Visitors in Bangkok (Source: Xinhua)

Thailand’s new six-month, multiple-entry tourist visas will become available from November 13, announced the country’s Foreign Ministry on September 22.

The new multiple-entry visa will cost 5,000 bath (about 140 USD) meanwhile a single-entry will cost about 28 USD.

It will allow unlimited border crossings during the validity period and each entry will last up to 60 days.

According to the Foreign Ministry, passport holders from all over the world can register for the new visa, which is intended to support the establishment of an ASEAN community and boost the country’s tourism.

Last year, about 24.8 million foreign tourists travelled to Thailand, bringing about 1.13 trillion bath (32 billion USD) to the country’s economy.

The Thai Government set a goal of welcoming 29 million foreign arrivals this year.

The tourism sector accounts for over 10 percent of the country’s GDP.-VNA