Indian citizens can seek visas for Thailand at consulates or embassies to avoid lengthy lines

Posted by Team on: Nov 29, 2022

The Thai Embassy in India has recommended Indians to obtain their visas from the embassy or consulate to avoid huge lines. Long passenger lines are a result of an increase in visitors at the Bangkok airport as a result of Thailand's recent opening of its borders to tourism.

If rumours are to be believed, immigration clearance is the cause of the lengthy lines, and a large number of people are applying for on-arrival visas.

To avoid long lines at the Bangkok airport, Indian travellers can now obtain their Thailand visa at the embassy or the consulate general, according to Thailand's Ambassador to India, Pattarat Hongtong.

International travellers have been complaining to Thai officials and posting on social media about the lengthy lines at the airport for immigration processing at the Bangkok airport since Thailand opened its border after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further stating that it is completely normal for any airport, not only those in Thailand, the Thai Ambassador. He continued by saying that no one could predict the precise number of incoming travellers or tourists, which is why they advise Indian travellers to obtain a visa from the Embassy or Consulate General before departing for Thailand in order to travel without incident.

In order to make it easier for guests to travel, Mr. Pattarat also stated that the airport is hiring more staff. According to a survey from the Thai Government, 3.78 million tourists visited Thailand from January to August 17 of this year after COVID, which is a sizable amount to manage. 

Pattarat noted that Thailand has also instructed to boost the workforce at the airport to deal with the lengthy lines of on-arrival visa applicants because Thailand's economy is strongly dependent on tourism.