Certificate of Entry (COE) to Thailand


What is a COE?

The Certificate of Entry or COE is a letter issued by the Thai Embassy or Consulate to allow a foreign visa holder to enter Thailand onboard a special repatriation flight, chartered flight, or semi-commercial flight. This letter will be presented to the airline personnel before departure and to the immigration officer upon arrival in Thailand.

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Who may apply for the COE?

The following categories of persons are permitted to enter Thailand and are required to apply for a valid visa and Certificate of Entry (COE) before traveling to Thailand:

  • Diplomats, officials of international organizations, and their family members
  • Non-Thai nationals who are spouses (holding a Thai Marriage visa), parents or children of Thai nationals
  • Non-Thai nationals who have a Certificate of Permanent Residence
  • Non-Thai nationals with valid work permit or letter of confirmation to work (WP3) from the relevant Thai government agency, and their spouse and children
  • Non-Thai nationals who are students of formal educational establishments in Thailand as approved by Thai authorities, and their parents
  • Non-Thai nationals in need of medical treatment in Thailand, except for treatment of COVID-19, including their accompanying persons
  • Holders of Non-Immigrant visa Category OA/OX
  • Holders of APEC Business card or Thai Elite Visa
  • Holders of Special Tourist Visa (STV) Or Tourist Visa (TR) selected countries only
  • Holders of Non-Immigrant visa for Business purpose, ownership of condominium or investment
  • Holders of Non-Immigrant O retirement visa
  • Passport holders of Countries under Visa Exemption Program

What are the Requirements for the COE?

The main requirement for the COE is that the applicant qualifies to enter Thailand based on the list of eligible travelers. The applicant must secure the appropriate Thai visa before applying for the COE. Once the visa has been obtained, the applicant must prepare the following documents for the COE application:

NOTE: Some embassies will reject your COE application if you do not have the correct format for Health Insurance. In order to have the correct insurance for the COE.
 

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How to Apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE)?

Step 1: Visit https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/ and register by filling in your personal details, and upload supporting documents such as a copy of passport, copy of the valid visa, and COVID-19 travel insurance. The Embassy will screen and pre-approve the applicants who meet the requirements. Please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days.

Step 2: The applicants can check their status online if they have been pre-approved. They will be contacted by email if the Embassy requires more documents. The applicants who are pre-approved passengers can then buy flight tickets and book their ASQ hotels. Copy of the flight ticket and the ASQ hotel booking confirmation has to be uploaded in order to get the COE. Please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days.

Step 3: When the COE has been approved, the applicants can check their status online and click to download their COE.

How long does it take to obtain the COE?

It is strongly recommended that the applicant spares at least 15 working days before the travel date to apply for the COE. If you do not have a valid visa, it is recommended to secure your visa before applying for the COE.
 

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What is the validity of the COE?

The Certificate of Entry is valid only for the intended date of travel. The COE will specifically state your name, passport details, flight date of departure and arrival, flight number, and the name of your ASQ hotel. In case, you need to postpone your trip or change the details of your flight, you need to make a new application for the COE to obtain a new certificate with the new flight details or ASQ hotel details.

What do you have to do after receiving the COE?

Once you have received your COE, you have to prepare the following documents for your trip to Thailand. It will be presented to the airline before departure:

  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Valid visa in your passport
  • Declaration Form
  • Fit-to-Fly health certificate, issued within 72 hours before departure – this is a statement by a doctor that you are free from symptoms and fit to fly. This certificate is separate from the COVID-19 medical certificate.
  • Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected. The COVID test must be by the RT-PCR method, within 72 hours before departure. Some airlines do not accept home kit tests so please check specific requirements with the airlines you are traveling with.
  • Copy of Travel insurance policy that covers COVID and no less than 100,000 USD. The policy must cover the whole duration of your stay or the duration of your visa. Please print the insurance certificate and all pages of the terms and conditions on the COVID-19 coverage and medical benefits. You may be refused to board the flight if you could not show that the insurance meets this requirement.
  • Copy of confirmed ASQ hotel booking
  • T8 Form
  • You must download “Thailand Plus” Application on your mobile phone

 

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613 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Jeff
    April 12, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex, quick question about the 72 hour covid test requirement. When does the 72 hours start? I mean which flight – the first one in the US or the last one that connects from Korea into BKK? If we get the test swab done at 09:00 on Sunday and our first flight is at 07:00 but the flight from Korea isn’t until 15 hours later is our test in or out of the 72 hours?

    I’m assuming that all of this is based on the time the swab was taken and not when the results were issued.

    Thanks

    • Rex
      April 12, 2021

      Dear Jeff,
      It will be 72 hours before the flight departing from the US. Yes, the 72 hours timeline is for the test being performed.
      Thank you.

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      Jeff
      April 12, 2021

      Rex, please confirm this for me. I asked the same question to Delta and they quoted back to me the info from the Thai Gov sites “…must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point”. So for our example: Green Bay to Detroit depart 07:00am on the 14th – arrive Detroit at 09:30 (Eastern Time Zone). The flight leaving the US from Detroit departs at 14:00 Eastern Time.

      If our test is from 09:20 Central Time than we are within 72 hours if the requirement is the first embarkation point but not within 72 hours if the requirement is the flight that is leaving the US. We’d be at 76 hours.

    • Rex
      April 13, 2021

      Dear Jeff,
      Good day.
      The flight from Green Bay to Detroit is domestic flight so technically you do not need to show any document relating to Thailand to take that flight. I recommend for you to count from the flight that departs from US to be on the safe side.
      Thank you.

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    April 11, 2021
    Reply

    Why does my question keep getting deleted un-answered! I have asked this question three times. No one answers the phone. I have been trying to do a COE for two days. I have tried on two computer and using several browsers. I keep getting this error when I submit the COE form.

    The requested URL was rejected. Please consult with your administrator.

