Despite objections, tourism minister to push forward with visa exemptions for Chinese and Indian tourists

Despite criticism from both the Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Deputy Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, the Tourism and Sports Minister says he will push on with plans for visa-free entry for Chinese and Indian tourists.

Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn plans to put the proposal to Cabinet today, August 20, despite the national security concerns of both ministers.

The move to increase tourist numbers to Thailand includes allowing Indian and Chinese visitors to enter without a visa from November 1 to October 31, 2020, as well as scrapping the visa-on-arrival fee for 19 countries, excluding Chinese and Indian passport holders.

Source: The Nation