Can a Foreigner Work as a Tour Guide in Thailand?

As prescribed by the notification of the Ministry of Labour, foreigners are not allowed to work as a tour guide which involves bringing tourists, whether individually or in groups, to travel to various location and providing advice and information to tourists in Thailand.

Moreover, foreigners are also prohibited in engaging in sightseeing tour operation which includes bringing tourists to travel for sightseeing or for other purposes and providing one or more services or facilities such as accommodation, food, guide or any other services.

Meanwhile, foreigners may be allowed to register a tourism business in Thailand provided that at least 51% of its registered capital is to be held by one or more Thai nationals. They must also be aware of the qualifications and conditions in setting up a company and getting a tourism business license.

If you are planning to set up a tourism business in Thailand, contact ThaiLawyers for consultation and company registration services.