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90-day visas for Medical visitors from CLMV nations and China allowed



Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has approved 90-day visas for individuals and medical guests from Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar plus Vietnam (CLMV) since well as coming from the People’s Republic of China. This has been place in place given that 22 March, this year.

Prior to this, Chinese and CLMV citizens were in a position to get 14, 35 and 90 times, depending on the particular bilateral agreements in between Thailand and the particular respective countries.

Beneath the new structure, visitors coming regarding medical treatment coming from these five countries, as well since a maximum of three accompanying individuals, will be granted a 90-day visa.

This is an extension of a policy already within place for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), which include the particular Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the particular United Arab Emirates.

To get the particular 90-day visa plus come to Asia for medical treatment, citizens of China and the CLMV as well since GCC have to contact hospitals or even healthcare centres detailed by the Ministry of Public Wellness to make an appointment.

The medical center or healthcare centre will then send out a confirmation in order to the patient. This letter has in order to be shown in order to immigration officials at any checkpoint into Thailand. The established can then offer a stay of up to ninety days days at their particular discretion.

The Ministry of Public Wellness has by significantly listed 118 hospitals and healthcare centres that are entitled to provide a confirmation letter in order to patients or guests seeking medical treatment in Thailand.

The measure is targeted at promoting Thailand’s thriving medical tourism industry. It will be also in collection with the plans of the Ministry of Tourism plus Sports, which will be trying to advertise Thailand as a regional hub regarding medical and health and fitness tourism.

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