Thai visa for Chinese citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Chinese passport holders visiting Thailand for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Chinese citizens to enter Thailand for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Thailand e-visa for Chinese citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Thailand visa on arrival for Chinese citizens Eligible

Thailand tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Chinese passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Thailand.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Thailand.

If you are looking for Thailand visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from China, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Thailand nearest your place of residence.

  • Beijing: The Embassy of Thailand in Beijing, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Xiamen: The Embassy of Thailand in Xiamen, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Xian: The Consulate General of Thailand in Xian, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Qingdao: The Consulate General of Thailand in Qingdao, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Hong Kong: The Consulate General of Thailand in Hong Kong, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Nanjing: The Consulate General of Thailand in Nanjing, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Kunming: The Consulate General of Thailand in Kunming, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Shanghai: The Consulate General of Thailand in Shanghai, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Chengdu: The Consulate General of Thailand in Chengdu, China (Working hours: Close now)
  • Guangzhou: The Consulate General of Thailand in Guangzhou, China (Working hours: Close now)

Thailand visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Thailand diplomatic mission offices to China for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from China traveling to Thailand from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (China) estimated Change (%)
2006 949,117 N/A
2007 907,117 -4.43%
2008 826,660 -8.87%
2009 777,508 -5.95%
2010 1,122,219 44.34%
2011 1,721,247 53.38%
2012 2,786,860 61.91%
2013 4,637,335 66.40%
2014 4,636,298 -0.02%
2015 7,934,791 71.14%
2016 8,757,466 10.37%
2017 9,805,753 11.97%
2018 10,535,955 7.45%
2019 10,994,721 4.35%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Thailand & China comparison

Thailand's area is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi), while the area of China is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi). This means China is 18.38 times bigger than Thailand.

As of June 2021, Thailand's population is ~77.9 million people - 1,622,840,695 fewer people than the population of China.

We have highlighted Thailand & China’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Thailand China Difference
Population (est 2021) 77,927,372 1,700,768,067 1.6 billion fewer people live in Thailand than China
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 276 Thailand has 178 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with China.
Travel freedom (2021) 35 37 Thailand passport holders visit 2 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 144 344 Thai hosts 200 fewer foreign missions than China.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from China travel to Thailand in one year?

The number of visitors from China visiting Thailand in 2019 was approximately 10,994,721.

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