Visa and Thailand Pass procedures for Non-Thai nationals wishing to enter Thailand under Tourist visa exemption scheme

Visa and Thailand Pass procedures for Non-Thai nationals wishing to enter Thailand for Tourism purposes

Tourist visa exemption scheme

Eligible travelers

U.S. Passport Holders are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit or 15-day stays if arriving by land-crossing. (For more information regarding the Visa Exemption Scheme and the list of countries that may eligible, please check here). By choosing a type of permitted person as Visa exemption

Visa Exemption conditions

• Entering the Kingdom through land/sea border checkpoints under Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme is permitted only twice in a calendar year, except nationals of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Singapore who may enter Thailand through such checkpoints more than twice in a calendar year.

• Travelers entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme must possess adequate cash of or equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person or 40,000 Baht per family.

• Even with the visa exemption scheme, travelers still need to apply for a Thailand Pass (click here to register) in order to enter Thailand. 

At the departure airport and upon entry to Thailand, the approved applicant is required to present

1. Thailand Pass;

2. Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 20,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that the applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand); and

as of May 2019 1