Travel to Thailand from the Philippines

Travel to Thailand from the Philippines

Travel to Thailand from the Philippines
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If you are a Filipino citizen who is currently planning to travel from the Philippines to Thailand, this is the place to know the travel advisories or restrictions or even requirements to enter into your destination, the Kingdom of Thailand.

Philippines, Visa Exempted Country

To those Filipino travelers who currently do not have a visa with them, you can enter Thailand under the Visa Exemption Scheme of Thailand. Filipinos are allowed to travel without a visa.  Citizens from Visa Exempted countries have the ability to travel and stay in Thailand for a maximum of 45 days without a visa.

Unlike citizens from other countries who have the option to whether get quarantined for 14 days in a hotel or to be exempted from quarantine through Sandbox programs, Filipinos do not have the same privilege. Filipino citizens have no choice but to get quarantined in a hotel.

Negative RT-PCR Test Result Required

According to Philippines Airlines (PAL), to be granted entry to Thailand, Filipino travelers must produce a negative test result from the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Thailand requires a negative result produced not less than 72 hours before departure.

What happens if the citizen attempting to travel to Thailand has a positive result? Well, the simple answer is that they are not to proceed with their travel to Thailand and is required to seek medical attention.

Permitted Filipino Travelers to Entering Thailand

Before proceeding to book flights and pack your bags, please assess yourself as a traveler to Thailand as to whether you are permitted to enter Thailand. What is your purpose to enter Thailand?

Here is the list of persons permitted to enter Thailand according to PAL. You are allowed to enter if:

  • If you are a Filipino citizen who is a family of a Thai national. A spouse, parent, or child of a Thai national.
  • If you are a Filipino who is a carrier of essential supplies who must return immediately after completion.
  • If you are a crew member that must travel inside the Kingdom of Thailand on a mission and must return by a certain date and time.
  • If you are from the Philippines, who is permitted to enter Thailand under a special agreement granted by the Prime Minister. 
  • If you are a Filipino citizen who is a holder of Certificate of Residence or a or have been permitted to take up residency in the Kingdom of Thailand, including their spouses or children.
  • If you are a Filipino citizen who is a holder of a work permit or have been granted authorization to work in Thailand, including their spouses or children, in compliance with Thai legislation.
  • If you are a Filipino citizen with a medical appointment, this includes their accompanying persons who require medical treatment in Thailand. This excludes medical appointments for Covid-19.
  • If you are a Filipino citizen who is a student of educational establishments in Thailand allowed by Thai authorities. Excluding students of non-formal schools in line with rules on private schools or other similar private educational establishments.
  • If you are a Filipino citizen who is defined, permitted, or invited to enter the Kingdom of Thailand due to necessity by the Prime Minister or Chief official responsible for resolving the emergency issue, or considered as one of the exempted persons to travel to Thailand.
  • If you are a Filipino citizen serving in diplomatic or consular missions or under the supervision of international organizations, or if you are a representative of a foreign government or agency performing duties in Thailand. Or any other person in an international agency to whom the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted permission based on necessity, including your spouse, parents, or children. A Filipino with a position in the Philippines as a Diplomat or International Organization Officer.

The Philippines to Thailand Requirements

To have a successful trip from the Philippines to Thailand, you might need more than a passport and your baggage. Because of Covid-19, a Filipino traveling to Thailand have to bring more than one document with him/her.

Listed below are the documents needed to be able to enter Thailand:

  • T8 Health Form
  • ThailandPlus Application
  • Thailand Pass
  • Declaration Form (for Thailand)
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • Proof of a confirmed AQ hotel booking.
  • Proof of confirmed flight booking to Thailand and confirmed return air travel.
  • Printed COVID-19 travel/health insurance with coverage minimum of $50,000.
  • Covid-19 laboratory with a negative result issued not less than 72 hours before departure. The test must be performed using the RT-PCR method. 

Flying from the Philippines to Thailand

To proceed and make your travels from the Philippines to Thailand easy, here are some of the airlines that have available flights from the Philippines to Thailand:

  • Jetstar
  • Korean Air
  • Thai Airways
  • Singapore Airline

There are no available flights from the Philippines to Thailand on Philippine Airlines as of the moment. And though without available flights, PAL still reminds Filipino citizens who are traveling internationally to observe and practice health and safety measures in traveling.

Do not forget to wear a mask, wash your hands, use foot baths and follow social distancing.

Royal Thai Embassy, Manila

For assistance and services in going to Thailand, know that there is a Thai Embassy located in the Philippines, specifically in the capital of the country, Manila. Its specific location or address is 107 Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila.

You can also find a Thai consulate located in Cebu City. Its specific locations are at Eastern Shipping Lines Building, M.J. Cuenco corner Magallanes Streets, P.O. Box 561, Cebu City.

For queries, you can reach out to them through or call them:

  • (02) 8815 4219- Thai Embassy,
  • (+63) 32 412-1688- Thai Consulate, Cebu

Or for more information please visit the Royal Thai Embassy, Manila website.

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