Thailand Extends Visas for Travelers from 93 Countries

Thailand Extends Visas for Travelers from 93 Countries: Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines Included

Good news for long-term stays!

Are you planning a longer stay in the Land of Smiles? Great news! Thailand has just announced an extension to tourist visas for travellers from 93 countries! This visa extension applies to citizens of various nations, which makes it easier for tourists to enjoy Thailand’s beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, tourist hotspots, and delicious cuisine for an extended period.

While exact details of the extended visa program are still emerging, this news is indeed a positive sign for Thailand’s tourism industry, which has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. The extended visas will likely encourage more tourists to visit Thailand and potentially convert them into long-term visitors, further boosting the local economy.

Also read: Thailand Pushes for a Southeast Asia Schengen-Style Visa

Which countries benefit from the extended visa program?

As of writing, the specific list of the 93 countries have yet to be finalised. Some Asian countries already made the cut, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, China, and India. So if you’re planning a trip to Thailand anytime soon, you might want to check with your local Thai embassy or consulate for the latest updates on visa requirements and the extended visa program’s eligibility.

What this means for travellers

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The extended visa program definitely presents exciting opportunities for travellers seeking a longer stay in Thailand. This is ideal for those wanting to explore the country at a leisurely pace, learn the language, explore hidden gems, or even work remotely while soaking up the Thai sunshine.

Also read: Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia: Top Slow Travel Destinations in Asia

Planning a trip to Thailand? Stay tuned for further updates on the specifics of the extended visa program! In the meantime, if Thailand has been on your travel bucket list for quite some time now, this new might be the perfect push to book that dream trip.

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