Thailand Special Tourist Visa


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Special Visa to Enter Thailand

The Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) is a special visa introduced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand for long-stay tourists who would like to travel to Thailand. It is one of the economic measures by the Thai government to restore the local tourism industry that has been affected heavily by COVID-19.

Update: The Thai Embassies and Consulates are currently issuing the normal 60-day tourist visa (SETV) and the special tourist visa (STV). Kindly contact your local Thai embassy for more information.

Thailand Special Tourist Visa Qualifications

Foreigners applying for a Special Tourist Visa must be:

  • Foreigner from a low-risk country according to the Public Health Ministry regulations.
  • Accept compliance of preventive measures as prescribed by the government, including submitting to alternative state quarantine (ASQ) in accredited hospitals/hotels for not less than 14 days upon arrival.
  • Provide evidence of a place to stay or accommodation during the long stay visit.
  • Show proof of payment for hotel accommodation or admittance to hospitals chosen as alternative state quarantine (ASQ) facilities.

At this stage, the definition of ‘low risk’ country remains open for interpretation and will change over time. It is highly recommended for those who are wishing to apply for the STV they must enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or a consulate in their home country before making any bookings or paying money for agents or other services.

Requirements for Thailand STV

Foreigners applying for the STV will need to provide the following:

  1. Proof of accommodation after the 14-day quarantine, which could be any of the following:
    • Proof of payment for hotel or accommodation to be used after discharge from quarantine.
    • Copy of a condominium title deed owned by the visitor or a family member.
    • Evidence of renting accommodation – condominium or house.
    • Evidence of payment for the purchase or lease of a condominium-type residence that foreigners can legally buy or lease.
  2. Proof of medical and travel insurance policy
    Medical and Travel Insurance with a minimum 100,000 USD coverage for COVID-19 medical treatment and a minimum coverage of 400,000 THB for other medical and accident expenses. The insurance must cover for at least 90 days which is the initial validity of the visa.

NOTE: Some embassies will reject your COE application if you do not have the correct format for Health Insurance.

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Foreigners with the evidence needed above will be eligible to apply for an STV from Thai embassies or consulates in selected countries.

STV Application Process

The interested applicant must get in touch with the Thai Embassy or Consulate or local office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in their country or an accredited travel agency. An initial application will be submitted to the Bureau of Immigration for a background check.

After receiving the approval from the Immigration Bureau, the applicant or the agency will be requested to submit the visa application form, pay the visa fee, provide proof of ASQ accommodation, proposed chartered flight to Thailand, and copy of the health insurance policy. The application will be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After the visa application has been approved by the MFA, the applicant will collect the STV visa and the Certificate of Entry (COE) which will be issued by the Thai Embassy or Consulate in his/her current location. The applicant will also provide the Fit to Fly Medical Certificate which must state that the applicant does not have COVID-19 and this certificate must be issued within 72 hours before the flight departure.

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Visa Fee and Validity

Eligible applicants will have to pay a visa fee of 2,000 baht and the visa holder will be allowed to stay in the country for 90 days. After this period expires, immigration officers will be able to renew the holder’s visa twice, each for another 90 days at a time. Foreigners must submit an application and pay a fee in accordance with the rules.

Upon Arrival in Thailand

Upon arriving in Thailand, visitors must undergo health screening from the Ministry of Public Health. The STV holder will be issued a permit to stay for 90 days in Thailand if the tourists pass all screening measures. They will immediately depart the airport to begin the strict state quarantine at their paid ASQ/ALSQ.

Once they are tested negative for Covid-19 after the 14-day quarantine, long-stay tourists will have the freedom to travel as they please around the country with a mobile application that will track their destination.

The Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) holders can enter Thailand starting on October 1, 2020 until September 30, 2021.

Thailand STV Application

The images above were taken from the video footage of TAT VTR Special Tourist Visa.

Update:

The Thailand Special Tourist Visa or STV cannot be changed or converted into any other type of visa in the duration of your stay in Thailand. If the STV holder is found to be in breach of the conditions for entry into Thailand, the stay permit will be revoked immediately and the visa holder will be banned from returning to Thailand in the future. The STV project is only valid until September 30, 2021.

 

 

 

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582 Comments

  1. Annika De Maeyer
    November 21, 2020
    Reply

    Good afternoon,
    We are a family (Belgian & German) but are currently Maltese nationals looking to stay in Thailand for at least 2-3 months over the winter. As far as I understand, Malta is currently not eligible for the STV? But is Malta issuing the regular 60-day visa? I cannot seem to find anything on a Thai embassy or consulate in Malta – is there a different embassy in Italy for example that I would need to contact?
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • November 22, 2020

      Dear Annika,
      Good day.
      The normal 60-day tourist visa is now being issued in most Thai embassies and consulates around the world. I recommend for you to check with your local Thai embassy.
      Thank you.

  2. Sarah England
    November 19, 2020
    Reply

    We are due to fly with TUI from Gatwick UK in 15 days time on the 4th December for 14 nights. TUI have advised the holiday is still scheduled to go ahead. How is this possible if we have to quarantine for 14 days and only be staying for 2 weeks, not to mention the VISA.

    • November 19, 2020

      Dear Sarah,
      Good day.
      You must adapt to the current situation and current regulations by Thailand. You need to secure a tourist visa and certificate of entry from the Thai Embassy London. You also need to count into consideration the mandatory quarantine. If you are staying in Thailand for 2 weeks, maybe it is good for you to cancel the trip and move it to next year, maybe in 2021 there will be no quarantine. You can also prolong your stay in Thailand. You can spend 14 days in quarantine and 16 days sightseeing.
      Thank you.

  3. Keely
    November 19, 2020
    Reply

    When applying for VISa and COE, do you need to book accommodation for the entire 60 days for tourist visa? I see there are places that I must put my address in Thailand, so I would like to confirm if I need to have the full stay accounted for at the time of application.

    • November 19, 2020

      Dear Keely,
      Good day.
      What is required for the normal Tourist Visa is that you book an ASQ hotel for 14 to 15 days. The remainder of your stay, you can provide another hotel reservation (non-ASQ) or you can provide an address of a friend. You do not need to show a booking for the whole 60 days because you are free to stay with friends or rent an apartment.
      Thank you.

  4. Antoine Dolimier
    November 18, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I am a French passport holder (high-risk category) and would like to travel to Thailand to see my girlfriend. What does the process of getting a visa look like given current circumstances?

    Many thanks,
    Antoine Dolimier

    • November 19, 2020

      Dear Antoine,
      Good day.
      I believe right now, some countries are now issuing the 60-day tourist visa. I recommend to check with the Thai Embassy in Paris if this visa is already available there.
      Thank you.

