Thailand Happy Quarantine Program

Happy Quarantine Program

Happy Quarantine Program
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The best way to travel to Thailand during this time would be through the Test and Go scheme, however to those who are not from eligible countries, you are still allowed to enter Thailand but through different schemes which require mandatory quarantine for travelers.

There is this other option, the Blue Zone Sandbox program scheme which will only require you to stay for 7 days in a SHA+ hotel but unfortunately, these are exclusive for fully vaccinated travelers.

For unvaccinated travelers, you only have one option to travel to Thailand through the Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine) scheme and undergo quarantine.

Note: Each scheme has different information, so please take note of the information about the Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine) scheme below.

Happy Quarantine Nationwide

Thailand is open for international travelers, even for the unvaccinated travelers, but unlike the 2 other schemes, the Test and Go and Blue Zone, this scheme will require you to undergo longer mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Thailand before getting the chance to explore other Thailand destinations.

The unvaccinated travelers will be required in a:

  • 10-day quarantine if they are air and sea arrivals.
  • 14-day quarantine if they are land arrivals.

Unvaccinated travelers will have to stay in an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotels for 10 or 14 days and within the 10 or 14 days of stays in an alternative quarantine, the following is expected to happen:

For air and sea arrivals:

  • Day 0-1: 1st RT-PCR Test
  • Day 8-9: 2nd RT-PCR Test

For land arrivals:

  • Day 0-1: 1st RT-PCR Test
  • Day 12-13: 2nd RT-PCR Test

Again, only after your 10-day or 14-day stay will you be able to go to other Thailand destinations. And if you are a traveler staying under 10 days or 14 days, you are required to fly to other countries after your desired few stays in Thailand.

Entry Requirements for Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine) Travelers

Traveling to Thailand in Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine), like the 2 other schemes, still require entry requirements. Here are the requirements to present to authorities before departure and upon arrival that a traveler should have:

Thailand Pass QR Code

To apply for the Thailand Pass QR code, visit the website To get the Thailand Pass QR Code, you will need to fill in the needed information and upload the required documents, then wait for the approval.

Thailand Pass is the replacement for the Certificate of Entry (COE). To know more about the new system, visit the Thailand Pass page.

Medical Insurance Policy or COVID-19 Insurance

Medical insurance or COVID-19 insurance with a minimum coverage of $50,000 is required. If you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay in Thailand, the insurance will cover all COVID-19-related incidents.

Thai nationals traveling back to Thailand will not need this requirement at all.

You may get your COVID-19 Insurance here:

COVID Travel Insurance Thailand

Medical Certificate for COVID-19 Result

A medical certificate detailing that you are negative from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test will be needed for non-Thai nationals. The issuance of the medical certificate shall be no longer than 72 hours before your intended schedule of departure.

Thai nationals traveling back to Thailand are not required to have a medical certificate but it is suggested.

Payment Confirmation for Alternative Quarantine (AQ) Hotel Reservation

Unvaccinated travelers traveling to Thailand are required to book an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel for at least 10 days or 14 days that will cover their required days of stay in a secured area.

The hotel reservation shall include:

  • RT-PCR COVID-19 Test
  • Pre-arranged airport transfer
  • Accommodation for at least 10 or 14 nights

List of Alternative Quarantine Hotels for Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine) Travelers

  1. Lancaster Bangkok
  2. Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo
  3. Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok
  4. Chillax Heritage
  5. Shangri-La Bangkok
  6. Hotel Clover Asoke
  7. Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok
  8. Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  9. Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
  10. Casa Nithra
  11. Casa Vimaya Riverside
  12. Centre Point Silom
  13. Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  14. Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
  15. Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  16. Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit
  17. Citrus Sukhumvit 11
  18. Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok
  19. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
  20. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  21. Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
  22. Aspira Hana Residence Thong Lor
  23. Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Hotel
  24. Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort
  25. Lohas Residences Sukhumvit
  26. Graceland Bangkok
  27. The Silver Palm Rama 9
  28. Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18
  29. The Landmark Bangkok Hotel
  30. Citrus Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok
  31. Grand Richmond Stylish Convention Hotel
  32. Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok
  33. A-One Bangkok Hotel
  34. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  35. Grace Hotel
  36. Two Three A Homely Hotel
  37. Chor Cher-The Green Hotel
  38. The Legacy Hotel
  39. The Idle Hotel and Residence
  40. M2 De Bangkok Hotel
  41. Royal President Hotel
  42. The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57
  43. Salil Hotel Sukhumvit – Soi Thonglor 1
  44. Siam Mandarina Hotel
  45. Centre Point Pratunam Hotel
  46. Arte Hotel
  47. 56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
  48. GLOW Sukhumvit 5 by Centropolis
  49. Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
  50. Trinity Silom Hotel

To search for other hotels that best fit your preference, you can book an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel at Agoda for the best prices and deals.

Know that this article only discussed traveling to Thailand in Happy Quarantine (Alternative Quarantine), to know more information about other schemes, please read here:

Travel safe and travel right by practicing safety measures in traveling, not just in Thailand, but anywhere else in the world.

COVID 19 Insurance:

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