Free Thailand Visa on Arrival this winter

Thailand seems to have a rather expensive Visa on Arrival fee (2000 THB or ~61 USD or a rather whopping INR 4400) which doesn’t make those cheap tickets to Bangkok from India seem like much of a bargain.

Kayaking on Phi Phi Island

Thankfully they seem to be providing a bit of a break on those fees for the next 2 months.

Between December 1, 2018, and January 31, 2019 tourists from 21 countries are exempt from paying the short term Thai Visa on Arrival (VOA) fee. The countries are listed below

  • Andora
  • Bulgaria
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

These visas are available at 40 immigration points including international airports like Bangkok and Phuket. You can stay in Thailand for a maximum of 15 Days with this Visa. and short-term Visa on Arrivals cannot be extended.


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