BRIEF: Thai visa exemption for patients
Feb 04, 2013 (Menafn - Gulf Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --BAHRAINIS who seek medical treatment in Thailand can stay there without a visa for 90 days starting tomorrow.
This will allow all GCC citizens to visit the country along with three companions, including housemaids, but only if legitimate medical documents are provided.
A Thai Embassy spokesman said the regulation was implemented by the Royal Thai government to facilitate GCC patients, who require longer medical treatment in Thailand.
"The new regulation also allows a patient to have not more than three individuals of the GCC nations (including parents, children, spouse or maid), accompanying him/her to stay in Thailand for 90 days without visa," he added.
Patients should have an official medical appointment issued by a certified health institution in Thailand along with supporting documents such as health insurance and financial statements issued by the respective country.
Companions should submit a copy of their relationship with the patients, employment contract if it is a maid and an affidavit of support prepared by a Thai hospital.
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