Thailand visa requirements for tourists 2022

[Updated September 2022] Find out the Thailand visa requirements for tourists before you travel. Learn whether your passport is eligible for Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme.

Thailand Visa Requirements 2022

As a tourism superpower, travel industry contributes as much as 20% to Thailand’s GDP before onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to facilitate the entrance of more tourists, Thailand offers visa free travel and visa on arrival for most countries and territories in the world. To enjoy visa free travel or visa on arrival for Thailand via Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or other airports, you just need an ORDINARY passport from one of the countries or territories listed below. 

Find out whether your passport is eligible for visa free travel below (as of September 2022):

No visa required for stay of up to 14 days

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar (via international airports only)

No visa required for stay of up to 30 days

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lao PDR
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • The Philippines
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia (VoA)
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Following Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announcement on 23 September 2022 that COVID-19 will be downgraded from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from October 2022, visa exemption period for the following countries will be extended from 30 days to 45 days. Countries and territories that are not listed below will continue to enjoy 30-day visa exemption.

This scheme is part of the Thai government’s strategy to revive the tourism section and will be in effect from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • The Philippines
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

No visa required for stay of up to 90 days

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru

Holders of Brazil and Peru’s ordinary passports are entitled to 30 days visa free travel under tourist visa exemption scheme and 90 days visa free travel under bilateral agreements.

Visa on arrival (VOA) for stay of up to 15 days

  • Bhutan
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu

Following Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announcement on 23 September 2022 that COVID-19 will be downgraded from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from October 2022, Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) period granted to these countries will be extended from 15 days to 30 days.

This scheme is part of the Thai government’s strategy to revive the tourism section and will be in effect from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Source: TAT

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