The stars are aligning for Thai tourism with the removal of a
requirement for tourists to show proof of vaccination, extended stay
options for international visitors and capacity increases by Thai
Airways International (THAI).
Thailand welcomed more than seven million tourists between 1 January
and 26 October 2022, with hopes for a full year target which could reach
10 million visitor arrivals.
Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand
(TAT), said, “With the difficult times of recent now behind us, Thailand
is seeing its efforts across the board – from ongoing tourism marketing
and promotion to the Amazing Thailand health and safety standards put
in place – paying off.”
The top five source markets to 26 October this year were Malaysia
with 1,246,242 arrivals, India with 661,751 arrivals, Lao PDR. with
538,789 arrivals, Cambodia with 373,811 arrivals, and Singapore with
Having fully reopened to international tourism, Thailand no longer
requires tourists to show proof of vaccination, and a longer length of
stay is being offered.
Effective from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, the period of stay is
extended to 45 days (from 30 days) for tourists from
countries/territories entitled to visa exemption, and to 30 days (from
15 days) for those eligible for a visa on arrival (VOA).
Thai Airways International (THAI 2022-2023 winter schedule shows
flights on 34 European, Australian and Asian routes with increased
frequencies on selected routes.