Tourist visa exemption (visa on arrival)

  1. 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 23 June 2554 (2011), passport holders from 48 countries and 1 special administrative region – Hong Kong SAR – 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. If such foreigners enter the Kingdom at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries, they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except Malaysian nationals who cross the borderline from Malaysia whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time.
  2. Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption does not apply to foreigners holding Travel Document for Aliens issued by these countries.
  3. Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category 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).
  • Australia : Commonwealth of Australia
  • Austria : Republic of Austria
  • Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium
  • Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil (****)
  • Bahrain : State of Bahrain
  • Brunei Darussalam : Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark
  • Finland : Republic of Finland
  • France : French Republic
  • Germany : Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece : Hellenic Republic
  • Hong Kong : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Iceland : Republic of Iceland
  • Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia
  • Ireland : Republic of Ireland
  • Israel : State of Israel
  • Italy : Republic of Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea : Republic of Korea (****)
  • Kuwait : State of Kuwait
  • Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco : Principality of Monaco
  • Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway : Kingdom of Norway
  • Oman : Sultanate of Oman
  • Peru : Republic of Peru (****)
  • Philippines : Republic of the Philippines
  • Portugal : Republic of Portugal
  • Qatar : State of Qatar
  • Singapore : Republic of Singapore
  • Spain : Kingdom of Spain
  • South Africa : Republic of South Africa
  • Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden
  • Switzerland : Swiss Confederation
  • Turkey : Republic of Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Czech : Czech Republic
  • Hungary : Republic of Hungary
  • Liechtenstein : Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Poland : Republic of Poland
  • Slovak : Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia : Republic of Slovenia

(****) Thailand holds bilateral agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports for a visit of not exceeding 90 days with Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Peru. Therefore, nationals of these 3 countries are exempted from visa requirements and are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 90 days.

For more information on countries that have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand, please see List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements with Thailand.

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