Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay

If you hold a passport from any of the countries listed below and your passport is valid for at least six months, you are eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay in Thailand. Allowed lengths of stay vary by country and the type of entry (by air or by land), so check the list to see exactly what you are eligible for.

American Countries Eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay

  • Argentina – 90 days by air or land
  • Brazil - 90 days by air or land
  • Canada - 30 days by air or land
  • Chile - 90 days by air or land
  • Peru - 90 days by air or land
  • United States of America - 30 days by air or land

Asian Countries Eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay

  • Bahrain – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Brunei – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Cambodia - 14 days by air or land
  • Hong Kong - 30 days by air or land
  • Indonesia – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Israel – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Japan - 30 days by air or land
  • Kuwait – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Laos - 30 days by air or land
  • Macau - 30 days by air or land
  • Malaysia - 30 days by air or land (from Malaysia)
  • Mongolia - 30 days by air or land
  • Myanmar - 14 days by air only
  • Oman – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Philippines – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Qatar – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Singapore – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • South Korea - 90 days by air or land
  • Turkey – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • United Arab Emirates – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Vietnam - 30 days by air or land

European Countries Eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay

  • Austria – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Belgium – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Czech – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Denmark – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Estonia – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Finland – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • France - 30 days by air or land
  • Germany - 30 days by air or land
  • Greece – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Hungary – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Iceland – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Ireland – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Italy - 30 days by air or land
  • Liechtenstein – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Luxembourg – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Monaco - 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Netherlands – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Norway – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Poland – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Portugal – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Russia - 30 days by air or land
  • Slovakia – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Slovenia – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Spain – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Sweden – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • Switzerland – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • United Kingdom - 30 days by air or land

African Country Eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay

  • South Africa – 30 days by air / 15 days by land

Pacific Countries Eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay

  • Australia – 30 days by air / 15 days by land
  • New Zealand – 30 days by air / 15 days by land

Nationals entitled to a visa exemption (non ASEAN nations) are eligible to enter Thailand without visa through land border checkpoints only twice a calendar year. The entering through international airports is not affected by this regulation so if you are planning to enter Thailand more frequently – fly in or get a visa.

At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well. Learn how to fill it here: Thailand Arrival Card 2018 – How to Fill Arrival Card Form.

Your country is not listed here? It might be that you need to get a Visa on Arrival.

Need a longer stay in Thailand? Single-Entry Tourist Visa or Multi-Entry Tourist Visa are the options for you.

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