Thailand Travel Restrictions


Thailand Travel Restrictions 2021

Thailand Travel Restrictions Updates

After months of strict travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand is gearing up for a return to normalcy by easing some travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to allow tourists to enter the country.

Travelers around the world are now keen to find out when and how they can travel to Thailand in 2022. What important things do travelers need to know about Thailand Travel Restrictions if they are planning to fly to the Land of Smiles? Here is some helpful information for you.

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Travelers may enter Thailand with or without quarantine based on their vaccination status and country of departure.

New entry requirements are being introduced on July 1, 2022. To know how you will need to enter Thailand as a vaccinated or unvaccinated traveler, please see below.

Vaccinated Travelers – Vaccinated travelers will need to have a copy of their vaccination certificate on hand before boarding a flight and on arrival. Children under 18 who are traveling with vaccinated parents do not need to complete any RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test before departing.

Unvaccinated Travelers – Before coming to Thailand, unvaccinated travelers need to complete an RT-PCR or Professional Antigen (Pro-ATK) test through a clinic or medical professional. The test result must be issued within 72 hours before departing for Thailand.

An ATK (RAT) home test is not acceptable. Children under 18 traveling with unvaccinated parents also need to complete a test.

With the removal of the Thailand Pass, airlines, and Immigration Officers will conduct random checks of passengers to confirm Covid requirements are met. It is best to have your Vaccination or Covid Test certificate available to show upon inspection.

Do You Need a Visa to Enter Thailand?

Visitors from countries under the Visa Exemption List are not required to obtain a Thai visa in order to travel to Thailand for tourism purposes. The Thai Immigration Bureau will allow foreigners to stay in Thailand for 30 days. Tourists will be able to apply for a 30 days visa extension at any local immigration office in Thailand.

If you wish to stay longer or are traveling for a purpose other than tourism, please know that the normal 60-day Tourist Visa, Thai Elite Visa, and other non-immigrant visas are available at Thai Embassies or Consulates around the world.

Do you want to stay in Thailand for 5, 10, or 20 years? You may consider the Thai Elite Visa program. It is an easy-to-apply and hassle-free visa application for your long-term stay in Thailand. For more information about the Thai Elite Membership and Visa application, you may check this page: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-visa/thai-elite-visa

Applying for Thailand Pass

Starting July 1, 2022, Thailand Pass is no longer required for foreign travelers entering Thailand.

Vaccinated travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination before arriving. Unvaccinated travelers (including children traveling with unvaccinated parents) will need to complete an RT-PCR or Professional Antigen Test (Pro-ATK) test 72 hours before departing for Thailand.

Thailand COVID Insurance for Foreigners

It is recommended for foreigners traveling to Thailand to have a travel insurance policy before departing to Thailand. This is for their protection during the course of their trip to Thailand.

Having a reliable travel insurance policy that covers disruptions beyond Covid protects the investment you’ve made so you can feel secure and covered while enjoying what Thailand has to offer.

Purchasing a protection is affordable than paying the hospital bill out from your pocket. The average travel insurance cost for a trip to Thailand is only around $100 to $150.

Foreigners can get a Thailand travel insurance policy covering COVID-19 easily and conveniently. Visitors can buy the travel insurance online with a credit card and the insurance policy and COVID-19 certificate will be sent to you instantly.

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When Will Flights to Thailand Resume?

Regarding flights to Thailand, the normal commercial passenger flights are operating as normal. Before booking flights to Thailand, travelers should ensure that they study the different categories of visas granted to foreign nationals at this time to determine the possibility of travel.
Check within your country’s state department for travel advisories during COVID-19.

How to choose your quarantine hotel if unvaccinated?

You have to consider first what your needs are before booking a hotel room to make your quarantine stay as comfortable as possible.

Do some research before booking any quarantine hotel room for your travel plan. Consider your budget, room size, and hotel policies. Quarantine rules often change and are sometimes on short notice, so it is important to understand the hotel cancellation and refund policies before you confirm your booking.

Check the hotel reviews to get feedback from the customer experiences. Ask the right questions. This will help make your decision. Find a focal point between comfort, amenities, and price.

