Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
Important note regarding Thai Visa during COVID-19!
Currently, due to pandemic and emergency decree in place, Thai visas are not issued for tourists and no commercial flights are allowed to enter Thailand. Only foreigners with specific types of Thai visa can enter the country and must do quarantine here. Detailed information about types of foreigners who currently are allowed to enter Thailand and quarantine measures applied for them can be found here: Quarantine Measures for People Entering Thailand.
Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
If you hold a passport from any of the countries listed below and your passport is valid for at least six months, you are eligible for a Free Visa-Exempt Stay in Thailand. Allowed lengths of stay vary by country and the type of entry (by air or by land), so check the list to see exactly what you are eligible for.
American Countries Eligible for Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
- Argentina – 90 days
- Brazil – 90 days
- Canada – 30 days
- Chile – 90 days
- Peru – 90 days
- United States of America – 30 days
Asian Countries Eligible for Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
- Bahrain – 30 days
- Brunei – 30 days
- Cambodia – 14 days
- Hong Kong – 30 days
- Indonesia – 30 days
- Israel – 30 days
- Japan – 30 days
- Kuwait – 30 days
- Laos – 30 days
- Macao – 30 days
- Malaysia – 30 days
- Maldives – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- Mongolia – 30 days
- Myanmar – 14 days (by air only)
- Oman – 30 days
- Philippines – 30 days
- Qatar – 30 days
- Singapore – 30 days
- South Korea – 90 days
- Turkey – 30 days
- United Arab Emirates – 30 days
- Vietnam – 30 days
European Countries Eligible for Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
- Andorra – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- Austria – 30 days
- Belgium – 30 days
- Czech – 30 days
- Denmark – 30 days
- Estonia – 30 days
- Finland – 30 days
- France – 30 days
- Germany – 30 days
- Greece – 30 days
- Hungary – 30 days
- Iceland – 30 days
- Ireland – 30 days
- Italy – 30 days
- Latvia – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- Liechtenstein – 30 days
- Lithuania – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- Luxembourg – 30 days
- Monaco – 30 days
- Netherlands – 30 days
- Norway – 30 days
- Poland – 30 days
- Portugal – 30 days
- Russia – 30 days
- San Marino – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- Slovakia – 30 days
- Slovenia – 30 days
- Spain – 30 days
- Sweden – 30 days
- Switzerland – 30 days
- Ukraine – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- United Kingdom – 30 days
African Country Eligible for Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
- Mauritius – 30 days (from 14 April 2019)
- South Africa – 30 days
Oceania Countries Eligible for Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay
- Australia – 30 days
- New Zealand – 30 days
HOT NEWS! Thailand visa exemption giving the right to visit Thailand visa free for up to 30 days was recently granted to seven new countries. Starting from 14 April 2019, citizens of Latvia, Lithuania, Andorra, San Marino, Ukraine, the Maldives and Mauritius will no longer need to apply for Visa on Arrival but will be given visa free entry to Thailand.
Nationals entitled to a visa exemption (non ASEAN nations) are eligible to enter Thailand without visa through land border checkpoints only twice a calendar year. The entering through international airports is not affected by this regulation so if you are planning to enter Thailand more frequently – fly in or get a visa.
Thailand Immigration control procedure at the airport in Thailand is briefly described here: Thailand Immigration Control Procedure for Foreigners.
Passport issued by one of the countries above and valid for at least 6 months.
At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well. Learn how to fill it here: Thailand Arrival Card – How to Fill Arrival Card Form.
Proof of funds for traveling – 10,000 THB per person or 20,000 THB per family in any currency (they rarely ask for it but it’s better to be ready).
Proof that you will be leaving Thailand within 30 days – tickets (requested in rare cases).
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Extension of Stay in Thailand
Your visa free stay in Thailand can be extended once per entry. In most cases it can be extended by 30 days. For more information check: Thai Visa Extension.
Your country is not listed here? It might be that you need to get a Visa on Arrival.
Need a longer stay in Thailand? Single-Entry Tourist Visa or Multi-Entry Tourist Visa are the options for you.