Extension of Thailand Visa on Arrival Fees Waiver 2019

Thailand Visa on Arrival fees were first waived for 2 months at the end of 2018 and later Visa on Arrival fee waiver was extended to 30 April 2019. As visa fee waiver has helped to increase a number of visitors, Thai government is planning one more extension of Thailand Visa on Arrival fees waiver 2019! The cabinet just approved an extension of free Visa on Arrival for few more months!

Extension of Thailand Visa on Arrival Fees Waiver 2019

Eligible Countries

Thai Visa on Arrival can be issued for the citizens of 18 countries, including ChinaIndia, Taiwan and others, as well as 4 newly approved countries. Full list of countries eligible for getting Thailand Visa on Arrival can be found here: Thailand Visa on Arrival.

Thailand Visa on Arrival Fee

The official Thailand Visa on Arrival fee is 2000 THB (~60 USD) per person and it might be quite a significant part of your travel expenses, especially if you're planning to visit Thailand just for a couple of days. The extension of Visa on Arrival fees waiver is a really attractive deal to a big number of tourists from China, IndiaTaiwan and 15 more countries.

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Extension of Thailand Visa on Arrival Fee Waiver 2019

Visa on Arrival fee waiver was first implemented from 15 November 2018 to 13 January 2019. Later, the period of Visa on Arrival fee exemption was extended from 14 January 2019 to 30 April 2019. As the time of this visa fee waiver is coming to the end, the Cabinet just announced that Thailand Visa on Arrival fee exemption will be extended for 6 more months - until 31 October 2019. If you are planning to visit Thailand during the so called "low season", you can make it significantly cheaper!

An extension of Visa on Arrival fee exemption was published by the Cabinet on 25 April 2019. The extension of free visa on arrival was finally confirmed and published in the Royal Gazette on 30 April 2019, so the extension of Thailand Visa on Arrival fee waiver 2019 became official. The official confirmation in Thai language can be found here: Resolution of Visa on Arrival Fee Waiver Extension.

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Extension of Thailand Free Visa 2019

What does it mean? You can get Thailand Visa on Arrival free for 6 more months in 2019:

  • Thailand visa fees on arrival May 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival June 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival July 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival August 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival September 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival October 2019 - 0 THB
  • Thailand visa fees on arrival from November 2019 to December 2019 - 2000 THB

Pay attention that even if Thailand Visa on Arrival is issued for free during this period of time, you still need to apply for Visa on Arrival at the airport and submit all the required documents. All required documents for getting Thailand Visa on Arrival are listed here: Thailand Visa on Arrival.

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