Thailand approves tourist visa extensions

Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourist from 49 countries to be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, 2014, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup d'etat on May 22, 2014, causing a significant tourism decrease.
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Tourists go down from the top of Wat Arun temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup d'etat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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A tourist poses for a picture at Wat Pho temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup dÕetat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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A tourist reads a map of Bangkok at Wat Arun temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup dÕetat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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Tourists walk along a zen garden at Wat Arun temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup dÕetat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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Tourists write wishes on a fabric on display at Wat Arun temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup dÕetat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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Tourists look for souvenirs nearby Wat Pho temple on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup dÕetat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)
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Tourists wait inside a boat at Sathorn pier on August 29, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government has approved a regulation that allows tourists to extend their stay in Thailand by a further 30 days. Tourist from 49 countries will be able to stay in Thailand until 60 days. The move, that will be effective from Aug 29, is designed to boost tourism after Thai military declared a coup d'etat on May 22 causing a significant tourism decrease. (Getty Images)