    Your support ID is: 4552082687425311835

    • Rex
      April 12, 2021

      Dear Patrick,
      Good day.
      Regarding this problem, we recommend for your to call the Thai Embassy or Consulate where you are supposed to submit your COE application. Our website or firm is not a technical support of the COE Application. Our website is a blog and we post some helpful information for our readers.
      Thank you.

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    Jim
    April 10, 2021
    Reply

    Rex, I tried to register for pre approval of the COE 4 days ago but have heard nothing. After the ‘save’/’confirm’ screen is there another screen to ‘send’ or ‘submit’? Any way I can check to see if this has been received or should I re-try? Thanks so much for your help.

    • Rex
      April 12, 2021

      Dear Jim,
      Good day.
      Did you receive an email about the 6-digit code? or when you try the “forgot the pin-code” option, does it give you a 6-digit code?
      If you do not get 6-digit code when you try these, then your details was not registered.
      Thank you.

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    edward cassidy
    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    hello again, it sounds like it would be easier to just buy a cell and upload Thailand Plus. My question then is, would I be allowed to buy a Thailand Sim card and geta Thai local numberor, would I be expected to keep my USA telpehone number?

    Thank you

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Edward,
      You may provide the number of your ASQ Hotel.
      Thank you.

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    Beth
    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex, Thank you for your quick reply. In my initial submission I did submit the flight numbers exactly as listed from the itinerary… They are American Airlines flights and the flight numbers are a four digit number. I went in to edit personal information and added AA to the numbers because I don’t understand what else they could need. I thought maybe that’s what they were looking for since their example is shown as eg TG655. If that is incorrect I’m afraid it will be rejected once again. But it’s not clear what is needed. Anyway to get more clarity? Thanks!

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Beth,
      Yes, you must include the two-petter airline code AA1234 for example. I think you should go for the red button, Confirm Travel Details since you are also providing your flight details, which I assume you are already pre-approved. Do not use the yellow button.
      Thank you.

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      Stephen King
      April 11, 2021

      Really need helpvwith coe as 2 weeks before I go

    • Rex
      April 12, 2021

      Dear Stephen,
      Yes, we have sent you an email about the assistance for the COE.
      Thank you.

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    edward cassidy
    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    Hello and thank you for your reply (my earlier question was how do I sign up for Thailand Plus without a cell?) Your reply sent me to…

    https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/how-to-travel-to-thailand-in-2021
    That site states, “You must download the “Thailand Plus” Application on your mobile phone.”
    Which brings me back to my question of how to sign up for Thailand Plus without a cell? You mention a substitute but there is no mention of that on the site

    Thank you

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Edward,
      Yes, that is correct. There has been cases when the arriving traveler was not required to show the ThailandPlus mobile app. if you do not have a cell, what is the contact number in Thailand that you will provide to the contact tracker? I recommend for you to call the Thai Embassy in your current location for more information.
      Thank you.

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    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    Rex,

    Thank you very much for your quick response! The help yo are providing here really, really helpful to someone like me trying to understand these constantly changing requirements!

    One other question I forgot to ask. I am fully vaccinated with two shots now.

    Is it expected the TR 60 day multiple entry tourist visa will once again be available when I apply for a visa after July 1st to travel to Phuket the first week of Sept?

    Thanks again Rex! This service here you are providing extremely helpful to get answers to these question in one place!

    Steve Penny

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Steve,
      The 6 months Tourist Visa with multiple entries is currently suspended since the borders are closed anyway. Right now, I cannot say if the multiple entry TR visa will be available this year.
      Once you are in Thailand, I think they will give an amnesty for you to extend your stay inside Thailand and there is no need to leave Thailand. Right now the visa “amnesty” for those who are in Thailand is given until May 29th so every can still stay until end of July. I think it will be extended again.
      You will be eligible for a 7-day quarantine if you land in Bangkok and no quarantine if you land in Phuket via Doha or Singapore.
      Thank you.

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    Beth Kelling
    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    Received a “Not Approved” COE Due to: Flight no is not correct, eg TG655. Click the “Edit Personal Information” button to update your information or click the “Confirm/Edit travel” button to confirm your travel.
    I don’t understand what is incorrect for the flight number…I’ve uploaded flight information. I edited and added AA for American Airlines before the flight number. Could that have been the issue? I did not see an area to add departure flight or request for it. Is that required? Thank you.

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Beth,
      Good day.
      You must provide the flight number as indicated in your flight booking and not the codeshare.
      If you have not been pre-approved, you must “Edit personal information”
      If you have been pre-approved and got rejected, you must use “Confirm/Edit Travel”
      Thank you.

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      Mark
      April 12, 2021

      Do I need the Covid insurance if im vaccinated and plan to travel in July, 2021?

    • Rex
      April 13, 2021

      Dear Mark,
      Good day.
      Yes, you need COVID travel insurance for your trip to Thailand. It is required for the rest of the year. The only difference if you are vaccinated is the number of days on ASQ. If you arrive in Phuket in July 2021, there will be no quarantine. If you arrive in Bangkok, it will be 7 days.
      Thank you.

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    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    I am a US Citizen intending to be traveling to Phuket in late August or Early Sept. I understand I will not need to quarantine but must book a hotel for 7 days before I can travel to other parts of Thailand.

    But what about the COE and the $100,000 medical insurance requirement?

    Will the requirement for the COE still be in effect late August or early September entering via Phuket?

    Thank you!

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Steve,
      Good day.
      Yes, you are correct. Based on the COVID 19 recovery plan of the government, a vaccinated tourist can enter Phuket and stay for 1 week without quarantine and he or she will be allowed to travel to other parts of Thailand.
      The COE and COVID 19 Insurance will be required at least until December 31, 2021.
      Thank you.

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    Supawit
    April 9, 2021
    Reply

    I’ve already submitted COE application but when I tried to track the status, it said my information is not found.

    Could you please help?

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Supawit,
      Good day.
      You just need to try again and see if you have typed in the correct information or correct spelling and passport number.
      Thank you.

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    Tyler Suarez
    April 8, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex, thank you so much in advance for your wisdom! I am a United States citizen with a valid US passport. Looking to visit Phuket, arriving July 1st 2021. Will be flying from Dallas , TX to Doha, Qatar and then directly to Phuket on July 1st. Based on that info, would you please list the items I’ll need for a smooth entry into the island? Already booked hotel for 17 nights, but holding off on flight until I know what I need….Thank you so much!

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Tyler,
      Thank you for your message. Please see the checklist below:
      -Certificate of Entry (COE)
      -Passport
      -Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected. The COVID test must be by the RT-PCR method, within 72 hours before departure.
      -Printed COVID 19 travel insurance certificate
      -Copy of confirmed flight reservation
      -COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate
      -Hotel reservation (normal rooms)
      -T8 Health Form
      -You must download the “Thailand Plus” Application on your mobile phone
      Note: Please monitor the situation in Phuket since there might be changes on the entry requirements due to the recent rise of COVID 19 cases in Thailand right now.
      Have a good day.

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    Peeto
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am a thai national and just tried to apply for the COE online. I have received my pre approval from the embassy. I have also uploaded my tickets which is 10th may but I have not put my ASQ details. I am curious to the fact that if Thai nationals have to book an ASQ or not. Since there was an option to check the box to agree on ASQ.

    I have initiated the booking however I cannot go back and edit my application. How to proceed?

    Thanks

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Peeto,
      Good day.
      I believe when you filled out the COE online form, you were asked if you have ASQ Hotel or not.
      If you chose the ASQ, you need to upload your own ASQ hotel reservation.
      If you chose, No ASQ, you can ask for the free ASQ.
      Please call the Thai Embassy in your current location to assist you modify your request.
      Thank you.

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    vina
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex, good day. I am from Indonesia will visit Thailand this month only for few hours, so i will arrive in Thailand and in the same day i will back to Indonesia, i want to register CEO but i confused what kind of types of permitted i choose because i dont have plan to enter Bangkok, i will stay in the airport wait for my flight, i also dont know what kind of further consideration to apply, how i have to do for this case?

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Vina,
      Good day.
      The COE is not required for transit passengers. Also, if you will transit for few hours, you are not allowed to stay at the airport. You must stay on the plane only.
      Thank you.

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    Stephen
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    I am an American currently living in Thailand. I have a work permit and Non-B visa. I want to visit the USA for 2 weeks, and return to Thailand in late April.

    Is 2 weeks in the US enough time to get the Certificate of Entry? The article said 15 days, but in another comment here you mentioned that in the US it usually takes 2-3 days. Should I apply for the Certificate of Entry before I leave Thailand then?

    Also, since I have a work permit and Non-B visa, I do not need a return flight leaving Thailand, correct?

    thank you for you help!

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Stephen,
      Good day.
      If you apply for the COE in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC the process is within 3 days. If you apply in Washington DC, it will take at least 7 days because they only have 2 staff manning the COE application.
      One-way flight is sufficient but your COVID 19 insurance must cover the duration of your stay, in that case, perhaps at least 90 days validity of insurance?
      Thank you.

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    craig black
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    hello Rex,
    I am a Thai national, returning to my home in Thailand.
    I have a COE Current.
    I have T8 health form.
    I have a valid passport till June 21
    I doing covid test Friday 9/4/21
    “looking at dot points in preparing your documents before you depart Guide”please answer the following.
    what is declaration Form?
    Do i need a valid visa to return to Thailand? If I Thai national.
    Do i need Covid 19 travel insurance if i return to my village after 10 quarantine in state facility in Bangkok (COE) ?.
    Also i have no phone to download Thailand Plus mobile APP on? what can i do.
    My friend is helping me get all the information before i fly out 12/4/21

    • Rex
      April 7, 2021

      Dear Craig,
      Good day.
      If you are traveling on a Thai passport, you do not need a visa for Thailand. You do not need to do the Declaration Form. COVID Insurance is not require for Thai passport holders since you have a Thai SS. As for the ThailandPlus App, if you do not have a smart phone, you can ask the staff at Bangkok airport if you can fill our a form in lieu of the mobile app.
      Thank you.

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    Nando
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Khun Rex
    Thanx for your answer yesterday. Was great to fix about Visa Exemption. I need only another answer about Medical Insurance attachment. I will stay 26 days in Thailand. The date of the entry at the Kingdom on Medical Insurance Policy must see exactly same day for the flight?? Because maybe my flight can be one o two days later of the date showed on Medical Insurance Policy. Will be always no more 30 days Insurance policy. Thanx again.

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Nando,
      The policy starting date of your COVID 19 insurance may start 1 or 2 days before your arrival. You just have to make sure that your exit date is still covered by the insurance policy.
      Thank you.

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    Alan
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    How can I book my hotel and flight before knowing if and when my COE will be approved? Which order should I complete everything? The COE also asks for my address in Thailand as well as the airline agency, so which do I do first?

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Alan,
      If you are applying for the Medium Term Visitor-Visa Exemption, it is part of the requirements. Just give yourself time allowance of 2 weeks between the flight and COE application. You can use ASQ Hotel address when you fill out the Contact details in Thailand. Leave the agency information as blank.
      Thank you.

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    edward cassidy
    April 7, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I do not have a cell phone. can i still get a coe?

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    dis gusted
    April 6, 2021
    Reply

    IS anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence setting up this Thailand Visa process? The process shows they are just lurching from idea to idea with no desire to simplify the process. The number of duplicated steps required is idiotic. Submit online, then via the mail, then apply for a COE. Why can’t the process simply require submission to the consulate one time? I could submit my air ticket at the same time and receive the COE back along with my passport. Also, If you are unfortunate enough to test positive within the required 72 hrs before departure you lose 100% of your quarantine hotel price

    • Rex
      April 10, 2021

      Dear Kate,
      Good day.
      The best thing to do to avoid all these hassles is to postpone you trip to Thailand and travel in January 2022.
      Thank you.

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    Cameron Macky
    April 6, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex,

    Our son will come to Bangkok in late May, and we would like to clarify one of the entry requirements: “Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected.”

    Does this mean he ONLY needs to get the printed laboratory result – say, from a test center’s website – or does he need BOTH (1) the printed lab result from the test center; and (2) another “medical certificate” signed by a doctor who looks at the printed lab result and then signs another form declaring him COVID-free.

    I ask because if it’s option (2) then our son will need to make a doctor’s appointment on the day of travel, after (hopefully) he will have his test results back. But it would obviously be simpler if all he needed was the lab result, not a doctor’s note confirming the lab result.

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Cameron,
      Good day.
      The fit to fly certificate signed by a doctor is no longer required. Your son only needs to do the COVID 19 test with negative result. Normally the test result will be sent by email. He must print the result. Digital copy of it is not acceptable.
      Please make sure also that he purchased the correct COVID 19 travel insurance with the proper wording on the certificate.
      Thank you.

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      Cameron Macky
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Rex,

      Thank you for your reply. I have one follow-up question, about the 72-hours COVID test requirement. Is this strictly and exactly 72 hours before the flight, OR does it mean the test can happen anytime in the 3 calendar days before the flight?

      The reason I ask: Our son’s flight departs the US at 9pm on a Saturday. If the requirement is strictly 72 hours, that means he must take the RT-PCR test after 9 pm Wednesday (which means he would probably have to wait until Thursday morning to go to a clinic for the test). But if the requirement just means he can take the test anytime in the 3 days before the flight, then he could get tested earlier – like on Wednesday morning or afternoon. Thank you again for your help.

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Cameron,
      I had clients who were refused to board the flight because the COVID test was 15 minutes earlier than 72 hours before the flight (international flight).
      I recommend booking a flight that departs end of the week so that the labs and clinics are open before the flights. Do not book for a flight on Monday.
      Thank you.

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      Cameron Macky
      April 10, 2021

      Dear Rex,

      Thank you for your quick reply and very clear information. It is much appreciated. Happy Songkran!

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    Robert
    April 6, 2021
    Reply

    Rex,

    Can you please explain what arrow button you are talking for the upload of the COE documents? I have tried the one in the red below the boxes and they do nothing, it still gives me the same message to add the documents again.

    Anybody have any advise, I have a flight near the end of the month and need to figure this out.

    Thank you

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Robert,
      You have to make sure you uploaded it on the correct section. Sometimes the space for uploading vaccination documents and the space for uploading the passport is confusing. Also, you have to make sure that each section does not have more than 5 files. Make sure you are not attaching big files.
      And always check this note: Please click (arrow up) to attach files before submit your information.
      Thank you.

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      happy daze
      April 7, 2021

      they have made this as complicated as possible havent they?

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    James Mitchell
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    I tried using the COE form linked in the article above, but the form would not accept my attachments. It kept asking me to “please attach a copy of your passport” when I attempted to submit even though I had a copy of my passport attached. Let me know if there is a fix for this issue, thanks.

    • Rex
      April 5, 2021

      Dear James,
      Good day.
      You have to make sure that you click the “arrow up” to make sure that the file was uploaded.
      Thank you.

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      Bobby
      April 6, 2021

      James, did you get it to work. I have tried at least 5 times, including pushing arrow and it gives me the same messages. Any solutions, anyone?

      Thank you Bobby

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Bobby,
      If you need help with the COE application, please let us know. You may contact us by Line or WhatsApp.
      Thank you.

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      James
      April 7, 2021

      Bobby my only problem was not using the arrow to upload, it is working now thank you Rex

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear James,
      You’re welcome. Have a good day.

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    Yeap Seng Pey
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I’ve just recently received my approved COE to travel into Bangkok on 14 Apr. However, the airline has just today cancelled the flight and I’ve managed to find another airline to continue on traveling on the same day. How do I update my COE with the latest flight details, thanks.

    • Rex
      April 5, 2021

      Dear Yeap,
      Good day.
      As long as the new flight is within 72 hours from the original flight then you do not need to get a new COE. Please check your COE if you have that remark number 3 stated in your COE.
      Thank you.

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      Yeap Seng Pey
      April 6, 2021

      Many thanks for your reply and just so that I understand your point is that as long as the change to my original flight to another airline is within 72 hour when I first booked the original flight then I don’t need to apply for a new COE, right? Thanks.

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Yeap,
      If your COE states that your date of departure is April 10th and that flight got cancelled, then you can till use the the same COE if you fly with another airline on April 10 or 11.
      Thank you.

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      Yeap Seng Pey
      April 6, 2021

      Appreciate your explanation & thank you very much.

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Yeap,
      You’re welcome. Have a good day.

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    Charles
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    Good evening Rex,

    I have applied for my COE the day before the Easter holidays and was told I would get in by Monday (today). Now I have called the embassy in Manila and been told that I should wait till Wednesday. My flight is on the 10th so now I am worried it will not be issued in time as I still have to send my ASQ hotel booking. Will I be able to ensure I get my COE in time for my flight? Thank you!

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Charles,
      Thank you.
      If you have been pre-approved and you have uploaded the travel information such as your flight (with return flight), ASQ Hotel booking, and COVID 19 Insurance, they normally issue the COE around 2 to 3 days before the flight. If you have not been pre-approved, please call the Thai Embassy to follow-up.
      Thank you.

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    Charlie
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I’m from the Philippines and we usually receive 30 days tourist visa when going to Thailand. Do I still need to apply for a tourist visa in the Thai embassy in Manila? I’ve been trying to call them but no answer. I only intend to stay in Thailand for a month so I don’t really need the STV. Thanks in advance.

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    Fabio
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    what does RT-PCR test mean? Is there a differnce between only PCR test?

    Thanks for answering.

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Fabio,
      Both RT-PCR and PCR tests will be accepted by Thai authorities. Just choose the test that is faster to receive the result since you only have a window of 72 hours before your flight to have the test and receive the test results.
      Thank you.

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    Anna
    April 5, 2021
    Reply

    I am from the Philippines. How can I get a visa exemption? What might be the requirement in obtaining one?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Anna,
      Good day.
      You can get a visa exemption at the Bangkok Airport. But before that, you need to get a COE or certificate of entry under MEDIUM TERM VISITOR-VISA EXEMPTION. You also need to have an ASQ hotel booking, return flight, COVID 19 insurance and COVID test before the flight. Please download our Guide on How to Travel to Thailand in 2021 on this link:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

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      Katajun Fakhoury
      April 6, 2021

      Dear rex,

      i am a german citizen and travelling from germany. i applied for my COE today. My flight is on the 13th of april. i downloaded all the requested documents (passport, confirmation AXA insurance included covid-19 and 100.000 usd, confirmation for my asq hotel for 11 nights quarantine package).

      i want to be sure that I get my COE in time? is it safe that i will get the CEO within 3 working days?

      Thank you so much for offering this chat and answering so clearly!

      Kind regards

      Katajun

    • Rex
      April 10, 2021

      Dear Katajun,
      I have applied for a COE through Thai Embassy Berlin and it was 2 to 3 business days. Please know that weekend is coming so technically you only have Friday and Monday to have it received.
      Thank you.

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    Shine
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    What are the airlines permitted to enter thailand from the Philippines? Is it only Philippine Airlines? They are too expensive. Can I book singapore airlines?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Shine,
      Thai Airways and Philippines Airlines are the only airlines permitted to travel between Manila and Bangkok. I do not think there is a Singapore Airlines flight from Manila to Bangkok.
      Yes, you can book a Manila-Singapore-Bangkok flight as long as you the proper permit to transit in Singapore.
      Thank you.

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    Queenie Pacheco
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    I have a flight next week from Manila going to Amsterdam, Netherlands then to the UK. It will stopover in Thailand for 1 hour and 50 mins. Do I need to have the travel insurance of 100,000USD and Certificate of Entry aside from RT PCR test?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Queenie,
      If you will not disembark the aircraft, you do not need travel insurance. You will need a COVID test only.
      Thank you.

  30. Avatar
    David
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I have applied for A COE and I am awaiting pre-Approval. If I wish to change the date of travel that I stated on the initial application can I do this before uploading flight and ASQ details?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear David,
      Good day.
      If you have been pre-approved, and you need to upload a different flight or ASQ hotel on the second stage, yes, it is possible. Just make sure that the COVID 19 insurance will still cover the duration of the new flight. Also, if you are applying for COE under visa exemption, please upload also the return flight.
      Thank you.

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    Stephen laurence Mc Cann
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hi.
    My date of arrival in Thailand has changed. I will now travel 2 days prior also my departure country has changed. Do i need to go through the complete process again and apply online for a new coe.

    • Rex
      April 4, 2021

      Dear Stephen,
      Please check your COE, the new COEs now stated that any change of flight will be permitted as long as it is within 72 hours from the original flight.
      Thank you.

    • Avatar
      Stephen laurence Mc Cann
      April 4, 2021

      Hi .
      It quotes on my COE Note to airlines – flight changes (due to flight delay or cancellation ONLY) are permitted within 72 hours from the original flight time without the need to issue a new Certificate of Entry, provided that all other required documents are still valid.

      MY flight is not delayed or cancelled ,I am changing my flight to depart earlier or later within the 72 hours from a different departure destination ,therefore my airline and flight number will change ?

      Is the coe change only permitted if your original flight is delayed or cancelled ?

      Thank you for your recent reply ,stephen

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Stephen,
      Good day.
      In the remarks number 3, it is stated if the flight was delayed or cancelled the same COE can be used. It is a risk to use the same COE for an earlier flight that you have booked. The new airline might ask you to show a proof that the previous airline cancelled the flight.
      Thank you.

  32. Avatar
    nando
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I will go Thailand with a Visa Exemption Program. I will stay less than 30 days but the first step of COE ask me a valid visa. How can I do?? I can not send any VISA online because I don’t need VISA. Thanx

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Nando,
      Good day.
      You might have chosen the wrong category. You must choose MEDIUM TERM VISITOR- VISA EXEMPTION in order to get a COE under visa exemption. Please do not choose tourist visa.
      If you choose the Visa Exemption, you must upload your bank statement and return flight within 45 days, together with ASQ Hotel Booking and COVID 19 Travel Insurance which must cover the duration of your stay in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  33. Avatar
    Lyn
    April 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, My airline cancelled my flight, rebooked me on a flight that now arrives in Bangkok a day earlier. I have rebooked ASQ and insurance, but the date on my COE is now incorrect. I depart on Tuesday, and the Embassy is closed for Easter. Will it be a big issue if COE date incorrect?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Lyn,
      Right now, the Thai Embassies are stating in the COE that any change of flight due to cancellation or delay, the same COE can be used as long as it is within 72 hours from the original flight and all other documents are still valid especially the COVID test result.
      Thank you.

  34. Avatar
    Tsang chui fong
    April 3, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I have booked my flight leaving UK on 14 April , but my last day to upload the confirmation hotel booking and flight is on 5 April and somehow the system do not allow me to access and upload my docs
    It’s Easter holiday the next 2 days. I worry that I am running out of time to upload.
    Please advise and help

    Thank you
    Fenny

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Fenny,
      Your application has been pre-approved and you have 15 days to upload the flight and ASQ hotel booking. if you are unable to upload it in the given time, the application will be deleted and you have to submit a new application. Please make sure you upload it on time.
      Thank you.

    • Avatar
      Lyn
      April 7, 2021

      Despite the airline changing our flight within the 72 hour time period, the Royal Thai Embassy insisted that we have a new COE. Very stressful on the day of departure, but they were very good and arranged it for us.

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Lyn,
      Yes, there are embassies who would not risk it. If they are fast in issuing a new one that is good. However some embassies are busy, therefore they provide a remark in your COE about your cancelled or delayed flights.
      Thank you.

  35. Avatar
    April 3, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex, I am from 5he US and I tried to get a 90 tourist visa from Wash DC consulate in March 2021, and it turned out to be a real feat to say the least. After no help from 5he consulate, and the fact my state lowered th3 age for the vaccine I decided to wait to get vaccines first. Thus, I asked them to send my Passport back.

    Now to my question, I have a flight to BKK on 4/29 and have decided to just go with the 45 day tourist plan and not need a Visa. But my question is it possible to get a 90 day Visa while I am there? Or maybe convert to an STV, etc? Thanks in advance, Bobby

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Bobby,
      Good day.
      Yes, it is possible for you to extend your 45-day visa exemption. You can extend it for 30 days normal extension. You can also extend it for 60 days COVID extension and lastly you can change it to Non Immigrant O visa under retirement, Thai wife or volunteer work or even 90 days extension medical extension.
      It is not possible to change it to STV.
      Please make sure you will apply for the COE under MEDIUM TERM VISITOR- VISA EXEMPTION. You can also download our Guide on this link:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

  36. Avatar
    Kathie donovan
    April 2, 2021
    Reply

    Traveler has a COE but was denied boarding because of Covid test not being correct. Can he still travel on new travel dates with the same COE? Now scheduled 2 days later.

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Kathie,
      The COEs being issued right now have remarks stating that the same COE is valid for another flight as long as it is within 72 hours from the original flight and all other documents such as ASQ Hotel booking has been updated, COVID 19 insurance are still valid especially the COVID test.
      Thank you.

  37. Avatar
    Jim
    April 2, 2021
    Reply

    Which ‘permitted person’ should I use to apply for the COE? I hold a (non-O) visa now but it and the re-entry permit expired in January. Do I apply as a long stay visitor (non-O) or a medium term visitor-TR-i.e. just a tourist visa?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Jim,
      For your incoming trip? Are you coming to Thailand without a visa? If yes, you must choose MEDIUM TERM VISITOR- VISA EXEMPTION. If you have a TR visa sticker, you can use MEDIUM TERM-TOURIST VISA (TR).
      You said you have a Non O visa that expired in January 2021, so technically you are not holding it now. It is already expired. So you might be able to apply for a new Non O visa from the embassy or you can use Visa Exemption first and later on you can change it to non O visa in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  38. Avatar
    Richard
    April 2, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,
    I’m in the bahamas trying to apply for a COE, there is no embassy here, would the Washington DC embassy deal with my request, as i think it is the nearest embassy, and i will transit through the US.

    Thank you!

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Richard,
      Good day.
      That is tricky, because The Bahamas is not on the list. I would recommend for you to email or check with the Thai Embassy in Washington DC if you can apply for the COE through them while you are not physically present in the US.
      Thank you.

  39. Avatar
    Diana Jansen
    April 1, 2021
    Reply

    Hello
    Is it for dutch (Netherlands) vaccinated people Still required to go into a quarantine period?
    If yes how many days-nights?

    We want to go in July to Phuket and this seems to be NO quarantine?? OR IS this different for the Netherlands?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Diana,
      If you will travel between April and June, yes, you still need to do quarantine for 7 days. You can choose some ASQ hotels that offers 7-day quarantine packages.
      If you will travel in July, you will fly from Amsterdam to Phuket through Doha or Singapore, you do not need to do a quarantine. But you must book a normal hotel room in Phuket for at least 7 days.

  40. Avatar
    Ian
    April 1, 2021
    Reply

    Hi there Rex,

    I already have my COE for my flight date of 23 April – which has now been amended to say I should quarantine for 10 days. My 2nd dose of Pfizer is due on 8th April which I believe should allow me to reduce quarantine to 7 days. My question is – can I send the embassy (Dubai) my vaccination certificate once done and have them amend the COE accordingly or will I need to apply for a new COE?

    Ian

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Ian,
      Yes, you can ask for the Thai Consulate to cancel the COE and you can apply for a new COE and upload the vaccination certificate when you apply for the new COE. Once it is pre-approved and approved, the COE will state if you have 7 or 10 days quarantine.
      Thank you.

  41. Avatar
    John Graham
    April 1, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Khun Rex,

    I am impressed by your answers. On the required COVID insurance is there a company in Thailand that will insure you for a tourist visa if one is over 75.

    THANK YOU

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear John,
      AT the moment, if you are 75 years old, you are unable to buy an insurance online. You need to speak to an insurance broker. You may check this link and ask you query about the possibility of having an insurance for you: https://u.axa.co.th/Health_Lead_SiamLegal
      Thank you.

  42. Avatar
    kosta deeb
    March 31, 2021
    Reply

    i am trying since last monday ( 29 march) to fill in the CEO without any success: i fill in all the details and i upload all the documents such as passport/certificate of vaccine/ insurance and every time i click on submit it keeps tell me that i need to upload the certificate of my vaccine again and i tried also not without it and it keeps ask me to upload again the passport photo.

    Please, I need your help since I already booked my flight to Thailand to be on 8 april and already buy insurance.

    • Rex
      March 31, 2021

      Dear Kosta,
      Good day.
      When you upload the files, please do not forget to click the arrow icon. Please read the red note below that to make sure you are following the instruction properly.
      Thank you.

  43. Avatar
    Trey
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    I need to change my flight date. But it dont let me submit a new application

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Trey,
      If your COE has been approved already, you must call the embassy about the change of flight. if the change of flight is within 72 hours due to cancellation, you can use the same COE.
      Thank you.