  5. Justy
    November 17, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, how much time do I have from the moment I get STV to entering Thailand?

    Also assuming I get the visa:
    If my country moves to middle or high risk before my flight to Thailand, will I still be able to enter Thailand with my STV?

    • November 19, 2020

      Dear Justy,
      Good day.
      You have 3 months to use the visa. As long as you have secured a certificate of entry, you can still travel to Thailand regardless if the country will move from middle to high risk.
      Also, low, middle or high risk, some countries are now issuing a normal 60-day tourist visa.
      Thank you.

  6. Anna
    November 17, 2020
    Reply

    Hi!

    If I have a Swedish passport but lived in Estonia the past month, can I travel to Thailand with a Special Tourist Visa?

    Thanks
    Anna

    • November 17, 2020

      Dear Anna,
      Good day.
      The Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Sweden and Estonia. But you can apply for the normal 60-day tourist visa from the Thai Embassy. Please check the website of the Thai Embassy Stockholm, it is posted there already since November 1.
      Thank you.

  7. Veneta
    November 13, 2020
    Reply

    “Dear Veneta,
    Good day.
    If it is already issued in Bulgaria, you must call the Thai embassy or consulate directly.
    http://www.thaiconsulate.bg/l-en/
    Thank you.”

    Dear Rex,

    I don’t have STV. I want to apply now. I was today in the embassy, they told me the STV is available for us and they told me that one lady has approved visa. I just gave an example that somebody else from here already have STV. I want to apply for STV for 90 days + 2×90 days extension. You tell me, that it is not available in Bulgaria, while the lady in the Bulgarian embasy told me, that it is available, but just for 60 + 30 days.

    So, who is right? And what kind of visa I can apply for 6-9 month at the moment according to you? Because obviously is different from what I have information from here. And I try to understand what to do for 6-9 months stay?

    • November 13, 2020

      Dear Veneta,
      Bulgaria is a high-risk country so I am not sure why they will issue STV. If you have spoken to the officer at the embassy, maybe you should believe him or her. If you already went to the embassy, you should apply for it already.
      Thank you.

  8. Veneta
    November 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I answer the comment after my first question, because I didn’t sow option to replay.

    “Dear Veneta,
    Good day.
    The embassy can only issue the normal tourist visa valid for 60 days permit to stay and you can extension for 30 days. The STV or special tourist visa is not available in Bulgaria.
    Thank you.”

    Actually, the Bulgarian embassy is issuing Special tourist visa and COE already. It is stated in their official web page. Today I was in the embassy and sow approval of one lady application who is travelling to Bangkok. So, obviously there is STV in Bulgaria.

    As I understand you say that normal tourist visa is available in Bulgaria, but STV is not. Why you said is not available? The lady in the embassy told me all the process for STV with the COE. Is COE still needed for normal tourist visa? I don’t know who is accurate now?

    I want to stay in Thailand between 6 and 9 months. I am Bulgarian in Bulgaria at the moment. What can I do to stay 6 to 9 months?

    • November 13, 2020

      Dear Veneta,
      Good day.
      If it is already issued in Bulgaria, you must call the Thai embassy or consulate directly.
      http://www.thaiconsulate.bg/l-en/
      Thank you.

  9. Vitjauskas
    November 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hi!

    I am a resident of Estonia (currently a low-risk country) I plan to travel to Thailand via STV in February.

    Assuming I get the visa:
    If my country moves to middle or high risk before my flight to Thailand, will I be able to enter the country as a visa holder?

  10. Carey
    November 13, 2020
    Reply

    I have friends who have a large Sailing Channel on YouTube, and who are currently in Fiji, and were allowed in with negative SARS COV 2 tests for the entire family onboard their large Catamaran Yacht.

    They have asked me to inquire how they can enter Thailand. Again, they are in Fiji where there is no SARS COV 2!

    • November 13, 2020

      Dear Carey,
      Good day.
      The first thing they need to do is to get the visa and COE. Issuance of the visa will be from a country near Fiji since there is no consulate or embassy in Fiji. You may contact Thai Embassy in Wellington NZ or Canberra in Australia.
      Thank you.

    • Carey
      November 14, 2020

      Rex,

      They are not returning to New Zealand, as they would be Sailing north, straight to you!

      Can they do it online. They will have millions of people seeing how breathtakingly beautiful your country and islands are!

      Please advise…

      Carey

    • November 14, 2020

      Dear Carey,
      How can they enter Thailand without a permit and the only way to get a visa and permit is through a Thai embassy or consulate. There is no embassy or consulate at sea. So they have to stop somewhere to get the visas and certificate of entry. If they can do it online, the best thing to do is to call the Thai embassy or consulate I mentioned earlier.
      Thank you.

  11. Veneta
    November 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am from Bulgaria and tomorrow will start document for the special tourist visa. But all the information says that the visa is 90 days with 2 time extension for 90 days, so all together can be up to 9 months. But in the Bulgarian embassy they tell me the visa is just 60 days with extension only 30 days. So what is actually true? If I get the special tourist visa for how long it will be and how long can be extended?

    • November 13, 2020

      Dear Veneta,
      Good day.
      The embassy can only issue the normal tourist visa valid for 60 days permit to stay and you can extension for 30 days. The STV or special tourist visa is not available in Bulgaria.
      Thank you.

  12. Melisa
    November 12, 2020
    Reply

    I am a US citizen traveling from Malaysia, is it possible to apply for the STV

    • November 12, 2020

      Dear Melisa,
      Good day.
      Malaysia has been listed as medium risk country, therefore the STV is not available at this time. To get updated information, please email consular@thaiembassy.my
      Thank you.

  13. John
    November 12, 2020
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    I’m a HK passport holder and wish to visit for 30 days, do I look for a STV or a TRV? Or do Visa-Exempt countries still need a Visa to enter?

    Thanks!

    • November 12, 2020

      Dear John,
      Good day.
      Thailand has a travel ban therefore the visa exemption has also been suspended. To visit Thailand, you must obtain the TR visa or the STV.
      Thank you.

  14. CLAUDIA BROCKWAY
    November 12, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I’m from Chile, is it possible for me to get a tourist visa?
    Thanks in advance!

    • November 14, 2020

      Dear Claudia,
      Good day.
      For the information on tourist visa application and certificate of entry application as well as repatriation or special flights from Chile to Thailand, please call Tel. (56-2) 2717-3959 or email rte.santiago@gmail.com
      Thank you.

  15. toan huynh
    November 12, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    I’m a US citizen, can you please advise how I can apply for a tourist visa?

    I love Thailand!

    Thank you

  16. Andy
    November 11, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,
    I am an Australian citizen currently in Vietnam (Hanoi).

    Is it possible to get the STV?

