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Timor-Leste and Thailand sign agreement on visa exemption for tourism purposes

Timor-Leste and Thailand sign agreement on visa exemption for tourism purposes

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DILI, 24 june 2024 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste and Thailand sign agreement on visa exemption for tourism purposes for Holders of Ordinary Passports for up to 30 days.

The agreement was signed by Bendito dos Santos Freitas, Timor-Leste’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and his Thai counterpart, Maris Sangiampongsa, in Thailand.

The aim of the agreement is to promote tourism between the two ASEAN countries.

Following the bilateral meeting, both Ministers signed the Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on Visa Exemption for Tourism Purposes for Holders of Ordinary Passports for up to 30 days, which will further promote tourism between the two countries.

Entering the Kingdom through air land/sea/air border checkpoints under Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme is permitted only twice in a calendar year, except nationals of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Singapore who may enter Thailand through such checkpoints more than twice in a calendar year.

Travelers entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme must possess adequate cash of or equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person or 40,000 Baht per family.

In addition, both ministers also discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas, especially military-to-military cooperation, United Nations peacekeeping operation, the role of Thailand’s as a steadfast development partner of Timor-Leste, and trade and investment cooperation.

 The Thai Foreign Minister also reiterated Thailand’s support for the effort of Timor-Leste towards full ASEAN membership.

 

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins

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