Thailand to have its official e-visa service by 2018

Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

e-visa serviceIn 2018 Thailand is all set to introduce its first e-visa services in a full-fledged manner as confirmed by Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday in a press conference. As the process involves the participation of various ministries and their approval, it tends become time consuming. The process will facilitate the entry of international travelers hassle free as the country witnessed around 32.59 million tourists last year.

30% of the tourists comprise Chinese travelers. In spite of it, they are the worst sufferers as they still require paper visa and wait too long in the queue to enter Thailand. A major topic of discussion in World Travel & Tourism Global Summit 2017 which will be organized in Bangkok as expressed by David Scowsill, President and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, during the press conference about the event.

He said in order to facilitate travel, the e-visa services are being encouraged in various countries round the world. The Global Summit in Bangkok which will start on 26th April till 27th April will explore the concept of ‘Transforming our World’ and maximum contribution of various sectors for sustainable development worldwide.

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