Customs Regulations and Visa Requirements of Thailand
Citizens of the Russian Federation are allowed visa-free entry to Thailand, if their stay in the country does not exceed 30 days. In other cases, you need to apply for a visa at the consulate of Thailand. Check a2zdirectory for history of Thailand.
When crossing the border, officers of the border service are required to present a passport and a migration card. Passport must expire more than 6 months after leaving the country. When checking it is stamped with the date of entry into Thailand. There are no fees.
Minor children accompanied by parents or without them at customs are required to present a copy of the birth certificate. When a child leaves the country without parents, a power of attorney from both parents is required.
What you need to present at the airport when crossing the border of Thailand a:
- US$500 in cash per entry;
- Return plane ticket.
If these rules are not observed, entry into the country is prohibited.
Documents required for obtaining a visa:
- Valid passport;
- 2 photos 3×4 cm;
- A completed application form with the personal signature of the applicant;
- Copies of all pages of the passport;
- Certificate from the place of study or work. It should indicate: position, details of the company, salary. Non-working citizens must submit an application for travel financing. An individual entrepreneur presents a copy of the certificate of state of emergency and a certificate of income. All documents are filled in English or Russian. In the second case, a notarized translation into English is required;
- Traveler’s checks, account statement or currency exchange certificate confirming additional financial guarantees in the amount of at least $600.
Import and export of certain items across the border of Thailand and is regulated by the customs rules of the country. Their observance is mandatory for everyone, including diplomats.
The maximum amount of the national currency is 2 thousand baht for import into the country and 500 baht for export from it. See Thailand import restrictions.
Allowed to import duty-free (per 1 person):
- 1 liter of strong alcoholic drinks;
- Tobacco products in the amount of 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- Items for personal use, but not more than 1 piece of each type;
- Video camera or camera;
- 3 video cassettes or 5 photographic films;
- Foreign currency in the amount of up to 10 thousand dollars. For a large amount, a declaration is made.
Allowed to export duty-free:
- Goods purchased in duty-free shops (upon presentation of a receipt);
- Gold, precious stones, gold and platinum jewelry (if you have a license for them);
- Antiquities or works of art (upon presentation of a license).
Import and export is prohibited:
- Drugs and substances containing them (punishable by death);
- Firearms and ammunition without a proper permit;
- Certain types of plants, vegetables and fruits;
- Raw corals;
- Antiques, images of Buddha and Bodhisattvas, as well as their fragments (except for neck medallions);
- Products from the skin of protected animals;
- National currency in an amount exceeding 50 thousand baht.
There is an additional airport tax of 500 baht per person when departing from Thailand a. It is often immediately included in the ticket price. Domestic fee upon departure from Koh Samui Airport in the amount of 300 baht.