The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has announced that it will suspend collection of 300-baht tourism fees until the fourth quarter of this year, and will offer to cancel the Thailand Pass, which begins next month.
Tourism and Sports Minister Fifat Rachakitprakorn has announced that the ministry has decided to withdraw a proposal to implement a tourism fee to conduct additional research on the matter. In the light of tourists who stay in the country only one or two nights, he believes that tourist fees for land arrivals should be reconsidered.
The ministry will submit the proposal to the cabinet within two months after implementation of the fee, 90 days after the publication of the Royal Gazette. It suggests that the start date could be between the fourth quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2023.
The Thailand pass will be canceled in July
Pifat said the next meeting of the Centre’s Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for international arrivals to cancel Thai pass registration would attract more tourists, as they would no longer need to buy travel insurance or contracts. Including complex entry procedures. Thailand’s tourism authorities will meet with tourism operators to discuss any stress concerns at the next CCSA meeting.
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- Reporter: Cranjoite Johjit
- Rewrite: Thammarat Thadafram
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