Thailand has announced a significant tourism boost by granting Chinese tourists visa exemption for a 30-day stay. This new policy, effective from September 25, 2023, until February 29, 2024, allows Chinese passport holders to visit Thailand without the need for a visa, aimed at stimulating the tourism industry and achieving a revenue target of 2.38 trillion Baht for the year.
The decision comes as part of the Royal Thai Government’s efforts to revive its tourism sector, with Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin leading the initiative. Chinese travelers, who are a crucial market for Thailand, will now find it easier to visit the country during this five-month visa exemption period.
The move is expected to result in a substantial increase in Chinese tourists visiting Thailand, with projections indicating a year-on-year growth of approximately 41-62%. This influx of visitors is anticipated to generate significant tourism income, further bolstering the Thai economy.
With this visa exemption in place, Thailand is positioning itself as an attractive destination for Chinese tourists, providing them with greater ease and flexibility in exploring the country for up to 30 days without the need for a visa, thus strengthening the bonds between the two nations and supporting the long-term goals of Thailand’s tourism industry.
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