Note: Starting October 1, 2021 the Thailand Visa Exemption period has been converted back to 30 days (from 45 days). The traveler must apply for the Thai Pass (under Quarantine or No Quarantine Programs) from the Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to coming to Thailand.
Passport Holders Who Can Enter Thailand Without a Visa
The VISA EXEMPTION RULE allows tourists from 64 countries to enter Thailand without a visa. They are granted to stay a maximum of 30 days if they are entering Thailand via an international airport or entering through a land border checkpoint from neighboring countries.
Under the new provisions of the VISA EXEMPTION RULE and BILATERAL AGREEMENT effective December 31, 2016, passport holders of 64 countries are entitled to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet the following criteria:
- The visit is strictly for tourism purposes.
- They must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 30 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Traveling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc may be accepted as proof of exiting Thailand. You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show you will be exiting Thailand within 30 days of entry you will be most likely refused entry.
- It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person during your stay in Thailand.
List of countries under the Visa Exemption here: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-visa/thai-visa-exemption-and-bilateral-agreement
Please check whether your country of residence is under the list of countries under the Visa Exemption, otherwise you are required to apply for a visa from Thai embassy nearby.
Official website with list of Thai embassies: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thaiembassies
Selected Thai embassies below:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thai-embassies/thai-embassy-and-consulates-in-dubai-united-arab-emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thai-embassies/thai-embassy-and-consulates-in-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates
St. Petersburg, Russia: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thai-embassies/thai-embassy-and-consulates-in-st-petersburg-russia
London, United Kingdom: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thai-embassies/thai-embassy-and-consulates-in-united-kingdom