Thailand Tourist Visa and Visa on Arrival

Thailand Tourist Visa and Visa on Arrival  |  Thailand  |  So today, while transferring at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, waiting for my flight to Luang Prabang at People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, I decided to explore and wonder around. I found some very interesting information about Tourist Visas to Thailand, courtesy by Thailand Long Stay (, and this is what I found. Tourists wishing to enter Thailand must get a tourist visa. Most must apply to a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to departure. However, the tourist visa exemption allows the citizens of over 40 countries including the USA, Canada, the UK, most European countries, Israel, Japan, Australian, New Zealand, and many Gulf States to enter and stay in the Thailand without a visa for up to 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, they must exit Thailand. Tourists under this exemption can return to Thailand under the tourist visa exemption, but only for a cumulative total of 90 days in any given six-month period.
Citizens of 21 other countries may apply for Visa on Arrival, which allows them to stay for 15 days in Thailand. Hope this is helpful. For more information check the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand where you will find detailed and updated information on this matter. As for me I am leaving Thailand for two nights to renew my Visa and come back to amazing Bangkok as soon as possible. CM

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