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Bangkok, Nov. 6 (CNA) The Thai government on Tuesday approved a plan to waive visa-on-arrival fees for visitors from 21 countries, including Taiwan, for stays of up to 15 days.
According to Thailand’s Immigration Bureau, the initiative is aimed at attracting more foreign visitors to the country and increasing tourism revenue, following a decline in the number of arrivals from China this year.
With effect from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31, the visa-on-arrival fee of 2,000 baht (US$60.67) will be waived for travelers from 21 countries, for visits of no more than 15 days.
Apart from Taiwan, the countries listed are Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The scheme is expected to increase tourist numbers by at least 30 percent during the period, he said.
In September, overall tourist arrivals rose just 2.1 percent from a year earlier, but arrivals from China fell almost 15 percent following a boat accident in July, which killed 47 Chinese tourists, making it Thailand’s worst tourist-related disaster in years.
Last year, Chinese visitors made up nearly a third of the record 35.38 million arrivals in Thailand.
Tourism receipts account for about 12 percent of Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, making it one of the most important drivers of its growth. The tourism ministry has forecast 37.5 million foreign tourists this year, up about 6 percent.
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