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 COE online portal/website 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
  • Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected. The COVID test must be by the RT-PCR method, the test must be conducted 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
  • Flight itinerary
  • T8 Form
  • You must download “Thailand Plus” Application on your mobile phone

 

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788 Comments

  1. Irina
    June 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hi!

    After first part of COE confirmed, is it possible to change the hotel and tickets in the second part of the COE?

    Thank you

    • June 22, 2021

      Dear Irina,
      Good day.
      Yes, it is still possible to provide a different flight details and ASQ information after you have been pre-approved.
      Thank you.

  2. Irina
    June 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    what needs to be indicated in the section ‘Contact details in Thailand’? Do you need to indicate the hotel’s contact details? After confirming the first part of COE, is it possible to change the hotel?

    Thank you

    • June 22, 2021

      Dear Irina,
      You can use the contact details of your ASQ Hotel. You may change it on the second stage of the application.
      Thank you.

  3. Moe San Aye
    June 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hi. ..i need help for COE apply. .
    i already received pre-approved email from Royal Thai Embassy-Yangon. .but i can not go to next step. i can not check. .i can not go to confirm/travel edit. ..
    i checked with 6 digits code but show. .your information is not found. ..i completely follow as per instructions for COE apply. ..already get Visa, flight ticket, Insurance, hotel Quarantine reservation…. but i can not go for next step after received per-approved email. ..kindly advise. ..thanks

    • June 22, 2021

      Dear Moe,
      You just need to try again. You click the red button “Confirm Travel Information”. Make sure you provide the correct passport number, first name and last name.
      Thank you.

  4. Eleonore
    June 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,

    If my COE applicaiton was rejected because one of the document was not approved (first vaccin certificate), can i add the correct document or do i have to start the application over ?

    Thank you for your help !

    • June 22, 2021

      Dear Eleonore,
      Good day.
      You can check the Yellow button “Edit Personal Information” and provide the proper document or the document that was required and save or submit it again.
      Thank you.

  5. Mara
    June 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hi there,

    It’s my first time registering a COE, do I have to register each of my family members or is it 1 COE per family? Also, is the $100,000 insurance policy per person or per family?

    Hoping for answers! Thanks,

  6. Chris B.
    June 21, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, how can I apply for the COE with SHA+ hotel? the COE requires a booking confirmation for an ASQ/ALQ hotel. I am flying to Phuket on 19.7 and therefore know that I only need to book a SHA+ hotel.

    • June 21, 2021

      Dear Chris,
      Good day.
      The COE application is not open yet for Phuket Sandbox. The list of SHA+ hotels has not been integrated in the system. Please wait until end of this week for any update.
      Thank you.

  7. Talmadge Jones Jr
    June 21, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I’m scheduled to start traveling to Thailand in 3.5 days. I’ve haven’t receive my COE yet. My COE # received after I submitted required documents is: 182304

    Thank you for your assistance.

    • June 21, 2021

      Dear Talmadge,
      Good day.
      I have sent you an email and you may just reply to that email so that I can assist you with the application.
      Thank you.

  8. Justin
    June 20, 2021
    Reply

    If my COE is for the 21st of June and I arrive on the 22nd of June, will my COE still be valid?

    • June 21, 2021

      Dear Justin,
      Good day.
      If your flight was delayed or cancelled, you can use the same COE as per Remarks Number 3 of your COE.
      Thank you.

  9. Dennis Marson
    June 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I’m German and like to use the Visa Exemption. I will start from China because I’m resident in CN. The COE applications has no choice for exemption. Btw., the vaccination certificate don’t accept the system too. Always will removed. What can I do?

    • June 21, 2021

      Dear Dennis,
      Good day.
      I checked the website and online application right now, I see that Visa Exemption is listed on the categories for COE application. Perhaps you need to click the upward arrow to upload the file.
      Thank you.

  10. Yasmin
    June 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hello Dear Rex!

    As part of COE requirements I see:
    -Copy of the STV, non-immigrant visa, or extension of stay with a re-entry permit

    What does that mean? for USA citizen and Israel citizen – is that criteria needed?
    Thank you!

    • June 21, 2021

      Dear Yasmin,
      Good day.
      You can choose the category: Visa Exemption to apply for the COE or Certificate of Entry. You are entitled to receive 45 days permit to stay at the airport in Thailand.
      Thank you.

