Looking to get away for a while? It’s possible to come to Thailand via the Special Tourist Visa which grants holders the right to stay in the country for up to 270 days consecutively. What’s more, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has made it available to citizens of all countries.
Currently, Thailand is undergoing a second COVID-19 outbreak after a largely successful reopening between June and mid-December. Restrictions have been put in place, but there is currently no countrywide lockdown. The situation is fluid, and you should speak to the Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country about the situation when applying.
What are the Thailand Special Tourist Visa requirements?
For starters, applicants must comply with COVID-19 control and preventive measures implemented in Thailand. You will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine once you arrive in the country. During the application process, you will need to submit proof of their long-term accommodation or residence; proof of medical and travel insurance; and the required medical and travel insurance.
Those planning on traveling to Thailand via yachts need to follow additional rules and regulations set by the Marine Department in addition to the above measures.
How do I apply?
Applications for the Thailand Special Tourist Visa must be submitted at the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your home country. It is impossible to receive the visa outside of your home country. The visa will be made available until the end of September.
What is the length of the Thailand Special Tourist Visa?
The Thailand Special Tourist Visa allows for an initial 90-day stay in the country. Two 90-day extensions are available meaning the visa allows for a 270-day stay in Thailand.
How much does it cost?
The visa fee is THB2,000 while each extension costs THB2,000.