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To boost arrivals and increase spending by international visitors, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is approaching the Thai government to consider suspending all visa fees till the end of 2022. The current price is 1,000 baht for people applying for a visa prior to arrival and 2,000 baht for those countries, that are required to pay a vis fee, applying for a visa on arrival. After the CCSA cancelled the Thailand Pass on July 1, the removal of the visa fee would be another move to increase income from foreign visitors. The tourism industry is becoming increasingly desperate to attract […]

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"Tour companies suggested that the government increase the duration applying to both the visa-on-arrival, and for those who apply for a tourism visa ahead of time, from 15 to 45 days and 30 to 45 days.

The tour companies feel that suspending the visa fees and extending their possible length of stay would attract more international travellers to the Land of Smiles."

If ever there was a country that would benefit from a 'Laissez Faire' entrance policy, it is Thailand. Instead, the people making decisions pile on more and more idiotic bureaucratic nonsense to assuage their paranoid fears that someone is out to get them.

The easier that it is to enter and stay in Thailand, the more people will come. The more people that come, the more money you will make.

Doh!

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2 hours ago, Shade_Wilder said:

"Tour companies suggested that the government increase the duration applying to both the visa-on-arrival, and for those who apply for a tourism visa ahead of time, from 15 to 45 days and 30 to 45 days.

The tour companies feel that suspending the visa fees and extending their possible length of stay would attract more international travellers to the Land of Smiles."

If ever there was a country that would benefit from a 'Laissez Faire' entrance policy, it is Thailand. Instead, the people making decisions pile on more and more idiotic bureaucratic nonsense to assuage their paranoid fears that someone is out to get them.

The easier that it is to enter and stay in Thailand, the more people will come. The more people that come, the more money you will make.

Doh!

So you agree with the decision then? People who enter on a 30 day exemption don’t have to pay for a visa anyway 

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Yep. The fewer/lower the barriers, the easier the flow. Truth is Thailand has always been relatively easy when it comes to getting tourist visas. Making it easier won't hurt. 

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Europe and Latin American countries issue a 90 day visa on arrival. Why is it only 30 days in Thailand ? Makes no sense.

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42 minutes ago, Bangkok_Gary said:

Europe and Latin American countries issue a 90 day visa on arrival. Why is it only 30 days in Thailand ? Makes no sense.

No sense but a lot of dollars. 

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19 minutes ago, Fanta said:

No sense but a lot of dollars. 

The OP is about suspending the fee!

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1 hour ago, Bangkok_Gary said:

Europe and Latin American countries issue a 90 day visa on arrival. Why is it only 30 days in Thailand ? Makes no sense.

Depends on what passport you are traveling on doesn’t it? Every country sets its own requirements.

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2 hours ago, Bangkok_Gary said:

Europe and Latin American countries issue a 90 day visa on arrival. Why is it only 30 days in Thailand ? Makes no sense.

 

 

Thailand allows visa exempt entry to many people.....that can be extended by 30 days for 1,900 Baht.

 

Try entering Europe as a Thai for 30 days, let alone 90 day.

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