Thailand Pass for Singapore Citizens


Thailand Pass for Singaporeans

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Singapore cares for its citizens. During COVID, Singapore introduced some of the strictest restrictions in the world. They wanted to protect their citizens and stem the spread of Covid as quickly as possible.

As a major international transit hub, Singapore is diligent in how foreigners pass through their country. The good news is they have made it easier for Singaporeans to get back out into the world.

Thailand is a hop, skip, and jump from Singapore. With so many international flights passing through Changi Airport, it is easy to find a flight to the Land of Smiles. Flights are cheap and holidays are cheaper.

Like Singapore, Thailand understands it has to protect not only its citizens but those who are visiting from afar. To help facilitate these safety measures, the Thai government introduced an online system called Thailand Pass.

Thailand has recently announced new changes to their Thailand Pass system which take effect on June 1.

What is Thailand Pass?

Thailand Pass is a free online registration system where Singaporeans who travel to Thailand can provide some basic health information and be approved to visit the country. It confirms the vaccination status of travelers arriving in Thailand and ensures they have the necessary protection in case they are diagnosed with COVID while here.

You will be pleased to know there were big changes to the Thai Pass system from June 1st, 2022.

  • Thai Pass approvals are now instant on submission.
  • All mandatory quarantine periods have been removed.
  • Unvaccinated travelers now have the option of completing an RT-PCR test or the faster Professional Antigen Test (Pro-ATK).

Let’s break down how Thailand Pass works so Singapore travelers can visit without worry.

Getting to Thailand

There are two ways a Singapore visitor can register their entry to Thailand in Thailand Pass; by Air or by Land (through Malaysia).

Air is for those who will be arriving on a flight through an international airport.

Land is for visitors who are currently in a country that borders Thailand and seek to enter the country through a land border.

Vaccination Status

Thailand welcomes all travelers no matter their state of vaccination. They have eased their travel restrictions and tried to make it easy for people to visit while keeping them safe.

Your vaccination status will determine what you need to provide when applying for a Thailand Pass.

A Singaporean citizen will fall into one of three categories when they look at applying for their Thailand Pass.

  • Vaccinated – No Quarantine
  • Unvaccinated – No Quarantine

The paperwork and process are a little different for each category, so have a close read to work out which works best for you.

Thailand Pass Requirements

Vaccinated (No Quarantine):
Singaporeans who are fully vaccinated no longer need to complete any mandatory quarantine when they arrive.

They will apply for a Thailand Pass and upload the required documents for approval. Once they arrive, vaccinated Singaporean citizens are free to travel and stay anywhere in Thailand.

The documents a vaccinated Singaporean citizen needs when applying for a Thailand Pass are:

  • Passport details
  • A flight itinerary
  • Travel insurance with COVID coverage
  • Vaccination certificate

Unvaccinated (No Quarantine):
A Singaporean visitor who is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated has the option of entering the country without a mandatory 5-day Alternate Quarantine.

Travelers who choose this option will need to complete an RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test within 72 hours of departure from Singapore and before they apply for a Thailand Pass. The result needs to be uploaded to the application for approval.

Singaporeans who choose this method will be free to travel anywhere in Thailand on arrival.

The documents needed for this method of entry are:

  • Passport details
  • A flight itinerary
  • Travel insurance with COVID cover 
  • A pre-departure RT-PCR/Pro-ATK test result no older than 72 hours before traveling

Travel Insurance Requirements for Thailand Pass

Because foreign travelers are not eligible for free medical care in Thailand, the Thai government has included travel insurance with covid cover as part of their entry requirements.

They understand no matter how hard we try to curb the spread of COVID, things can still go wrong and people can still test positive. 

If a visitor tests positive for covid, they will need to quarantine or isolate until fully recovered. The standard of insurance cover ensures a foreign traveler is protected and can cover any medical costs or treatments that accrue during their recovery. 

To have your insurance approved in Thailand Pass, it must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cover of $10,000 USD for medical expenses and treatment.
  • It must specifically state that it covers Covid-related incidents.
  • It must remain valid for the entire length of your stay in Thailand.

If your policy meets these requirements, it will be approved. However, if you would like a policy that is flexible and designed specifically to meet the standards set by Thai authorities, check out the AXA Sawasdee Thailand policy. As a trusted insurer in Thailand, this policy is guaranteed to be approved.

Get your Thailand Pass Insurance here: https://u.axa.co.th/Sawasdee_Siamlegal

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Applying for your Thailand Pass

Now that you know what you need to apply for a Thailand Pass, let’s look at how you apply.

