Advisory for Indian nationals visiting & Securing a Visa on Arrival upon entering Thailand

The Visa On Arrival scheme allows passport holders of 19* listed countries (India is one of them) and territories to enter Thailand without needing to apply for a Tourist Visa from a Thai Embassy in their own country.

To receive a Visa on Arrival, a travellers must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be from an approved country. (India is Approved for VOA)
  2. Be visiting Thailand strictly for tourism purposes.
  3. Must Carry 2 Passport Size Photographs (35mm X 45mm, white background, 70%-80% face, without border).
  4. Hold a genuine passport with a valid expiry of more than 180 days with minimum of 2 blank pages.
  5. Be able to list a valid accommodation address in Thailand that can be verified. This address can be a hotel or an apartment. JOL Agreement will be provided.
  6. Must have a confirmed return ticket exiting Thailand within 15 days. Open tickets do not qualify. Traveling overland by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.**
  7. Provide proof of funds of at least 10,000 THB for single travellers, or 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.
  8. Pay a fee of 2,000 THB upon entry. This fee is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and only Thai currency is accepte
** You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will exit Thailand within 15 days (or 30 days) of entry, you will most likely be refused entry.
Update: Starting October 1, 2022, Thailand CCSA has announced that the Visa on Arrival stay period will be extended from 15 days to 30 days. This change is currently in effect until 31st March, 2023.

List of countries eligible for the Visa on Arrival

  • ▪ Bulgaria
  • ▪ Bhutan
  • ▪ China
  • ▪ Cyprus
  • ▪ Ethiopia
  • ▪ Fiji
  • ▪ Georgia
  • ▪ India
  • ▪ Kazakhstan
  • ▪ Malta
  • ▪ Mexico
  • ▪ Nauru
  • ▪ Mauritius
  • ▪ Papua New Guinea
  • ▪ Romania
  • ▪ Saudi Arabia
  • ▪ Taiwan
  • ▪ Uzbekistan
  • ▪ Vanuatu

List of Thailand Immigration Checkpoints for Visa on Arrival

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  3. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
  4. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  5. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  6. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  9. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  12. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
There are currency exchange counters at major airports. If a traveler is entering Thailand by land, it is best to exchange currency for Thai Baht before leaving their home country.

Covid and Vaccination Requirements

As of today, travellers not required any vaccination certificate or Negative RT-PCR report to enter in Thailand.

Travel Insurance for Visa on Arrival Visitors

With travel restrictions eased, Thailand removed the need for Visa on Arrival travellers to provide proof of a valid Covid Insurance policy. It is important to note that foreign visitors are not eligible for free medical care while in Thailand. If a foreigner requires medical attention, they will need to cover any expenses themselves.
Travel insurance is a wise choice for people traveling abroad. It not only covers Covid-related incidents but also:
  • ▪ Medical emergencies
  • ▪ Personal injury & accidents
  • ▪ Missed or delayed flights
  • ▪ Damage to belongings
  • ▪ Lost luggage
To ensure you have the best cover possible while visiting Thailand and to avoid potential exclusions or conditions, choose Travel Insurance which is designed for Thailand.

General Entry Requirements Into Thailand

Visa Requirements For Entry Into Thailand

VISA on Arrival for Indian Nationals

Advisory for Indian nationals visiting Serbia

In September 2017, Serbia introduced visa-free entry into Serbia for all Indian passport holders for staying in Serbia up to 30 days.

For visa-free entry, Indian Nationals traveling to Serbia must carry the following documents (as per Serbian regulations):

  1. Valid Passport ( passport must be valid for at least 180 days).
  2. Return air ticket.
  3. Documentary proof of confirmed hotel booking.
  4. for a private visit –
    invitation letter certified by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia
    for business visit –
    invitation letter by a company in Serbia
    for tourism trip –
    proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or any other type of payment receipt)
  5. Health & Travel Insurance with Global Covid-19 Coverage for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than Euro 30,000/-
  6. Documentary proof of sufficient funds for stay in Serbia (minimum Euro 50 per day of stay).
While the visa-free entry arrangement still remains in force, Indians coming to Serbia cannot travel to other countries, including Serbia’s neighbouring countries and other European countries,by virtue of visa-free entry into Serbia.
In other words, Indians coming to Serbia need to have visa for other countries if they intend to visit those countries from Serbia. However, some Indian nationals coming to Serbia have complained to the Indian Embassy in Belgrade, that unscrupulous agents promised to take them to other European countries through Serbia.
Indian nationals coming to Serbia are requested to beware of such false promises and always take visa for other European countries that they plan to visit from Serbia.