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Andy,
      Good day.
      Vietnam has been listed as a low risk country therefore we can assume that the Special Tourist Visa (STV) and even the normal tourist visa are available for issuance by the Thai Embassy.
      Thank you.

  17. Alix Lees
    November 11, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, iam a uk resident and live with my partner who is of Thai nationality but is also a uk resident we are not married, but are think of traveling to Thailand this December, on arrival when we start a 14 day quarantine can we do this together or would we have to quarantine separately

    • November 12, 2020

      Dear Alix,
      Good day.
      Yes, you can book an ASQ hotel together. For your visa to Thailand, you may apply for the normal TR visa or tourist visa.
      Thank you.

  18. Alix Lees
    November 11, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, am currently in the UK can you tell me what requirements I need for the 60 day tourist visa

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Alix,
      Good day.
      For the normal 60-day tourist visa application in the UK, please check this page: https://bit.ly/32ABPiV
      Thank you.

  19. Vladimir
    November 11, 2020
    Reply

    Hello we are citizen of Latvia and our family 4 adults and 1 infant want to visit Thailand this winter it is possible to make STV visa for us .

    Thank you so much .

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Vladimir,
      Good day.
      According to the latest data, Latvia is not a low risk country, therefore the STV or special tourist visa is not available. However, please check with the Thai embassy or consulate near you if the normal single entry tourist visa will be issued soon.
      Thank you.

  20. Pedro
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I’m form Portugal and living in Portugal, am I eligible for the STV?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Pedro,
      Good day.
      According to the latest data, Portugal is a high risk country therefore we can assume that the STV will not be issued by the Thai embassy in Lisbon. However, you may check with the embassy if they will issue the TRV since it is now issued in the UK, also a high risk country.
      Thank you.

  21. Boev
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am Bulgarian citizen. Can I apply for STR visa. My plan to travel is beggining of December and stay until end of March.
    Thanks

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Boev,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that we do not have information for the issuance of STV or TRV and COE in Bulgaria.
      Thank you.

    • Boev
      November 10, 2020

      Dear Rex, thank you for your repply, but please inform where I can get this information? We have Only Honurary Consulate in Bulgaria…thank you

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Boev,
      Please contact them directly or whichever embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction for Bulgaria.
      Have a good day.

  22. Celina Khor
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    I am a Malaysian, and yes I am aware that Malaysia is categorised as medium-risk country and tourist entry is suspended. However, if I need to pursue with my education in Bangkok, will I still be able to enter with a Student Visa?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback!

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Celina,
      Good day.
      If you are attending university pursuing a degree, you do not need a tourist visa. You can apply for the Non Immigrant ED visa which has been allowed to enter Thailand since July 2020.
      Thank you.

    • Celina Khor
      November 11, 2020

      Hi Rex,

      Thanks for your prompt reply. I have 2 more questions that need your assistance, kindly see blow:

      1. I am not planning to pursue a degree in any university actually, but rather join a culinary school program. If the school is accredited or recognised by the Ministry of Education in Thailand, would I still be able to apply for this Non Immigrant ED visa?

      2. I am also interested in the Thai Elite visa program as an alternative visa option. If I apply for this program and is successful, will I be able to go to Thailand under this program? With a Malaysian passport and under the current ‘medium-risk’ situation?

      Looking forward to your reply, thanks so much in advance!

      Regards,
      Celina

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Celina,
      Good day.
      1. Joining a culinary school program does not qualify to obtain a Non Immigrant ED visa during this time.
      2. Yes, Thai Elite members and visa holders are among the special groups of foreigners allowed to enter Thailand regardless whether you you are travelling from low, medium or high risk countries. Only the STV and TRV visa applications are dependent to the COVID-19 infection rate.
      Thank you.

  23. MiriLevin
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    hello
    I’m an Israeli citizen and want to go to Thailand for two months or more.
    Is it possible now?

    Thank you

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Miri,
      Good day.
      Yes, the STV (3 months) and the TRV (2 months) are both available at the Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv.
      Thank you.

  24. lucy fly
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    hi i have two managers who are thai nationals and i want to send them to vietnam on an assignment . do they also require a certificate of entry to return home again to thailand . thank you very much for your guidance

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Lucy,
      Good day.
      Yes, they do need a COE from the Thai embassy and fit to fly certificate from the doctor in Vietnam.
      Thank you.

  25. Lisa
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    My husband and I are Canadian. Are we able to travel to Thailand?

    Would you be able to point us to a Thai embassy here in Canada?

    Thank you very much
    Lisa

  26. Maxi
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello I am an argentinian living in denmark. It is possible to get my special turist visa?

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Maxi,
      Good day.
      I have quoted the Thai Embassy in Denmark and it says: Please Note that, only foreigners from countries included in the list of COVID-19 low-risk countries are eligible to apply for the Special Tourist Visa (STV) and tourist visa (TRV). As of 1 November 2020, Denmark is not included in the list.
      Thank you.

  27. Melissa Burch
    November 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello!

    My husband and I own a condo in Bangkok. Have a substantial amount of money in our Kasikorn Bank account, and also own a car. My husband is in need of finishing his dental surgery, and I have business interests in the country. We are us citizens living in the US currently. Do you know if we would qualify currently for the stv? It is impossible to get anyone from the embassy or consulate in the phone or to reply. We also do not know what agencies are associated to the TAT. Not easy to find.

    Any thoughts would be helpful.

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Melissa,
      Good day.
      We have sent you an email about your option for the visa. The STV is not available in the USA right now. However, a normal 60-day tourist visa is now available.
      Thank you.

  28. Jano Baca
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you for information.Do you know please if there is any website with low risk countries updates?

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Jano,
      Good day.
      Please check the article of this page, you will see the graphic/photo I have posted dated November 1, 2020.
      Thank you.

  29. SYED YAHYA HASSAN
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,
    My Wife hae to give AMC exam in the month of Feb-2021. We are Pakistani but currently living in Saudi Arabia and haven’t been to Pakistan in last 2 years. Are we allowed to get the special tourist visa? or any other visa we can get to have exam there.

    Also, we can only stay 3 weeks over there. Is there a minimum of days required to stay with the STV?

    With the ASQ hotels, are tourists required to stay in the hotel room or just required to stay at the hotel ? Like can we leave our room, but stay on the hotel grounds? (hotel beach, hotel restaurant, etc.)

    Thank you for your help!
    Kind regards,
    Yahya

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Yahya,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that we do not have information for the issuance of STV or TRV and COE in Pakistan.
      Thank you.

  30. Manish
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello

    Me and my wife are Indian Nationals, and want to go to Thailand.
    I want to travel and want to be there for 2-3 months, so any kind of visa, whether ‘General Tourist Visa’ or ‘Special Tourist Visa’ , and the associated ASQ 14 Day stay is fine with us.
    Any requirements for Insurance, Longer Term or Special Visa Costs, and Income requirements are fine with us.

