Travel to Thailand from Spain

Travel to Thailand from Spain

Travel to Thailand from Spain

COVID-19 may have caused some delays to your family or solo trip plans from the past years, but being delayed is better than never. International flights are open for international passengers, but, of course, expect some travel restrictions to the country destinations you have chosen.

Hola! Viajando a Thailand? If you are traveling to Thailand, you need to read this.

5 Steps for you to Enter Thailand

Spain is a Visa Exempt country, it is a country where Spanish citizens traveling to Thailand are allowed to enter and stay in Thailand for a maximum of 30 days.

If you are to enter and stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, it is highly suggested for Spanish citizens to apply for a Thai Visa. Here are the Thai visas that you can apply for:

1. Applying and Obtaining a Visa

If you are staying in Thailand for more than 30 days, it is highly suggested for Spanish citizens to apply for a Thai Visa. Here are the Thai visas that you can apply for:

  • Tourist Visa 
  • SMART Visa
  • Non- Immigrant Visa (for work, long stay, for the job, and others)
  • Thailand Elite Visa (a privilege multi-entry visa)

To apply for a Thai visa, you will need this visa application form. Print it and fill in the necessary details asked by the visa application form. 

After that, you will have to bring the filled visa application and the necessary documents for the visa you have applied for in the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulates located in Spain:

For inquiries about visa application, you can reach out to (34) 91 563 2903 or email through

Once you are issued a Thai visa by the Thai authorities, you can apply for entry to Thailand. 

Before you proceed to the next step, know that upon arrival, Spanish travelers are subject to entry requirements. The number of days one will need to stay depends on the vaccination status of the Spanish traveler.

Thai authorities have given foreign nationals, Spanish citizens traveling from Spain to Thailand the following Entry Programs:

No Quarantine Program

If you choose to stay through the No Quarantine program, you will also stay in a hotel for at least 1 night. You will undergo a COVID test upon arrival and you will be able to travel to other parts of Thailand after you have tested negative of COVID 19.

This program is only available for fully vaccinated travelers.

Hotel Quarantine Program

If you are unvaccinated, you need to undergo the 10-day mandatory quarantine in a Quarantine Hotel.

2. Flight Booking, Hotel Booking, and Purchasing COVID-19 Insurance

Know that this step is important to be able to proceed to the next step, so, as much as possible, take note and follow.

Flight Booking

To be able to enter Thailand, you will need to fly there. To fly there, you will need to book a flight. Here are some available airlines that are operating and have available flights from Spain to Thailand:

  • Finnair
  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
  • Thai Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

If you are traveling to Phuket, please make sure that your flight has no transit in Bangkok. And please do not forget to practice safety measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. Wear your mask, sanitize, and follow social distancing.

Hotel Booking

The hotel you will book will depend on which program you chose or prefer to stay in, the hotel Quarantine program, or the No Quarantine program.

Quarantine Hotel
ASQ Hotel is a quarantine hotel for those who will prefer to stay through the hotel quarantine program. They will be transferred upon arrival and will not be able to get out of the hotel room they booked for 10 days.

Most of the ASQ hotels can be found in Bangkok and Pattaya.

Test and Go Hotel
SHA+ Hotels or Test and Go Hotels are for those who will prefer to stay through the No Quarantine program. They will be transferred upon arrival and will be able to leave the hotel premises after receiving a negative PCR test result from the RT-PCR test.

They are only allowed to travel to other Thailand destinations once they have completed their required days of stay.

Book your ASQ/SHA+ hotels at Agoda, for less hassle booking.

Purchasing COVID-19 Insurance

To enter Thailand, Spanish travelers are required to have travel insurance or health insurance for possible COVID-19 related incidents during their stay in Thailand. 

The COVID-19 insurance must be a minimum coverage of US$50,000, which should cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Life insurance
  • Unexpected expenses relating to COVID-19 incidents

For reliable and reasonably-priced travel insurance/COVID-19 insurance, purchase at AXA Sawasdee Thailand

You can purchase the COVID Insurance here:

COVID Travel Insurance Thailand

3. Applying and Obtaining the Thailand Pass

After obtaining all documents from steps 1 to 2, you may now apply for a Thailand Pass. The processing time of the application for the Thailand Pass may take 3 to 7 days. It is suggested to apply 2 weeks before the scheduled departure date.

  • Apply here for the Thailand Pass.
  • Please fill it in with personal information
  • Upload the files and documents
  • Submit and wait for 1 to 3 working days for the approval
  • After receiving the approval, you will be given a QR code which you need to print or save on your phone to be used for your trip to Thailand.

For guidance in the application for Thailand Pass, please visit this page: Thailand Pass: How to Apply.

4. Obtaining Negative COVID-19 Test Result

After successfully obtaining the Thailand Pass, the other document important for entry in Thailand is a medical certificate or a health certificate which will have to present a negative COVID-19 test result that is conducted through the RT-PCR method.

The COVID-19 test must be taken within 72 hours before the scheduled departure date.

5. Preparing All the Requirements

For the last and final step, you will have to prepare the travel requirements. This is only for the good of your trip for you to have easy access to the required documents that will be shown to the staff before departure and upon arrival to Thailand.

These are the following requirements to prepare:

  • Thailand Pass
  • Valid Thai Visa or Re-entry permit
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • COVID-19 Insurance Certificate
  • Booking Confirmation of AQ Hotel or SHA+ Hotel
  • Confirmed Travel Itinerary
  • Valid Vaccination Certificate 
  • Medical Certificate and COVID-19 result obtained not more than 72 hours before departure. 

COVID 19 Insurance:

COVID Travel Insurance Thailand

SHA+ Hotels in Phuket:

Book SHA Plus Hotel here

Thailand Pass Support by Siam Legal:

Thailand Pass Support

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