Thailand suspends visa on arrival for 18 countries


  • Thailand
  • Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020

Thailand will stop issuing visas on arrival to several countries until fears over the Covid-19 epidemic subside. - AFP

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The government has decided to suspend visa on arrival for visitors from 18 countries at a meeting on Wednesday (March 11), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, also head of the Covid-19 management centre.

Countries affected are Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Republic of Vanuatu, and Taiwan.

All visitors to Thailand should contact the Thai embassy in their countries prior to travel.

The cancellation of the visa on arrival also applies to high-risk countries (Italy, South Korea) and Hong Kong) until the situation returns to normal. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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