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Thailand approves visa-free entrance for Sri Lankan tourists to boost tourism

May 30, Colombo (LNW): Thailand’s cabinet has endorsed new visa promotions aimed at attracting more tourists, including those from Sri Lanka.

Under this initiative, Sri Lankan tourists will no longer require a visa to enter Thailand and can stay for up to 60 days.

Effective from 1 June 2024, this measure is part of broader efforts to enhance Thailand’s appeal to international visitors, as reported by the Bangkok Post.

Government spokesman Chai Wacharonke stated that the Foreign Ministry proposed these measures to attract as many visitors as possible.

As a result of the recent changes, the number of countries eligible for visa-free entry has increased from 57 to 93.

The 57 nations that previously enjoyed a visa waiver can now receive a 60-day stamp on arrival:

  1. Canada
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Denmark
  4. Estonia
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Greece
  9. Hungary
  10. Iceland
  11. Indonesia
  12. Republic of Ireland
  13. Israel
  14. Italy
  15. Japan
  16. Kuwait
  17. Latvia
  18. Liechtenstein
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Malaysia
  22. Maldives
  23. Mauritius
  24. Monaco
  25. The Netherlands
  26. New Zealand
  27. Norway
  28. Oman
  29. The Philippines
  30. Poland
  31. Portugal
  32. Qatar
  33. San Marino
  34. Singapore
  35. Slovakia
  36. Slovenia
  37. Spain
  38. South Africa
  39. South Korea
  40. Sweden
  41. Switzerland
  42. Turkey
  43. Ukraine
  44. United Arab Emirates
  45. United Kingdom
  46. United States
  47. Peru
  48. Hong Kong
  49. Vietnam
  50. Saudi Arabia
  51. Andorra
  52. Australia
  53. Austria
  54. Belgium
  55. Bahrain
  56. Brazil
  57. Brunei

The 13 nations whose citizens previously received a 30-day stamp on arrival will now receive a 60-day stamp:

  1. India
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Malta
  4. Mexico
  5. Papua New Guinea
  6. Romania
  7. Uzbekistan
  8. Taiwan
  9. Bhutan
  10. Bulgaria
  11. Cyprus
  12. Fiji
  13. Georgia

The six new nations whose citizens now enjoy a visa waiver and a 60-day stay are:

  1. China
  2. Laos
  3. Macau
  4. Mongolia
  5. Russia
  6. Cambodia

The 17 new nations now eligible for visa on arrival and will receive a 60-day stamp are:

  1. Guatemala
  2. Jamaica
  3. Jordan
  4. Kosovo
  5. Morocco
  6. Panama
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. Trinidad and Tobago
  9. Tonga
  10. Uruguay
  11. Albania
  12. Colombia
  13. Croatia
  14. Cuba
  15. Dominica
  16. Dominican Republic
  17. Ecuador

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