Thailand to charge overseas vacationers 300 baht entry payment beginning April 1

The Thai government will start accumulating a 300 baht entry charge from international vacationers beginning on April 1. The payment is included in the Tourism and Sports Ministry’s “Amazing Thailand New Chapter” plan and the money might be for the maintenance and growth of tourist sights in addition to accident and life insurance coverage for vacationers if, within the unlucky occasion, one were to get significantly injured or die while on a visit to Thailand.
Government spokesperson, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, introduced that the federal government will start amassing the 300 baht payment from foreigners coming into the nation and the cost will be included in airfares. For land journey, there may be an utility for guests to pay before getting into.
According to the government spokesperson, if international travellers report an accident, as much as 500,000 baht in medical costs could be claimed. If visitors occur to die in Thailand, up to one million baht in compensation to the family will be paid.
โซล่าเซลล์ and Sports Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, says the entry fee was anticipated to start out initially of January, but was postponed for consultation with the International Air Transport Association. From the 300 baht charge, 50 baht will go toward the insurance programme, while the rest will go towards the development and upkeep of vacationer attractions, the minister says. He added that they plan to have extra clean public restrooms at sights like in Japan.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand had earlier asked to add one other 200 baht to the charge for the event of tourism tasks. But the tourism minister says 300 baht is suitable for the present plan. Thailand expects that there shall be 5 million overseas travellers visiting Thailand within the second half of this 12 months..

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