Thailand Offers Tourists Chance To Extend Visa By 45 Days From October 1 Onwards

by Sushmita Mahanta
Thailand Offers Tourists Chance To Extend Visa By 45 Days From October 1 Onwards

Thailand brings good news for its tourists. Yes, you heard it right! On Friday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved longer stays for tourists from October 1 to March 31, revealed CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. Currently, travelers from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, and 47 other countries are eligible for 30-day visas on arrival in Thailand. With the new rule, the eligibility extends to 45 days, increasing the amount of time you can spend exploring the country of beautiful landscapes and friendly people!

From October 1 Travelers Will Be Able To Visit Thailand For A Whopping 45 Days

Now you can spend a lot more time on the world-renowned southern beaches of Thailand.
Well, the new visa extension rule basically means that starting October 1, travelers will be able to visit Thailand for a whopping 45 days without needing an advance visa. However, there’s a catch. The visa extension is temporary. It starts on October 1, 2022, and ends on March 31, 2023. So all you tourists who are excited to visit Thailand must do it soon! Tourists from 18 countries who enter Thailand under the visa-on-arrival scheme will be now able to extend their stay from 15 days to 30 days, while those from 50 countries who get a 30-day stamp under the visa exemption scheme will be able to stay for 45 days. A full list of the countries included in the 45-day visa scheme is available on the official Thai embassy website and you can check it out here.

The Main Aim Behind The Visa Extension Plan Is To Boost Thailand’s Tourism Industry

According to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, around 1.07 million foreign tourists had entered Thailand in July and that was the first time that monthly arrivals have exceeded the 1 million mark since the arrival of the pandemic in the country. The current visa extension plan to 45 days is a way to boost tourism in Thailand. The Minister expects around a million foreign arrivals each in August and September and believes there will be an increase in the numbers to 1.5 million per month from October till December. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn also expects that the total number of foreign tourists in 2022 will exceed 10 million.

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