    • Jasmine
      June 21, 2021

      Dear Rex,
      If I’m American citizen than this criteria doesn’t apply to me? Only to the countries who needs visa?
      Thank you,
      Jasmine

    • June 22, 2021

      Dear Jasmine,
      Good day.
      The COE is required for Thais and foreigners entering Thailand. For US citizens, you can apply for COE under visa exemption category. To purchase insurance for your COE application, please check this link:
      https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/axa-covid-19-insurance-for-foreigners
      Thank you.

  11. David kyle Spencer
    June 17, 2021
    Reply

    Helo good morning I would like to ask regarding the COE? My Application for COE is been rejected due to I misunderstood about the visa, I should apply for exemption visa.. I already sent it back but no replied yet. I’ve been trying so hard to call the thai embassy in chicago many times but nothing. I hope someone can help me with this my ticket and everything was set up in thailand.. i leave on june 29,2021 and still nothing heard about my application for COE.

    • June 17, 2021

      Dear David,
      Good day.
      You can go to the COE website and click on Edit Personal Information. Once you are on the next page, you can change the visa category on the top most part of the page. You can change it to Visa Exemption and then resubmit the application.
      Thank you.

  12. Vivi Chong
    June 15, 2021
    Reply

    Thai nations who work in Malaysia would like to return to their home country, what should they do? They are holding valid passport & valid/ expired Work Permit. Thank You.

    • June 15, 2021

      Dear Vivi,
      Good day.
      They need to apply for the COE or certificate of entry. The process takes 2 to 3 days. They need flight to Thailand, ASQ Hotel reservation and COVID test before the flight.
      Thank you.

  13. HARRIS CARR
    June 10, 2021
    Reply

    Is COE required even if non immigrant visa holder already has a reentry stamped on my passport visa before leaving Thailand?

    • June 11, 2021

      Dear Harris,
      Good day.
      The COE is even required for Thai nationals returning to Thailand, so, in your case, yes, you are required to obtain a COE from a Thai Embassy before you fly back to Thailand. You can apply for COE under the Non Immigrant category.
      Thank you.

  14. Richard W Hopson Jr
    June 9, 2021
    Reply

    I’ve set up with a quarantine hotel in Bangkok and they keep asking about the COE. From what I understand, I don’t need a COE if I am there for less than 30 days. Do you need a COE if you are there less than 30 days? Also, I noticed your comment about the RT-PCR covid test. Are you sure that PCR covid test is not good enough to fly to Thailand?

    • June 9, 2021

      Dear Richard,
      Good day.
      The COE is required for ALL people entering Thailand. Please inform the quarantine hotel that you need to have the ASQ Hotel confirmation letter in order to get a COE or Certificate of Entry. Currently, the Visa Exemption program allows you to stay for 45 days. Here are what you need to get the COE: COVID 19 Insurance, ASQ Hotel Booking and Flight to and from Thailand. The RT-PCR COVID test will be needed also prior to your trip to Thailand.
      Thank you.

  15. Shelton
    June 5, 2021
    Reply

    I just read an update that says that non-Thais visiting for the Phuket Sandbox (that fully meet the requirements), that do NOT wish to visit other provinces have NO MINIUM stay at an SHA approved hotel. This is interesting wording so my interpretation is that visitors ARE NOT required to stay at an SHA hotel at all?

    However if we are to stay at an SHA hotel can we book on a booking site (Expedia, etc) or do we have to book a “package” with a tour operator?

    • June 5, 2021

      Dear Shelton,
      Good day.
      Foreigners and Thais can stay in Phuket without quarantine. If they wish to travel to other parts of Thailand they must stay at least 14 days in Phuket. If they wish to stay less than 14 days, they must exit Phuket to another international destination. They can only stay in over 400 hotels with SHA+ accreditation in Phuket.
      Thank you.

  16. Timothy J Harley
    June 1, 2021
    Reply

    There are more than 0ne RT-PCR tests. Exactly which one do I have to take for entry into Thailand? Please let me know.

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Tim,
      Good day.
      I am not a doctor so I cannot answer which one. The only requirement is RT-PCR COVID 19 test. If your test is only PCR COVID test, the airline may not allow you to board the flight.
      Thank you.