List of Quarantine Hotels in Bangkok

The SHA+ Alternate Quarantine packages include not only accommodation but also full board meals, transportation to the hotel, standby nurses and COVID-19 tests that are conducted by the partner hospital during the quarantine. Here are some of the highly recommended ASQ hotels in Bangkok offering ASQ and Test and Go packages:

Foreign travelers who do not wish to stay in designated Alternative Quarantine or AQ may opt to spend their mandatory quarantine in Golf Quarantine, Yacht Quarantine, and Villa Quarantine accredited by the Thai government, to boost the tourism sector.

Travel Advisory for Thailand

Tourism is vital to the economy of Thailand. The Thai government has reopened the Kingdom of Thailand to foreign visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic with certain restrictions.

It is important to review news about fast-changing developments within the country before you make travel plans. Information is available on this website and on government sites listed below.

Please research your destination of travel so you have a pleasant experience for your stay in Thailand.

List of Countries that may allow Travel to Thailand (Check with your Embassy for Travel Advisory):

  • United States citizens should check with the US Department of State for any travel advisory, news, and emergency situations on their website for Thailand Travel Advisory.
  • United Kingdom citizens can check for travel restrictions and news on the FDCO website for Foreign Travel Advice Thailand.
  • Australian citizens still must obtain government approval to travel to Thailand. News, emergency assistance, or other important information can be found on their government site COVID-19 and travel Thailand and the Australian Embassy Thailand website for Australians in Thailand.

Conclusion

Travel requirements and restrictions for foreigners entering Thailand might slightly vary depending on the country and traveler.

We recommend contacting your local Thai embassy or consulate before making any plans or reservations. You may also leave your questions in the comment section.

Top 20 Questions Asked this Week by our Visitors

Can you do the Test and Go option if flying directly to Phuket?

From May 1 2022, Test & Go and Sandbox are no longer required for vaccinated travelers visiting Phuket. You may enter under the new No Quarantine program starting May 1.

Recommend Alternate Quarantine program hotels in Phuket?

For the unvaccinated travelers, entering the the Alternative Quarantine program, you can find a list of Phuket SHA+/AQ hotels at Agoda.com.

Can I transit to Phuket if I land in Bangkok?

Now that Test & Go, Sandbox, and RT-PCR testing requirements have been removed, travelers under the new No Quarantine program can fly domestically as soon as they land in Thailand.

How do I buy an ATK test for Day-5 testing?

Normally your Day 1 SHA+ hotel will provide you with the ATK test, but you can also purchase an ATK self-test from pharmacies and 7-11’s in Thailand. They cost between 100-150 Thai baht. For the vaccinated travelers who enter Thailand on May 1 onward, ATK testing is optional.

How do I report my Day-5 ATK test?

For travelers who enter Thailand before May 1, 2022, you will take a photo of your test result side-by-side with your passport. You upload your ATK result through the MorChana App. On arrival in Thailand, you need to download and install MorChana:

Does anyone have any theories on when all these requirements will be removed?

There are many changes proposed over the months of May & July, but things change weekly. The current proposal is to remove all restrictions in July. This is not official. Check closer to this time for official correspondence.

Pre-departure PRC won’t be needed anymore from 1st April? Is it official?

Pre-departure RT-PCR tests are no longer needed after April 1 in Thailand. It is prudent to check with your airline or any transit countries to confirm their pre-departure test requirements.

From May 1, pre-departure RT-PCR testing is only required for unvaccinated travelers who do not want to do the 5-day Alternate Quarantine.

Do we still need RT-PCR on arrival after May 1?

No. The change on May 1 is to remove pre-departure RT-PCR tests. You still need to do a test when you arrive in Thailand before May 1.

Does anyone have information on requirements for children under 5 needing to be vaxxed for traveling?

Children aged below 18:

  • Vaccination is not required but must travel with parents/legal guardian only
  • Not required to present a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result upon arrival

What is the best way to find SHA+ hotels?

You can find listings for SHA+/AQ hotels in all areas at Agoda.

I am quarantining in Bangkok through Test & Go. How do I book my transport and RT-PCR?

Starting May 1, Test & Go is no longer required for vaccinated travelers. You do not need to book private SHA+ approved transport from the airport or an RT-PCR test.

