Thailand Offering New Tourist Visa for Visiting Canadians

November 10, 2020 Admin

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (Canada) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, eligible Canadian travellers may now apply for a new Tourist Visa (TR).  

Once the approved TR Visa is issued, applicants are then able to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) which will allow the individual to visit Thailand and stay for up to 60 days.

TR visa requirements include:

·       Original passport with 6 months validity 

·       Completed visa application form 

·       1 passport size photo (2×2 or bigger) taken within the last 6 months 

·       A copy of the applicant’s bank account statement indicating a minimum balance of 500,000 THB (equivalent to approximately CA$23,000)

·       For non-Canadian citizens, a copy of permanent resident card or a copy of valid Canadian visa with a letter stating proof of employment or letter stating proof of full-time student status

·       A copy of an e-ticket indicating confirmation of airline booking and departure and return dates

·       Visa fee: $50, Single entry – money order only in Canadian funds payable to “Royal Thai Embassy” 

For more info, please visit the official Tourist Visa (TR) page. 

Once the TR Visa is received, applicants can then apply for theCertificate of Entry online. Guidelines for the COE application can be found by visiting the Royal Thai Embassy website.

Upon entry to Thailand, visitors will be required to comply with all travel, health and safety protocols which currently include a 14-day quarantine in an approved Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel.

For a complete list of entry requirements, please refer to the links provided or contact the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa at: [email protected]

Once travellers have completed the mandatory quarantine period, which is an important component of ensuring the health and safety of visitors and residents, travellers will be able to enjoy the splendour of Thailand and travel freely through its diverse and vibrant regions.

From its forested hills, traditional culture and architecture, including some of the country’s most majestic temples and exceptional Thai cuisine in the North, the “I-San,” region, home to ancient temple ruins, distinctive food and architecture, to the perfect beaches in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea in the south, or the bustling metropolis of Bangkok; Thailand is once again welcoming Canadians. 

Thailand’s vigilance in combatting COVID-19 is one of the world’s success stories. With very few cases, and an unrelenting approach, which includes stringent hygiene and safety measures for its accommodations and attractions via its Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certification, visitors can feel confident that the Thai government is working diligently to ensure an excellent experience while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. 



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