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Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa for tourism purposes only

Announcement: Thailand New Visa Measures

 The Royal Thai Government extends the 30-day Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme for Tourists from India and Taiwan starting from 11 May to 11 November 2024 

Visa Exemption :

1. Swiss passport holders entering Thailand for tourist purposes are entitled to enter Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days without a visa under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme. Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed below. Other travel documents for foreigners issued by these countries are not acceptable. (See the complete list of eligible countries in the below table.)

 2. Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate funding for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., traveler’s cheque or cash equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family), proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date. Otherwise, a tourist visa must be obtained.

 3. Temporary passport / provisional passport/emergency passport of nationals exempted from the Visa Scheme for 30 days is accepted by the Immigration Bureau in Thailand. However, the passport must be valid for not less than six months upon returning to the residence country.

4. Travelers who enter Thailand under the tourist visa exemption category can apply for an additional extension at the Immigration Bureau of up to 30 days.


Holders of BLUE or GREEN passports issued by the Swiss government

is NOT entitled to enter Thailand under the Visa Exemption scheme. 

Please see how to apply for a Visa for tourism purposes here.


Nationals entitled to a visa exemption (as indicated in the list below) are eligible to enter Thailand without a visa through land border checkpoints only twice a calendar year. Entering international airports will not be affected by this regulation.

Foreigners who enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category and would like to leave and re-enter may only stay for a cumulative duration, which does not exceed 90 days and is within six months from the date of first entry. (Passport must be valid for six months upon returning to residence country).