Does my SHA+ package include test & transfer?

If you are unvaccinated, your hotel package should include transport and RT-PCR testing. Check with your hotel before booking.

If your final destination is Phuket or Samui, you will receive your test at the airport and need to book the test yourself at www.thailandpsas.com. Your hotel package needs to only include transport. After you have booked your RT PCR test, it is recommended to send a copy of your receipt to your hotel.

Can I rent a private car/taxi from the airport to the hotel?

Yes. Vaccinated travelers no longer need to quarantine so you can book private transport from the airport to you hotel

Does the hotel provide an ATK test?

Some do. If they do not, you can buy an ATK test from a pharmacy or 7-11 once outside quarantine.

What happens if I test positive on day 1 after a previous covid infection with a recovery certificate?

If your Day 1 test result is positive, the test center or hospital will make all arrangements to admit you to a hospital or suitable hotel (this will be decided on a case-by-case basis). Your expenses need to be covered by your insurance.

Positive Covid cases are assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you test positive on a Day 5 ATK test, you will report to the closest hospital or testing center. Depending on the severity of symptoms, you will be admitted to the hospital or be required to self-isolate in your hotel/accommodation for up to 14 days.

What insurance should I get?

Your insurance needs to offer coverage for a minimum of $10,000 USD and cover medical expenses relating to Covid-19. You can find trusted insurance coverage at AXA Thailand.

What happens after I get my AXA Insurance policy?

After applying for your AXA Insurance, you will receive an email with your policy. You can then upload the Certificate of Insurance into your Thai Pass application.

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582 Comments

  1. Matt
    November 3, 2022
    Reply

    Hi there, we are looking at coming to Thailand for over 30 days but in 2 stints. We will be doing Bangkok and the north followed by the south a few month later. What kind of VISA do you recommend for this?

  2. Marfele Conaco
    October 16, 2022
    Reply

    We will travel Thailand this Monday..

    What are the needed requirements?

  3. Deidre Pypers
    October 3, 2022
    Reply

    If you are vaccinated and Travel to Thailand without PCR testing before leaving SA do you still need to do PCR when you arrive in Thailand but you are fully vaccinated?

  4. Oscar
    September 28, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, is there a restriction to travel to Phuket from Malaysia by train? (Travelling from Malaysia to Padang Besar Train Station to Hat Yai Train Station to Phuket train terminal 2). Thanks a lot

  5. Vikram
    September 28, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, I’ve read in some of your news that all corona rules fall away from 1 October, that we can travel into the country without having to show a test or certificate. is that right ?
    Vikram

  6. Albina
    September 27, 2022
    Reply

    Hello .
    It says on some Thai websites that from 1 October no one needs a negative test or to show a corona certificate on arrival in Thailand. Is that right ?
    We will arrive on 1 October in Phuket.
    Should I be tested as I am not vaccinated?

  7. Albina
    September 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hello.
    Should children aged 2 have a negative test ?
    Up to what age should children have a test ?

  8. Albina
    September 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hello again.
    Is it okay with an Antigen test taken at the hospital or do we have to take only PCR

  9. Peter
    September 23, 2022
    Reply

    Yordmanu, I have a current, one year ‘retirement’ visa extension and have just returned to UK after a 90 day Thailand Pass trip. I’ve booked a one-way flight back to Thailand for the 9th. November – Will I have to buy insurance & will I be allowed to travel back to Thailand on this one-way ticket?
    I have an a Thailand address (30 year lease) and a history of travellng back & forth.
    Peter

  10. Albina
    September 22, 2022
    Reply

    Hello.
    We will travel to Phuket on 1 October. My husband has a dose of vaccine and has been infected with covid twice. Does he have to prove a negative test or does he have to have proof from the doctor that he has had covid twice and has a vaccine?
    I am not vaccinated but have undergone covid 2 times
    the children aged 14 and 11 have not been vaccinated, should they have a test before we arrive?
    Albina

  11. Lia
    September 21, 2022
    Reply

    I am a Thailand passport holder and returning to Chiang Mai from Kuala Lumpur. What requirements do I need to enter Thailand?

  12. Lia
    September 21, 2022
    Reply

    Do you know the phone number of the Thai embassy in Thailand?

