THAILAND REOPENING

LATEST UPDATES:  21 Dec – Thailand Pass temporarily suspended, those received QR Code can enter (Source: TAT News)
A Quick Look at Thailand’s Travel Programs

Refer to this table as snapshot of requirements for each travel program.
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TEST & GO PROGRAM BLUE ZONE SANDBOX PROGRAM HAPPY QUARANTINE PROGRAM
Eligible Countries Only Eligible Countries
Note: Must reside in the eligible countries for at least 21 consecutive days.
(Except returning Thais and foreign residents who previously travelled from Thailand)
All Countries
(except Botswana,
Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, effective 1 Dec 2021) 
All Countries
Quarantine No Quarantine
Note: Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel on 1st night or until a negative result is received.
Travel restricted in one of the 26
Sandbox Areas for 7 days
Note: Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the designated hotel before travelling.
7 days quarantine at AQ Hotel for fully vaccinated travellers and 10 days quarantine at AQ hotel for partially or unvaccinated
Vaccination
(Approved Vaccines)
Fully vaccinated
At least 14 days prior to traveling
 (Children under 12 years, and travelling with parents are exempted)
Fully vaccinated
At least 14 days prior to traveling
 (Children under 18 years, and travelling with parents are exempted)
Not Required
Accommodation Requirements First 1 Night Reservation at SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ Hotel
(
1 additional night may be required
for late arrivals)
 
Note: Payment Confirmation required
First 7 Nights Reservation at SHA+ Hotel in Sandbox Area
 Note: Payment Confirmation required
First 7 Nights Reservation at AQ Hotel for fully vaccinated;
First 10 Nights Reservation at AQ Hotel for partially or unvaccinated
 
Note: Payment Confirmation required
Medical Insurance
(Not required for Thai nationals)
Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD) Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD) Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD)
COVID-19 test result before Departure Have an RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling Have an RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling Have an RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling
 Note: not required for Thai nationals
COVID-19 tests in Thailand
(Travellers are responsible for test fees which will be included in hotel reservation)
One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival date
 One 
ATK self-test on day 6 or day 7
One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival date
 
One ATK self-test on day 5 or day 6
Two RT-PCR COVID-19 tests on arrival date, and Day 6-7, or Day 8-9, or Day 12-13, depending on the length of the quarantine period

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TEST & GO
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BLUE ZONE SANDBOX
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 HAPPY QUARANTINE


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.

✈ Test & Go

From 1 November 2021, travellers from the list of eligible countries / territories (see below for the full list), who have been fully vaccinated and meet all entry requirements, will be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine under the “Test & Go” scheme.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the list of Eligible Countries / Territories (see below for the full list) are allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter by air from approved countries / territories where travellers must have stayed for 21 consecutive days or more (except Thais and foreign residents).
  • Travellers must meet all other normal entry requirements (e.g. customs, immigration and biosecurity).
  • Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • 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
     

Asia Pacific
Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam

Middle East
Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Europe
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

North America
Canada, United States of America

South America
Chile

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 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) Paid SHA Extra Plua (SHA++)* hotel reservation confirmation (for at least the first night, including the receipt for one RT-PCR test). 
(6) COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD

*SHA++ are hotels that meet the Amazing Thailand SHA Plus standard and provide accommodation service in partnership with certified hospitals for the RT-PCR Test. 

Travellers will require the following documentation before going:

  • A valid visa to enter Thailand (if applicable)
  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel.
  • Those previously infected within 3 months and have fully recovered must have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel and a medical certificate of recovery.
  • Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result, indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued not more than 72 hours before travel. (Applies to all travellers)
  • A confirmed payment for the first night stay at SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ, and 1 RT-PCR test.
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000 and covers COVID-19 treatment in Thailand for the duration of stay.

Upon arrival at the airport:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through Immigration.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the booked accommodation, or the pre-arranged test centre. (Children aged under 6 can undergo saliva test)
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer.
  • Download Morchana (หมอชนะmobile alert application on Android or iOS.

During the stay:

  • Stay at least the first night at SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ accommodation, wait for the test result within the room. 1 additional night may be required for late arrivals. Waiting period of test result should be within 24 hours, it may vary between 24-48 hours, depending on laboratory operating time.
  • See all Test & Go Packages and SHA+ Hotel Deals here.
  • Hospital Partner must report the result within 6 hours.
  • If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers will receive an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) for COVID-19 self-testing on either Day 6 or Day 7.
  • MorChana app will alert travellers to do self-testing using ATK on either Day 6 or Day 7, then record the result in the application.
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A* precautions.

Test & Go hotels in Bangkok are offering 1-night packages for arrivals from 1 November 2021. The package includes accommodation, transportation and mandatory COVID-19 testing on upon arrival on the 1st day in Thailand. Find the list of Test & Go packages here.

Note: 1 additional night may be required for late arrivals.

✈ Blue Zone Sandbox

Effective from 1 December 2021, Thailand has increased its Sandbox Programme to 26 destinations (see below for the full list). Travellers from all countries* who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter one of the 26 destinations without quarantine. However, they must spend the first 7 consecutive nights in their “sandbox area” before they can leave for other provinces in Thailand.

  • Fully-vaccinated travellers from all countries except African countries* are allowed to enter Thailand via air travel.
  • Travel by air from the approved countries / territories where travellers must have stayed for 21 days or more (except Thais and foreign residents) before departing for Thailand.
  • Travellers must meet all other normal entry requirements (e.g. customs, immigration and biosecurity).
  • Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • 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
     

    *Effective 1 December 2021, Thailand has imposed travel restrictions on arrivals from the following countries Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.  However, travellers from these countries will be allowed to enter Thailand under a 14-day quarantine requirement. During the 14 days, they must only remain in their room and undergo 3 RT-PCR tests on Day 0-1, 5-6, and 12-13, respectively.

