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    How to extend your stay in Thailand on a tourist visa

    Want a journey to Thailand but anxious about concerning tourist visa expiry? We are here to offer assistance. In this discourse, we shall navigate you through the complexities of extending your stay in this exotically picturesque country. It will cover all aspects; location, procedures, and even some exclusive advice based on experts’ insights. Whether you’re indulging in the tranquillity of…

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    Ultimate guide to getting a Thailand visa for Indians

    The magnetic allure of Thailand, characterized by its immaculate beaches and vibrant nightlife, undeniably construes it as a compelling destination for global tourists. Before undertaking your expedition to this remarkable destination, it is crucial to address a significant prerequisite – the acquisition of your visa. For Indian travellers envisaging a momentous journey to Thailand, comprehensive knowledge about the visa process…

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    Thai Consulate Savannakhet: No more walk-in services

    THAI CONSULATE SAVANNAKHET POLICY CHANGE The Royal Thai Consulate in Savannakhet, Laos, will go to online appointment booking only effective June 1st (actually on Tuesday June 4th which is the first day they’re open after the holiday). The consulate will no longer allow walk up service, you have to book an appointment to get in the gate. At this time the…

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    Japan considers extending tourist visa waiver for Thai citizens

    Japan is contemplating an extension of its tourist visa waiver for Thai citizens due to rising concerns over its potential discontinuation next year. This matter surfaced during discussions held in Tokyo between Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa and his Japanese counterpart, Yoko Kamikawa. Trade and investment relations were the primary focus of their meeting. However, the visa waiver programme was also…

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    Ultimate guide to secure your Muay Thai Visa in Thailand

    For enthusiasts eager to excel in Muay Thai at its origin in Thailand, the venture offers not only a profound enrichment but is also situated amidst the country’s scenic beauty and famed hospitality. Nonetheless, before commencing this transformative odyssey, it is imperative to address a vital consideration – obtaining a suitable visa for your Muay Thai training endeavours. The process…

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    Ultimate guide to apply for a Schengen visa from Thailand

    Greetings to all aspirational travellers! For those who have envisioned themselves meandering through the quaint streets of Paris, uncovering the ancient marvels of Rome, or engaging in the vibrant markets of Barcelona, procuring a Schengen Visa ought to be prioritized on your agenda. To Thai citizens harbouring a profound desire for European explorations and with aspirations set on these adventures,…

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    Sawasdee Thailand: AXA unveils enhanced travel insurance for international visitors amid tourist boom

    We are witnessing a remarkable resurgence of Thailand’s tourism industry in 2024. This revival is spearheaded by the influx of 34 million international visitors, achieving an 85% recovery to the pre-pandemic visitor levels of 2019. This revitalization significantly contributes to the expansion of the travel insurance sector, highlighted by the surge of ‘Sawasdee Thailand’, a travel insurance plan for international…

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    How to spectacularly fail at your visa interview

    Ever thought about how to spectacularly fail your visa interview, armed with nothing but a collection of funny reasons? Well, you’re in for a treat. Arriving unprepared at your visa interview is like showing up to a marathon without your running shoes – a fundamental mistake that screams, “I’m not ready for this!” But what if you decide to take…

  • Thailand News

    Visa-free travel to Thailand for more international tourists

    In a bid to revitalise its tourism sector, the Thai government has significantly eased visa restrictions for millions more international tourists. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin declared that Thai tourism has entered a new era of inclusivity, outlining the remarkable transformations underway. Previously confined to conventional markets like the European Union, the UK, the US, and Australia, visa-exempt travel has now expanded…

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    Thailand extends visas to Kazakh tourists for six more months

    Kazakh tourists will continue to enjoy a visa-free scheme in Thailand for an additional six months, following an extension by the Thai Cabinet. The exemption, applicable to those carrying Kazakhstani passports or equivalent documents, is now due to run from March 1 to August 31, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. “As per our records, each Kazakh tourist spends roughly…

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    TAT urges government to extend tourist visas

    Thailand is seeking to revolutionise its tourism sector, urging the government to extend visa-free stays for long-haul tourists, including those from the United States and Europe. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to elevate long-haul revenue to a whopping 40% of the country’s total in 2024. Thailand’s Deputy Governor for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, Siripakorn…

  • Business News

    Thailand and China’s visa-free policy not boosting tourism yet

    Despite the recent permanent visa-free policy between Thailand and China, airlines and hotels are not anticipating an immediate rise in demand. This is largely due to the gradual increase in demand and the seating capacity that is yet to fully recover. The agreement was reached during China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s four-day official visit to Thailand, where he met with…

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    Thailand seeks visa exemptions for its tourists travelling to China

    Thailand’s government is seeking visa exemptions for Thai tourists travelling to China, with an official delegation planned to negotiate the details by the end of this month. Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara revealed this yesterday, December 7, following a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The discussion took place on the fringes of the 8th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand PM temps European tourists with longer visa incentive

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is making bold moves to boost the nation’s economy by unveiling plans to waive visa requirements for European tourists. Thailand also plans to attract more tourists to the Land of Smiles by lining up hundreds of cultural and sporting events, to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more. The Bangkok-born Thailand PM sees tourism…

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    Thailand to lift visa requirements for Taiwanese and Indian tourists

    Thailand is set to lift visa requirements for tourists from India and Taiwan starting next month, lasting until May 2024. This move aims to attract more tourist influx as the peak season is on the horizon. This move follows in the footsteps of the decision made in September to abolish visa requirements for Chinese tourists, Thailand’s leading tourism market before…

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    What is a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa in Thailand and how to maximise it?

