In an effort to attract more international tourists as now the borders have been opened, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that they have relaxed the criteria for issuing the new tourist visas by allowing tourists from ‘medium risk’ countries. So Thailand Visa Requirements for Europe is now more relaxed
According to Thapanee Kitaphaibool, the Tourism Authority of Thailand executive director for tourism products, foreigners may enter Thailand with the 60-day tourist visa, which can be extended to a 90-day stay.
The requirements for this type of visa are as follows:
- Bank statement providing proof of income in the last six months equivalent to THB 500,000 (£12,510)
- Medical insurance that covers COVID-19 with at least USD 100,000 (£75,500) in coverage for the entire duration of your stay
- Proof of alternative state quarantine reservation (ASQ)
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test taken within 72 hours prior to the flight
Meanwhile, Thailand also launched the new Special Tourist Visa, which is a visa for a 90-day stay that can be renewed twice; which means, tourists may stay in the country for up to nine months. Initially, TAT aims to offer this type of visa to low-risk countries, but since most of the target countries in Europe and Scandinavia are categorised under ‘medium risk,’ Thai consulates have relaxed offering this visa to applicants from the mentioned countries.
The requirements for Special Tourist Visa are the same as regular visa as above.
All travellers to Thailand must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. If a tourist test positive, he or she will be admitted to a hospital; if a tourist test negative, he or she will head to an alternative state quarantine facility for their required 14-day quarantine.
As of November 5, the ministry issued certificates of entry to 1,465 foreigners with most people approved to enter on retirement visas, Special Tourist Visa and privileged entry visas. It is better to check with the Thai Embassy UK before making any travel arrangements.