If you’re planning a trip to southeast asia–particularly Thailand–you may want to know about a recent change to the Thai visa regulations.
Basically, anyone who is crossing the Thailand border on LAND (not air travel) is only allowed a 15 day stay in the country. This is a change from the 30 day allowance that was previously in place.
If you’re planning an extended stay for backpacking or simply hanging out on the beach, you want to get a tourist visa which will allow you between 30-90 days, depending on your country of origin. Also, if you plan to enter the country multiple times, you should ask for a multiple entry visa which costs slightly more but will be worth it in the end by saving you time and money.
Thailand is a popular tourist destination because of its rich culture and beautiful landscapes. However there have been recent protests that have caused the airports in the capitol city of Bangkok to close down. There has been incidents of civil unrest throughout the past few years, so before making your way there, please check with the state department for any current travel advisories.