Travel to Thailand Entry Requirements

By Paula Parker

Travel to Thailand pre Covid-19 was as easy as booking a flight, accommodation and packing your bags. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the simplicity of travelling to Thailand has changed.

So if you’re planning to travel to Thailand, just be aware that there are new entry requirements that you need to know.

As of the 1st of November 2021, all travelers arriving in Thailand by air are required to register for a Thailand Pass to travel to Thailand.

Travel to Thailand Covid 19 entry requirements

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Updated 20th May 2022

As of the 1st June 2022

Travel to Thailand will be easier for both vaccinated, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated international travellers.

Vaccinated Travellers

 “No Quarantine Program”

  • You no longer are required to have a PCR Covid test upon arrival in Thailand
  • You will not be required to book and stay in a SHA + Hotel
  • Travel Insurance will be reduced to a minimum US$10,000
  • Children under 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent can enter Thailand with the parent


Unvaccinated Travellers

Unvaccinated travellers can avoid the mandatory quarantine and Day 5 test as long as they upload proof of a negative PCR test or a Professional ATK Test via the Thailand Pass within 72 hours before traveling to Thailand. If you can do this, you will be allowed entry and will be free to go anywhere within Thailand

If unvaccinated travellers don’t have proof of a negative PCR Test or a Professional ATK Test they will be required to:

  • Book and stay in a SHA + or AQ hotel
  • Have a PCR Test on Day 5
  • Travel insurance will be reduced to a minimum US$ 10,000

 

Thailand Pass from the 1st June 2022

The Thailand Pass is still a requirement for entry into Thailand to verify all International travellers

  • Vaccination status
  • Mandatory US$ 10,000 Insurance Policy




Thailand Pass - Everything You Need To Know

How to register for your Thailand Pass

  • You should register and submit the required documents at least 7 days prior to your intended travel date. (To make it easier for you we have listed the required documents below for each different program).

  • Children under 18 can be added to their parents’ registration under the section “Personal Information”.

  • Children under 18 do not need to be vaccinated.

  • If you don’t have a mobile phone to show your Thailand Pass QR Code, ensure you register for your Thailand Pass on your PC and have access to a printer so as you can print out a hard copy of your QR Code.

To register for any of the programs go to the Thailand Pass Web Portal 

The Thailand Pass QR Code will be automatically issued within 2-3 hours once you have completed your registration, Your entry to Thailand is not determined solely by the Thailand Pass QR code, but also by the validity of your attached documents.



Travel to Thailand under the "No Quarantine Plan"


Travel to Thailand without having to quarantine with the No Quarantine Plan.
This program is for fully vaccinated people from any country.


Required Documents for the Thailand Pass No Quarantine Plan

  1. Valid Passport with at least 6 months validity
  2. Vaccination Certificate 
  3. Health Insurance certificate with a minimum coverage of 10,000 USD - You can purchase government approved insurance here
  4. Thai Visa – if required
  5. Flight Itinerary to confirm arrival date

Mandatory requirements to travel to Thailand under the No Quarantine Plan

  • You must have a Thailand Pass with QR Code

  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 no less than 14 days before travelling

  • Obtain Insurance with a minimum coverage of 10,000 USD that covers you for medical treatments in Thailand for your entire stay.

  • Install the MorChana App

  • For travellers who have recovered from COVID-19, you will need to have a medical certificate of recovery and proof that you have received 1 injection of an approved vaccine within 3 months of having COVID-19 and at least 14 days before your departure date.


