Travel to Thailand from Germany


Travel to Thailand from Germany

Travel to Thailand from Germany
As new variants of COVID-19 emerge, it is the responsibility of country authorities to keep themselves and their people updated and safe. Risk levels are assigned to countries to prevent new variants from spreading.

Are you a German citizen who is currently in Germany but wants to travel to Thailand? Well, here are the things that you need to know before traveling to Thailand.

Germany – A Visa Exempt Country

The good news is that German citizens can enter Thailand as a tourist without having to apply for a Thailand Tourist Visa. Germany is one of 64 countries listed as visa exempt when entering Thailand.
The visa exemption is only for travelers who travel for tourism purposes and allows a maximum stay of 30 days in Thailand.

Entry to Thailand – A High Risk Area

Previously, Thailand was considered a high-risk area by the Federal Foreign Office (FFO). This status was removed at the start of 2022.

German travelers are now welcome to visit Thailand and can arrive through several entry schemes.

Thailand Entry Requirements for German Citizens

Though Germany has not laid out instructions for German travelers before leaving Germany, there are requirements given by Thailand authorities for entering Thailand.

How a German citizen enters Thailand will depend on their vaccination status.

Vaccination status and entering Thailand

From May 1, 2022, Thailand Pass application and entry requirements will depend on a traveler’s vaccination status.

  1. Fully Vaccinated travelers will no longer need to apply to enter Thailand under the Test & Go or Sandbox scheme. A vaccinated traveler does not need to book 1 night’s accommodation in an approved SHA+ hotel or complete an RT-PCR test on arrival.

    Fully vaccinated foreigners will need to provide proof of insurance and their vaccination certificate when applying for Thailand Pass. Thai Nationals only need to provide their vaccination certificate as insurance is not required.

    Unvaccinated children under 18 years old may travel with vaccinated parents without quarantine.
  2. Unvaccinated travelers will have 2 options for entering Thailand:
    • Unvaccinated travelers will be able to enter Thailand under the existing 5-day Alternate Quarantine scheme. OR
    • Unvaccinated travelers will be able to avoid the 5-day Alternate Quarantine by completing an RT-PCR test and uploading the result into their Thailand Pass application. The test cannot be older than 72 hours before their arrival date.

As you can see, the requirements for entering Thailand will depend on whether you are vaccinated or not.

All German citizens will require:

  • A confirmed flight
  • Covid-19 insurance
  • An approved Thailand pass.

COVID-19 Insurance

When traveling to Thailand, the Thai authorities require travelers to have COVID-19 insurance. COVID-19 insurance is required for travelers in the event of testing positive and needing to cover Covid-related expenses while in the country.

Thailand authorities have listed the needed coverage for COVID-19 insurance as follows:

  • The coverage of insurance must be at least $10,000 USD.
  • The coverage must include covering the worst possible cases, like death.
  • The coverage must include covering unexpected events like missing flight schedules, or loss of baggage and situations that arise because of COVID-19.

Flights from Germany to Thailand

Many airlines were grounded during the worst period of the Covid pandemic. As countries open their borders and welcome tourism, airlines are again offering flights to destinations around the world.

German citizens are lucky with the number of airlines that are again offering flights to Thailand.

Here are some airlines that have flights schedules to Thailand:

  • Finnair
  • EVA Air
  • Thai Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

With the removal of Test & Go, passengers are no longer required to book a “sealed flight” if landing in Bangkok and wanting to transit directly to another destination.

German citizens are welcome to board domestic flights on landing if they are vaccinated or entering under a pre-departure RT-PCR test.

Hotels and Accommodation

Everyone needs somewhere to stay after a long flight. Booking a hotel is now easier, but will still depend on how you are entering Thailand.

Vaccinated travelers or unvaccinated travelers who complete a 72-hour pre-departure RT-PCR test are welcome to book any accommodation. There are no quarantine requirements.

Unvaccinated German citizens who choose to complete the 5-day Alternate Quarantine will need to book a hotel that is SHA+ approved and offers Alternate Quarantine packages.

The package will include transport from the airport to the hotel, 5 nights of accommodation, meals and services, and an RT-PCR test before you leave.

During the 5-day quarantine you will not be allowed to leave your room.

Need help booking your SHA+ hotels, book at Agoda now.

Applying for a Thailand Pass in Germany

In order to enter Thailand, German travelers must obtain a Thailand Pass approval and QR code. This approval allows the traveler to enter Thailand on a specific date and flight.

To help ease travel and the stress of unforeseen delays and cancellations, Thailand Pass will now allow a traveler to enter Thailand up to 7 days before or after their original arrival date without needing to apply for a new Thailand Pass.

To apply for Thailand Pass, head over to https://tp.consular.go.th/. You will need the following documents.

Vaccinated travelers:

  • Your passport profile page
  • Flight itinerary to confirm the arrival date
  • A certificate of full (2 doses) vaccination
  • A medical insurance policy with at least USD$ 10,000 minimum coverage

Unvaccinated travelers NOT doing Alternate Quarantine:

  • Your passport profile page
  • Flight itinerary to confirm the arrival date
  • An RT-PCR test result no more than 72 hours before your arrival date
  • A medical insurance policy with at least USD$10,000 minimum coverage

Unvaccinated travelers doing Alternate Quarantine:

  • Your passport profile page
  • Flight itinerary to confirm the arrival date
  • Confirmed booking of SHA+ hotel 5-day Alternate Quarantine package
  • A pre-booked RT-PCR test on arrival (if not included in your package)
  • A medical insurance policy with at least USD$10,000 minimum coverage

To obtain a QR entry code or Thailand Pass ID, travelers will have to:

  • Register at the Thailand Pass web portal
  • Input personal details
  • Upload the required documents per their vaccination status
  • Receive a confirmation email after registration (within seconds after registration)
  • Wait for the Thailand Pass approval (normally within 1-3 days)

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

It will take up to 5 working days to receive the final approval. The application for the Thailand Pass is free. However, should the applicant need any assistance, you may visit www.siam-legal.com/thailand-pass.

Royal Thai Embassy, Berlin

If you need assistance from Thai authorities, there is a Thai Embassy located in Germany. The address is Lepsiusstraße 66, 12163 Berlin, Germany.

There is also a consulate at Kennedyallee 109, 60596 Frankfurt.

For questions, do not hesitate to contact [email protected] or contact either of these numbers:

  • (+49) 30 7948110 – Thai Embassy
  • (+49) 69 6986-8209 – Thai Consulate

Now that you have sufficient information on traveling to Thailand, what are you waiting for? Pack up, prepare the documents needed, book a flight and hotel, and you are good to go.

COVID 19 Insurance: https://u.axa.co.th/Sawasdee_Siamlegal

COVID Travel Insurance Thailand

SHA+ Hotels in Phuket: https://www.agoda.com/?cid=1892424

Book SHA Plus Hotel here

Thailand Pass Support by Siam Legal: www.siam-legal.com/thailand-pass

Thailand Pass Support

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