Thailand to Implement Visa-Free Regime for Russian Tourists from May 1

The Thai government has agreed to a recommendation from the country’s Foreign Ministry to remove the visa requirement for Russian travelers visiting Thailand for up to 60 days. The new visa-free scheme for Russian passport holders is set to be enforced starting May 1, as confirmed by the Thai cabinet of ministers.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has updated the latest tourism situation, revealing that from January 1 to April 21, 2024, Thailand welcomed a total of 11,296,762 foreign tourists. This generated an estimated revenue of approximately 544,861 million baht from the spending of these international travelers.

The top five nationalities that visit Thailand are China, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea and India.