Thailand to Relax Visa Rules for Indian and Chinese Travelers

Tourism Boost: Thailand aims to increase its tourism industry revenue to nearly USD 100 billion by 2024, prompting efforts to attract more tourists.

Extended Stays: Plans include allowing international travelers to stay longer, with proposed visa durations of 15 and 30 days.

China and India Focus: As China was a major source of tourists pre-pandemic, Thailand is looking to streamline visa processes for Chinese visitors. Indian passport holders may benefit from reduced visa fees.

Simplifying Entry: The Thai Prime Minister expressed interest in expanding the list of countries whose citizens can enter visa-free, making travel more accessible.

Economic Growth: These visa rule changes are expected to stimulate tourism and contribute significantly to Thailand’s economic growth.