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Thailand to extend visa waiver for Indians, Taiwanese until November

Indian tourists take pictures during a family holiday trip to Thailand at Patong beach in the island of Phuket, July 14, 2023. Photo by Reuters

The Thai government on Tuesday approved a plan to continue visa waivers for Indians and Taiwanese until November as it seeks to diversify its tourism sources.

An earlier waiver since Nov. 10 last year ends this Friday.

Indian and Taiwanese passport holders can enter Thailand without a visa and stay for a maximum of 30 days, Bloomberg reported.

In the first four months of this year Thailand received more than 12 million foreign visitors, a 39% increase from the same period last year, according to its Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

India was among the five largest sources of visitors along with China, Malaysia, Russia, and South Korea.

The Thai government expects 700,000 Taiwanese tourists to come this year.

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