  13. yat
    September 19, 2022
    Reply

    hi, i have 1 question. how about unvaccinated kids age 8-year-old and 4++-year-old?do they need to do pcr test?

  14. balrto
    September 18, 2022
    Reply

    I’m seeing conflicting info. Some websites say yes or no, regarding that before departing to thailand, one must show a negative pcr test. For the most part, it seems like no, you don’t have to.. but then more reputable sites say yes, people need to.

    so which is it? planning to depart in october of 2022

  15. Nathan Bourke
    September 17, 2022
    Reply

    Is a “supervised RAT travel test” signed and witnessed by a pharmacist in Australia permitted for entry to Thailand?

  16. Olha
    September 16, 2022
    Reply

    Me and my friends will fly to Phuket.
    Me and my husband have international certificate of vaccination without QR-code on Covid-19. Vaccine is comirnaty (we have two dose and booster) . On website:
    https://www.tatnews.org/2022/06/covid-19-vaccine-guide-for-travellers-to-thailand/
    The information is that when vaccine comirnaty, the 2nd dose must be after 3 weeks, but in my and husband’s certificate is after 4 weeks (first – 19.05.2022, second – 16.06.2022 and booster is 22.01.2022).
    Is this a problem? Do we need to take a test?
    Thx You in advance.

  17. Laosu
    September 14, 2022
    Reply

    Do I need to purchase health insurance if I’m only staying in Bangkok for 1 day since my destination is the following day when I arrived in Bandkok?

  18. aaa
    September 11, 2022
    Reply

    do the vaccine certificates require to have a qr code? or is that up to the discretion of the airline?

  19. alex
    September 9, 2022
    Reply

    i will arrive bangkok 17:00, transit to Taipei, Taiwan 12:55 on next day. do i still need to book hotel + insurance and proceed PCR test. I am unvaccinated.

    thanks.

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    September 9, 2022
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  21. Ula
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    I have flight 06.10 I’m arrive g to Thailand 07.10. I’m not vaccined is that mean I have to take test 04.10 then is 72h before my arrival or I shuld take tests 05.10 or 06.10?

  22. Charles
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    Hello, I might be coming to Thailand in the next month or so, coming from China (not a Chinese citizen). I have been vaccinated but my vaccination shows on my phone – is this presentable?

  23. Tobias
    September 5, 2022
    Reply

    How long is the Vaccine considered before expiring if I am vaccinated with 2 shots?

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    September 5, 2022
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  25. Steve
    September 4, 2022
    Reply

    Is a photo copy or a photo of my covid card ok? I left my original at home so I wouldn’t lose it.

  26. Lily
    September 2, 2022
    Reply

    On your website it says that the test should be done with 72 hours before departure. So is it before departure or arrival? A international flight might take More 30 hours. If there is a delay, 72 hours will easily be passed. If the test is invalid upon arrival, what should be done?

  27. Lily
    September 1, 2022
    Reply

    I receive my PCR test result by email. Do I need to print it out to show upon arrival?
    If my result is expired upon arrival, can I do a pcr test I the airport? If so, how much is it?

    Thank you.

  28. Jim Tribbey
    September 1, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,

    I was just reading a site through Japan Airlines for Thailand entry from United States, it says as of August 31
    1. no test required
    2. No quarantine

    Is this correct?

    Thank you
    Jim

  29. Adam
    August 30, 2022
    Reply

    Hi!

    If I’m unvaccinated I understand that I need to have RT PCR within 72 hours upon arrival, but do I also HAVE to quarantine upon arrival in addition to the test?

  30. Rh
    August 29, 2022
    Reply

    I have 2 doses of pfizer is it considered fully vaccinated?
    I got my 2nd shot last Oct. 2021 and I will be travelling on Aug.3.
    Do I need to show RT-PCR negative result ?

  31. joysi
    August 24, 2022
    Reply

    I know that for the moment i can enter with test but what are the chances that the thai government will change the rules and make the vaccination obligatory again for 5 octobre?
    thanks

  32. Joysi
    August 24, 2022
    Reply

    i am not vaccinated but i will be travelling to thailand on 5 october.

