The Thai cabinet approved a new policy that allows Indian and Taiwanese tourists to enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa.

‌Key Points:

  • The Ministry of Interior published the official announcement in The Royal Gazette on Nov. 9
  • The new policy will be in effect from Nov. 10, 2023, to May 10, 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.

BAL Analysis: The new policy is part of a wider government effort to boost tourism during the high season. BAL will continue following this matter and will provide more information as it becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group

Copyright © 2023 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries, please contact