Kazakhs’ Visa-Free Period Extended

Visa-Free Period Extended

The Prime Minister’s cabinet has decided to prolong the visa-free entry for Kazakh tourists by an additional six months. The visa exemption program for visitors from Kazakhstan will now continue from March 1 through August 31.

Launched last year, this policy aimed to boost tourism with a planned duration of September 25 to February 29. It was a success, attracting a record 172,000 visitors from Kazakhstan to Thailand.

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, noted that each Kazakh visitor spends up to 75,000 baht on average, compared to the general visitor spending of about 45,000 baht. This spending trend highlights the significant economic impact Kazakh tourists have on Thailand and provides a clear justification for the extension.