Visa Regulation for Thailand
All visitors entering the Kingdom of Thailand must possess valid travel documents (Passports & Visa) recognized by the Royal Thai Government as described in the 1979 Immigration Act. Make sure your passport is value at least six-month before entering Thailand. Visas are obtained from all Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates around the world or just click below for a full Visa Service
However, according to the Ministry of Interior tourists from below countries are covered by a visa exemption agreement which allows you to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.
Citizen and passport holders from following countries can obtain a visa on arrival for the purpose of tourism in the Kingdom if their stay does not exceed 15 days:
Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, and Ukraine.
Anyone who is not listed above or plans to stay longer in the Kingdom of Thailand must apply for a valid tourist visa before traveling to Thailand from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General or online. For updated detail please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The validity of a tourist visa is 3 or 6 months, which means that visitors with such tourist visa need to travel to Thailand within 3 or 6 months after the date of issue and are permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 30 or 60 days as stamped into the passport.
For other visa type information, or if you like to stay longer than the mentioned 60 days as well as visa regulation can changed please always check for the latest update either your nearest Royal Thai Embassy / Consulate or the Thai Immigration
Update on CoVid-19
Thailand as many other countries impose Covid-19 restriction which are changing on a regular basis. These restrictions also depend on the country you are entering from, so please contact the nearest Royal Thai Embassy. Visit our blog and explore what Thailand prepared to keep you save during your visit in Thailand:
- Post Covid-19 Health & Hygiene Statement
- The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) project
- The Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI)
- SEAD Health & Hygiene Statement
Before your pack your bag and suitcase to enter or leave the Kingdom of Thailand make sure you follow the guidelines from customs in what and in which amount you allowed to bring in and what you are allowed to take out.
Find below just a short overview of what you can bring in and take out of Thailand. For more and updated information regarding customs regulation please contact above government WebPage's.
What can you not bring into Thailand?
Prohibited items are: Narcotics and pornographic material in any kind are prohibited. Narcotic offenders face severe penalties including a possible death sentence for possession, consumption and/or manufacture of illegal drugs. Firearms and ammunition can only import with a value permit from the Police Department. Certain species of fruits, vegetables and plants are prohibited. Contact the Agriculture for more details.
Any amount of traveler’s cheques or drafts may be imported, but cash in excess of US$ 10.00 must be declared. Not more than 50.000THB in cash may be exported. It is prohibited by law to bring any of the following items into Thailand: Drugs or any kin of narcotics, pornographic material in any kind, firearms and certain species of fruits, vegetables and plants.
Duty Free: Cigarettes and cigars must not exceed 200 in quantity each. Smoking tobacco not over 250 grams in weight. One liter each of wine or spirits may be brought in duty free and all personal items may not exceed 10.000 Thai Baht in value.
Taking foreign currency that exceeds US$10.000 into or out of Thailand must be declared at the Customs Office upon arrival or departure. You can take a maximum of 50.000 Baht per person out of the country without authorization.
You may bring a reasonable amount of clothing for personal use, toiletries and professional instruments and other goods that are not on the prohibited list by current customs regulations. Other than personal affects you are also allowed to take out merchandise bought from duty-free shops, including precious stones, gold and platinum ornaments.
Export of Antiques and Art Objects
Exports of Buddha images (except small ones carried on person), antiques and genuine works of art require export license from the Fine Arts Department. The shop you deal with can provide such service for you or contact the Bangkok National Museum