The Thai government has announced further measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) by suspending the visa-on-arrival and visa-exempt scheme for several nationalities.
The change affects a wide range of people who may be planning to visit Thailand and will now require a visa sticker in their passport prior to arriving at the airport or land borders.
Usually, nationals of 18 countries could enjoy a visa-on-arrival when presenting their passports to immigration. However, that will no longer be the case for an indefinite period of time due to the ongoing virus situation.
The counties affected include Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.
In addition, visa exemptions have been postponed for South Korea, Italy, and Hong Kong nationals.