Visa fee measure to woo tourists

Visa fee measure to woo tourists

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved to waive the visa fee and halve the visa-on-arrival fee for tourists from 19 countries including China to attract more visitors during this high season.

From Dec 1 to Feb 28, the 1,000-baht fee for visas sought at Thai embassies and consulates would be lifted, and the 2,000-baht fee for visas on arrival would be cut to 1,000 baht, said Apisit Chaiyanuwat, vice minister at the Prime Minister's Office.

Eligible for the privilege are visitors from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Tourism authorities said the three-month tourism promotion measure was aimed at boosting the number of visitors by 350,000 and generating income of 28 billion baht.


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