90-day visas floated for medical tourists
The Medical Hub Policy Administration Committee has proposed granting a 90-day visa-free stay to Japanese and US nationals who enter the country for medical services, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
He said the decision is intended to promote medical tourism as part of the government's policy of developing Thailand into a medical centre. The medical tourism sector last year generated about 28 billion baht in revenue. Thailand currently grants 90-day visa-free entry to medical tourists from 11 countries, including China, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam.