The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed that Thailand will welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from approved countries/territories to enter the Kingdom by air with no quarantine requirements from 1st November, 2021. This is your chance to visit Thailand, whether to reunite with family, friends or just relax.
UPDATE: The removal of PCR testing on arrival in among changes announced at a meeting on 22nd April, the details are available HERE and all incoming travellers will be classified by their vaccination status.
Visit Thailand, post-covid
There are three schemes available for travellers to visit, depending on varying situations. The details are also available in a table at the bottom of this page.
Test & GO:
Quarantine-Free Entry Requirements From 1st November, 2021.
This is available for travel by air from forty-six approved countries/territories. To participate in this programme, you:
- Must have been in the approved countries/territories for 21 days or more.
- For returning Thais and foreign residents, it is not necessary to be in an approved country/territory for 21 days or more, if they have travelled from Thailand to the approved country/territory and returned within the last 21 days.
You will require:
- A Thailand Pass QR Code,
- apply via tp.consular.go.th/ from 1 November, 2021.
- A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected
- issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
- A Medical Certificate of Recovery is also required from those having a lab result with COVID-19 detected to show that that have recovered from COVID-19 no later than 3 months.
- An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000
- This should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation for the whole duration in Thailand. *Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.
- A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities
- (Alternative Quarantine – AQ,
- Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or
- Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or
- SHA Plus-certified hotel.
- The prepayment should cover
- the 1-night accommodation,
- the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test,
- and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
- A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated).
- For those having recovered from COVID-19, proof includes a Certificate of Recovery within the last 3 months and a Certificate of Vaccination with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date.
- Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement, but must have a Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. Must be issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
- Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport, and submit all the required documentation to the officials.
- Proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on Day 0-1.
- Travellers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana), and must wait within the accommodation only for the test result, which should be available within the day.
- If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand.
- Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation.
- Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (both detected and non-detected) in the MorChana App.
- Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travellers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveller experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
- For travelling from Thailand to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.
From ‘Sandbox’ to ‘Business & Leisure Ultimate Experiences’
Thailand continues to welcome fully vaccinated visitors from countries not on the list under relaxed requirements.
- Travellers are welcome to choose from the 17 ‘Blue Zone’ destinations, up from currently 4 ‘Sandbox’ destinations, for their first 7-night mandatory stay within the destination before being able to move on to other parts of Thailand.
- Chon Buri (Banglamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Ko Si Chang, and Sattahip – Na Jomtien and Bang Sarey)
- Chiang Mai (Mueang, Doi Tao, Mae Rim, and Mae Taeng)
- Trat (Ko Chang)
- Buri Ram (Mueang)
- Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin and Nong Kae)
- Phetchaburi (Cha-Am)
- Ranong (Ko Phayam)
- Rayong (Ko Samet)
- Loei (Chiang Khan)
- Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
- Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao)
- Nong Khai (Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai, and Tha Bo)
- Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Nong Han, and Prachaksinlapakhom)
- The two required COVID-19 tests have been revised to using the RT-PCR method for the first test upon arrival in Thailand, and the ATK method at the designated test centres for the second test, which takes place around Day 6-7.
- The required health insurance coverage associated with being infected with COVID-19 will be reduced to US$50,000 (down from US$100,000).
Alternative Quarantine (AQ) System
The Alternative quarantine system allows travellers from all countries to visit Thailand with a period of quarantine.
- The quarantine period will remain as
- 7 days for travellers who have been fully vaccinated with the approved vaccine,
- 10 days for air arrivals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and
- 14 days for land arrivals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
- However, they will be able to enjoy more activities within the hotel.
- The 2 required COVID-19 tests have been revised to using
- RT-PCR method for the first test upon arrival in Thailand,
- ATK method at the designated test centres for the second test around Day 8-9.
- The required health insurance coverage associated with being infected with COVID-19 has been reduced to US$50,000 (down from US$100,000).