wishing to enter Thailand, unless otherwise exempted, must obtain a proper visa
from a Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate prior to arrival in Thailand.
following is a list of countries whose nationals require a visa upon arrival
at the Bangkok (Don Muang), Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai airports:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia,
Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros Moroni, Costa Rica, Cote
d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea,
Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea
Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia,
Liechtenstein, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, Niger,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles,
Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela,
Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
of countries listed below do not require a visa when entering Thailand for
tourist purposes if their stay in Thailand does not exceed 30 days. However,
these individuals must obtain an entry stamp at the checkpoint of entry.
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada,
Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong,
Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea (North),
Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma),
Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vanuatu, Western
Samoa, and Yemen (Republic of).
These lists of
countries change periodically. The Immigration Bureau adds and removes countries
as circumstances dictate. For a stay longer than 30 days, all foreigners must
have a valid visa with the exception of nationals of South Korea, New Zealand,
Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, who are currently allowed to stay up to 90
days without a visa.