Thailand plans to waive visas for more countries

Shannon-Dale Reid

2 months ago

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Thailand which is known for its historical Buddhist temples, beaches, cuisines, and creative food markets, will be opening up more visa-free travel to citizens of several countries.

Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin who made the announcement said it is an aim to boost the country’s tourism.

This comes as Thailand recently waived visas for citizens of China and India.

According to the Prime Minister, the visa-free programme for China has helped stimulate the economy “quite a lot“, as Tourism, is a key driver of Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy.

The PM without calling the names said “We’ll continue to do this with several more countries.”

This visa waiver has helped Thailand tremendously as from January 1 to February 11, the country received 4.39 million foreign tourist arrivals, up 48% from a year earlier, with China as the top source market.

The government expects about 34-35 million foreign visitors this year, up from about 28 million last year