  17. MOSHE BARAM
    May 31, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I plan to HAVE a short visit on 21/7 to Phuket for five days as part of the well-known Sandbox program for vaccinated tourists. I was asked to apply for a COE, I attached all the relevant documents. however I was required to register ASQ. but vaccinated tourists are exempt from quarantine ,so i can not complete the application. I will ask for your help, thanks, my registration number is 310567.

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Moshe,
      Good day.
      The current COE website was not updated for the Phuket Sandbox to technically the Phuket Sandbox is not ready. You can apply for the COE when the system has been updated because instead of ASQ Hotel, you need to book an SHA+ accredited hotel for at leats 7 days. There is no list of these hotels just yet so please, please patiently wait for the updates and do not make any plans. There will also be list of flights to Phuket from Dubai, Doha and Singapore. You cannot book a flight that will stop in Bangkok. The list of hotels and the system for COE may be updated in the next 3 weeks.
      Thank you.

  18. James
    May 31, 2021
    Reply

    Does it matter which embassy you choose for COE? I am a UK citizen but currently in France. I will fly from France to Thailand. Can I request COE from the French embassy, or do I have to go via the UK embassy even though I am not in the country?

    Best Regards

    • June 2, 2021

      Dear James,
      Good day.
      You must apply for the COE in France because your flight will depart from France. You must apply at Thai Embassy in Paris.
      Thank you.

  19. James Reinholdt
    May 30, 2021
    Reply

    As for the Phuket Sandbox program, I note that there are approved flights such as Doha-Phuket on Qatar Airways. If one received a COE from the USA, for example, would they be allowed to travel via Doha (no stopover; just transit) on the Doha-Phuket flight?

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear James,
      Good day.
      Yes, you can travel US-Doha-Phuket. Your COE will state the flight numbers for all legs of the trip.
      Thank you.

  20. Ralph Streano
    May 29, 2021
    Reply

    I filled out my COE application and you sent me an email and said you rejected my application because of an incorrect category. My code is 150768. I checked non o for my retirement visa which is what I have, why is that the wrong category? Please let me know what I did wrong so I can fix it.

    Thank you,

    Ralph Strean
    1 (503) 358-7313

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Ralph,
      Good day.
      If you have a retirement visa under category O, you choose 11 Long Stay (Non O). If you have a retirement visa under category OA, you choose 11 Long stay (Non OA).
      If your retirement visa was issued in Thailand, it is likely to be Non O.
      Thank you.

  21. Steve
    May 29, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex,
    I have a COE approved for the 4th of June. I changed my flight to the 11th of June. Do I need to update my COE?
    I have tried to do it on the embassy website. When I try to edit (confirm/edit travel – IN RED) I just have a message mentioning that my COE is approved. There isn’t an option to edit the traveling date. Should I call the embassy to edit the form! Or else?

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Steve,
      Good day.
      You need to call the Thai Embassy or Consulate. You can ask them to reject the COE. Once it has been rejected as confirmed by email, you go to the (confirm/edit travel) RED button and provide the new flight and ASQ details.
      Thank you.

  22. Job
    May 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hi good day,
    I applied a COE first week of may it was rejected because of the insufficient travel insurance, now I’m trying to apply for a new COE am I still able to do that I have new travel insurance that the Thailand requires

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Job,
      If it was rejected on the first stage of the application, you can just go to the edit personal information (yellow button) and supply the new information.
      Thank you.

  23. Jov
    May 28, 2021
    Reply

    Hi good day,
    What I’m gonna put on the types of permitted person in the COE. IF I apply for a transit visa.

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Jov,
      There is TS category in the selection.
      Thank you.

  24. May
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    We can apply the visa with AHQ (hospital Q)?
    Require any documents for AHQ?

    Regards,

  25. DK
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    I have submitted COE on Friday (May 21) and they pre-approved the 1st one on Monday and 2nd was hasn’t approved. My flight is on May 30. Do I have to move my flight and hotel ASQ date and re-apply for COE again if they do not confirm it by tomorrow (Friday)?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear DK,
      Good day.
      You can still edit the second stage of the application. You can rectify the problem by going to the “CONFIRM/EDIT TRAVEL” (red button) on the COE website.
      Thank you.

  26. Jason
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    If I plan to enter Phuket July 1st, do I still need to apply for COE? The online system still states no less than 14 days quarantine with no mention of Phuket.

    Thank you

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Jason,
      Good day.
      Yes, you still need to get a COE. The question right now is, will there be a separate COE application website for those arriving in Phuket? The answer is, we do not know just yet since the government has NO OFFICIAL guidelines at this time. We have to wait for the official guideline. If you apply for COE now, you need to upload ASQ Hotel so perhaps you can wait until there is final announcement.
      Thank you.

  27. MOSHE BARAM
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I intend to arrive in Phuket on 23.7.21 until 28.7.21. I arrive by direct flight from Israel and will stay at the hotel with SHA approval. I’m vaccinated by Pfizer. The question is whether I need to get COE approval. Thanks

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Moshe,
      Yes, you still need to get a COE. The question right now is, will there be a separate COE application website for those arriving in Phuket? The answer is, we do not know just yet since the government has NO OFFICIAL guidelines at this time.
      Thank you.

    • Shelton
      May 29, 2021

      Dear Sir

      I’m wondering if you can opine on the reason to stay at an ASQ hotel if arriving in Phuket after July 1st, I’m fully vaccinated, and I’m from a visa-exempt country (U.S.)? I know you aren’t the decision maker however what is the need to stay in an ASQ hotel if the quarantine requirement is lifted for vaccinated travelers? Your opinion would be appreciated.

    • June 1, 2021

      Dear Shelton,
      Good day.
      If you are fully vaccinated and you enter Phuket directly, without stopover in Bangkok, you do not need to quarantine. You just need to stay in an accredited hotels for 7 days. The reason for this? I believe to help the tourism on the island.
      Thank you.

  28. Sarah Swan
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    We are booked to travel at the end of September and will be fully vaccinated do we need to quaritine on arrival?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Sarah,
      Good day.
      The government has not planned that far out. Right now, quarantine is required for all. In July, things might change but there is no official guidelines yet. I cannot advise you about it right now. Please check with us end of July or beginning of August.
      Thank you.

  29. Stijn Vanhoutte
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Sir,
    My wife and children are Thai. They cannot apply for a new Thai passport before departure due to a long queue and long procedure. Thai embassy recommend them to apply a new one in Thailand. They have to use Belgian passport to enter Thailand this time. I would like to know if they still need to buy covid insurance to show as a reference during COE procedure.

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Stijn,
      Good day.
      Since they are applying for the COE as Belgian nationals and not Thai nationals, yes, they must have a COVID 19 insurance. The COE application for Thais is different portal, it is the blue portal. The application for the Non-Thai nationals (Belgian), is the green portal on the COE website.
      Thank you.

  30. Josie
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,

    I am getting ready fly to Thailand on May 29th. I have been in the process of receiving my COE for two weeks now. I have been rejected several times because of minor errors. I have been preapproved several times as well but when I go to submit my paperwork for my ASQ and flight information and click save, it pops up with a message that says “Database Exception (#22001) An internal server error occurred.” I have contacted the embassy via phone and email with my issue and they end up rejecting my application all together and I have to start over. I am worried I will not get my COE on time. What should I do?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Josie,
      Good day.
      I suggest for you to compress or adjust the size of the files. make sure you have a strong internet connect and you do not have multiple windows or tabs in your browser. Just try to upload the documents and make sure you click on the “upward arrow”.
      Thank you.

  31. Jason
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    What is the reason for making fully vaccinated people quarantine for 14 days even after all the PCR testing? Isnt that what Vaccines are for?????

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Jason,
      Good day.
      I am unable to answer that since we are not part of the decision-making group of the CCSA. Right now, CCSA required ALL travelers both Thai and foreigners to do the mandatory quarantine regardless if your are vaccinated or not.
      Thank you.

  32. bob
    May 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    This is the first time i hear about SHA +, SHA withhout the plus exists for a while already. I would love to back home to Thailand (Phuket) in july. I can not find any SHA plus hotels…could you please let me know where i can a list of these hotels?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Bob,
      Good day.
      Sorry, it is SHA-accredited hotels and tour operators can now provide you the information of the Phuket SandBox. I am not sure about the official guidelines for independent travelers.
      Thank you.

    • Bob
      May 27, 2021

      Hello Rex,

      I understand your position and i appreciate your efforts.
      For the last 20 years i have observed that Thailand prefers to make things unnessacerally difficult and expensive for foreigners…last year, when the CoE was introduced it took me 5 months to make it back. I have old parents that need my attention, so travel is necessary…just hoped that the july phuket process, or Sand Box would be straightforward, so people like us can continu helping the local Thai people who suffer tremendously.
      I have no idea what you mean with travelagencies will be able to assist? I do not need any agent, just a tranparent process…the Embassy claims there is no special Puket arrangement for Phuket finalised….??

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Bob,
      There has been reports from a group of SHA-accredited Phuket tour operators with some guidelines. Again, it is not official guidelines. I will not be surprised if the first tourists to arrive on Phuket SandBox will be on tour groups, as you have seen on the STV (special tourist visa) last year, they were arranged by tour groups and then eventually the STV is available to independent tourists. We will see. Like I always, there is no official guideline and both the Embassy and COE website still requires for ASQ hotel booking.
      Thank you.

  33. Ron
    May 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I plan to travel to Phuket in July. When are the travel authorities going to up date the rules and requirements to enter Phuket?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Ron,
      Good day.
      The government plans to implement the Phuket SandBox in July. However, we do not know just yet what are the requirements since the government has NO OFFICIAL guidelines at this time. We have to wait for the official guideline. If you apply for COE now, you need to upload ASQ Hotel so perhaps you can wait until there is final announcement.
      Thank you.

  34. Ron
    May 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hi.

    I plan to travel to Phuket in July. When will the travel rules for Phuket be updated?

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Ron,
      Good day.
      The government plans to implement the Phuket SandBox in July. However, we do not know just yet what are the requirements since the government has NO OFFICIAL guidelines at this time. We have to wait for the official guideline. If you apply for COE now, you need to upload ASQ Hotel so perhaps you can wait until there is final announcement.
      Thank you.

  35. Michelle Mitchell
    May 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, My son and friends have tickets to fly from Chicago to Bangkok at the end of July. They would like to go to Phuket under the Sandbox program. Can they fly into Bangkok and connect to a flight to Phuket without quarantine? They are all fully vaccinated and have US passports. Best regards, Michelle

    • May 27, 2021

      Dear Michelle,
      Good day.
      In order to avail the Phuket SandBox program, you need to change your flight to Phuket. In the coming weeks, there will be added flights for Phuket flying direct from Doha and Singapore, so you may flight from ORD (Chicago) to DOH (Doha) then to HKT (Phuket).
      Thank you.

  36. Joseph Singer
    May 26, 2021
    Reply

    I am fully vaccinated. Do I need to be quarantined for 14 days I have USA passport?

    • May 26, 2021

      Dear Joseph,
      Good day.
      As of May 1, 2021, all travelers to Thailand, Thai nationals or US nationals are required to do a mandatory 14-day quarantine. It does not matter if the traveler has been vaccinated or not vaccinated. The quarantine is mandatory.
      If you travel directly to Phuket in July, not transit in Bangkok, you may enter without quarantine as long as you stay in an SHA+ accredited hotel for at least 7 days.
      Thank you.

  37. KW
    May 25, 2021
    Reply

    I am wondering do I need a visa or which visa do I need if I am travelling to Thailand for a month’s work in client’s site? I am from Malaysia, and I understand that Malaysia is one of the countries under the “Visa Exemption List” for tourism purpose. Do I need to apply for Non-Immigrant B visa? Or can I apply for “Thai Elite Visa”?

    • May 28, 2021

      Dear KW,
      Good day.
      You can use the 45-day Visa Exemption. You only need to go to the COE website and choose the category for 11 Medium Term Visitor- Visa Exemption. You need to have flight booking, ASQ Hotel and COVID 19 insurance.
      Thank you.

  38. PRIYA
    May 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Sir,

    How if flight is changed after COE is issued?

    • May 25, 2021

      Dear Priya,
      Good day.
      Please refer to the REMARKS of your Certificate of Entry. if the change of flight was caused by cancelled flight or delayed flight, you can use the same COE as long as the new flight is within 72 hours. Other than that, you can call the Thai Embassy to re-issue a COE with new flight details.
      Thank you.

