Separately, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports plans to propose to have the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) terminate Thailand Pass registration for international visitors from 1 July 2022 (Friday).
The implementation of Thailand's tourism fee, worth 300 Baht, will be postponed to the end of 2022, said Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand's Minister for Tourism and Sports. According to Bangkok Post's report, the tourism fee is currently facing "a delay in implementation".
For context, the tourism fee was previously on the agenda for Thailand's cabinet meeting this week, but the Ministry of Tourism and Sports withdrew the proposal to "sort out' fee collection for land entry. Shared in Bangkok Post's report, Minister Phiphat explained: "Fee collection for tourists arriving by land requires further study, such as determining if the fee amount should be less than 300 Baht because the average length of stay for these visitors is only one to two nights."
He added that the Ministry plans to resubmit the proposal to the cabinet within two months, with fee collection beginning 90 days after approval and publication in the Royal Gazette. The starting date for fee collection is "likely to be delayed" from between August and September 2022 to the final quarter this year, or the first quarter of 2023 at the latest.
In a similar vein, based on Bangkok Post's report, the Ministry also plans to propose on 17 June (Friday) to have the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) terminate Thailand Pass registration for international visitors from 1 July 2022 (Friday). Minister Phiphat said that terminating the Thailand Pass system means tourists "don't have to buy travel insurance anymore, which should help make travel more convenient".
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