Thailand to introduce tourist fee

Starting in June, Thailand will be collecting a fee of 300 baht (US$9) from foreign tourists arriving in the country, subject to cabinet approval.

The money collected will be used to support visitors involved in accidents, as well as to develop tourist destinations.

From June, tourists will have to pay a small fee when travelling to Thailand; Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok pictured

Tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stated that foreigners with work permits and border passes will not be required to pay the fee.

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