    Do I only need a negative covid test to enter thailand?

    And what are the chances that the thai government will change the rules and make the vaccination obligatory again?
    If so, how long before I should be vaccinated in order to travel safely on the 5th of october?

    thanks

  33. Dave
    August 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hi there, just wondering if transiting in Bangkok (not leaving the airport) on the way to Malaysia if I still need to provide a RT/PCR test? I am not vaccinated. Thanks in advance

    • August 24, 2022

      Hi Dave,

      The unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel is required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival.

      For more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2022-guide.pdf

  34. Miles
    August 22, 2022
    Reply

    A little urgent!

    Hi! I am have 2 doses of pfizer vaccine but it has expired 2 months ago, I have read that i am still able to travel in there as thailand do not request for the booster.

    Is that correct? Hope someone replies me fast. Thank you ser/madam!

  35. Grandjean
    August 22, 2022
    Reply

    Hi !

    We are arriving in BKK on the 29th and are not vaccinated or recovered.

    I would like to know if we can get vaccinated this week. Is the vaccine already valid or is it necessary, for example, to be vaccinated since 20 days minimum for the vaccine to be valid in Thailand?

    Have a good day

  36. karen co
    August 22, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, for the insurance policy how many days should I buy if I will be staying in thailand for 5 days?

  37. Grandjean
    August 21, 2022
    Reply

    Hi!

    How long do we have to be vaccinated for the Covid certificate to be valid?

  38. Jin
    August 19, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, thank you for your work.
    So unvaccinated travelers who got Covid recently in a month can submit a recovery certificate instead of a negative test result to enter Thailand. Is that right that I understand? or must submit a negative test result even though got Covid recently? Also, what is the acceptable date for a recent recovery? Is it 30 days or 40days?

  39. Paul Andrew Crichton
    August 19, 2022
    Reply

    Hi!. I’m travelling from the UK to BKK on 30th Aug., 2022. I’m over 60 and had both my vaccination jabs plus a booster shot back in 2021. Is there anything else I need to enter Thailand?. 😀

  40. Hiba
    August 18, 2022
    Reply

    hi iam travelling to Thailand from Kuwait will transit in Bangkok then internal flight to koh samui for 12 days then to Phuket for another 12 days iam not vaccinated please advise with needed documents and when i travel from koh samui to phuket do i need to do PCR?

    and it will be undergo quarantine for unvaccinated travellers?

    Thanks

  41. Daniel Smith
    August 16, 2022
    Reply

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  42. Craig
    August 13, 2022
    Reply

    Hi
    We are travelling to Phuket Airport and on to hotel in Khao Lak on 25 November from UK for 15 nights. We have had 3 Vaccinations, the latest one December 21. Do we need another one given it will be a year since the last one. What is the longest time since last vaccination to be considered fully vaccinated.

  43. Juliet Go
    August 12, 2022
    Reply

    Hi i am planning to visit in thailand next year with my family for a week, do we need to get a visa? Or what are the requirements? Thank you

  44. MAQSOOD SAROYA
    August 12, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, i am traveling to Bangkok 29th of august. I got world travel insurance her in Danmark, please let me know if need to buy any extra insurance. I am fully vaccinated. thanks

  45. Jin
    August 11, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, I am unvaccinated and got Covid 2 weeks ago and gonna visit Thailand in 14days. In this case, recovery certificate can be submitted instead of negative results from ATK or PCR test? Because dead covid virus can be left in the body and some people got still positive results after they got covid. I will flight from Korea.

  46. hans
    August 9, 2022
    Reply

    hi is a booster covid19 vaccine mandatory to enter Thailand?
    I’m vaccinated with 1 J&J last Aug 2021 which only needs 1 shot. would this be an issue?

    • August 9, 2022

      Hello Vans,

      If you’re fully vaccinated, you must show proof of vaccination a booster isn’t required for entry at this stage.

      Thank you.

    • hans
      August 9, 2022

      thank you mary for this.

  47. Rachel
    August 8, 2022
    Reply

    I need to transit from BKK to Mumbai in 5 hours gap .Unfortunately,I can’t get thorough check in because I bought different airlines.So,I need to pass the immigration of Thuwaanabumi Air port and collect my luggage and again I need to entry into Department of that airport.Is it ok for me because I will re entry into BKK after 4 days.My trip is tomorrow.

