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65th IFLA Council and General


Bangkok, Thailand, August 20 - August 28, 1999

Visa Requirements for Thailand

1) List of countries whose nationals are exempted from visa and permitted to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand not exceeding 30 days

  1. Argentina: Argentina Republic
  2. Australia: Commonwealth of Australia
  3. Austria: Republic of Austria
  4. Belgium: Kingdom of Belgium
  5. Brazil: Federative Republic of Brazil
  6. Bahrain: State of Bahrain
  7. Brunei: Brunei Darussalam
  8. Canada
  9. Chile: Republic of Chile
  10. Cyprus: Republic of Cyprus
  11. Denmark: Kingdom of Denmark
  12. Egypt: Arab Republic of Egypt
  13. Fiji: Dominion of Fiji
  14. Finland: Republic of Finland
  15. France: French Republic
  16. Germany: Federal Republic of Germany
  17. Greece: Hellenic Republic
  18. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (**Visa Exemption Agreement)
  19. Iceland: Republic of Iceland
  20. Indonesia: Republic of Indonesia
  21. Ireland: Republic of Ireland
  22. Israel: State of Israel
  23. Italy: Republic of Italy
  24. Japan
  25. Djibouti: Republic of Djibouti
  26. Kenya: Republic of Kenya
  27. Korea: Republic of Korea
  28. Kuwait: State of Kuwait
  29. Luxembourg: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  30. Malaysia
  31. Mauritania: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  32. Mexico: United Mexican Stated
  33. Morocco: Kingdom of Morocco
  34. Myanmar: The Union of Myanmar
  35. Netherlands: Kingdom of the Netherlands
  36. New Zealand
  37. Norway: Kingdom of Norway
  38. Oman: Sultanate of Oman
  39. Papua New Guinea: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  40. Philippines: Republic of the Philippines
  41. Portugal: Republic of Portugal
  42. Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  43. Qatar: State of Qatar
  44. Senegal: Republic of Senegal
  45. Singapore: Republic of Singapore
  46. Slovenia: Republic of Slovenia
  47. Spain: Kingdom of Spain
  48. Sweden: Kingdom of Sweden
  49. Switzerland: Swiss Confederation
  50. Tunisia: Republic of Tunisia
  51. Turkey: Republic of Turkey
  52. United Arab Emirates
  53. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  54. United States of America
  55. Vanuatu: Republic of Vanuatu
  56. Western Samoa: Independent State of Western Samoa
  57. Yemen: Republic of Yemen
  58. South Africa: Republic of Africa

2) List of countries whose nationals may apply for visa at the immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days. (Visa on Arrival TR15)

