Bangkok, 19 November, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform travellers from 18 nations, entitled for visa-on-arrival to Thailand, that they are able to apply for a Thailand e-visa online and take advantage of the Royal Thai Government’s visa-on-arrival fee waiver scheme.
As announced on the TAT Newsroom earlier this month (Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 30 April 2020), citizens of Bhutan, Bulgaria, China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu are all exempt from the 2,000 Baht visa-on-arrival fee for single-entry leisure travel in Thailand for not more than 15 days.
Travellers from these countries can apply for a Thailand e-visa online at any of the two websites – https://www.thailandevisa.org and https://thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com for entry into Thailand at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai International Airports.
To apply for a Thailand e-visa, applicants need to fill out the electronic form at any of the two websites, upload necessary documents, pay the online fee, and download the approved e-visa for entering Thailand.
Applicants will be exempt from the 2,000 Baht visa fee until 30 April, 2020, but they are still required to pay the online processing fee to the visa facilitating agencies, at 600 Baht for normal approval procedure of 24-72 hours and 2,500 Baht for urgent 24-hour approval.