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Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa for tourism purposes only

Visa Exemption :

1. Swiss passport holders entering Thailand for tourist purposes are entitled to enter Thailand for 45 days without a visa under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme (from 1 October 2022 - 31 Match 2023). Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed below. Other travel documents for foreigners issued by these countries are not acceptable. (See the complete list of eligible countries in the below table.)

 2. Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate funding for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., traveler’s cheque or cash equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family), proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date. Otherwise, a tourist visa must be obtained.

 3. Temporary passport / provisional passport/emergency passport of nationals who exempted for Tourist Visa Scheme for 30 days is accepted by the Immigration Bureau in Thailand. However, the passport must have validity not less than 6 months upon returning to the residence country.

4. Travelers who enter Thailand under the tourist visa exemption category are allowed to apply for an additional extension at the Immigration Bureau for a period of up to 30 days.


In compliance with the new visa exemption regulation issued by the Ministry of Interior dated 26 May 2016, nationals entitled to a 30-days visa exemption (as indicated in the list below) are eligible to enter Thailand without a visa through land border checkpoints only twice a calendar year. The entering through international airports will not be affected by this regulation.

Foreigners who enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category and would like to leave and re-enter may only stay for a cumulative duration, which does not exceed 90 days and is within 6 months from the date of first entry. (Passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon returning to residence country).