Central Region: Bangkok, and Ayutthaya (Mueang district only), Kanchanaburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi (Cha-Am district only), Prachuap Khiri Khan (Mueang, Hua Hin, and Nong Kae districts only), and Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport only).

Eastern Region: Chanthaburi (only for Mueang and Tha Mai districts), Chon Buri (only for Bang Lamung, Ko Si Chang, Pattaya, and Si Racha districts, and only Bang Sarey and Na Jomtien subdistricts in Sattahip district), Rayong (only for Ko Samet), and Trat (only for Ko Chang and Ko Kut districts).

Northern Region: Chiang Mai (Mueang, Chom Thong, Doi Tao, Mae Rim, and Mae Taeng districts only), Chiang Rai (Mueang, Chiang Khong, Chiang Saen, Mae Chan, Mae Fah Luang, Mae Sai, Phan, Thoeng, Wiang Kaen, and Wiang Pa Pao districts only), and Loei (Chiang Khan district only).

Northeastern Region: Buri Ram (Mueang district only), Khon Kaen (Mueang, Khao Suan Kwang, Poei Noi, Phon, Phu Wiang, and Ubolratana districts only), Nakhon Ratchasima (Mueang, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chok Chai, Pak Chong, Phimai, Sikhio, and Wang Nam Khiao districts), Nong Khai (Mueang, Si Chiang Mai and Tha Bo districts only), Surin (Mueang and Tha Tum districts only), and Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Prachaksilpakhom, and Nong Han districts only).

Southern Region: Krabi, Phang-Nga, Phuket, Ranong (Ko Phayam only), and Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao only).

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) Certificate of Vaccination
(5) A confirmed payment for the first 7 nights at a SHA+ hotel and 1 RT-PCR Test
(6) COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD

Travellers will require the following documentation before going:

  • A valid visa to enter Thailand (if required)
  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel.
  • Those 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 under 18 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued not more than 72 hours before travel. (Applies to all travellers)
  • A confirmed payment for a SHA+ certified accommodation and 1 RT-PCR test.
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000 and covers COVID-19 treatment in Thailand for the duration of stay.

Upon arrival at the airport:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through Immigration procedures.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the booked accommodation, or the pre-arranged test centre. (Children aged under 6 can undergo saliva test)
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer. Distance from the airport must be within 5 hours.
  • Download Morchana (หมอชนะ) mobile alert application on Android or iOS.

During the stay:

  • Stay at least the first 7 nights within one of the 26 Sandbox destinations at SHA+ certified accommodation if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand. Wait for the test result within the hotel room.
  • Hospital Partner must report the result within 5 hours.
  • If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers will receive an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) for COVID-19 self-testing on either Day 6 or Day 7
  • MorChana app will alert travellers to do self-testing using ATK on either Day 6 or Day 7, then record the result in the application.
  • If staying less than 5 nights, travellers must leave Thailand immediately on a direct flight to another country.
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions.

*All travellers are subjected to two mandatory COVID-19 tests: the first test upon arrival by an RT-PCR method, and the second test on either Day 6 or day 7 by self-testing ATK.

After having completed a 7-night stay in one of the 26 Sandbox destinations, travellers are free to visit other provinces in 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.

✈ Happy Quarantine

Unvaccinated travellers, without a vaccine certificate, partially vaccinated, or travellers who received their full dosage fewer than 14 days before their travel date, must undergo a mandatory quarantine of 10-11 nights* at an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel. Fully vaccinated travellers are also eligible for AQ, with a mandatory quarantine period of 7 nights before they are allowed to travel to destinations in Thailand.

  • Travellers from any country / territory.
  • Travellers who are fully-vaccinated fewer than 14 days before travel will undergo a quarantine period of 7 days;
  • Travellers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will undergo a 10-day quarantine for air and sea arrivals
    and 14-day quarantine for land arrivals.
  • After having completed the quarantine period, travellers are free to travel within Thailand thereafter.
  • Full vaccination is not required under this scheme.

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) Certificate of Vaccination
(5) A confirm payment at AQ hotel/facilities* (including the fee for two RT-PCR tests)
(6) COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD


Travellers will require the following documentation before going:

  • A valid visa to enter Thailand
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued not more than 72 hours before travel. (Except Thai nationals).
  • A confirmed payment for accommodation at AQ accommodation (including the fee for two RT-PCR tests).
  • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000 and covers COVID-19 treatment in Thailand for the duration of stay.
*AQ Hotel to advise number of nights required based on arrival time.

Upon arrival at the airport:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through Immigration procedures.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the booked accommodation, or the pre-arranged test centre. (Children aged under 6 can undergo saliva test)
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer. (Distance from airport within 2 hours)
  • Download Morchana (หมอชนะ) mobile alert application on Android or iOS.

During the stay:

  • Must complete quarantine period at an AQ accommodation if planning to continue journey to other destinations in Thailand. Wait for the test result within the hotel room. If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers can enjoy activities within the designated areas of the accommodation.
  • For fully-vaccinated travellers, a full 7-day quarantine is required, and must undergo RT-PCR test on the first day and take an Antigen Test (ATK) on either Day 6 or Day 7.
  • For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers;
    10-day quarantine for arrivals by air or sea. Travellers to undergo RT-PCR test on the first day and on either Day 8 or Day 9 at a designated swab centre.
    14-day quarantine for arrivals by land. Travellers to undergo RT-PCR test on the first day and on either Day 12 or Day 13.
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A* precautions.

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 Reopening 
  • Thailand Pass Submission 
  • Eligible countries / territories on the Test & Go scheme 
  • Blue Zone Sandbox Destinations 
  • Travel Restrictions on arrivals from Africa 
  • 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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