Thailand exempts visa fees for China, Taiwan nationals next week

August 04, 2014
Thailand exempts visa fees for China, Taiwan nationals next week

The Foreign Minister of Thailand, Sihasak Puangketkeow, is planning to introduce visa fee exemption policy for Chinese and Taiwanese travelers next week.

Sihasak said that the three-month benefit requires travelers to file an application for visa to enter the country. With the intention to promote tourism, Thailand’s Foreign Minister in association with agencies related to tourism had gained authorization from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to visa fee exemption policy for Chinese and Taiwanese for a period of three months, beginning from August.   
Thailand welcomes over six million tourists from China each year. The verdict to exempt visa fees for Chinese and Taiwanese tourists is a portion of the scheduled 40th anniversary celebrations of diplomatic relations between the two nations, Sihasak added. 

Sihasak said that the the issue will be considered by the Interior Ministry and the order would be issued and executed immediately. After which the Immigration Bureau will be intimated about the temporary exemption visa fees for nationals of both countries.

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