Visas extended to boost tourism from October 1, 2022

August 20, 2022

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved longer visas for foreign visitors to the country from Oct 1 until March 31 as part of efforts to revitalise the economy as the pandemic eases, the agency said on Friday.

Those with regular visas will be able to stay for 45 days, up from 30 at present, while the visa on arrival scheme will be extended from 15 to 30 days, said CCSA spokesman Tawee­silp Visanuyothin.

“We are looking to extend their stay as this will help boost tourist spending, revive the economy and reduce the impact of the pandemic,” Dr Taweesilp said.

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has projected the number of foreign travellers will hit 10 million this year. From Jan 1 to Aug 16, over 4 million foreign tourists visited Thailand, he said.

Source: Bangkok Post