    As for coming in, were also fine with a via option, in case others wont help.
    Can you please guide me how to make this happen.

    I also looked up at the Elite option, but its way too Steep, for rest I should be OK

    Thanks,
    Manish

    • November 20, 2020

      Dear Manish,
      Good day.
      The normal tourist visa is now being issued by the Thai Embassies. Please get in touch with the Thai Embassy in India for the information of visa application and COE application.
      Thank you.

  31. Jano Baca
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello I’m Slovak citizen living in Greece.Is is possible to apply for tourist visa in Athens please?

    • November 9, 2020

      Dear Jano,
      Good day.
      Greece has been classified as Medium Risk Country there the Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Greece. However please check with the Thai Embassy in Athens if TRV is available instead of STV.
      Thank you.

  32. Alberto Rossini
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello Rex,
    my wife and I are Italians but live in Malaysia. What is the criteria used for people of one nationality living in another country? I mean, is Italy or Malaysia (in our case) taken into account to decide whether or not we can apply to the STV?
    In our case, for instance, we haven’t gone back to Italy since October 2019.
    Thanks a lot for the answer, have a great day!

    • November 9, 2020

      Dear Alberto,
      Good day.
      Recently, like few days ago, Malaysia has been removed from the low risk country list and moved to medium risk country. It means that the STV and TRV has been suspended until further notice.
      Thank you.

  33. Andrey
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    I am Kazakhstan citizen living in USA and my 4 yo daughter is US citizen
    What type of visa can we get?

  34. Sandra
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello !

    I would like to travel to Thailand for a holiday, i have Icelandic passport and would be travel from Reykajvik ? Is it possible to get Viza

    Thank you

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear Sandra,
      Good day.
      For the visa application in Iceland, please email amol@talnet.is for more information.
      Thank you.

  35. John
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    We are a french citizen family (me + wife + 2 kids)
    We are currently living in Cyprus and are flying to Panama in a month.
    We would like to come an stay in Thailand long term (from January-February 2021 for the longest period possible)
    What do you recommend? Which Visa and from where to get it?
    Thanks

    • November 10, 2020

      Dear John,
      Good day.
      I would recommend for you to check with Thai Embassy or consulate in Cyprus Panama for the visa application for Thailand. I do not think they can issue tourist visas this time due to COVID-19.
      Thank you.

  36. Adria
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello!
    I am from Romania, but , I m traveling 1 week in Dubai, 2 weeks in Maldives and after I want to come in Thailand. it is this possible? I declare that I have had Covid19,and I have the proof of my immunity. I have been tested in twice in UAE,1 in Maldives

    Thank you!

    • November 9, 2020

      Dear Adria,
      Good day.
      Thailand has a travel ban and only special visa holders are allowed into Thailand. Do you have other purpose of visit to Thailand aside from tourism?
      Thank you.

  37. Jiri Novotny
    November 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, Im from Czech Republic currently living and working in UK.
    And i would like to go to Thailand on holiday. Which kind of Visa do i need to apply? And which embassy?
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Jiri

  38. Tomas Klucar
    November 8, 2020
    Reply

    Hello

    I’m Slovak citizen and I got info that visa can manage for Slovkia only Thai consular in Vienna therefore I monitor their pages now.

    Before there was information regarding STV and restriction only for low risk countries. Now I see new there info valid from 2nd November that we can request again normal TV of course with special condition as ASQ and COE.

    Can you please confirm whether is possible to request TV?

    https://www.thaiembassy.at/en/coe.html

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Tomas,
      Good day.
      Yes, starting November you can apply for the normal 60-day tourist visa if you are residing in Austria. Please call the Thai Embassy in Vienna for more information if you can also apply there.
      Thank you.

  39. Keely
    November 8, 2020
    Reply

    I am an American. I see I am eligible for the 60 day visa (including 14 days of quarantine). Am I able to get an education visa instead to stay longer? Or are Americans only allowed to do the 60 day right now?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Keely,
      Good day.
      Right now, education visa is available for students attending university. If you are not a attending university, please apply for the 60-day tourist visa.
      Only the TRV is available in the US instead of the STV. Please call the Thai Embassy in Washington DC.
      Thank you.

    • Keely
      November 19, 2020

      Thank you Rex. I was at first confused because the airlines do not list Tourist Visa as an exemption to travel. But now I see that Tourist Visa is classified under the category “(8) Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country
      or have been granted permission by the Prime Minister – all of whom must strictly adhere to the Kingdom’s
      communicable disease prevention and control.”

      One more question.
      “Non-Thai nationals with banking account balance no less than $17,000 or 500,000 baht each month for the last six month”
      Does this have to be my PERSONAL account or can it be my father’s? I cannot get a clear answer from the embassy.

      Thank you kindly.

    • November 19, 2020

      Dear Keely,
      Good day.
      The Tourist Visa issuance and COE based on TR visa is recent. perhaps some airlines have not been informed. But the airline will let you board the flight if you have a Certificate of Entry.
      Also, as of today, November 18 2020 the 17,000 USD requirement has been removed. You only need to show sufficient proof of funds based on your length of stay.
      Thank you.

  40. Hiro
    November 8, 2020
    Reply

    I’m Japanese and Japanese passport holder and am currently staying in Fiji.
    Can I apply STV visa?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Hiro,
      Good day.
      There is no Thai Embassy in Fiji therefore you have a better chance of getting the STV or even the normal tourist visa if you apply within Japan.
      Thank you.

  41. A resident in Japan
    November 8, 2020
    Reply

    Japan has a reasonably low rate per capita, 838 per 1m pop, but removed from the list. Singapore (9896 per 1m pop!!!), Malaysia (1211 per 1m), Australia (1080 per 1m) have higher rates than Japan, but they remain in the list. Right there are very few cases now in Singapore and Australia, but so many cases (1755) in Malaysia yesterday (944 for Japan). I don’t get it.

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Sir,
      Good day.
      I would recommend for you to get in touch with the Thai Embassy in Tokyo or the CCSA in Bangkok about that.
      If you are not qualified to apply for the STV or special tourist visa, you might qualify for the normal tourist visa which is being issued in Tokyo and in your home country in Canada. The TR visa is now being issued by Thai embassy in Tokyo and also in Ottawa. If you are a permanent resident of Japan, please check here:
      http://site.thaiembassy.jp/en/visa/type/9571/
      Thank you.