The first few steps are the same for each category of visitor.

  1. Go to the Thailand Pass web portal: https://tp.consular.go.th/
  2. Choose whether you will enter Thailand by Air or Land.

Now your vaccination and choice of entry scheme come into effect.

Vaccinated travelers:

  • Input personal details. This will include your country of departure, arriving flight number, and address of where you will stay on your first night.
  • Upload your passport, flight itinerary, insurance policy, and vaccination certificate.
  • Submit and receive a confirmation email after registration
  • Check your email for the instant Thailand Pass approval.

Once approved, you will receive an email with your Thai Pass QR Entry Code and ID.

Unvaccinated travelers with RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test:

  • Input personal details. This will include your country of departure, arriving flight number, and address of where you will stay on your first night.
  • Upload your passport, flight itinerary, insurance policy, and RT-PCR/Pro-ATK test result.
  • Submit and receive a confirmation email after registration
  • Check your email for the instant Thailand Pass approval.

Once approved, you will receive an email with your QR Entry Code and Thai Pass ID.

Thailand Pass: https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/thailand-pass
Thailand Pass Support: https://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-pass

Thailand Pass Support

Checking your Thailand Pass Status

“How do I know if my Thailand Pass has been approved?”

We get asked this a lot, so it’s worth covering. 

When you hit submit on your application, you will receive an email confirmation. You should then receive your approval and Thai Pass QR code in a second email.
If you do not receive your QR code within an hour, you can check the status of your application at: https://tp.consular.go.th/en/check-status

You will need your:

  • Access code
  • Passport Number
  • Email address

Thailand Pass for Children

If not for yourself, do it for your kids. Adults have dealt with a lot during Covid, but we understand what is going on. Explaining to a child why they can’t go outside or see their friends is hard. For many children, the pandemic world is all they know.

Kids can be a handful when walking out the front door. Trying to travel to another country with health restrictions can be daunting, so Thailand Pass tries to make their entry as simple as possible. This is how Thailand Pass works for kids.

  • Children under the age of 18 can be added to a parent’s application. They do not need a separate application. Once the Thailand Pass is approved, the parent and the child will receive their own QR code.
  • Children under 18 will need to be covered by insurance. They can have their own policy or be included in a family policy. If you are getting a family policy, make sure all names are clearly stated.
  • Children enter the country under the same scheme as their parents. If you are vaccinated and don’t need a test, your child does not need one. If you are doing an RT-PCR test, your child will complete a test as well. That’s it! Visiting Thailand with your children is simple if done right.

That’s it! Visiting Thailand with your children is simple if done right.

Now you know what you need to complete your Thailand Pass application and how you get it approved.

Flights are passing through Changi Airport every day now. It is time to hop on one, find somewhere new, or revisit an old favorite. Thailand always welcomed Singapore visitors before Covid, and they look forward to welcoming them again.

Do Singaporean Citizens Need a Visa for Thailand?

Thailand Pass is not a visa or a permit to stay in Thailand. It is a permit to enter Thailand during the COVID pandemic. 

Singaporean citizens may enter Thailand without a visa. They can enter under the Visa Exemption program. Under the Visa Exemption program, Singaporean citizens may stay up to 30 days in Thailand. This 30-day permit can be extended for another 30 days at any local immigration in Thailand. 

For Singapore travelers who wish to stay in Thailand longer than 60 days or are entering Thailand for a different purpose other than tourism, they are required to apply for a proper Thai visa. They may apply one of the following visas:

  • Tourist Visa (TR visa) for tourists who can stay up to 60 days with 30 days extension.
  • Non-Immigrant B Visa for business or employment purposes
  • Non-Immigrant O visa for Singaporean citizens married to a Thai or a parent of a Thai national
  • Non-Immigrant O visa for retirees
  • Non-Immigrant OA visa for retirees
  • Non-Immigrant ED visa for students

To apply for a Thai visa, Singaporean citizens may visit: https://www.thaiembassy.sg/visa-matters-consular

 Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore

To learn more about the different visa options or for more information on visa application, Singapore passport holders who are currently in Singapore may contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate.

Royal Thai Embassy Singapore
370 Orchard Road
Singapore 238870
Telephone: +65 6737 2644 ext.665
Email: [email protected]
https://www.thaiembassy.sg/visa-matters-consular

Singaporean Citizens Who Need to Book Hotel for Thailand

Our recommendation for booking hotels in Thailand is to use Agoda.com

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