Thailand has temporarily removed visa requirements for travellers from India and Taiwan from November 10th to May 10th, 2024, in an effort to boost tourism.
Thailand has stated that, as the peak travel season draws near, visitors from Taiwan and India would not need a visa to enter the country as of next month, and this exemption will last until May 2024.
This decision, as reported by Reuters, comes after a previous one in September that removed the need for a visa for Chinese visitors. Prior to the pandemic, Chinese tourists accounted for a substantial portion of traveler arrivals, accounting for 11 million of the record 39 million in 2019.
Representative Chai Wacharonke stated, “Arrivals from India and Taiwan can enter Thailand for a 30-day period.”
The latest official figures show that Thailand saw 22 million tourists between January and October 29, bringing in 927.5 billion baht, or $25.67 billion.