    • saiful
      August 11, 2022

      Hi. If i’m travelling with my family from malaysia to thailand and one of my child 12 yr old is not vaccine can my child enter thailand together with us ( already complete vaccine . do she need to perform atk ?

    • August 11, 2022

      Hello Saiful,

      Children under the age of 18 do not need a certificate of vaccination if they are travelling with fully vaccinated parents. If they travel with parents who are not fully vaccinated, they must present an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure.

      Thank you.

  48. bell
    August 8, 2022
    Reply

    Im fully vaccinated , do i still need to stay at a SHAplus hotel when i visit thailand?

  49. TK
    August 4, 2022
    Reply

    I cannot enter into Thailand within 14th days from tested positive.
    Correct?
    Thailand Embassy of Japan and Singapore informed me like that.

    • August 4, 2022

      Hello TK,

      As long as you are fully recovered and tested negative after your quarantine period, you can able to travel in Thailand.

      For those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery.

      Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be shown alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

  50. Kato
    August 3, 2022
    Reply

    My daughter got covid last Sunday. I have lived in Singapore, and in SIngapore, can go out from 7th day(1st day is positive day) I have a plan to go to Thailand this Sunday.
    When I called and asked Thailand embassy in Japan today, embassy officer mentaioned she cannot enter Thailand within14days from positive result tested.. Also it is showing in homepage in Thailand embassy of Japan.
    If she with negative and doctor record , she can go in Thailand before 14days?

    • August 4, 2022

      Hello Kato,

      As long as you are fully recovered and tested negative after your quarantine period, you can able to travel in Thailand.

      For those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery.

      Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be shown alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

  51. Kato
    August 3, 2022
    Reply

    My daughter got covid last Sunday. I have lived in Singapore, and in SIngapore, can go out from 7th day(1st day is positive day) I have a plan to go to Thailand this Sunday.
    When I called and asked Thailand embassy in Japan today, embassy officer mentaioned she cannot enter Thailand within14days from positive result tested.. Also it is showing in homepage in Thailand embassy of Japan.

    • August 4, 2022

      Hello Kato,

      As long as you are fully recovered and tested negative after your quarantine period, you can able to travel in Thailand.

      For those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery.

      Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be shown alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

  52. Tash
    August 3, 2022
    Reply

    Hello Do i still need a test 72 hrs before departure if I have 1 of the 2 Covid vaccines and just recovered from Covid? Thank you

    • August 3, 2022

      Hello Tash,

      For those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery.

      Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be shown alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

  53. Nor Hazwani
    August 2, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, I’m from Malaysia. Yesterday on 1 August 2022 I tested positive for covid-19 by using the RTK-Nasal swab self-test kit. According to Ministry of Health of Malaysia, I only need to quarantine for 7 days since I have taken the 3 dos of the covid-19 vaccine. However, I am required to attend a regional meeting in Bangkok on 15 August 2022. Can I enter Bangkok on the 14 of August since we will be traveling to Bangkok 1 day earlier?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Nor,

      Sorry to hear that. Yes, you can still travel to Thailand as long as after you have quarantined you tested negative. And just provide your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery alongside of your vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

  54. Robert Naden
    August 2, 2022
    Reply

    I am travelling to Bangkok on 10th August to visit a bank on the 11th August and departing Bangkok on 12th August for UK. I am fully vaccinated in Cambodia with 3 vaccinations. I am a British citizen. Do I require a PCR test before I enter Thailand?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Robert,

      Since you are fully vaccinated you don’t need a negative RT-PCR test result. Just provide your proof of vaccination upon arrival, that would be enough.

      Thank you.

  55. bell
    August 2, 2022
    Reply

    hi im planning to visit phuket and bangkok , is there a minimum days i have to spend at phuket before going to bangkok ?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Bell,

      There’s no minimum days you can stay on each area in Thailand, as long as your visa are still valid you are free to travel around.

      Thank you.

