Experts speculate that, the rule is issued in a bid to to boost tourist consumption, improve the quality of visitors, as well as to restrict the number of illegal immigrants.
There is no limit to the amount of Thai or foreign currency for tourists to bring into Thailand. Upon leaving, each tourist is permitted to take no more than 50, 000 Bahts without special authorization. Any amounts of foreign currencies can be taken out of the country freely..
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