Thailand government has announced to grant the multiple entry visas to the visitors coming from all over the world in order to boost its tourism and the economy.
Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, tourism minister on Wednesday said that prime minister has given the nod to the proposal that is expected to be effective within 60 days.
Right now, the citizens of 57 countries have been given a single free visa entry to the country for a period between 14 and 90 days depend on the nationality.
But, the new scheme will allow travelers to enter the country multiple times within the period of six months, with a charge of $142 for the six-month visa duration.
This move will align Thailand among the several neighbouring ASEAN countries, as it will also boost travel among the ASEAN countries as well.
Tourism is the only industry that was continuously growing in the recent years, as the other sectors are suffering the setback of global economic slowdown.
This has been Thailand second visa related announcement after the visa-free announcement for the citizens of Myanmar to the Thailand.
As per the recent estimates released by ministry of tourism and sports, Thailand has received about 15.8 million visitors between January and July 2015, which is 30 percent more than the last year. Thailand is currently targeting about 28 million arrivals for 2015.