Recently the Internet has been abuzz with rumors that tourists will soon be given the option of a 6 month tourist visa in Thailand. This rumor was confirmed on the 22nd of September and the new privilege will be implemented on November 13 this year. Unlike other types of visas that have limited reentry options, this one will allow multiple reentry within the 6 month period.
Similar tourist visas are already available however at under half the price. Tourists can now purchase double entry tourist visas at Thai embassies in other countries for only 2000 baht. These visas can also be utilized for 6 months, when making extensions within Thailand for an extra 1,900 baht, so there’s no real need to wait around until November, you can go and get a visa right now that will make your stay in the Land of Smiles just as long.
According to the Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the aim of the new visa is to promote Thailand as a destination for weekend vacations and a place business people can visit more often.