  42. Mario
    November 8, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, is the special tourist visa STV or tourist visa TR already available for Italians?
    Thanks and best regards

  43. Ani
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hey Rex can Americans come to Thailand ?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Ani,
      Good day.
      Americans can only come to Thailand if you have a valid visa. You can apply for 60-day tourist visa from the Thai Embassy in Washington DC. If you need any assistance, please email us here:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/contactus.php
      Thank you.

  44. Kamil
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Im from Poland, me and my wife would like to apply for STV or TRV, is that possible?

    500.000thb means for me and my wife I need 1.000.000thb?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Kamil,
      Good day.
      Yes, that would be the case, it is either 700,000THB or 1 million THB for both or per family.
      I recommend for you to call the Thai Embassy directly.
      Thank you.

  45. Andrey
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hi there!

    Are there any options for residents of Russia? We want to go to Thailand 🙂
    Thanks in advance!

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Andrey,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that we do not have any information on the issuance of the TRV, STV and COE in Moscow. Kindly contact the Thai Embassy in Moscow for updates.
      Thank you.

  46. Kathryn Castellanos
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am a US citizen residing in the Philippines. Would I be able to get a STV? Thanks for the help.

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Kathryn,
      Good day.
      The special tourist visa or STV is not available in the Philippines because of high COVID 19 infection rate in your country.
      Thank you.

  47. CHristian VIncent
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hi I am French citizen, living in French Polynesia. Could I benefit from the SVT if applying at Thai New Zealand consulate ? Since there is no THai consulate in French Polynesia.

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Christian,
      Good day.
      If you are staying in New Zealand, yes you can apply for the tourist visa (TRV) and special tourist visa (STV).
      Thank you.

  48. Clintyounge32@gmail.com
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am Canadian how does the 60 day visa work? Is it for tourism? If so can Canadians apply for one? What will need to apply also.

  49. Elizabeth
    November 7, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,
    My husband and I are US citizens living in Pakistan. Are we allowed to get the special tourist visa? Is there a website where we we can monitor the list of low-risk countries?

    Also, we can only stay 3 weeks over winter break. Is there a minimum of days required to stay with the STV?

    With the ASQ hotels, are tourists required to stay in the hotel room or just required to stay at the hotel ? Like can we leave our room, but stay on the hotel grounds? (hotel beach, hotel restaurant, etc.)

    Thank you for your help!
    Kind regards,
    Elizabeth

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Elizabeth,
      Good day.
      The special tourist visa or STV is not being issued by Thai Embassy Pakistan. It is not being issued by Thai Embassy Washington DC either. My recommendation is to apply for the tourist visa TRV which is now being issued by Thai Embassy in Washington DC and I am not sure if this TRV is also issued in Pakistan. Please call the Thai Embassy in Pakistan for more updates.
      Thank you.

  50. Jim
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I’m an American in South Korea.
    1. Can I get the STV or 60 Day TRV?
    2. Does the 60 day visa require a Quarantine?
    3. Does the STV require me to have a Thai bank account with 500,000 BAHT, or would my American account be ok with an equivalent amount in USD?
    4. If I get the TRV, do I need to quarantine with every visa run?

  51. Tom
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I´m a Canadian national residing as a tourist in Australia. Can I apply to STV in Canberra, Australia?

  52. Alex
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    I’m from the United States of American. Are we eligible for the STV?

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Alex,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that the STV is not available in the USA. However there is good news, the normal TRV or 60-day tourist visa is available in the US.
      Thank you.

  53. Keefe
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I’m a Singapore Resident wish to apply for STV visa. Does this visa still require me to provide a 6 month bank statement of 500,000 baht as I saw it on thai embassy Singapore but it’s not mention here?

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Keefe,
      Good day.
      Yes you are correct. The savings of more than 500,000 THB is required. Some Thai embassies might also require criminal record check. It would be best for you to get in touch directly with the Thai Embassy.
      Thank you.

  54. Michael Grey
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am working in Kurdistan, Iraq on rotational work and would like to come back to Thailand for my holidays. I currently have been working in Iraq and living with my Thai girlfriend for many years. We currently rent a house together and I have adequate funds in my bank account as well as platinum health insurance. Do I qualify for an STV

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Michael,
      Good day.
      The issuance of the special tourist visa STV or the normal tourist visa TRV does not rely on your nationality. It depends on the Thai embassy where you will apply for it. Since there is no Thai embassy in Iraq, your option is to apply for it in your home country. If you are from the US, the TRV (not STV) is being issued in Washington DC and that would be the best or maybe the only place to get it.
      Thank you.

  55. Alexandra
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am Spanish citizen. Is still not possible yet to get the visa? Can you provide the link with the information updated of the countries are allow to get the visa stv?

    Thank you.

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Alexandra,
      Good day.
      The STV or special tourist visa may not be available to you. But please check with the Thai embassy in Madrid if the TRV tourist visa can be issued, since some countries may be able to issue it now.
      Thank you.

  56. Sahil
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi I am a Indian national but currently in Dubai me and my wife want to apply for STV VISA, is it possible for us to apply from Dubai ??

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Sahil,
      Good day.
      The Special Tourist visa or STV is not available in Dubai or UAE.
      Thank you.

  57. JV
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    Me and my wife live in Commonwealth Northern Marianas Islands. Can we apply from here for the STV?

    How long usually takes the visa processing?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear JV,
      Good day.
      At the moment the STV or special tourist visa is not available in the USA. However, you may contact the Thai Embassy in Washington DC for the application and issuance of the Tourist Visa in the USA.
      Thank you.

  58. Derrick Kunstmann
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hello I am a Canadian living on Vancouver island. Would I be able to apply for the 90 day visa?

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Derrick,
      Good day.
      At the moment the Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Canada. However, you can apply for the 60-day TR visa.
      Thank you.

  59. Noza
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hello. I’m living in Uzbekistan. Can I apply for this STV ??

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Noza,
      Good day.
      Unfortunately the STV is not available in Uzbekistan.
      Thank you.

    • Rajat mahajan
      November 6, 2020

      I aman Indian citizen. Is STV available for india?

    • November 6, 2020

      Dear Rajat,
      Good day.
      The STV or Special Tourist Visa is not available in the India.
      Thank you.

    • November 6, 2020

      Hi there,

      I’m from the UK, a 40-year-old male wishing to visit my partner for 6 months in January.

      Would this be possible with all relevant documents, insurance etc. ?

      Thank you very much in advance.

      Paul

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Paul,
      Good day.
      Please be advised that the STV or special tourist visa is not available in the UK. Please expect that in 2 to 4 weeks, the 60-day tourist visa might be available in the UK. It is now available in some countries but not yet available in the UK.
      Thank you.

  60. Tomas
    November 6, 2020
    Reply

    Hello Rex,

    Im an international Czech student currently living in Lisboa. With group of friends from Norway and Izrael we would like to apply for STV. Could you please advise me with further steps?

