News & Activities : Suspension on Temporary of Visa on Arrival (VoA) and  Visa Exemption for Certain Countries/Territories News and Activities

News & Activities : Suspension on Temporary of Visa on Arrival (VoA) and Visa Exemption for Certain Countries/Territories

In an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak and by the virtue of the Order of the Minister of Interior of Thailand No. 1/2563 dated 12 March B.E. 2563 (2020), Thailand will implement the temporary measures effective from 13 March 2020 until 30 September 2020 as follows:

  • suspend the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme for nationals and/or holders of passports/travel documents of Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu and;
  • suspend visa exemption for nationals and/or holders of passports/travel documents of Italy, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong SAR.

In this connection, passport holders of the above-mentioned nations/territories are advised to apply for visa at the Royal Thai Embassy before their trip to Thailand during this period. Additional information on visa application at the Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara can be found at http://www.thaiembassy.org/ankara or at telephone number (+90) 312 437 43 18.