Foreign tourists will be charged a $9 fee in Thailand

Thailand has decided to implement a new rule for foreign tourists beginning in April 2022. Thailand is set to charge foreign tourists 300 baht, or $9, beginning in April, according to the latest rules. Thailand is without a doubt one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations, and the foreign tourist entry fee will go toward reviving the pandemic-ravaged travel industry.

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Thailand, which is heavily reliant on tourism, had only 200000 visitors last year, compared to 40 million in 2019.

According to Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Thailand’s Tourism Authority, a portion of this fee will be used to care for tourists.”We’ve encountered times when insurance didn’t have coverage for tourists … which became our burden to take care of them,” he said.

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The most recent fees that foreign tourists must pay are now included in a list of COVID-related payments, such as for COVID tests, hotel accommodations, or quarantine, as well as insurance for COVID treatment of at least $50000.

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Thailand recently suspended its quarantine-free visas in order to combat the spread of the new variant, Omicron. It is now implementing this fee, which has been discussed for a long time, beginning in April of this year.

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The $9 fee will be added to the cost of the airline ticket as part of the Thai government’s long-term tourism plans. After two years of poor inbound tourism, the country anticipates an increase in tourism this year. Thailand anticipates between 5 and 15 million foreign visitors this year.

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