To visit Thailand, a tourist visa is required. Find information on the steps to follow for a short stay in Thailand.
If you want to visit Thailand as tourist or leisure traveler, you will need a tourist visa. The duration of the visa is 60 days for eligible countries including: South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand , Norway, Oman, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Vietnam.
Visitors whose country has not been listed above are entitled to a tourist visa which is limited to 30 days.
Since a few years, the number of entries in the country by land transport, granting 15 days of residence in Thailand is limited to 4, representing 60 days in total. Entry into Thailand will be refused unless you are coming by air and you hold a visa which is properly issued by a Royal Thailand Embassy abroad.
Visa on arrival
Citizens of 19 countries are eligible to visa on arrival in Thailand. These are:
Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Ukraine
How to apply?
To obtain a tourist visa for Thailand, you have to fill an application form downloadable from the website of the Embassy of Thailand of your country. During your application, you will need a recent passport-size photograph, the tickets for entry and exit, proof of sufficient financial resources for the duration of the stay. Fees apply.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Thailand www.mfa.go.th
Thai Airways www.thaiairways.com