  39. Robert
    May 21, 2021
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    Is it possible to apply for coe like 3 months in advance?i wish to get pre approved first before booking my flight and ASQ. I got rejected saying I need to apply 2 weeks before my flight. I think that’s too late and rather book it very early

    • May 28, 2021

      Dear Robert,
      Good day.
      The process for the COE is quite fast right now so I do not need to worry about applying for COE 1 to 2 weeks before the trip. A lot could happen if you apply for COE now and the embassy does not want people to keep changing the details on the COE because of cancelled or changed of flights.
      Thank you.

  40. SKM
    May 21, 2021
    Reply

    I am from USA, I am Just gonna stay there for 30 days with quarantine 45 days do I need a visa or I Just Need A COE and can enter there without visa.

    • May 28, 2021

      Dear SKM,
      Good day.
      You can use the 45-day Visa Exemption. You only need to go to the COE website and choose the category for (11) Medium Term Visitor- Visa Exemption. You need to have flight booking, ASQ Hotel and COVID 19 insurance.
      Thank you.

  41. Keiwei
    May 21, 2021
    Reply

    my understanding is after got COE, I need show a negative test to get on airplane and entry , does thailand Boarder Patrol and thai airways recognize Abbott BINAXNOW™ COVID-19 ANTIGEN SELF TEST?

    • May 21, 2021

      Dear Keiwei,
      Good day.
      The requirement is RT-PCR COVID 19 test.
      Thank you.

    • Priya
      May 25, 2021

      Dear Rex,

      Thank you. My flight is on 16 June 2021. The airline cancelled the flight on 24 May 2021. Which email address do i have to write to cancel the COE to enable me to apply for a new COE? Please advise.

    • May 25, 2021

      Dear Priya,
      Depending which Thai Embassy or Consulate you applied for COE, they have different contact numbers or emails.
      Thank you.

  42. Robert
    May 21, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,
    I applied for COE 3 times. First 2 times was because I didn’t have bank statements and some of the information was incomplete. On my third attempt I thoroughly read the instructions and provided all information. Now on my 3rd attempt I got rejected again and said I need to apply 14 days prior to my flight. My plan date of travel is in mid August so about 3 months from now. Is it too early to apply for COE? I want to at-least get pre approved before booking my flights and ASQ reservation. I don’t want to get rejected again if I do it 14 days prior to my flight because I may not get refunded for travel expenses. Any help I’d greatly appreciate it.

    • May 28, 2021

      Dear Robert,
      Good day.
      Yes, if you are applying for the COE based on Visa Exemption, I suggest you apply for the COE when you already have the flight booking, ASQ Hotel booking and COVID Insurance. The process is quite fast. It takes 2 to 15 days depending on your location.
      Thank you.

  43. Steven Grace
    May 21, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, starting July 1 is Phuket still going to allow vaccinated tourists from the US without requiring quarantine? If so any special procedures during transit from Bangkok? Thanks much for any info…

    • May 28, 2021

      Dear Steven,
      Good day.
      At the moment, it is better if you can arrange a flight to Phuket directly. There has been plans for Bangkok transit passengers to be able to transfer to another flight using a specific terminal but that is just a plan. There’s also a plan for increased number of flights to Phuket from Singapore, Qatar and other major airline hubs. The best thing you can do right now, it patiently wait. Thailand is still struggling right now, so there is no crystal clear guidelines for the Phuket SandBox just yet.
      Thank you.

  44. Megawati
    May 20, 2021
    Reply

    I applied CoE and rejected because wrong date in ASQ. if I want to revise the new ASQ what should I do ? I’ve sent email to consular.jkt@mfa.mail.go.th yesterday but till now no respon..

    • May 20, 2021

      Dear Megawati,
      Good day.
      You must call the Thai Embassy in Jakarta rather than sending them an email. You may also, go to the COE website and Edit your Personal Information if you are on stage 1 or you Edit the Travel Information if you are already in stage 2.
      Thank you.

  45. Greg K.
    May 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hello Sir,

    Has it been a determination for how long the 14 day quarantine will be required verses the 7 days quarantine for those who are vaccinated? I have an approved COA but at this time I am unable to do the 14 days quarantine.

    • May 20, 2021

      Dear Greg,
      Good day.
      Since May 6th, it has been 14 days for all travellers, Thai or foreigners, vaccinated or unvaccinated. It is 14 days for everybody, children or adults.
      Thank you.