Can you enter Thailand now during the COVID-19 Crisis?


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(Updated December 21, 2021)

Thailand has closed all its borders in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in most of 2020 under the invocation of the Emergency Decree. At present, Thailand has opened the country to foreign travelers and tourists. Now, fully vaccinated travelers, both Thai and foreigners, are allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine under the Test and Go Program or the Phuket Sandbox Program. However, the mandatory quarantine of 10 days is still required for both unvaccinated travelers and 14 days for those traveling from African countries.

UPDATE:

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Who is qualified?

Travelers should be any of the following:

  • Thai nationals
  • Foreigners under the Visa Exemption List
  • Foreigners under the Visa on Arrival List
  • Foreigners who are holding a valid non-immigrant B visa (with Work Permit) and those with the extension of stay of Non-immigrant B visa (with Work Permit), including their spouses and children.
  • Foreigners who are granted permission (WP3) from the Ministry of Labor to work in Thailand and their families.
  • Foreigners who are holding non-immigrant D and F visas as part of the diplomatic corps and their families.
  • Foreigners who are holding non-immigrant O visas who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals.
  • Foreigners who hold Certificate Permanent Residence including their spouses and children.
  • Foreigners who are students of formal educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students.
  • Foreigners who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants.
  • Foreigners who are invited by the government and those who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement including Thailand Elite Visa.
  • Foreign migrant workers with official documents.

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Where to apply for permission to enter Thailand or Thailand Pass?

The Thai or foreigners must apply for the Thailand Pass to enter Thailand from the official webs portal: https://tp.consular.go.th/

The application is done online and the processing time ranges from 3 to 7 days. If you are required to have a valid visa, it is recommended to secure your visa from the Thai Embassy or Consulate before applying for the Thailand Pass.

What do you have to prepare prior to traveling to Thailand?

The foreigner or non-Thai nationals must carry the necessary documents as follows:

  1. Thailand Pass issued by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand Pass System.
  2. COVID 19 Health Certificate issued by the relevant authority and the COVID-19 medical test result. The test must be conducted no longer than 72 hours before the date of travel. This certificate is also necessary at the airline’s check-in counter for a boarding pass to be issued.
  3. COVID-19 Insurance covers treatment and medical expenses related to COVID-19 with a minimum coverage of 20,000 USD.
  4. Confirmation of reservation of a Test and Go Hotel, Sandbox Hotel, or the ASQ Hotel.
  5. Vaccination Certificate or vaccine card

How to obtain a Thailand Pass?

The foreigner must apply for the Thailand Pass at least  5 to 7 working days prior to the intended date of travel.

For the Thailand Pass, he/she must submit the following documents:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of the Travel Health Insurance Policy covering treatment and medical expenses related to COVID-19 with a minimum coverage of 20,000 USD.
  • Copy of flight details of the intended date of travel.
  • Copy of Confirmation of reservation of a Test and Go Hotel, Sandbox Hotel, or the ASQ Hotel.
  • Copy of proof of Vaccination (if any)

NOTE: Thailand Pass System will reject your Thailand Pass application if you do not have the correct format for Health Insurance, Hotel Confirmation, and Vaccination Document.

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Note: In the case of foreigners who are required to apply for a Thai visa before traveling to Thailand, you may apply for your Thai visa separate from the Thailand Pass application. For e-visa application, please visit: https://thaievisa.go.th/

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Application for the Thailand Pass is free of charge and you do not need any assistance to apply for it. However, there may be instances where some individuals may voluntarily choose a paid service provider such as a law firm to provide consultation, assist them to prepare their documents, and submit them on their behalf. Individuals may encounter problems with their documents that are not being uploaded properly or some information or documents that are deemed unacceptable to the Thai embassy or consulate that may cause delay or rejection of your Thailand Pass application, so it may be helpful to retain a service provider to assist you with the application. These paid Thailand Pass services offered by Siam Legal are listed below.

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What to do upon entry to Thailand?

When entering Thailand, the foreigner or non-Thai national is requested to follow the Thai authority’s guidelines for preventing the COVID-19 pandemic as follows:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code to the Thai authorities at the airport of arrival
  • Present the COVID-19 PCR test result (issued from the country of departure)
  • Present the COVID 19 travel insurance policy
  • Present the proof of airport transfer and accommodation reservation which includes proof of RT-PCR test upon arrival
  • Present the valid non-immigrant visa and work permit (if applicable)
  • The traveler will be subjected to a mandatory 1-night Test and Go, 5-night Sandbox stay or the mandatory 10-day or 14-night state quarantine at a designated hotel under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health at his or her own expense.

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  1. Karlo
    May 25, 2021
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    Hello, I am from the Philippines and planning to go to Thailand. Can I get Visa on Arrival sometime this year?