Chinese visa for Thai citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

China tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Bangkok: The Embassy of China in Bangkok, Thailand (Working hours: Close now)
  • Chiang Mai: The Consulate General of China in Chiang Mai, Thailand (Working hours: Close now)
  • Songkhla: The Consulate General of China in Songkhla, Thailand (Working hours: Close now)
  • Khon kaen: The Consulate General of China in Khon kaen, Thailand (Working hours: Close now)
  • Phuket: The Consular office of China in Phuket, Thailand (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Thailand) estimated Change (%)
2008 677,768 N/A
2009 664,734 -1.92%
2010 645,183 -2.94%
2011 619,115 -4.04%
2012 684,285 10.53%
2013 651,700 -4.76%
2014 613,000 -5.94%
2015 641,500 4.65%
2016 753,500 17.46%
2017 776,700 3.08%
2018 833,000 7.25%

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

China & Thailand comparison

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

As of March 2021, China's population is ~1.5 billion people - 1,464,890,159 more people than the population of Thailand.

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

China Thailand Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,537,749,862 72,859,703 1.5 billion more people live in China than Thailand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 276 98 China has 178 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Thailand.
Travel freedom (2021) 37 35 China passport holders can visit 2 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 344 144 Chinese hosts 200 more foreign missions than Thailand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Thailand visiting China in 2018 was approximately 833,000.

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