Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, announced earlier this week the extension of visa on arrival (VOA) fee waiver for 19 countries, including Taiwan, until Apr. 30, 2020. The VOA-waiver policy was supposed to expire by the end of Oct. 2019. The extension was approved in an effort to boost tourism.
Passport holders of Taiwan, along with citizens of other 20 countries, are eligible to apply for a Thailand VOA, meaning that visa can be obtained at arrival. For tourism purposes, VOA, electronic VOA or e-VOA and tourist visa are the three main options for Taiwanese visitors.
The VOA fee for Taiwanese was THB 2000 before it was waived. Travelers from Taiwan can also apply in advance for an e-VOA online, which costs THB 600, to avoid queuing in airports for the visa.