The Thai cabinet approved an extension of the visa-free policy that allows Indian and Taiwanese tourists to enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa.

‌Key Points:

  • The extension is effective from May 11, 2024, to Nov. 11, 2024.
  • The Immigration Bureau stated that visa holders are allowed an extension for an additional 30 days and can convert to a nonimmigrant B visa for work authorization if desired.

Additional Information: BAL previously reported the initial approval of this policy by the Ministry of Interior. The original policy allowed eligible passport holders or individuals with valid documents from India and Taiwan to visit Thailand for tourism purposes visa-free from Nov. 10, 2023, to May 10, 2024.

BAL Analysis: The extension is part of a wider government policy to boost tourism and facilitate additional cross-border travel and economic development.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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