Patients from five Asian countries now eligible for 90-day stay

The new visa-free medical regulation will allow patients from four Asean neighbours and China will get automatic 90-day passport stamps

The government has extended the stay for patients from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), as well as those from China, who come to Thailand for medical treatment from 30 to 90 days, in accordance with its ambitious plan to turn the country into a medical hub.

The extended stay will also be applicable for up to four companions per patient, officials announced Wednesday at Government House.

Deputy Prime Minister Adm Narong Pipatanasai said patients from these countries are the second group to be granted permission to stay in Thailand for 90 days. The government had previously granted the longer visas to people from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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