Visa on Arrival

Thailand Visa on Arrival

(Updated last March 12, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand)

Thailand Visa on Arrival

Securing a Visa on Arrival upon entering Thailand

The Visa On Arrival scheme allows passport holders of 19* listed countries and territories to enter Thailand without needing to apply for a Tourist Visa from a Thai Embassy in their own country.

To receive a Visa on Arrival, a traveler must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be from an approved country.
  2. Be visiting Thailand strictly for tourism purposes.
  3. Hold a genuine passport with a valid expiry of more than 30 days.
  4. Be able to list a valid accommodation address in Thailand that can be verified. This address can be a hotel or an apartment.
  5. Must have a confirmed return ticket exiting Thailand within 15 days. Open tickets do not qualify. Traveling overland by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.**
  6. Provide proof of funds of at least 10,000 THB for single travelers, or 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.
  7. Pay a fee of 2,000 THB upon entry. This fee is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and only Thai currency is accepted.

** You may be asked to show your flight ticket to Thai immigration officials on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will exit Thailand within 15 days (or 30 days) of entry, you will most likely be refused entry.

Visa on Arrival Required Documents

Required Documents

Here are the required documents for visitors who want to enter Thailand with Visa on Arrival:

Visa Fee

The visa fee is 2,000 THB for a single entry and to be paid in cash only. This fee is non-refundable.


You will be granted permission to enter Thailand if you qualify and complete the process list above. The Immigration bureau is responsible to ensure you meet all the requirements so best to be well prepared beforehand. The Visa on Arrival application process is very straightforward, and it can be accomplished quickly upon your arrival in Thailand.

People who are not eligible to enter Thailand under the Visa on Arrival scheme or Visa Exemption rule are required to obtain a visa through a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to their visit.

Thailand Visa on Arrival

* List of countries eligible for the Visa on Arrival

  • Bulgaria
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan (free 30 days stay until August 31, 2024)
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Nauru
  • Mauritius
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan (free 30 days stay until May 10, 2024)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu

Note: If your country of nationality is not on the list, please check here:

Thailand Immigration Checkpoints

List of Thailand Immigration Checkpoints for Visa on Arrival

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  3. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
  4. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  5. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  6. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  9. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  12. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani

There are currency exchange counters at major airports. If a traveler is entering Thailand by land, it is best to exchange currency for Thai Baht before leaving their home country.

COVID and Vaccination Requirements

Visa on Arrival is issued without need of showing any proof of COVID vaccination.
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Travel Insurance for Visa on Arrival Visitors

With travel restrictions eased, Thailand removed the need for Visa on Arrival travelers to provide proof of a valid Covid Insurance policy. It is important to note that foreign visitors are not eligible for free medical care while in Thailand. If a foreigner requires medical attention, they will need to cover any expenses themselves.

Travel insurance is a wise choice for people traveling abroad. It not only covers Covid-related incidents but also:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Personal injury & accidents
  • Missed or delayed flights
  • Damage to belongings
  • Lost luggage

To ensure you have the best cover possible while visiting Thailand and to avoid potential exclusions or conditions, choose Travel Insurance which is designed for Thailand.

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AXA Sawasdee Thailand is a well-known and respected insurance company in Thailand that caters to travelers from around the world. Their policies are straightforward, approved in minutes, and trusted by Thai authorities and medical institutions.

For the best Travel Insurance for a Visa on Arrival traveler, you can look to AXA Thailand.

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