    Kind regards,
    Tomas

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Tomas,
      Good day.
      I would say that STV or special tourist visa will not be available. But please do check with the Thai Embassy in Lisbon if the TRV tourist visa may be issued now.
      Thank you.

  61. November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Good day, do you know how long Thailand intent to have this provision in place for foreign travelers? Is there any plan to lift some of these restrictions any time soon? I have a corporate event planned for March with 50 guests coming from the USA. Thank you for any advice.

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Rafael,
      Good day.
      At this time we do not know what will be the travel or visa restrictions in March 2021. However as of today, November 2020, your guests may be able to apply for the TRV or the tourist visa. Please check this page for more information:
      https://thaiembdc.org/2020/11/05/trsingle_entry/
      Thank you.

  62. Ashish Turakhia
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    We are a family of 3- self of age 57, wife of age 54 and a son of age 22. We all are Indian nationals living in Mumbai. We intend to visit Bangkok and stay at Hotel Rembrandt at Sukhumvit from 14 December 2020 to 18 December 2020.

    None of us have any sign or symptoms of COVID-19.

    Are we all 3 eligible for a STV to Thailand and what are the fees for a single STV.

    If yes, what travel medical insurance and what COVID tests we need to do for travel to Thailand for 4 nights as above.

    Kindly advise.

    Thank you
    With regards

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Ashish,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that we do not have any information on the issuance of the TRV, STV and COE in India. Kindly contact the Thai Embassy in New Delhi for updates.
      Thank you.

  63. NIKY
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I wish to obtain the SVT at the Thai embassy in Hk.
    I understand that the candidat should apply FIRST for an INITIAL APPLICATION and only when the Initial Application is APPROVED , the candidat could apply for the SVT.
    do you know how long would take to the Embassy to approve the Initial Application?
    Thank you for your help

  64. Shawn
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am a US citizen, but have been living in Japan for the past 3 years, am I able to apply for the STV ? And can I apply at the Thai embassy in Tokyo ?

    • November 5, 2020

      Dear Shawn,
      Good day.
      As of 1 November 2020, Japan is not under Thailand’s list of low COVID-19 risk countries. Therefore, tourists from Japan cannot enter Thailand. Kindly monitor the Embassy’s announcement for future update.
      Thank you.

  65. Jim
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I am a US passport holder living in Seoul, South Korea for the past 12 months. Would I be permitted to apply for the STV?

    My destination would be Chiang Mai or Phuket. However, I have a small pet dog that I’d be traveling with. Does that hinder the quarantine process or is it ok to stay at a dog friendly hotel with my pup for quarantine?

    Thanks!

  66. chris R
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hi Rex, what is the minimum length of stay under STV? some articles say 90days, but Thailongstay company website says 30 days including quarantine. I am bit confused, I can only stay maximum 60days, I am from New Zealand. Thanks in Advance

    • November 5, 2020

      Dear Chris,
      Good day.
      You can stay from 30 days to 90 days or even 270 days as long as you can show proof of accommodation during your stay.
      Thank you.

  67. Kevin
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hi
    As an American National currently in South Korea
    Can i apply for the STV?
    Also. is there new information. about the 60-day new visa?
    Thanks!

    • November 5, 2020

      Dear Kevin,
      Good day.
      The Thai Embassy in Seoul has not posted the guidelines for the issuance of the STV or the TRV. Kindly email the embassy at rteseoul.visa@gmail.com
      Thank you.

  68. Oliver B
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I am a British national residing in Dubai with my wife – who is a Lao national. I recently sold my condo in Thailand but I have a contract in place to buy another one. Is it possible for my wife and I to get a special tourist visa to enter Thailand.

  69. Matthew
    November 5, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I’m a US citizen currently staying in South Korea for 3 months under Korean Tourist Visa. Would it be possible to apply for STV visa and travel to Thailand after my stay in South Korea is over?

    Thank you.

    • November 5, 2020

      Dear Matthew,
      Good day.
      The Thai Embassy in Seoul has not posted the guidelines for the issuance of the STV or the TRV. Kindly email the embassy at rteseoul.visa@gmail.com
      Thank you.

  70. Chloe Lamonby
    November 4, 2020
    Reply

    Good morning

    I am a UK Citizen that has been living in Cyprus for the previous two months, awaiting the opening if Thailand. Is it possible for me to access the special Tourist visa?

    Thanks

    Chloe Lamonby

    • November 4, 2020

      Dear Chloe,
      Good day.
      The STV or Special Tourist visa is not available in Cyprus and Europe. It is only available to selected countries in Asia and Australia.
      Thank you.

    • Siri
      November 5, 2020

      Hi I am both Thai and British citizen living in London but me and my partner who is a British citizen we both have been in Tulum, Mexico for over a month now. What is the scenario of us going to Thailand for a long stay I am more concerned about my partner. Please advise

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Siri,
      Good day.
      I regret to inform you that we do not have any information on the issuance of the TRV, STV and COE in Mexico. Kindly contact the Thai Embassy in Mexico City for updates.
      Thank you.

  71. Au Yeung
    November 4, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    I’m resident of Hong Kong and holding UK passport, can I apply special Tourist visa?
    my daughter living in UK and holding Hong Kong Identity card, can she apply special Tourist visa?
    Can I quarantine at Phuket or must quarantine at Bangkok?

  72. NIKY
    November 4, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I am French passport holder and Macau Resident ID holder since 10 years.
    I am currently living in Macau and plan to apply for the SVT.
    I am wonder which country Thai Embassy would consider to apply the SVT.
    France or Macau??
    It would be a huge difference for me as France is on the List of the country can not Enter Thailand.
    But as I said I am a Resident of Macau and hold Macau ID, and Macau is not prohibited to enter Thailand.
    Could you confirm I can apply for the SVT , in my case.
    thank a lot for your help

    • November 4, 2020

      Dear Niky,
      Good day.
      It doesn’t say French passport holders are not allowed. It only says that Thai Embassy in Paris cannot issue the STV. Since you are not in France and you are not applying in Paris, then it is alright. if you reside in Macau or Hong Kong in the last 6 months, you can apply at the Thai Consulate in Hong Kong for the STV. Please check this page: http://www.thai-consulate.org.hk/web/3015.php?s=4300
      Thank you.

  73. Au Yeung
    November 4, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    I’m resident of Hong Kong and holding UK passport, can I apply STV in HK? also my daughter living in UK , can she apply STV?
    Can I staying in Phuket Hotel for quarantine?

  74. zic
    November 4, 2020
    Reply

    i live in singapore holding an employment pass, but i am not permanent resident nor am i citizen in a country deemed low risk. can i apply for STV?

