After Sri Lanka, Thailand also offers Indians visa-free entry: Which other countries offer the service?

India is one of the major tourism sources for Thailand. Photo: Reuters

Indians can travel to Thailand without a visa from November 10 to May 10, 2024, as the Southeast Asian country looks to boost tourism. India is one of the major tourism sources for Thailand. On one entry, a person can stay for up to 30 days, Siriges-A-Nong Trirattanasongpol, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand at the New Delhi Office, told PTI on Tuesday. A few days ago, Sri Lanka also made the announcement of granting a couple of countries including India, visa-free entry facilities for their citizens. 

On arrival in countries that provide visa-free entry, the customs officials check passports or identity and provide tourists with an entry stamp. Also, though the entry is visa-free, each of the countries has its own set of rules and regulations to permit entry. Make sure that you follow updated rules before booking your tickets or making your travel plans to these countries. 

Some of the other countries that do not demand visas from Indians are Bhutan, Nepal, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Fiji, Oman, Barbados, Jamaica, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Vanuatu, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Macao, Senegal and Tunisia. 

Best time to tour Thailand
The cool and dry period between November to April is apparently the best time to travel to Thailand. If you are a beach lover, you can check out Koh Chang and Koh Kood islands in the month of November. November also witnesses one of the most beautiful festivals in the country, the Buddhist festival of Loy Krathong, an occasion to thank the Water Goddess for the year's abundant harvest and an opportunity to apologise for polluting water in the process. 

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