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Cabinet meeting next week to discuss granting a special tourist visa

10 Sep 2020

The Governor of TAT, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said a Cabinet meeting next week would discuss granting a special tourist visa for foreigners who want to visit Thailand.

The tourist visa would be valid for an initial stay of 90 days but might be extended, two times, for a full visit of 270 days. 

Tourist-visa cost is 2,000 baht per person. It's relevant for foreign tourists who wish to remain in Thailand for a long time, Yuthasak said. 

TAT must then brace for '‘limited exposure' to international visitors, aiming to draw tourism in the fourth quarter of this year from markets such as Europe.

If the findings are excellent, figures may be increased, "Yuthasak said.

The Thai Travel Agents Association previously proposed authorizing Covid-19 low-risk, quarantine-free visitors from cities or nations.

Recently, TAT drafted guidance, waiting for Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul to address the topic with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. "Efforts were made to move ahead with minimal publicity. However, after the cases of the Egyptian soldier in Rayong and the DJ in jail, questions were posed regarding a new coronavirus epidemic, "Yuthasak stated. 

Source: Nation Thailand