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45 Day Thai Visa Exemption Stamps?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing 45-day Thai Visa Exemption stamps. I got to thinking of making this video after reading a recent article in the Pattaya Mail,, the article is titled: Prior holiday visas to visit Thailand are becoming redundant. Quoting directly: "The Tourist Authority of Thailand is pressurizing the Government to allow most vacationing foreigners to visit Thailand for up to 3 months without obtaining a visa from their local Thai Embassy abroad. Visitors from 64 countries (including Brits, Russians, Australians, Americans and most mainland Europeans) are already visa-exempt. They obtain 30 days free-of-charge on arrival which can be extended for a further month at Thai Immigration on payment of 1,900 Baht. If the Thai Cabinet, as expected, accepts the proposal, these periods would become 45-plus-45 days for a total of 3 months."

Now if folks recall going back into sort of the doldrums between March 2020 and now, if you go back in I think it was mid to later 2020 going into 2021, they already rolled this out once where Visa exempt were given 45 days because they were essentially tacking on the quarantine period of two weeks on top of the 30. Now it looks like they are trying to propose 45 days as kind of the permanent, I was about to say “new normal” but I really hate that phrase so I don't want to use it in this context. Basically they want to make 45 days the exemption period from here forward for those coming in to Thailand. So whereas in the past you would come in and get 30 days, now it's going to be 45 days. I think that's probably a good idea. I think there's a lot of benefit that could be had in terms of increasing tourism, the amount of time those tourists spend in Thailand. It could end up with a total of 90 days if they use it and then extend it. So now you have got 90 days without a lot of hassle just being in Thailand and that will increase the number of folks that are here; it will increase the number of folks that are spending money here, the important thing because we want to get the economy back on track, that is certainly major, major importance here for the moment. So yeah, it is definitely something that I think will be an overall benefit to Thailand. It remains to be seen if it actually comes to pass. We will definitely keep you updated on this channel as the situation evolves.