  75. Ursula McLackland
    November 3, 2020
    Reply

    I am German my husband is british What is the situation of for us to go to Thailand

    • November 4, 2020

      Dear Ursula,
      Good day.
      As far as the Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) or the normal tourist visa (TRV) are concerned, it is not possible for travelers from the UK and Germany to enter Thailand using these visas. You may check this page for other visa that you may qualify and be able to obtain the COE:
      https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel/certificate-of-entry-to-thailand.php
      Thank you.

  76. November 3, 2020
    Reply

    Hi , how about indonesia ?

    • November 3, 2020

      Dear Utami,
      Good day.
      Due to high rate of COVID-19 infection in Indonesia, the Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Indonesia.
      Thank you.

    • Saleh
      November 7, 2020

      Hello cab

      How about Kuwaiti ?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Saleh,
      Good day.
      At the moment we do not have any information for the Special Tourist Visa or STV application or issuance in Kuwait. Please call the Thai Embassy in Kuwait directly.
      Thank you.

  77. NIKY
    November 3, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I have been through the website of Thai Embassy located in Hong Kong and I can NOT find the answer of my question.
    Please would you be able to help me.
    I am leaving and I am a Resident of Macao, as there is no Thai Embassy in Macao, I will have to go in HK and quarantine, to request a STV.
    But before going to do this, I wish to know if the Proof of Flying ticket is required for the return too?
    It is a bit difficult to plan a return Flying ticket as it is a long stay….
    thank you very much for your help.

  78. lucy fly
    November 2, 2020
    Reply

    hi my fiancé is in turkey which is neither europe nor asia pacific . is the STV now available for him to come to Thailand

    • November 3, 2020

      Dear Lucy,
      Good day.
      The Special Tourist Visa or STV are only available to these countries: China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan , Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. New countries will be added every week or month.
      Thank you.

  79. Justyna Sosnowska
    November 2, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, what is the current full list of requirements for STV?

    Thai Embassy in MY published requirements such as proof of at least THB 500,000 in my bank account or proof of complete payment for an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) to be presented before even applying for STV.

    Do the requirements vary between the embassies?

    • November 3, 2020

      Dear Justyna,
      Good day.
      yes the requirements vary from one country to another. But your question about the 500,000 THB savings and the ASQ hotel booking are general requirements. The embassy must make sure that you will be quarantined before you can go doing tourism activities.
      Should you have further question or clarification, please call the Thai Embassy in KL.
      Thank you.

  80. Justy
    November 2, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, do the STV requirements vary between the embassies?

    I’ve found this list on my Thai Embassy website in Malaysia and I’m a bit confused as there are much more requirements than in your article: https://image.mfa.go.th/mfa/0/n3gTFT2TOE/document/VISA/18.1_STV.pdf

    Can you please confirm what is the full list of items I need to provide?

    • November 2, 2020

      Dear Justy,
      Good day
      Yes. The requirements are listed by the respective embassies. Therefore the best and more specific requirements will be listed by the embassy. Our page is only providing the general information.
      Thank you.

  81. Nat
    November 2, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    My Vietnamese partner is currently staying in Victoria, Australia, and she is expected to finish her business and go back to Vietnam by the beginning of 2021.

    However, she desires to have a long stay in Thailand after finishing her business by applying for STV. Could you please advise that, in this scenario, what is the best option for her between applying STV in Australia with Thai Embassy in Canberra, Australiaand applying STV with Thai Embassy in Vietnam?

    If none of the options above is available, could you please also advise is there any way that she could visit Thailand in current circumstance.

    Thank you.

  82. Edmund Irvine
    November 1, 2020
    Reply

    I’ve been staying in Monaco with my daughter for 2 months can I apply for travel from Monaco to Thailand for STV , I’m resident of U.K.

    • November 1, 2020

      Dear Edmund,
      Good day. The Thai Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Europe due to high infection rate of COVID-19 in the area. The Thai government is accepting the tourists from Asia Pacific first.
      I recommend for you to keep checking with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in France for updates.
      Thai Elite Visa may work for you as an option. Please check this page: https://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-visa/thai-elite-visa.php
      Thank you.

  83. Tony
    November 1, 2020
    Reply

    Hi
    I have a question
    I need to provide proof of my stay after ASQ but i am planning to stay with my new partner which lives with her relative . But we are planning to find a condo once i am there .. What can i do there ? Can i provide her relatives deeds or lease as proof ??
    Any help appreciated
    Thank you .

    • November 1, 2020

      Dear Tony,
      Good day.
      The main requirement for the STV is that you have proof that you will stay in Thailand for long stay. If you have no proof of accommodation, your application may be denied. I recommend for you to call the Thai Embassy in Canberra to know your options on how to show long term accommodation. I am not sure if the embassy will accept a title deed of the property of your relative, perhaps they will accept it if it is a title deed of your parents or siblings.
      Thank you.

  84. Fredrik
    October 31, 2020
    Reply

    I am an Swedish citizen Currently in Dubai as a tourist, Can I apply at Dubai Thai Consulate for STV visa and travel from Dubai to Bangkok. Please advice.

    • November 1, 2020

      Dear Fredrik,
      Good day. The Thai Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in the UAE. The Thai government is accepting the tourists from Asia Pacific first. I recommend for you to keep checking with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in Dubai for updates.
      Another option for you would be Thai Elite Visa, you may check this page for more information: https://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-visa/thai-elite-visa.php
      Thank you.

  85. Lulu GE
    October 31, 2020
    Reply

    Hello Rex,

    My name is Lulu from China. I checked the STV application procedures in Australia and found that Australian residents could book their own ASQ hotels and buy their own flight tickets without being in groups. Isn’t it unfair for Chinese tourists who can only apply the STV via expensive agents? All the Chinese agents ask for more than 175000THB per person for the 14-days package. Why do you treat foreign tourists differently? Can I also buy a commercial flight ticket and contact a hotel from your ASQ list to travel to Thailand?

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Lulu Ge

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Lulu,
      Good day.
      I would recommend for you to contact the Thai Embassy in China if they will issue the STV or Special Tourist Visa to individual applications.
      I do not represent the Thai Embassy or government. I am responding to your inquiries on my capacity as a member of a private firm in Bangkok.
      Thank you.

  86. Tony
    October 31, 2020
    Reply

    Hi
    I will have proof of ASQ but how do I provide proof of the rest of my stay when I’ll be staying with my partner .
    Thank you

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Tony,
      Good day.
      You may provide a copy of lease agreement, long term hotel booking or a proof of lease agreement of a family member living in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  87. Helen Reynolds
    October 31, 2020
    Reply

    Hello! All these enquiries, thanks for your time and assistance! I am in South Africa and I know travel is permitted between the two countries however the STV has not yet been opened for issue, do you know when they are likely to start with SA applications? Thank you, Helen

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Helen,
      Good day.
      The issuance of the Special Tourist Visa or STV will depend on the COVID 19 infection rate in your country. If there will be no local transmission for a few weeks, then you will be listed as low risk country and STV will be possible. You can also travel to Thailand right now, for other purpose, please check this page:
      https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel/can-you-enter-thailand-now-during-the-covid-19-crisis.php
      Thank you.