  56. I
    August 1, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,

    I have one shot of a two-shot vaccine + a booster (in total 2 shots). The reason I only had one shot the first time is because I had been infected with COVID and therefore according to local regulations one shot was enough. Am I considered fully vaccinated for travel to Thailand?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello I,

      For those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery.

      Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be shown alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.

      Thank you.

    • I
      August 2, 2022

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your prompt response. To clear out, I have proof that I was tested positive and then subsequently negative test. The report is in Italian (I live in Italy), but the words “positivo” and “negativo” are pretty clear. The tests were conducted by an accredited private hospital in Milan, Italy. I assume I would be able to use this?

      Best,
      I

    • August 3, 2022

      Hello I,

      If you can provide the English translation that would be better, but if you only have written in Italian you can still use that.

      Thank you.

  57. TIDARATT POTTER
    July 31, 2022
    Reply

    Hi there, I am from UK. I plan to visit Thailand in mid of August 2022 with my 12 years old son. I had 3 Covid Vaccines but my son hasn’t receive them yet. Does my son need to do Fit to Fly Pro-Antigen Covid test or he doesn’t need to do it? Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Tidaratt,

      Children under the age of 18 do not need a certificate of vaccination if they are travelling with fully vaccinated parents. If they travel with parents who are not fully vaccinated, they must present an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure.

      Thank you.

    • Usanee
      August 3, 2022

      Will I be able to enter Thailand with the negative result of PCR Test 72 hrs? The lab has the PCR Test. They said the PCR Test and the RT-PCR Test is the same thing.

    • August 3, 2022

      Hello Usanee,

      The RT-PCR test and PCR test are different, however, any of those are accepted as long as it was issued by a certified Clinic or Hospital, containing personal information of the travelers and information of the vaccine (name, batch number, dates).

      Thank you.

  58. Assefa Weldegiorgis
    July 30, 2022
    Reply

    I have an appointment with Medical facility in Bangkok, for yearly medical checkups at the end of August 2020. I have already took COVID 19 full vaccination (1st, 2nd and booster). My visa will stamped on arrival at the air port since my country is not in the list Thai visa except countries. So what else required from?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Assefa,

      The entry measures for Thai and Foreign Nationals are only proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in a print or digital format.

      Thank you.

  59. Nael
    July 29, 2022
    Reply

    I am from Kuwait, I am a two-dose restaurant and I have health insurance. Do I need anything else to enter Thailand?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Nael,

      The entry measures for Thai and Foreign Nationals are only proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in a print or digital format.

      Thank you.

  60. J
    July 27, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, may I know what’s the procedure if foreigners get COVID during their stay in Thailand?

    • July 27, 2022

      Hello J,

      Anyone who tests positive, regardless of whether they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days, are required to quarantine at their own expense for 10-14 days or possibly longer depending on their situation and under the direction of public health officials.

      Thank you.

    • Eliana
      July 29, 2022

      Hi, do you need to be vaccinated to enter Thailand? Or is a PCR test acceptable when taken 3 days before arriving?

    • August 2, 2022

      Hello Eliana,

      Full vaccination is not mandatory to enter Thailand, however, if you provide your proof of vaccination, you won’t need to present a negative PCR test.

      A negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result must be issued within 72 hours before departure.

      Thank you.

  61. Dawn
    July 27, 2022
    Reply

    I need to make a trip to Thailand in early October for business meetings with our local office as well as clients in Bangkok. Since the trip is not for tourism purposes, do I need to get a visa (U.S. passport holder traveling from the U.S.)

    • July 27, 2022

      Hello Dawn,

      If you’ll stay less than 30 days in Thailand, you don’t need to apply for a visa since U.S Passport holders are entitled for 30 days visa exemption.

      Thank you.

  62. Thomas Justus
    July 26, 2022
    Reply

    Hi. I m planning to travel to Thailand in September/October.
    I have 2 sinovac shots that are confirmed in a local covid19 vaccination card in English incl. Batch numbers etc but I don’t have the yellow WHO vaccination certificate booklet.
    Is my local certificate valid or do I need the yellow WHO booklet?
    Thanks a lot and kind regards
    Thomas

    • July 27, 2022

      Hello Thomas,

      You don’t need a yellow booklet, just provide the proof of your vaccination given by your country.

      Thank you.

