Thailand waives VOA fees for two months

Chinese tourists outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Thailand will waive visa-on-arrival fee for visitors from 21 countries for two months in hopes of stimulating tourism, following consecutive months of year-on-year declines in Chinese arrivals.

Chinese tourists outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Bangkok Post reported that the cabinet agreed with a draft ministerial regulation to waive the 2,000-baht (US$61) fee from December 1 to January 31 for visitors staying for up to 15 days.

China, India and Taiwan are on the list of countries, which also includes Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The move is expected to boost tourist numbers by at least 30 per cent, The Bangkok Post article shared.

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