Thailand returns visa-free travel for Russian tourists

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Thailand returns visa-free travel for Russian tourists

Moscow. December 16. INTERFAX.RU – Thailand has returned a visa-free regime for tourists from Russia, but for a trip you need to issue a certificate of entry on the website of the country's embassy in the Russian Federation before departure, according to the Ministry of Tourism of Thailand.

Now Russians who want to visit Thailand for up to 30 days do not need a visa, but before departure they need to obtain a certificate of entry (Сertificate of Entrance, СОЕ) on the website of the Thai Embassy in Russia.

Instructions for obtaining a certificate can also be found on the diplomatic mission's website.

“Tourists wishing to spend more than 30 days in Thailand should apply for a TR visa, which is issued for up to 60 days with the further possibility of extending it for 30 days. The maximum period of stay in Thailand for this type of visa is 90 days,” says the message.

If travelers plan to visit Thailand within 90-270 days, they need to apply for a Special Tourist visa STV.

There is also a requirement for a mandatory 15-night quarantine in hotels approved by the Thai authorities. It is necessary to book a hotel in Bangkok or the provinces of the country in advance.

Also, when entering the country, travelers, in addition to a passport and a certificate of entry (COE), will need a hotel reservation for quarantine with confirmation of payment, insurance for at least $ 100 thousand, covering all medical treatment costs, including COVID-19, a certificate of permission for a flight (Fit to Fly), issued no more than 72 hours before departure, a certificate with the result of a PCR test on the absence of COVID, also issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Both certificates must be in English or Russian with a notarized translation into English.

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