THAILAND-CAMBODIA: Single Visa
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed on a single visa under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy framework, effective Dec 27, 2012 turning the two neighboring countries into a single tourist destination for non-visa Asean travellers.
The Acmecs Single Visa pact was signed by Mr Surapong and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong at the 8th meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JC) at a Bangkok hotel on Wednesday morning. Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said this single visa will help promote tourism in the two countries, making it easier for visitors to obtain visitors and travel between Thailand and Cambodia.
The visa would allow visitors from 35 countries, listed below, to stay up to 60 days in Thailand and 60 days in Cambodia. Tourists would be able to apply for the visa at embassies of either country.
The 35 countries previously announced, but not confirmed today, are:
- Hong Kong
- the Netherlands
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- the United Arab Emirates
- the United Kingdom
- the United States.