Travel to Thailand from Singapore


Travel to Thailand from Singapore

Travel to Thailand from Singapore

Can Singaporeans Travel to Thailand Now

Though Thailand is allowing people the freedom to travel into the country, it is important they remain responsible during the pandemic to ensure the health of its citizens and visitors. Entry restrictions are currently in place to help limit the spread of Covid among people visiting Thailand.

If you are a Singaporean citizen who wants to travel to Thailand at this time, this article will help explain the requirement for visiting Thailand and how you can ensure a safe and smooth journey.

Entry Requirements to Enter Thailand from Singapore

Thailand Visa Exemption for Singaporeans

Singapore passport holders may enter Thailand without a visa. Singapore is included in the list of Visa Exempt countries. Singapore citizens can enter Thailand under visa exemption for tourist purposes and may stay in the country for up to a maximum of 30 days.

Thailand Visa for Singaporean Citizens

If you wish to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days or are traveling for a different purpose like business or education, you can apply for a Thai visa at your local Thai Embassy or Consulate.

Singapore citizens can apply for the following visas:

  • Special Tourist Visa (STV)
  • Non-Immigrant Visa O (for the purpose of medical treatment)
  • Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (for those who choose to stay for a year)
  • Thailand Elite Visa (if you want to stay for more than a year)

You can contact the Thai Embassy Singapore at 370 Orchard Road, Singapore 238870

For inquiries about the visa application process, visit their website for more information.

After your visa is approved (if not entering under an exemption), you can apply to enter Thailand.

Thailand Pass Requirements

From May 1, 2022, how a citizen from Singapore enters Thailand will depend on their vaccination status. All visitors are required to apply for a Thailand Pass but the documents you need to provide can vary.

Previously, the Thailand Pass could take up to 7 days to approve, but with Thailand easing their travel restrictions there are fewer documents to check and approvals are much quicker.

Visitors from Singapore will be happy to know that your trip to the Land of Smiles can be easy if you follow the simple steps listed below.

Depending on your vaccination status, there are now 3 ways a citizen of Singapore can safely enter Thailand.

Vaccination status and entering Thailand

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

  • Fully Vaccinated travelers will no longer need to apply to enter Thailand under the Test & Go or Sandbox scheme (Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Sandbox). 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.
  • 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 or not you are vaccinated.

All Singaporean citizens will require:

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

Thailand’s Entry Process

1. Apply for a Thai Visa

As noted above, Singapore tourists can enter Thailand for up to 30 days under the Visa Exempt scheme.

If entering for a different purpose or for more than 30 days, apply for a Visa at your local Thai Embassy or Consulate.

2. Book a Flight

Singapore is a major international transit hub, so there are daily flights now running from Singapore to Thailand. Some airlines with available flights are:

  • Scoot
  • Air Asia
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thai Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Jetstar

Thai authorities understand flights are not 100% reliable and people may have undue delays or cancellations. With this in mind, there has been a recent amendment to the Thailand Pass process. Your travel date now can change by up to 7 days without having to apply for a new Thailand Pass.

3. Book a SHA+ / AQ Hotel

There are some important things to be aware of when researching your accommodation.

  • 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.
  • Alternate Quarantine – If you are unvaccinated, you will need to book a 5 night package that includes 2 tests. You cannot leave your room during the quarantine period. Don’t worry, the hotel will provide you with your meals and other necessities.

Agoda is a great site to look for your accommodation as you can filter SHA+ Alternate Quarantine packages and use your booking number to confirm the hotel in Thailand Pass.

You can find and book your SHA+ hotel at Agoda.

4. Purchase COVID-19 Insurance

COVID-19 insurance is essential for protecting visitors in the event of an emergency relating to Covid-19 in Thailand. If a traveler is infected with the virus, it will cover all of a traveler’s medical expenses, including medicines, treatments, and professional care, as well as transportation. Your medical insurance is required for the duration of your stay in Thailand.

This required COVID-19 insurance must:

  • Have a minimum coverage of $10,000 USD
  • Cover medical costs in hospitals, professionals, medications, transport, and others.
  • Cover life insurance in case of death-related incidents because of COVID-19.
  • Cover unexpected costs caused by COVID-19 incidents, like loss of baggage, missed flight, and others.

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5. Apply for a 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 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 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 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 and Thailand Pass ID, travelers will have to:

  • Register at 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 3 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.

Arriving in Thailand – Best Practices

Once you have your flights, hotels, and an approved Thailand Pass, you are ready to leave Singapore for Thailand.

To help streamline your visit to Thailand, it is a good practice to print all your documents and have them ready to present to Immigration Officers when you arrive and pass through Passport Control. You should print your:

  • Thailand Pass QR code
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Vaccination certificate (vaccinated travelers)
  • Hotel booking confirmation (unvaccinated Alternate Quarantine)
  • 72-hour RT-PCR test result (unvaccinated with NO Alternate Quarantine)
  • Covid-19 recovery certificate (if previously tested positive)
  • TM8 – Health declaration form
  • TM6 – This is the blue card they give you on the plane.

This will speed up your processing time before leaving your country and entering through Thailand’s Passport Control.

Once you arrive and complete your quarantine and testing requirements, you are free to travel anywhere in Thailand and enjoy your holiday.

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

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

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

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