The Thai government has announced that it will introduce landing fees for those traveling to the country without certain permits.

Key Points:

  • Beginning in June 2023, foreign nationals who travel to Thailand and do not hold a valid work permit or transit visa must pay a landing fee upon arrival.
  • Travelers entering the country by air must pay up to 300 THB (about US$8.70); travelers entering the country by land or sea must pay up to 150 THB.
  • Thai nationals and children under the age of two will be exempt from landing fees.
  • Travelers in transit, diplomatic or official passport holders, and foreigners holding Thai work permits will be exempt from landing fees.

Additional Information: A portion of the landing fee will be allocated to accident insurance for travelers. This insurance will cover up to 500,000 THB for health treatment resulting from an accident, as well as up to 1 million THB in compensation for accidental death while traveling in Thailand.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals should be aware of the new landing fees when entering the country and plan accordingly.

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