Visitors to Thailand will be charged US$9 per person
Thailand’s Cabinet has permitted a notion with the aid of the National Tourism Policy Committee to cost a tourism price of 300 baht (US$8.80) per character from worldwide visitors who arrive in the usa by means of air.
For travelers who arrive through land or sea, the price is one hundred fifty baht per person, stated the deputy spokesperson to the Prime Minister's Office Traisulee Traisoranakul after a Cabinet assembly on Tuesday
“The accrued charge will be used to manipulate and advance tourism, which consists of insurance plan for global vacationers throughout their continue to be in Thailand,” stated Ms Traisulee.
Travellers will be exempted from the tourism charge if they keep a diplomatic or reputable passport, or a work permit. Transit passengers and youth aged two and under will additionally be excluded.
The Cabinet has additionally advised the Immigration Bureau to assessment the visa rules, rules and stipulations as properly as associated immigration laws, in view of the new requirement to impose the tourism fee.
The modifications have to encompass proof of fee for the charge as phase of the immigration process.
Citing a learn about with the aid of Thailand's ministry of tourism and sports, Ms Traisulee stated Thailand is the first u . s . a . in the world to acquire a tourism charge and at the identical time supply welfare advantages for tourists, which include a private accident insurance plan protection.