  44. Avatar
    Rahul
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    I am Indian passport holder and currently visiting Dubai.
    I want to travel to Thailand for 15 days and then onwards to Singapore. I have a valid work permit (visa) for Singapore.
    Please help me to confirm on visa requirements?
    Can I fly to Bangkok /Thailand from Delhi by taking a connecting flight?
    Please advise. Thanks

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Rahul,
      The visa on arrival for Indians was suspended. You must obtain a 60-day tourist visa from Thai consulate in Dubai. After that, you need to apply for the COE online. You need to book an ASQ hotel for at least 10 days and also purchase COVID Insurance and COVID test before the flight.

  45. Avatar
    Peter
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    I have a British passport and have applied for COE,

    Do I need to obtain a STV as well ?

    I only intend to stay in Thailand for 28 days

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Peter,
      Good day.
      You must choose MEDIUM TERM VISITOR- VISA EXEMPTION in order to get a COE under visa exemption. Please do not choose tourist visa.
      If you choose the Visa Exemption, you must upload your bank statement and return flight within 45 days, together with ASQ Hotel Booking and COVID 19 Travel Insurance which must cover the duration of your stay in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  46. Avatar
    Keenan
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    Good day,

    My certificate of entry has already been pre-approved. I only need to submit confirmation letter from quarantine hotel. How long will it take for the Certificate of Entry to be issued after i submit all required information? my flight is on 14 April 2021.

    • Rex
      March 30, 2021

      Dear Keenan,
      Good day.
      If your COE application has been pre-approved, you must upload your flight details and ASQ information and insurance. Normally the approval is within 24 hours. if it has been more than 48 hours, you must call the embassy to follow-up.
      Thank you.

  47. Avatar
    Snow
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    Hi how long does it take for Coe to be issued. I sent in my application 5 days ago and still have yet to be approved.

    • Rex
      March 30, 2021

      Dear Snow,
      The pre-approval normally within 48 hours. The second stage and approval will be within 24 hours or sometimes they will issue the COE days before the flight.
      Thank you.

  48. Avatar
    Klaus Liedecke
    March 30, 2021
    Reply

    I have received the PIN by email and have been trying to log in for 3 days. But I always get the answer: Data record not found. What can I do?

    • Rex
      March 30, 2021

      Dear Klaus,
      You might have provided the wrong spelling of your name or wrong passport number in during the registration.
      Thank you.

    • Avatar
      Klaus Liedecke
      March 31, 2021

      So how can I find out? Do I have to make s new registration?

    • Rex
      April 9, 2021

      Dear Klaus,
      You can use the “forgot the 6-digit code” button to get the PIN.
      Thank you.

  49. Avatar
    Fabio
    March 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    some travel agencies announced that a fit to fly certificate is no longer needed after 1th of april. Is that correct? I have never seen this information on official websites from embassy or similars.

  50. Avatar
    Kendrich
    March 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I am not planning to stay long in Thailand. After the mandatory quarantine of 14 days, I will just need another 5 days to finish my commitment there. Can I purchase a 30 day insurance policy rather than the 60 days? Will it affect the approval of my COE application?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Kendrich,
      Yes, you can purchase a 30-day COVID 19 Insurance if your trip is not longer than 30 days. You must provide a return flight within 30 days to make sure that you will have no problem when applying for the COE and also when entering Thailand.
      Thank you.

  51. Avatar
    Nattha
    March 28, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex

    Can you suggest me with the day for covid 19 test 72 hours before first fligh starting by the day test or starting by the result (stamped)?

    I’m trying to help my BF.
    Thank you.
    Nattha B.

    • Rex
      March 29, 2021

      Dear Nattha,
      The RT-PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours before the flight.
      Thank you.

  52. Avatar
    Sam polo
    March 27, 2021
    Reply

    I submit my COE application already but it was rejected due to me using the wrong consulate now I’m using that correct consulate on my new application but I’m not getting the verification CODE my flight is in 5 days please help me process this COE I can’t reach any customer service in thai embassy or Thai itself to assist me I don’t want to be denied entry and miss my flight

    • Rex
      March 29, 2021

      Dear Sam,
      Please contact the consulate in the first application and request to DELETE your details. You will not be able to submit a new one if the old one was not deleted.
      Thank you.

  53. Avatar
    George
    March 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I’m from England but currently in Dubai and I put the date I was going to Thailand as the 2nd of April on application and it was pre approved. I now think I have to book for around the 4th so I deffently get coe back on time, will this matter when I put the flight and asq booking info in?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear George,
      It will not matter since the final flight details on your COE will be based on the flight details you provide on the second part of the application. Together with your ASQ Hotel booking and the COVID 19 Insurance.
      Thank you.

  54. Avatar
    Dubravko Dejanovic
    March 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex
    I booked my ASQ hotel on Agoda application and got confirmation number.
    Is this valid for a quarantine stay ?

    • Rex
      March 26, 2021

      Dear Dubranko,
      Good day.
      Yes, the ASQ package booked through Agoda is acceptable for the visa and COE applications.
      For the entry to Thailand, please ask the hotel to issue the confirmation letter.
      Thank you.

  55. Avatar
    James Walker
    March 26, 2021
    Reply

    Planning flight to Thailand around 10 April 2021. Can you give me any updates pertaining to covid protocols. Ie… covid test/ fit to fly certificate. Quarantine stay period once reaching thailand. And reasonable quarantine hotels.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Rex
      March 26, 2021

      Dear James,
      Good day.
      You may check this page as your Guide for the Process: https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/how-to-travel-to-thailand-in-2021
      You may check this page also for the updates on travel restrictions for April 1, 2021 onwards: https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/thailand-travel-restrictions
      If you are in the UK or USA, we can assist you in getting visa exemption of 45 days and COE.
      Thank you.

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      Vanessa
      March 27, 2021

      After fill in and upload every information needed and submit. And when submit it always ask me to upload a copy of passport. And reupload again.it will ask me to upload again and again. How to solve this problem. What is the call center for COE number

    • Rex
      March 29, 2021

      Dear Vanessa,
      Good day.
      You have to make sure you have clicked the “arrow up” when uploading the file.
      Thank you.

