Thailand’s Waiver On Visa-On-Arrival Fees To Be Extended For Another 3 Months

The best reward that you can give yourself is an extended stay at Patong beach hotel where luxury is affordable. The beach hotel is located in Phuket, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand and the rest the world. Visitors can expect different adventures and unique experiences on the island.

As Thailand transitions to a new government, the Immigration Bureau is planning to extend the waiver on visa-on-arrival fee for an additional 3 months for the must-needed boost to the tourism industry. Deputy Prime Minister SomkidJatusripitak said that the Immigration Bureau will be proposing on April 9 an extension to the exemption on the 2,000 baht visa-on-arrival fee for visitors coming from 21 countries. The exemption will be extended from May 1 to July 31 this year.

According to Mr. Somkid, the tourism industry plays a very significant role in economic growth. During the transition to the new government, investors are expected to take that wait-and-see attitude over the next 3 months. The visa-free exemption has managed to attract visitors over the past 3 months. Local operators in the tourism industry are requesting for the exemption to run until October or another 6 months.

Regardless of which parties will be formed in the new government, Mr Somkid assures the continuation of various infrastructure projects that include the high-speed rail that will link Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and Map Ta Phut airports, U-tapao aviation city, maintenance, repair and overhaul centre and Bangkok mass transit projects.

In order to facilitate the immigration process, the Immigration Bureau introduced a new service called e-visa-on-arrival to cut the processing time for visas upon arrival at the airport to as little as one minute. Over the next 4 to 5 months, artificial intelligence will be utilized in the immigration process. The system through a collaboration with Britain is scheduled for implementation November during the ASEAN Summit.

Meanwhile, do not miss to add a stay at Patong beach hotel in your bucket list. Every moment you spend at the beach hotel is guaranteed to be memorable. You can energize the body through sport and wellness activities. You can also learn new skills at bartending and culinary to impress your friends back home.