Thailand Targets More Indian Tourists with visa waiver
Thailand is all geared up to capitalise on the upcoming festive season; the tourism board has recently introduced some attractive scheme and offers to ensure maximum footfalls from India and other countries to Thailand. This year Thailand has already recorded 919,130 tourist arrivals from India a Y-O-Y increase of 13.24 per cent.
Recently the government granted a visa-on-arrival fee waiver for tourists from 20 countries. From November 15, 2018, to January 13, 2019, citizens of Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will be exempted from the 2,000 Baht visa-on-arrival fee for the purpose of touring in Thailand not more than 15 days.
Tourism Authority of Thailand now launches Amazing Thailand Grand Sale ‘Passport Privilege’ campaign during the same period.” Tourism Authority of Thailand gives delightful experiences in shopping and using services for foreign tourists who come to Thailand during November 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019. The campaign will help tourists to increase buying power on a variety of products and services from leading service providers
Furthermore tourist travelling to Thailand (arriving at Suvarnabhumi and Donmuang Airport) can now avail of E Visa on arrival. The Nation Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal officially launched the
E Visa on Arrival (E-VOA) system that is expected to cut visa processing time to as little as one minute.
Surachate presided over a ceremony to launch the new system, which has been used on trial basis at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports since November 15. The launch ceremony was held at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The facility is available at Phuket International Airport since Monday, will be adopted in Chiang Mai on November 26 and to Krabi soon after.
All you need to do is go online fill in the E-Visa on arrival form and get the response within 24hrs. Once at the airport head to the E VOA counter and enjoy your stay in Thailand. The similar service will begin in Phuket and Chiangmai airport on November 19, 2018 and November 26, 2018 respectively.