THAILAND REOPENING

LATEST UPDATES:  22 Apr 2022 – Thailand lifts on-arrival testing requirement for vaccinated travellers from 1 May 2022
  
(Source: The Nation Thailand)

Travellers are to take note of any pre-departure requirements, health and immigration declarations. Please note that requirements for entering Thailand can change on short notice. 
Travellers should be prepared for quarantine-free travel to be paused or suspended in case of changes to the COVID-19 situation.

✈ Entry rules for vaccinated travellers

From 1 May 2022, fully vaccinated Thai citizens and foreign travellers from all countries/territories can enter Thailand without quarantine and do not need to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers from all countries / territories are allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter by air from all countries / territories (including Thais and foreign residents).
  • Travellers must meet all other normal entry requirements (e.g. customs, immigration and biosecurity).
  • Travellers who had been previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine* at least 14 days before travel and a medical certificate of recovery.
  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines* approved by WHO and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Thailand no less than 14 days, but no longer than 1 year, before entering Thailand.
    *See list of Thailand FDA Approved Vaccines
     

Travellers must apply for the Thailand Pass before departing.
Travellers can apply for the Thailand Pass within 60 days of in advance of their travel plans.

Once approved, travellers will receive an email of the QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which is to be presented upon entering Thailand.

Processing time for Thailand Pass
The processing time for the Thailand Pass application is up to 7 working days, depending on the Thai Embassy or Consulate where the application has been submitted. It is recommended to apply for the Thailand Pass at least 7 days before your intended departure.

Documents required for application of Thailand Pass QR Code:
(1) Passport
(2) Flight booking
(3) Thai Visa (if required)
(4) Certificate of Vaccination 
(5) COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 10,000 USD

Travellers will require the following documentation before going:

All travellers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

  • A valid visa to enter Thailand (if applicable)
  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel.
  • Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment, and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.
  • Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from providing a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination/recovery.
  • Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from providing a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination/recovery.
  • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 and covers COVID-19 treatment in Thailand for the duration of stay.
Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening including body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks. The vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

If traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, they will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers, or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates.

  • Pending on their conditions, they may be medically advised to receive treatment in either hospital hotel isolation or community isolation.
  • During receiving the medical treatment – at least 10 days, they must remain in their accommodation only. They should not leave their accommodation unless utmost necessary, and must notify the Communicable Disease Control officer in-charge.
  • After having recovered from COVID-19, they will receive a medical certificate of recovery.

✈ Entry rules for unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers would quarantine 5 days at an AQ hotel or can exempt from quarantine if they have a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travelling. Travellers under 6 years of age travelling with parents can exempt from quarantine.

Travellers must apply for the Thailand Pass before departing. Once approved, travellers will receive an email of the QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which is to be presented upon entering Thailand.

Processing time for Thailand Pass
The processing time for the Thailand Pass application is 7 working days depending on the Thai Embassy or Consulate where the application has been submitted. It is recommended to apply for the Thailand pass at least 7 days before your intended departure.

Documents required for application of Thailand Pass QR Code:
(1) Passport
(2) Flight booking
(3) Thai Visa (if required)
(4) Covid-19 RT PCR test result issued within 72 hours before departure

(5) COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 10,000 USD


Travellers will require the following documentation before going:

  • A valid visa to enter Thailand
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 and covers COVID-19 treatment in Thailand for the duration of stay.
The quarantine is exempt for unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system. The exemption also extends to travellers under 6 years of age travelling with parents.

While in Thailand, travellers are advised to strictly follow the health and safety standards. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

After having completed the quarantine period, travellers are free to visit other destinations within Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. Travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province / country of their destination.

USEFUL LINKS

Use the WebBeds COVID-19 Restriction Tool to search the latest travel and health restrictions and requirements 

All travellers should seek guidance from official government sites to confirm and be in the know of travel requirements and advice.
Refer to
More Information for updates and further details:

Stay in the know with regular updates, ranging from entry requirements and public health procedures to local vaccinations and hygiene standards, by the TAT Newsroom:

  • TAT Newsroom Website
  • TAT Newsroom Facebook 
  • TAT Newsroom Twitter 
  • TAT Newsroom – Thailand latest travel requirement as of 1 May 2022 
  • Thailand Pass Submission 
  • Thailand FDA Approved Vaccines 
  • List of SHA and SHA+ Hotels 

In case of emergencies and additional information required, travellers may contact:

  • TAT Contact Centre: 1672
  • Thailand Tourist Police: 1155

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