  1. Albania: People's Republic of Albania
  2. Andorra: Principality of Andorra
  3. Antigua and Burbuda
  4. Armenia: Republic of Armenia
  5. Azerbaijan; Republic of Azerbaijan
  6. Bahamas: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  7. Barbados
  8. Belarus: Republic of Belarus
  9. Belize
  10. Bhutan: Kingdom of Bhutan
  11. Bolivia: Republic of Bolivia
  12. Botswana: Republic of Botswana
  13. Bulgaria: Republic of Bulgaria
  14. Burkina Faso: Republic of Burkina Faso
  15. Burundi: Republic of Burundi
  16. Cameroon: Federal Republic of Cameroon
  17. Cape Verde: Republic of Cape Verde
  18. Central African Republic
  19. Chad: Republic of Chad
  20. China: People's Republic of China (including Taiwan)
  21. Colombia: Republic of Colombia
  22. Comoros: Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
  23. Congo: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  24. Costa Rica: Republic of Costa Rica
  25. Cote d'Ivorie: Republic of Cote d'Ivorie
  26. Croatia: Republic of Croatia
  27. Czech: Czech Republic
  28. Dominica: Commonwealth of Dominica
  29. Dominican Republic
  30. Ecuador: Republic of Ecuador
  31. Equatorial Guinea: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  32. Estonia: Republic of Estonia
  33. Ethiopia: The federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  34. Gabon: Gabonese Republic
  35. Gambia: Republic of Gambia
  36. Georgia
  37. Grenada: State of Grenada
  38. Guatemala: Republic of Guatemala
  39. Guinea: Republic of Guinea
  40. Guinea-Bissau: Republic of Guinea Bissau
  41. Haiti: Republic of Haiti
  42. Honduras: Republic of Honduras
  43. Hungary: Republic of Hungary
  44. India
  45. Jamaica
  46. Kazakhstan: Republic of Kazakhstan
  47. Kiribati: Republic of Kiribati
  48. Kyrgyz: Kyrgyz Republic
  49. Latvia: Republic of Latvia
  50. Lesotho: Kingdom of Lesotho
  51. Liberia: Republic of Liberia
  52. Liechtenstein: Principality of Liechtenstein
  53. Lithuania: Republic of Lithuania
  54. Malawi: Republic of Malawi
  55. Maldives: Republic of Maldives
  56. Mali: Republic of Mali
  57. Malta: Republic of Malta
  58. Mauritius
  59. Moldova: Republic of Moldova
  60. Monaco: Principality of Monaco
  61. Nauru: Republic of Nauru
  62. Niger
  63. Panama: Republic of Panama
  64. Paraguay: Republic of Paraguay
  65. Peru: Republic of Peru
  66. Poland: Republic of Poland
  67. Romania
  68. Russian Federation
  69. Rwanda: Republic of Rwanda
  70. S.Christopher and Nevis
  71. Saint Lucia
  72. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  73. San Marino: Republic of San Marino
  74. Seychelles: Republic of Seychelles
  75. Sao Tome and Principe: Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
  76. Sierra Leone: Republic of Sierra Leone
  77. Slovak Republic
  78. Solomon Islands
  79. Somalia: Somali Democratic Republic
  80. Suriname: Republic of Suriname
  81. Swaziland: Kingdom of Swaziland
  82. Tajikistan: Republic of Tajikistan
  83. Tansania: United Republic of Tansania
  84. Togo: Republic of Togo
  85. Tonga: Kingdom of Tonga
  86. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  87. Turkmenistan
  88. Tuvalu
  89. Uganda: Republic of Uganda
  90. Ukraine
  91. Uruguay: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  92. Uzbekistan: Republic of Uzbekistan
  93. Vatican City State
  94. Venezuela: Republic of Venezuela
  95. Zambia: Republic of Zambia
  96. Zimbabwe

3) As for countries not listed in (1 or 2) we decide to separate into other 2 groups as follow:

  1. Countries where there are Diplomatic Representatives from Thailand:

    IFLA participants in these countries should apply for visa at the Thai Embassies or Consulate-General (List of participants are already forwarded to all Thai Embassies to facilitate the visa process)

  2. Countries where there are not Diplomatic Representatives from Thailand:

    We are making final arrangements with the authorities concerned in order that participants from these countries will be able to obtain visa on arrival.

4) Participants who have to apply for visa on arrival should be prepared to show the following documents or evidence;

  1. Passport. Your passport should valid for at least 6 months and contain blank visa pages.
  2. Photograph. You need one recent 4x6 cm. photograph
  3. Airline ticket. You should have confirmed airline tickets showing length of staying in Thailand for 15 days or less.
  4. Money attached (in cash, cashier's cheque or money order) not less than US$200 per person or US$400 per family.
  5. Visa fee is Baht 300 each (in cash which can be exchanged at the airport: about US$8-9)

5) Countries whose nationals, when entering into Thailand, need to show the vaccination certificate of yellow fever to the Immigration officers at the airport checkpoints are as follow;

  1. Angola
  2. Benin
  3. Bolivia
  4. Brazil
  5. Burkina Faso
  6. Burundi
  7. Cameroon
  8. Central African Republic
  9. Chad
  10. Colombia
  11. Congo, Democratic Republic of
  12. Congo, Republic of
  13. Cote d'Ivoire
  14. Ecuador
  15. Equitorial Guinea
  16. Ethiopia
  17. French Guiana
  18. Gabon
  19. Gambia
  20. Ghana
  21. Guinea
  22. Guinea-Bissau
  23. Guyana
  24. Kenya
  25. Liberia
  26. Mali
  27. Mauritania
  28. Niger
  29. Nigeria
  30. Panama
  31. Peru
  32. Rwanda
  33. Sao Tome and Principe
  34. Senegal
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Somalia
  37. Sudan
  38. Suriname
  39. Tanzania
  40. Togo
  41. Uganda
  42. Venezuela


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