Indians Can Now Visit Thailand With No Visa-on-Arrival Cost
A view of Doi Pha Tang, Tambon Po, Amphoe Wiang Kaen in Thailand’s Chiang Rai city.
A view of Doi Pha Tang, Tambon Po, Amphoe Wiang Kaen in Thailand’s Chiang Rai city.(Photo Courtesy: tourismthailand.org)

Indians Can Now Visit Thailand With No Visa-on-Arrival Cost

Good news for Indian travellers who love exotic beaches and nature! Thailand has waived visa fee on arrival for tourists from 21 countries including India.

The tourists from these countries will get exemption for two months - 1 December 2018 to January 2019.

To boost tourism, the Thai government will waive the 2,000-baht fee for visa on arrival scheme for visitors staying in the Southeast Asian nation for no more than 15 days, Outlook India reported.

The 21 countries to get exemption include India, Bhutan, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, Maldives, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

According to the Outlook India report, tourists from these countries are entitled to apply for VoA at 48 designated immigration checkpoints, which allow tourists to enter the country and stay for a maximum of 15 days.

The exemption is expected to increase foreign arrivals to nearly 40 million, local media reports said, adding that the revenue from tourism accounts for 20 percent of Thailand’s GDP.

(With inputs from Outlook India)

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