, investors and crews of foreign yachts are eligible for the Special Tourist Visa.

Here’s the catch… travellers still need to undergo the mandatory 2 week quarantine upon arrival. Travellers need proof of their long-term accommodation or residence in Thailand, such as a hotel reservation, rental contract or condominium ownership documents. Travellers also need the required medical and travel insurance as well as a valid Fit to Fly medical certificate.

Before making any bookings, consult with your local Thai embassy or consulate. Travellers can only apply for the Special Tourist Visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in their country of origin.

SOURCE: TAT

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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