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Thailand temporarily dropping visa fee

Exploring the financial aspects of Asian travel? You may want to take into account a change in Thailand.

The Royal Thai government has decided to exempt the fee for tourist visa applications for a three-month period, March 5 through June 4.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is personally spearheading efforts to revive the nation's tourism industry and boost the country’s competitive position to offset the impact of the global financial crisis.

Thailand presently gives a "visa on arrival" for citizens of 20 countries for a stay not exceeding 15 days. Citizens of another 42 countries are allowed a visa-free stay of not more than 30 days. To stay longer, visitors to apply for visas at Thai embassies or diplomatic missions abroad before their arrival in the country.

Thailand this year is expecting 14 million foreign visitors, with tourism revenue projected at US$14.46 billion.

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