  56. Avatar
    Rudy
    March 25, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex sorry but I posted earlier but I can’t see my post, my question is I and my 7 month old daughter are going to Thailand next week, we have all the documents and approvals already including the COE, now I like to know how I can register with Thailand Plus app for the both of us, I understand I can do for myself but how to do for my daughter?

    Thank you,

    Kr Rudy

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Rudy,
      You can sign up for the app yourself and when you arrive at Bangkok airport, you may ask the staff if your family member is also required to have the app or they can fill out another form.
      Thank you.

  57. Avatar
    Pedro Wong
    March 25, 2021
    Reply

    Hi is it possible to travel with my 12 yr old son who is not vaccinated? If so, does he also need travel insurance to enter Thailand or just me? Is there a travel agency that can help us do all the paperwork requirements?

    Thank you

    • Rex
      March 25, 2021

      Dear Pedro,
      Good day.
      Being vaccinated is not a requirement to enter Thailand. The main requirement is that the traveler has COE or Certificate of Entry and the travel is willing to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days or the reduced quarantine period of 10 days. All travelers regardless of age are required to have a COVID 19 insurance to enter Thailand under their name. Depending on the nationality and the point of departure, our firm can assist you obtain the COE.
      Thank you.

  58. Avatar
    Christophoer
    March 25, 2021
    Reply

    When i try to upload documents, the screen freezes and then shuts down. It has happened about 10 times. I fly on April 15th and just got my Tourist Visa – need to get the COE application in. Any ideas?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Christopher,
      I would recommend for you to upload the files that are not too big in size. Big files might cause the system to shut down and your attachments will not be attached or uploaded.
      Thank you.

  59. Avatar
    DT
    March 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi. Can USA citizens who are vaccinated travel to Thailand for business without quarantine on arrival? We’re thinking of traveling in June. Thank you for your help!

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear DT,
      If you will fly to Phuket and you arrive in July 2021, yes, that is possible not to do quarantine. But you need to book a normal hotel room for 7 days within Phuket also before you can go out of the island.
      Thank you.

  60. Avatar
    Haruki
    March 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi I would like to clarify if it is only foreigners that requires the Travel insurance policy that covers COVID and no less than 100,000 USD? Does Thai nationals that is returning to Thailand by air requires it too? Please help. Thank you.

    • Rex
      March 24, 2021

      Dear Haruki,
      Good day.
      Yes, you are correct. The COVID Travel Insurance is only required for foreigners entering Thailand. The returning Thai nationals are not required to have the COVID insurance.
      Thank you.

  61. Avatar
    March 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi there! I just wonder what if we can not have the vaccine due to allergies? I have not read any about this, for many foreigners have allergies and we wanted to travel for tourism to Thailand. Can you suggest us what to do? This must be put into discussion also. Please let us know. Thanks

    • Rex
      March 24, 2021

      Dear Grace,
      Good day.
      It is alright if you do not have COVID 19 vaccination. You only need to follow the mandatory quarantine of 10 to 14 days depending on your country of origin and you have a COVID 19 PCR negative test result.
      Thank you.

  62. Avatar
    Kevin Tyro
    March 24, 2021
    Reply

    Fit to Fly, . has that definitely been removed from the requirements as long as you have a Covid Free medical certificate RT PCR. ?

    Is this posted on any official site?

    Thank you

    • Rex
      March 24, 2021

      Dear Kevin,
      Yes, that would be the case starting April 1st. It is no longer mandatory to have a separate Fit-to-Fly certificate. In most cases, COVID 19 test clinics also provides the fit-to-fly certificate in the same COVID 19 medical certificate.
      Thank you.

  63. Avatar
    walter
    March 24, 2021
    Reply

    hello mr rex
    I have to go to Thailand to find my deaf mute fiancee in the month of April and bring her to the USA that I need to enter Thailand

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Walter,
      Yes, you can apply for the free visa and COE. You must choose MEDIUM TERM VISITOR- VISA EXEMPTION in order to get a COE under visa exemption. Please do not choose tourist visa.
      If you choose the Visa Exemption, you must upload your bank statement and return flight within 45 days, together with ASQ Hotel Booking and COVID 19 Travel Insurance which must cover the duration of your stay in Thailand.
      You may download our Guide How to Enter Thailand in 2021 on this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

  64. Avatar
    March 23, 2021
    Reply

    Dear REx,
    I just got the COE approved today. When I tried to register for the ThailandPlus apps, it seems unsuccessful, despite the correct COE Code and Reference Code provided repeatedly. Do you know what’s wrong? or do i miss any step?

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Huat,
      Yes, there has been technical issues with the ThailandPlus app. When you arrive at Bangkok Airport, just ask for assistance from the staff if the same problem persists.
      Thank you.

  65. Avatar
    Rachel Bourque
    March 23, 2021
    Reply

    Hello Mr. Rex,

    I am wondering if you know, with the new guidelines that Thailand is putting in place this April, will foreigners still need a COE in order to enter the country? And the insurance will still be necessary?

    Thank you for your answer!

    • Rex
      March 23, 2021

      Dear Rachel,
      Yes, the COE will be required and the insurance will be required also. Starting April 1, the only difference is the quarantine days. It is 10 days instead of 14 days so you may have to check with your ASQ hotel about the reduced number of days. The fit-to-fly certificate will not be required as long as you have COVID 19 medical certificate with negative result.
      Thank you.

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      Megan droster
      March 26, 2021

      Is there a way to get a Coe quicker than 15 days my father wasn’t aware of this and his flight leaving from Chicago on the 31st

    • Rex
      April 6, 2021

      Dear Megan,
      The Thailand COE application in the US normally takes 3 to 5 days. In the UK, it takes 2 days.
      Thank you.

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