    • Georgia
      November 1, 2020

      Hello

      I’m from the UK and wanted to know if you will be accepting UK citizens into Thailand under the STV Scheme any time soon. Thanks

    • November 1, 2020

      Dear Georgia,
      Good day. The Thai Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in the UK due to COVID 19 infection rate is high in your country. The Thai government is accepting the tourists from Asia Pacific first. I recommend for you to keep checking with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in London for updates.
      Thank you.

  88. Mick
    October 31, 2020
    Reply

    Hi !

    Does Estonian citizen who is currently in Estonia is eligible for STV visa?

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Mick,
      Good day. The Thai Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Europe. The Thai government is tapping the tourists from Asia Pacific first. I recommend for you to keep checking with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in Estonia for updates.
      Thank you.

  89. Danny
    October 30, 2020
    Reply

    Sawadde khrap, my friend lives in Italy at the moment but he would like to come to Thailand. Would be possible for him to apply for STV?

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Danny,
      Good day. The Thai Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available in Europe. The Thai government is tapping the tourists from Asia Pacific first. I recommend for you to keep checking with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in Italy for updates.
      Thank you.

  90. Ioana Laura
    October 30, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,

    I’m a romanian citizen living in Japan and would like to apply for the STV visa. Is Japan considered a low risk country? Thank you very much!

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Ioana,
      Good day.
      The Thai Embassy in Tokyo should be able now to issue the STV or Special Tourist Visa to Japanese nationals and permanent residents. I would recommend for you to call the Thai Embassy in Tokyo to learn more about the visa application there.
      Thank you.

  91. Chris G
    October 30, 2020
    Reply

    I am an American citizen living in South Korea on a long-term visa. Am I eligible for the STV?

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Chris,
      Good day.
      The Thai Embassy in Seoul has not updated their website regarding STV or Special Tourist Visa. I would recommend for you to email the embassy at thaiembassy.SEL@mfa.mail.go.th for more information.
      Thank you.

  92. Mariana
    October 29, 2020
    Reply

    Can foreigners inside Thailand with other types of visas about to expire apply for the Special Tourist Visa and become tourists?

    • October 29, 2020

      Dear Mariana,
      Good day.
      The Thailand Special Tourist Visa or STV is only issued by the Thai Embassy abroad.
      Thank you.

    • Alix Lees
      November 11, 2020

      Iam a UK citizen, iam in the high risk category am I allowed to apply for a STV

    • November 11, 2020

      Dear Alix,
      Good day.
      If you are in the UK right now, the special tourist visa or STV is not available. However, a 60-day tourist visa can now be obtained from the Thai Embassy or Consulate.
      Thank you.

  93. Eames
    October 29, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am writing this to get to know about getting a NON-B visa for my boyfriend as he is expecting to travel to Thailand and to stay long term during December and January that he expects to fly. He is French and currently living and working in Romania right now. He’s interested in applying for this visa as he has a company in Bucharest and is thinking about finding a great opportunity to make a business in Thailand too. He has been trying to contact the Embassy but Thai Embassy there is helpess and so hard to reach both via Call or email and it is a frastrating.

    We actually expected to get the STV visa as well but unfortunately Romania is still not considered as a low risk country for COVID-19 situation.

    Would you please give me more clearly information and all documents required for this visa, also the price of all or if you have any suggestion about coming to Thailand in this period would be appreciated so much.

    Thank you very much

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Eames,
      Good day.
      At the moment we do not have information for the Non immigrant B visa for business travel being issued by Thai consulate in Romania. I recommend for you to call them or check with them for updates. He may be able to get the TRV or Tourist visa (not STV) there or in Paris.
      Thank you.

  94. Alexey
    October 29, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,
    My country is not in the list of the a low risk country (Russia). Is there any internet source with the list of countries with a low risk? So I would be able to check when I will be able to apply in Russia.
    Thank you in advance.

    • October 31, 2020

      Dear Alexey,
      Good day.
      The best source would be the Thai Embassy in Moscow. If the Thai Embassy in Moscow posted the requirements for the Thailand Special Tourist Visa or STV, then the visa is already possible to be obtained. Right now, only Thai embassies in Asia Pacific are issuing it.
      Thank you.

  95. Kieron Mcternan
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    Can people from Vietnam apply for the STV for Thailand?

  96. MADD
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hello

    I am a swiis citizen. I spent lockdown of 3 month in BKK. Had to go back to Europe but would like to retrun to BKK. Can I get a STV being a swiss national and resident?

  97. Sachin Shinde
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hi
    I am an Indian and I leave and work in Qatar from long years, m I eligible for STV Please advise

    • October 28, 2020

      Dear Sachin,
      Good day.
      Please check this page for the information on STV application in Qatar: https://bit.ly/2TBbI6g
      Thank you

  98. Rebecca
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    Does anyone know whether visitors from Turkey will be permitted. I am a UK citizen but have been staying in Turkey for the last month and will be here until mid-December on a tourist visa and would like to travel from here straight to Thailand. Thank you!

    • October 28, 2020

      Dear Rebecca,
      Good day.
      The Thailand Special Tourist Visa or STV is not available yet in Turkey. You may email the Thai embassy through thaiconsulturkey@gmail.com for more information.
      Thank you.

  99. Mike
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am an Indian currently living in India. My fiancé is in Bangkok since last 1 year on work visa. She is living alone since the Covid lockdown and is now into depression. I want to visit her & might stay as well for few months in Thailand. Since India is not part of the STV list, what are my options for getting a visa?

  100. Alex
    October 28, 2020
    Reply

    I am a UK citizen currently in Australia.

    Will it be OK to apply for the STV from Australia then go straight to Thailand (Chiang Mai)?

    Thank you.

    • October 28, 2020

      Dear Alex,
      Good day.
      Yes, you can apply for the STV or Special Tourist Visa in Canberra. Please check this page: https://canberra.thaiembassy.org/special-tourist-visa-stv/
      I do not think there is a Sydney to Chiang Mai. You may have to do Sydney to Bangkok flight and undergo quarantine before proceeding to Chiang Mai.
      Thank you.

    • Alex
      October 29, 2020

      That’s extremely helpful. Thanks so much.

    • October 29, 2020

      Dear Alex,
      You’re welcome. I hope we were able to help you in our own small way.
      Have a good day.