Omani citizens and residents wishing to travel to Thailand can now do so as the Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced the reopening of its borders to travellers from the Middle East with the introduction of the ‘TR’ tourist visa which enables tourists to visit Thailand for up to 60 days.
The updated TR tourist visa aims to revive Thailand’s international tourism following its successful launch of domestic travel, as well as the recently launched STV long-stay tourist visa.
“After taking all the necessary precautions to mitigate the pandemic, we are finally ready to welcome back visitors from the Middle East,” said Pichaya Saisaengchan, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand for Dubai and the Middle East.
“With the unwavering support from our public and private sector partners in Thailand, we believe we have elevated the kingdom’s tourism standards, taking into consideration the health and safety of our visitors from the region.”
The visa enables citizens and residents from the Middle East to visit Thailand for the purpose of tourism.
They must comply with the kingdom’s COVID-19 control and preventive measures. These include undergoing a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, holding the required medical and travel insurance.
A medical insurance policy with coverage of at least US$100,000 or about 3.16mn baht for possible COVID-19 treatment is among the official documents required from foreign visitors planning to visit Thailand.
After completing the 14-day quarantine and testing negative for COVID-19, TR visa holders are free to travel anywhere around Thailand.
Travellers looking to visit Thailand from the Middle East can reach out to the Thai embassy or consulate in their home country with the required documents.
Once approved, travellers can then apply for a Certificate of Entry (CoE) on the official Thai government website- https://coethailand.mfa.go.th