ATTENTION!: The information retrieved from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand dated 8th February 2023 and are subject to change without prior notice. Participants are advised to visit website https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ for most recent updates.
|Passport and Thai Visa|
|Remarks||From October 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023,
travelers will be allowed to stay for 30 days or 45 days without prior approval of a Thai visa.
|Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months
or check with your airline for the passport validity requirement.
Length of stay:
45 days per visit
|Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lao PDR, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, UK, Ukraine, Vietnam and the USA|
Length of stay:
90 days per visit
|Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Korea (ROK) and Peru|
Visa On Arrival
Length of stay:
30 days per visit
|Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu|
Overview (Last updated on January 09, 2023)
- Travelers entering Thailand are not required to show Proof of Vaccination or COVID-19 test results. All travelers can freely travel to Thailand without any COVID restrictions.
- Travelers are not required to obtain a Thailand Pass or Certificate of Entry (COE). There is no need to download any mobile app.
- Travel Insurance is still highly recommended when you travel to Thailand.
- Travel Insurance is mandatory for travelers traveling from and to countries that require RT-PCR COVID test for incoming travelers such as India and China. Insurance validity must be +7 days to the intended stay in Thailand.
Apply for Tourist and Non-Immigrant E-Visa
Travelers may apply for a Thailand visa through the online portal. The online visa application is open to the type of visas such as 60-day Tourist visa (TR), 6 months tourist visa (METV), 90-day Non-Immigrant visas, and 1 Year Non-Immigrant visas. The e-visa application process will take from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the Thai Embassy or Consulate. The application fee will be paid by credit card and the e-visa will be sent to the applicant through email. The online application is only available to countries listed Above and the applicant must be currently located in that country or territory.
Participants with ordinary passport may apply for Tourist Visa.
- Required Documents:
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form completely filled out
- Recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
- Evidence of travel from Thailand (air ticket paid in full)
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
- Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary
- Visa Fees: “1,000 Baht per entry (Visa fee may be changed without prior notice)”
- Validity: The validity of a visa is 3 months or 6 months.
- Period of stay: Upon arrival, travellers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.
Applicants may apply for the Thai visa at https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ following steps below;
1. Create account
2. Check eligibility and purpose of visit
3. Enter application information
4. Enter travel information
5. Upload support document
6. Review application
7. Book appointment consulate
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise participants to personally check entry and visa requirements before making travel arrangements at least 3 months ahead of time, as there might be country-specific conditions that you are not aware of. For most accurate information, please consult your nearest Royal Thai Embassy for further information.
For more information: https://consular.mfa.go.th/th/index
Pattaya is a popular Beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand, just 150 km southeast of Bangkok –a mere two-hour drive. Pattaya’s pulsating NIGHTLIFE is well known, but Local authorities have, in recent years, improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented the resort as a more family-friendly destination.
Stretching 500 kilometres along the Gulf of Thailand and only a few hours drive from Bangkok, the East Coast of Thailand has long been the favourite getaway destination for both residents and visitors to Thailand. Attracting more than 3 million tourists from all over the world annually, Pattaya offers the highest standard of hotels, excellent weather, restaurants, sports, entertainment and shopping facilities. In recent years, Pattaya has become home to an ever-expanding number of businesses and business-related service institutions, underlining its evolution from a tiny fishing village to a pivotal player in Thailand’s social, cultural and economic scene. The city still retains much of the charm and tranquillity of the past while offering all the vigour, multicultural diversity and conveniences of a modern city.
Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take Trips to nearby Islands. Other activities include Bungee jumping, Cycling, skydiving, go-Karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball. Golfers, both novice and expert, are well catered to as well, with a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya. Another major draw for visitors to Pattaya is the wide selection of restaurants serving some of Thailand’s freshest Seafood. Due to the high number of expatriate foreigners in Pattaya, there is also an excellent selection of authentic foreign eateries serving French, Italian, Swiss, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, English, indian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese CUISINE.
Location and distances
- Bangkok to Pattaya: 145 km (approximately 90 mins by car)
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok) to Pattaya: 135 km (around 75 mins by car)
- Pattaya has a wealth of scenic, cultural and entertainment attractions and venues, with new developments emerging all the time. There are 21 golf courses in or near the Pattaya area and ample outdoor activities including tennis, go-kart (some of the fastest go-karts in Asia), horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting and many more. Below are selections of some of the popular favourites.
- Dress politely and take off your shoes before entering Buddhist temples.
- Beware of pickpockets, especially on Walking Street when it’s crowded.
- The sun in Pattaya is very strong; apply sunscreen liberally and frequently.
TO SEE & DO IN PATTAYA
Walking Street in Pattaya City offers sights and sounds quite unlike anywhere else in Thailand. While “walking street” in most other towns and cities try around Thailand usually means a regular street market, that’s certainly not the case here. Indeed, there’s almost nothing in the country that matches the 500 metres of fun found at the end of Pattaya’s Beach Road.