Thai Government Approved insurance for the Thailand Pass
Click here for Insurance



Travel to Thailand under the "Quarantine Plan"


Travel to Thailand Requirements For Unvaccinated Travellers or Partially Vaccinated

The Quarantine plan allows visitor from any Country to enter Thailand who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated against COVID- 19.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers can avoid the mandatory quarantine and Day 5 test as long as they upload proof of a negative PCR test or a Professional ATK test result via the Thailand Pass within 72 hours before traveling to Thailand. If you can do this, you will be allowed entry and will be free to go anywhere within Thailand

If you are unvaccinated or you are only partially vaccinated and you don’t have proof of a negative PCR Test or Professional ATK test Result you will be required to:

  • Book and stay in a SHA + or AQ hotel
  • Have a PCR Test on Day 5

Required Documents for the Quarantine Program

  1. Valid Passport with at least 6 months validity
  2. Paid AQ hotel reservation confirmation (fully paid or a deposit at least 15,000 THB / 500 USD) including the fee for one RT-PCR tests.
  3. Health Insurance certificate with a minimum coverage of 10,000 USD - You can purchase approved insurance here.
  4. Obtain a negative (RT-PCR)  or a (Professional ATK) covid-19 test result, issued within 72 hours before travelling if you want to avoid quarantine period. Your test results must be presented as a hard copy in English or Thai.

You will be required to have one RT-PCR tests in Thailand on day 4 of your quarantine. 



What are SHA Extra+ or AQ Hotels



SHA Extra+ hotels meet the "Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration" standards and are authorised to be used as hotels under the Blue Zone Sandbox Program, as well as accommodation to wait for your RT-PCR result under the Exemption from Quarantine Scheme.

AQ Hotels are authorised to be used as quarantine sites under the AQ scheme as well as designated venues to wait for your RT-PCR result under the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.

A convenient way to book SHA Extra Plus hotel is by using a reliable online booking company.

We use Agoda for all our online accommodation bookings.


Approved Vaccines in Thailand

Covid-19 vaccines approved by the Thai Government are listed below:

  • CoronaVac (Sinovac)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • COVILO (Sinopharm)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Sputnik V

Thailand recognizes mixed vaccination, however, your second vaccination needs to be administered based on the recommended timeframe for each vaccine:

  • CoronaVac - 2nd injection after 2 weeks
  • AstraZeneca – 2nd injection after 4 weeks
  • Pfizer-BioNTech – 2nd injection after 3 weeks
  • Moderna - 2nd injection after 4 weeks
  • Sinopharm - 2nd  injection after 3 weeks
  • Sputnik V - 2nd injection after 3 weeks
  • Janssen - Johnson & Johnson do not need their 2nd injection to be considered as fully vaccinated

Tips for applying for the Thailand Pass

Applying for the Thailand Pass for travel to Thailand is not as straight forward as you may think.
Below are a few tips to assist you with the process.


Uploading Documents

You will be required to upload documents for the Thailand Pass including your receipt or proof of purchase of insurance and confirmation of your paid hotel booking.

Some hotels and insurance confirmations may have multiple pages, which the Thailand Pass system doesn’t allow you to send. If the first page clearly shows receipt of payment or purchase with your travel dates just upload the first page.


File Formats and File Size

The Thailand Pass System will only accept JPG or PNG file format in a file size smaller than 5 Megabytes.
The system doesn’t allow you to upload word documents or PDF files.

 

Your Email Provider

The best email provider to use to register for the Thailand Pass is Gmail.
If you use the following email address there is a risk that your confirmation could be delayed or not be accessible by the Thailand Pass.

  • hotmail.com 
  • outlook.com
  • live.com


Ensure you Book your hotel through approved Hotel Booking Sites

Agoda is an approved hotel booking site where you can book your stay for vaccinated travellers with inclusive PCR tests and airport transfers, or all-inclusive quarantine stays for non-vaccinated travellers.
When booking your SHA Extra + hotel on Agoda ensure the Thailand Pass or Quarantine filter is on.

Please Note: Avoid making your hotel reservations through Booking.com as they do not fully comply with Thailand’s entry regulations and may result in problems or delays with your entry requirements. 

If you would like further information about the Thailand Pass visit the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand’s website.


Thailand Pass Support Contact


For inquiries about the status of your registration you can email support@tp.consular.go.th

Or call the 24 Hour Phone Support on  +66 2572 8442

Details you will need to include in your email or over the phone

  • Your full name
  • Date of arrival
  • Passport number

Disclaimer: Due to the pandemic, rules and regulations are ever changing so we recommend for you to contact the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your area for further information.

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