  63. Naomi
    July 26, 2022
    Reply

    Hi , I am planning to travel to Thailand in October for 1 week . I have received the Johnson and Johnson single dose covid vaccine. Do I have to get a booster shot to or am I considered vaccinated

    • July 26, 2022

      Hello Naomi,

      Travelers to Thailand, foreign and Thai, are considered fully vaccinated if they get their second dose of a 2-dose vaccine no less than 14 days before their travel date to Thailand also if they get a single-dose vaccine no less than 14 days before their travel date to Thailand.

      Thank you.

  64. Eddie Fox
    July 21, 2022
    Reply

    Hi I am a U.K. citizen I am fully vaccinated plus had a 3 rd booster jab in December 2021 , I am planing to go to thailand in October 2022 , for 2 weeks am I considered fully vaccinated or would I need a 4 th booster vaccination
    Thanks in advance

    • July 21, 2022

      Hello Eddie,

      Travelers to Thailand are considered fully vaccinated if they have already a 2-dose of vaccine.

      Thank you.

    • July 21, 2022

      Hi Eddie,

      Yes, 2 doses is fully vaccinated.

      Thank you

    • Keith
      October 11, 2022

      May I ask Children under 18 without vaccinated who are traveling with vaccinated parents can enter to Thailand?

    • October 11, 2022

      Yes they can. Thailand has no COVID restrictions anymore.

  65. Quentin
    July 21, 2022
    Reply

    Dear,
    I am French citizen, I plan to come from 08/08 to Thailand:
    – Do I need visa or there is a 30 days exemption for French citizen ?
    – In case there is a Visa exemption, do I need to register somewhere or I just need to show up at the customs ?
    Thank you

    • July 21, 2022

      Hello Quentin,

      France Passport holders not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit. The visa will be stamp by the Immigration officer on the day you have arrived in Thailand.

      Thank you.

    • July 21, 2022

      Hi Quentin,

      Check here if you are eligible for visa exemption, https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-visa/thai-visa-exemption-and-bilateral-agreement

      Thank you

  66. timmy
    July 20, 2022
    Reply

    Do you have to book a SHA hotel on first night if your already vaccinated?

    • July 21, 2022

      Hello Timmy,

      If you are fully vaccinated, you don’t need a hotel booking confirmation just provide a proof of your vaccination.

      Thank you.

    • July 21, 2022

      Hi Timmy,

      You can stay in any hotel of you choice.

      Thank you

    • Marc
      August 26, 2022

      Hi I am fully vaccinated 2 dose with moderna
      But it is 1 year ago already since I got my second dose.
      I do not have booster.
      Do I need booster to enter Thailand now?

    • August 26, 2022

      Hi Marc,

      Yes, last shot should not more than 12 months.

      For more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2022-guide.pdf

  67. Rochelle
    July 19, 2022
    Reply

    I am considering booking an airbnb in Phuket but have concerns about legality. I am seeing mix reviews online stating that it is illegal to book villas in Thailand for less than 30 days. Can you please clarify if it will be legal to book a villa in Phuket for 5 days or less. The villa is listed on Airbnb website.

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/43272871?adults=6&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2023-05-20&check_out=2023-05-23&source_impression_id=p3_1658235414_A4%2B4qyfIvFCIfYDo

    • July 20, 2022

      Dear Rochelle,

      When you come to Thailand, you are allowed to stay in a hotel, hostel, villa or private residence such as house or condo.
      Thank you.

  68. M
    July 19, 2022
    Reply

    I live in HK and will have a flight to Australia and transit in Thailand. I am not vaccinated. Do i have to do test? Thank you

    • July 20, 2022

      Hi M,

      Yes, for unvaccinated you need 72 hours RT PCR .

      Thank you

  69. Noridah
    July 19, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,
    Do I still have to fill up and get the Thai Pass and purchase USD10,000 covid coverage as of today 19 July 2022? Fyi, I am from Malaysia.

    • July 19, 2022

      Hi Norida,

      Thailand Pass was no longer required, no need to apply. Insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended, better to get for security.

      Thank you

  70. thy da
    July 19, 2022
    Reply

    Is 2time vaccination sinovac aprroved in Thailand ?