New Visa On Arrival Rules At Thai Borders

According to several travel websites, included the wellknowned Lonely Planet, “normal” 30-days border visaruns is now only given 15 days visa.
   In order to limit the amount of foreigners using “back-to-back” border runs, Thai Immigration has issued a new regulation regarding the 30 days tourist exemption.
   Effective immediately, travellers without visa will get only 15 days of stay if they are arriving via a land border checkpoint from a neigboring country.
   Passengers arriving via an international airport will obtain a 30 days stay, and for them there is no change.
   Travellers with Malaysian passports will obtain a 30 days stay.
   This police order number 778/2551 is today confirmed by Royal Thai Police, Immigration Bureau, in Bangkok.

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