A 30-day Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani Tourists Starting from 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024
In accordance with the government’s policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has proposed a tourist visa exemption scheme for Chinese and Kazakhstani passport holders (or travel document holders) to enter and stay within the Kingdom of Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days, from 25 September 2023 to 29 February 2024, on a temporary basis. This initiative aims to promote tourism and people-to-people connectivity, as well as to enhance bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Cabinet approved this measure on 13 September 2023.
The aforementioned measure aims to facilitate the convenience of Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists traveling to Thailand during the tourist season starting from late September 2023, allowing them to enter Thailand without visa (visa exemption with no fee). It also serves to promote Thailand's tourism industry, which is a key driver in stimulating the economy, in accordance with the government's policy.