    Do you have your heart set on spending an extended time basking in the tropical sun, exploring bustling markets, dipping into the rich cultural wonders that Thailand offers, and truly experiencing the country? If yes, the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa might be a good option as it allows you to come and go as you please. But what is it…

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    Chinese ambassador backs visa perks to boost tourism

    Han Zhiqiang, the Chinese Ambassador to Thailand, expressed support for the impending visa privileges aimed towards Chinese tourists. These measures are being considered by both governments, to bolster Chinese tourism and investment in their respective countries ahead of the approaching peak season. Han voiced his endorsement during an orientation for the 18th Mandarin for Government Officers Workshop. This event was…

  • Tourism News

    Thai government considers visa system revamp to boost tourism revenue

    A major revamp of the visa system is presently under deliberation by the Thai government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The amendments are anticipated to augment revenue generated from vital tourism markets like India and China. The call to review the visa system originated from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They acted in response to many complaints from…

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    How to extend your Tourist Visa in Thailand

    Finding it just too hard to say ‘goodbye’ to Thailand? It may be the breathtaking beauty of golden temples, the culinary delight of street-food, the exhilarating tuk-tuk rides through bustling streets, or perhaps, the soothing energy of azure blue waters that’s making you consider extending your Thai holiday. And who could blame you? Rest assured, you’re not alone in your…

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    CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days | GMT

    CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days. After Seoul video, MRTA assures Bangkok subway flood-proof. Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

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    New tourist visa waivers being proposed to CCSA for next week’s meeting

    More proposals are heading to next week’s crucial CCSA meeting where Thailand’s Covid taskforce is poised to make several key changes to the reopening of the country and existing restrictions. Among the latest proposals to be tabled next week are changes to tourist visas. The Tourism Authority of Thailand, with support of a wide variety of tourism associations and players…

  • Crime News

    Foreign tourist breaks into bank, goes on rampage in northern Thailand

    A foreign tourist broke into a Bangkok Bank branch in Pai in the northern province of Mae Hong Son yesterday evening. He smashed his way through several glass doors with rocks and proceeded to cause significant damage to the bank’s property. Police detained him and discovered he was illegally residing in the kingdom. A foreigner named Kent Douglas Meades –…

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    Many foreigners caught unaware of stricter Covid-19 visa rules

    Confusion and dismay are hitting long-staying foreign travellers in Thailand, as many were relieved to see the Covid-19 visa exemption extended, but missed the strict revisions in the fine print. While the decree was extended from the January 25 deadline at the last minute to March 25, the people who are allowed to take advantage of the easy-to-extend visa exemption…

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    Thai Cabinet Committee officially extends Special Tourist Visa

    While the idea of extending the Special Tourist Visa in Thailand was announced recently, yesterday the Thai Cabinet Committee officially approved the extension. The plan has been in place for one year already, and will now continue until at least September 30, 2022, and is aimed at attracting well fear foreign travellers to visit Thailand spend big money while they’re here.…

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    60-day “Covid-19” visa extension deadline to apply now May 29

    In a typical last minute decision, Thai immigration announced that foreigners stuck in Thailand due to the Covid-19 situation will be able to extend their visas for another 60 days, with the new deadline to apply for the extension set to May 29, allowing a stay in Thailand up until July 27. The initial deadline for the 60 day “Covid-19…

  • Phuket News

    Foreigners seeking 60 day tourist visa extensions crowd Phuket Immigration

    Many foreigners seeking to extend what some are calling the “Covid visa” crowded Phuket Immigration this morning. The queue stretched from the second floor, out the door and down the stairs at the front of the building. One man told the Phuket News that many were waiting to file a 60 day tourist visa extension. The visa extensions are intended…

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    Visa Emergency Extension extended to May 30 this year for stranded tourists

    Stranded foreign tourists, either genuinely stuck in Thailand since April 2020, or stuck here by choice, are able to stay in Thailand until May 30, according to an order signed by the Immigration Bureau last week. The order empowers local officers to grant a 60 day visa extensions from January 29 up to May 30. The order coincides with the…

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    Make an appointment online for tourist visa extensions – Thai Immigration

    For those who need to extend their tourist visa, the Thai Immigration Bureau asks that applicants make an appointment online to reserve their spot in line. The bureau says the online appointments are aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 by reducing overcrowding and making sure people abide by social distancing practices. Applicants who need to extend a tourist visa,…

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    45 day tourist visa exemption proposal to be presented to Cabinet

    After the prime minister told officials to hurry up and relax restrictions for foreigners entering Thailand, the recent proposal to extend the on-arrival visa exemption for tourists from 30 to 45 days is quickly moving forward and will be presented to the Cabinet. The 15 days added on to the visa exemption is intended to make up for the 2…

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    Kiss the high season goodbye – Thailand’s long wait continues

    Just as last year’s high season was wrapping up, the Covid-19 pandemic became real and much of the world closed borders back in March. Thailand hoteliers, tour operators and airlines had to endure a very quiet low season, obviously a lot lower than usual. But with the next high season upon us the prospects of a sudden surge of tourists…