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11.06.2024

Thailand has eased visa regime with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE.

Citizens of these countries can obtain a visa upon arrival in the kingdom.

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Updated 22.06.2024

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Thailand: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Thailand in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Thailand in 2024. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Monday: New Year (ปีใหม่);
  • January 2, Tuesday: New Year (ปีใหม่);
  • February 10, Saturday: Chinese New Year (ตรุษจีน, วันปีใหม่จีน);
  • February 24, Saturday: Macha Bucha (วันมาฆบูชา);
  • February 26, Saturday: Macha Bucha (วันมาฆบูชา);
  • April 6, Saturday: Day of the Chakri dynasty (วันแห่งราชวงศ์จักระ);
  • April 8, Monday: Day of the Chakri dynasty (วันแห่งราชวงศ์จักระ);
  • April 10, Wednesday: The end of Ramadan (จุดจบของเดือนรอมฎอน);
  • April 13, Saturday: Songkran (เพลง);
  • April 14, Sunday: Songkran (เพลง);
  • April 15, Monday: Songkran (เพลง);
  • April 16, Tuesday: Songkran (เพลง);
  • May 1, Wednesday: Labor Day (วันแรงงาน);
  • May 4, Saturday: Coronation Day (ฉัตรมงคล);
  • May 6, Monday: Coronation Day (ฉัตรมงคล);
  • May 13, Monday: Royal Ploughing Ceremony (แรกนาขวัญ);
  • May 22, Wednesday: Visakha buch (วันวิสาขบูชา);
  • July 20, Saturday: Asana Bucha (อาสนะบูชา);
  • July 21, Sunday: Khao Phansa (วันเข้าพรรษา);
  • July 22, Monday: Asana Bucha (อาสนะบูชา);
  • July 23, Tuesday: Khao Phansa (วันเข้าพรรษา);
  • August 12, Monday: Her Majesty’s Birthday to the Queen Mother (วันเกิดของสมเด็จพระนางเจ้าฯ);
  • October 13, Sunday: The day of the death of the king (วันแห่งการตายของกษัตริย์);
  • October 14, Monday: The day of the death of the king (วันแห่งการตายของกษัตริย์);
  • October 23, Wednesday: Memory Day is a chullolongcorn (วันแห่งความทรงจำคือ พระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว);
  • December 5, Thursday: Birthday of the previous king (วันเกิดของราชาคนก่อนหน้า);
  • December 10, Tuesday: Constitution day (วันรัฐธรรมนูญ);
  • December 25, Wednesday: Christmas (คริสต์มาส);
  • December 31, Tuesday: New Year (ปีใหม่).

Qatar: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Qatar in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Qatar in 2024. Non-working days:

  • Tuesday 13 February: National Sports Day (اليوم الرياضي للدولة);
  • April 10 to April 12, Wednesday to Friday: Eid al-Fitr (عطلة عيد الفطر);
  • from June 15 to June 17, from Saturday to Monday: Eid al-Adha (إجازة عيد الأضحى);
  • Wednesday 18 December: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

United Arab Emirates: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in the UAE in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in the UAE in 2024. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Monday: New Year (السنة الجديدة);
  • April 8, Monday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 9, Tuesday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 10, Wednesday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 11, Thursday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 12, Friday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • June 15, Saturday: Arafat Day (عرفات يوم);
  • June 16, Sunday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • June 17, Monday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • June 18, Tuesday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • July 7, Sunday: Islamic New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية);
  • September 15, Sunday: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (عيد ميلاد النبي محمد);
  • December 1, Sunday: Commemoration Day (يوم الاحتفال);
  • December 2, Monday: National Day (اليوم الوطني);
  • December 3, Tuesday: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

Saudi Arabia: country’s borders status

Borders are open with restrictions.

Entry conditions for citizens and tourists

Holders of a Hajj visa must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.

This rule does not apply to children under 12.

Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V.
More details can be found here.

Holders of a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Iran are not allowed to enter.

National holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Saudi Arabia in 2024. Non-working days:

  • Thursday, 22 February: Foundation Day (يوم التأسيس);
  • Tuesday to Friday, April 9 to April 12: Eid al-Fitr (عطلة عيد الفطر);
  • Saturday to Tuesday, June 15 to June 18: Eid al-Adha (عطلة عيد الأضحى);
  • Monday, 23 September: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

Bahrain: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Bahrain in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Bahrain in 2024. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Monday: New Year (السنة الجديدة);
  • April 10, Wednesday: Eid ul-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 11, Thursday: Eid ul-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • April 12, Friday: Eid ul-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • May 1, Wednesday: Labour Day (يوم العمل);
  • June 16, Sunday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • June 17, Monday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • June 18, Tuesday: Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى);
  • July 7, Sunday: Al Hijra New Year (سنة الهجرة الجديدة);
  • July 16, Tuesday: Ashura (عاشوراء);
  • July 17, Wednesday: Ashura (عاشوراء);
  • September 15, Sunday: Prophet’s Birthday (عيد المولد النبوي);
  • December 16, Monday: National Day (اليوم الوطني);
  • December 17, Tuesday: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

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