It is absolutely vital that the perfect Indian wedding destination which Thailand is, can also provide easy entry and access to its country from those Indian couples and their families arriving from around the globe.
Thailand currently allows passport holders from 40 countries and one region (the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) to receive a 30-day tourist visa exemption upon arrival at an immigration checkpoint, or 15 days when entering at visa checkpoints that border neighbouring countries.
Qualifying countries for this visa and a whole range of immigration regulations are displayed on the Kingdom of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website http://www.mfa.go.th. Many other countries that do not qualify for a tourist visa can apply for a 15-day temporary tourist visa upon arrival in Thailand.
Thailand is one of Asia’s premier aviation hubs and travelling to the country has never been easier with all major international airlines flying into Bangkok. Other international airports within the Kingdom are at Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket. Thailand also has an extensive network of provincial airports, served by Thai Airways and “low-cost” carriers, and also in some cases by overseas charter flights.
Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport
Opened since late 2006, Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport has replaced Don Mueang, as the city’s original international airport. Don Mueang is currently used for selected domestic and charter flights.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 30 kilometres east of Bangkok, with fast highway connections to the city centre. Travel time between the airport and a city centre hotel will be between 40 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic and location.
Thai International has a limousine service that will take visitors anywhere in Bangkok, and a mini bus service to major hotels. Public taxis are available at a desk near the front exit. Airport Express provides an air-conditioned bus service to first-class Bangkok hotels, operating from 5:00am to midnight.
There is also the fast and efficient Suvarnabhumi Airport Link. The link goes from the Airport to the New City Air Terminal located right in the center of Bangkok.
In addition there are the two rapid, efficient, safe and expansive transport systems, the BTS and MRT. Both of these cover large areas of Bangkok, with plans to develop these networks further in future.