VISA CHANGES For people entering Thailand by land

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Before 1995 many nationalities got 15 days non visa entry then it was changed to 30 days . In about 2006 due mainly to concerns about criminals and illegal workers doing border rums a 90 days in 180 days stay limit for non visa entry was introduced . It was discontinued after about 6 months as it was too difficult to administer and it was replaced by a simpler system of only giving 15 days…


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Watch what you write about Thailand in future

Seems he has got off, for now any way.