Explore Thailand: Visa-Free Entry for 60 Days for UAE, UK, and 91 Other Countries

Thailand has introduced a visa-free entry policy for citizens of 93 countries, including the UAE and UK, allowing them to stay for up to 60 days. This initiative aims to attract more tourists and stimulate economic growth by making it easier for professionals, students, and retirees to enjoy extended stays in Thailand.
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In an ambitious bid to invigorate its tourism sector and stimulate economic growth, Thailand has unveiled a new visa-free entry policy for citizens of 93 countries.

This policy, set to begin next month, allows travellers from these nations to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days without a visa. This landmark move is expected to attract a diverse array of visitors, from professionals and students to retirees and remote workers.

What Is Visa-Free Entry?

Visa-free entry is a privilege granted by a country to the citizens of specific nations, allowing them to enter without obtaining a visa beforehand. This policy permits eligible travelers to visit Thailand for a predetermined period without the need for a visa, simplifying the entry process and encouraging more international visits.

How Visa-Free Entry Works

Visa-free entry operates by allowing eligible travellers to enter Thailand and stay for a specific period without needing a visa. Here’s how it works:

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1. Eligibility

Travelers must hold a passport from a country that Thailand has granted visa-free entry to. This list currently includes 93 countries, ranging from the UAE and UK to India and Japan.

2. Entry Requirements

Upon arrival, visitors must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond their intended stay. They may also be required to show proof of onward travel, such as a return flight ticket or a ticket to a third country. Additionally, proof of sufficient funds to cover the duration of their stay may be necessary.

3. Duration of Stay

The visa-free entry allows travelers to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days. During this period, visitors can explore the country’s diverse attractions, including its vibrant cities, cultural landmarks, and beautiful natural landscapes.

4. No Work Permitted

While visitors can engage in tourism and leisure activities, they are not permitted to work or conduct business under the visa-free entry policy. For activities beyond tourism, such as employment or long-term stays, appropriate visas are required.

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5. Extensions and Re-entry

In some cases, travelers may be able to extend their stay or re-enter the country under the visa-free arrangement. However, specific rules apply, and visitors should check the latest guidelines from Thai immigration authorities.

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Visa-Free Entry Requirements for Thailand

To take advantage of Thailand’s visa-free entry, travelers must adhere to the following general requirements:

  1. Valid Passport: A passport with at least six months validity beyond the date of entry.
  2. Proof of Onward Travel: A confirmed return ticket or proof of onward travel.
  3. Sufficient Funds: Proof of adequate funds to cover the stay in Thailand.
  4. Health Insurance: Recommended to have health insurance covering the duration of the stay.
  5. No Engagement in Work: Visa-free entry does not permit employment or business activities.

List of Countries with Visa-Free Entry to Thailand

Travellers from the following countries can now enjoy visa-free access to Thailand:

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S. No.Country
1Albania
2Andorra
3Argentina
4Austria
5Australia
6Bahrain
7Belarus
8Belgium
9Bhutan
10Bosnia and Herzegovina
11Brazil
12Brunei
13Bulgaria
14Cambodia
15Canada
16Chile
17China
18Colombia
19Croatia
20Cyprus
21Czech Republic
22Denmark
23Dominica
24Ecuador
25Estonia
26Fiji
27Finland
28France
29Georgia
30Germany
31Greece
32Guatemala
33Hong Kong
34Hungary
35Iceland
36India
37Indonesia
38Ireland
39Israel
40Italy
41Jamaica
42Japan
43Jordan
44Kazakhstan
45Kuwait
46Laos
47Latvia
48Liechtenstein
49Lithuania
50Luxembourg
51Macau
52Malaysia
53Maldives
54Malta
55Mauritius
56Mexico
57Monaco
58Mongolia
59Morocco
60Myanmar
61Nepal
62Netherlands
63New Zealand
64Norway
65Oman
66Panama
67Papua New Guinea
68Peru
69Philippines
70Poland
71Portugal
72Qatar
73Russia
74San Marino
75Saudi Arabia
76Serbia
77Singapore
78Slovakia
79Slovenia
80South Africa
81South Korea
82Spain
83Sri Lanka
84Sweden
85Switzerland
86Taiwan
87Tonga
88Trinidad and Tobago
89Ukraine
90United Arab Emirates
91United Kingdom
92United States
93Vietnam

(This table lists all the countries eligible for visa-free entry to Thailand, organized alphabetically for easy reference.)

Also Read: Thailand Drops 300 Baht Tourism Fee and Offers Extended Visas

Embark on a 60-Day Thai Adventure!

This new policy allows visa-free travellers to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days and explore the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and world-renowned beaches. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation, Thailand offers something for everyone.

Extended Stays for Remote Workers and More

The Thai government is particularly welcoming remote workers, postgraduate students, and retirees. With the introduction of a new long-term visa, remote workers can now enjoy stays of up to 180 days per visit, with a total validity of five years. This caters to the growing trend of remote work and positions Thailand as a hub for digital nomads.

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Looking Ahead

With the implementation of the visa-free entry program, Thailand anticipates welcoming even more visitors in the coming years. The government has set an ambitious target of attracting between 25 and 30 million tourists annually. This new policy, coupled with Thailand’s undeniable charm and affordability, is sure to attract travelers from all corners of the globe.

Ready to Experience the Magic of Thailand?

If you’re a citizen of one of the 93 visa-free countries, start planning your dream Thai adventure today! With its simplified entry process, extended stay options, and captivating beauty, Thailand promises an unforgettable experience.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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