On October 25, 2019, during his working visit to Bangkok, H.E. Mr. Archil Dzuliashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Thailand (with residence in New Delhi), held a meeting with Mr. Nadda Buranasiri, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of “Thai AirAsia X”. Starting from December 28, 2019, the company will start operating direct charter flights from Bangkok to Tbilisi, which will significantly contribute to the development of cooperation in the field of tourism between the two countries.
Since April 2019, Georgian citizens wishing to travel to Thailand may apply for a 15-day Tourist Visa at the Thai border. The Agreement between the Governments of Georgia and the Kingdom of Thailand on Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports, signed on September 26, 2018, is also in force.
Georgia and Thailand are working towards the launching of regular direct flights in the future. In this connection, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) are to hold talks in November 2019, in Tbilisi, on the Draft of the Air Services Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand.
In March 2018, Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Princess of Thailand paid a visit to Georgia, which also significantly increased the flow of tourists from Thailand to Georgia. According to the data from the Georgian National Tourism Administration, 4,971 visitors from Thailand have visited Georgia during the first 9 months of the current year, which amounts to a 110.4% growth compared to the same period last year.