THAILAND – Temporary Visa-Waivers Announced

June 6, 2024

Update: Thailand’s visa-waiver to citizens of India and Taiwan has been extended to November 11, 2024.


Original post, November 20, 2023

Thailand has extended visa-waivers to citizens of India and Taiwan on a temporary basis. Beginning on 10 November, passport holders from both India and Taiwan can now stay in Thailand for tourism purposes for up to 30 days without obtaining a visa. This exemption will be in effect until 10 May 2024.

In addition, tourists from Russia can stay in Thailand for tourism for periods of up to 90 days without a visa until 30 April 2024. Following the initial 90-day period, Russian citizens may apply for a 30-day extension.

The temporary visa-waivers are being put into place in an effort to boost tourism to Thailand.

Immigration Insights

While these announcements have been made by the Cabinet of Thailand, the most senior members of the Thai government, they have not yet been published as an official announcement from the Ministry of Interior, Thailand, as published in The Royal Gazette. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.