Thailand ponders tourist fee from June 2023

_A Monitor Report Date: 16 January, 2023

Bangkok : Thailand plans to start collecting a THB 300 (USD 9) fee from foreign tourists arriving in the country beginning in June, 2023. The money is intended to be used in support of the visitors involved in accidents and the development of tourist destinations, a minister said on January 11.

"Fees won't be collected from foreigners with work permits and border passes," said Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, adding that Thailand expects 25 million tourist arrivals in 2023.

The proposal is subject to cabinet approval. Tourism spending is forecast to reach at least THB 2.38 trillion in 2023, said Phiphat.

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