Thailand is set to waive off visa requirements for travellers coming from India as well as Taiwan from the coming month to May 2024, said a government official in a statement on Tuesday.

“Arrivals from India and Taiwan can enter Thailand for 30 days,” spokesperson Chai Wacharonke said.

Thailand had scrapped visa requirements for Chinese tourists in September this year.

As per the latest government data, nearly 22 million people visited Thailand from January to October 29, generating 927.5 billion baht ($25.67 billion).

So far this year, India has been Thailand’s fourth largest source market for tourism with nearly 1.2 million arrivals after countries like Malaysia, China and South Korea.

With more airlines and hospitality chains targeting the market, inbound tourism from India exhibited signs of growth.

Thailand is aiming at about 28 million arrivals in 2023, with the new government hoping the travel sector can compensate for continued weak exports that have restrained economic growth.

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