Tourists entering Thailand should have RM1,992 in cash according to new requirement


PETALING JAYA: Tourists are advised to bring RM1,992 cash with the new travel requirement to enter Thailand.

In an interview with the Indonesian network RRI, the Minister Counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Dewi Lestari, clarified that this regulation applies to all foreign tourists coming into Thailand regardless of their country of origin, with the minimum cash to have on hand being THB15,000 or around RM1,992.

In the televised interview, Dewi Lestari revealed that many Indonesians have complained to the embassy about being barred from entering Thailand.

These incidents were due to many reasons, so the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok released the reminder.

According to the embassy, visitors must show their active passport with a minimum validity period of six months, proof of a return ticket, and proof of accommodation.

Lastly, visitors are required to show proof of financial ability during their stay in Thailand by bringing in adequate cash into the country.

“Thailand Immigration did not specifically mention how much money visitors must bring, but based on an open source, at least 15,000-20,000 baht per person,” he said.

Failure to comply means violating the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979), and immigration officers are authorised to prevent tourists from entering Thailand.

This rule applies to all tourists around the globe but will not be implemented for everyone. Immigration officers will sometimes do a randomised check, but tourists are urged to comply with the policy to ensure entrance to Thailand.

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