This mile-long stretch of road is where Pattaya’s reputation as one of Asia’s most exciting party destinations was forged, a reputation upheld by the large and ever-changing number of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and massage parlors.
Walking Street Photo Credit: https://www.bestpricetravel.com/travel-guide/pattaya-walking-street.html
Sanctuary of Truth
Billed as “the magnificence of heaven recreated on Earth,” this massive monument, built entirely of wood, is a study in Thai architectural styles. Every available space is intricately decorated with wooden carvings, and the entire structure was built to pay homage to ancient religions and philosophies.
The cycle of life, Utopia, and humanity’s relationship to the universe are some of the themes reflected in the artwork here. While visiting the sanctuary, you can enjoy Thai cultural shows and Thai boxing, go elephant trekking or horseback riding or take a ride on a speedboat.
Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm
Sanctuary of Truth Photo Credit: https://www.bestpricetravel.com/travel-guide/sanctuary-of-truth.html
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya features over 200 hectares of landscaped spaces bursting with tropical colours. It has some of the most remarkable flowers, displays and landscaped gardens in Thailand, if not the world.
The team behind the gardens have repeatedly won international awards for their designs, which include 17th-century French-style gardens, a recreation of Stonehenge, creative topiary displays and gardens created exclusively with cacti, bonsais and tropical palms. It is also the home of over 670 native and hybrid species of orchids. You can see regular displays of classic Thai dancing, boxing and drumming during your visit to the gardens.
Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden Photo Credit: https://www.orientalescape.com/tour/thailand/pattaya/nongnooch-from-bangkok
Khao Chi Chan
Khao Chi Chan or Buddha Mountain in Jomtien is the largest engraving of Buddha in the world. The gold-embossed image was carved out of the side of a limestone mountain with a laser. It’s 130 metres in height and 70 metres across at its widest. The solitary limestone hill was once used to supply the local construction industry with materials. In 1996, to commemorate His Majesty the King of Thailand’s golden jubilee, the massive image was carved into the rock and then marked out in gold on the recommendation of the then Supreme Patriarch.
The area in which it resides – commonly known as “Silverlake” – is one of remarkable natural beauty, with a couple of other nearby attractions. The grounds in front of Buddha Mountain include a temple, with saffron-robed monks a common sight, so appropriate clothing is recommended.
Khao Chi Chan Photo Credit: https://pattayasanook.com/buddha-mountain-khao-chi-chan/
Koh Larn (Coral Island)
A 30-minute speed boat ride or 45-minute ferry ride from Pattaya, Koh Larn (also called Koh Lan) is a relatively peaceful escape from tourist-packed Pattaya. Several white-sand beaches stretch along the island’s shores, with food stalls, restroom facilities, and plenty of water sports. Parasailing, banana boat rides, and underwater Sea Walking are some of the most popular.
Tien is one of the prettiest beaches, and monkeys frolic on Nual Beach. You can rent motorbikes to tour the island, and it’s also possible to stay overnight at one of the many resorts along the beach at Samae and Tawaen. This is a popular place for families to spend the day away from the hubbub of Pattaya.
Getting to Koh Larn: http://kohlarn.com/getting-to-koh-larn.html
Koh Larn (Coral Island) Photo Credit: https://cutlooseadventure.com/koh-larn-island-all-you-need-to-know/
Four Regions Floating Market
The first and only floating market in Pattaya, this bustling hive of commerce is divided into different sections selling merchandise from the four major areas of Thailand. Souvenirs, arts and crafts, and clothing are among the many items sold here, and it’s also a great place to indulge in some exotic cuisine; you can try everything from scorpions to crickets and crocodile meat.
A great way to explore the markets is to rent a boat. Unlike more authentic floating markets, you have to pay for admission here. Your ticket gets you more than just a boat ride, however. There are shows and activities to be enjoyed here, including sea boxing, traditional Thai dances, and even a zipline over the water.
Four Regions Floating Market Photo Credit: https://www.bestpricetravel.com/travel-guide/pattaya-floating-market.html
Terminal 21 Pattaya
Terminal 21 Pattaya is a famous department store, which is new Landmark in the heart of Pattaya City with the concept that has gathered many famous places from around the world to be in 1 place.
Terminal 21 Pattaya, a famous new department store in Pattaya City, was presented in the form of a shopping mall with the concept of “Happiness of the East” that brings together a place of happiness from around the world in the concept of “World Market Street”. It has gathered famous cities from worldwide to be in a mall, including Paris, London, Italy, Tokyo, San Francisco and Hollywood. Tourists will be thrilled with the real aircraft on the runway that is over 250 metres long, the Jet Bridge and a 39-metre-long escalator. It is a department store that truly fulfills every modern lifestyle’s needs.
Photo Credit: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d15266527-Reviews-Terminal_21_Pattaya-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html