Category: Visa Updates

Our occasional series on the new visas introduced by Thai Immigration.  This also covers rule changes to Visa Exemptions.

Please see the main Thailand Visa page also .

Thailand Opens Up for Double Vaccinated Tourists – Entry Criteria Relaxed

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After nearly 20 months of closed borders and a stalled tourist industry, Thailand is finally relaxing its strict entry requirements for double vaccinated holidaymakers, long term visa holders and indeed its own returning citizens.

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Samui Plus Sandbox – No Covid 19 Quarantine Entry to Thailand – July 2021

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Following the start of the Covid-19 Phuket Sandbox on 1st July, Koh Samui is now launching a similar scheme, Samui Plus, from 15th July. This will allow for double vaccinated foreigners to travel to the island without quarantine.

In essence, you need to stay in a designated hotel for 14 days, of which the …

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STV- Special Tourist Visa – Covid 19

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Guide to the Thailand entry criteria during the Covid 19 pandemic, including details on the new STV (Special Tourist Visa). There is a mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine at your expense.

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Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) – New Visa for Thailand

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Our quick guide to the new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) introduced in November 2015 in Thailand, signalling the end of Double and Triple Entry Tourist Visas

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30 Day Visa Exemption Rules Under Spotlight

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News on Thailand Visas with updated rules for 30 days back to back visa runs to be introduced and how it affects the normal tourist.

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