Will the Thailand Pass end in June?


Will Thailand Pass End in June

Will Thailand Pass End in June

The most common question asked when discussing travel and Thailand is,

“When will Thailand end their Covid restrictions and scrap Thailand Pass?”

This question is asked in our Facebook group, Instagram, and other Social Media platforms daily because people are eager to holiday in Thailand again.

Thailand has eased its travel restrictions by steps. At the start of 2022, they introduced Thailand Pass and reduced the mandatory quarantine periods. From May 1, they canceled the Test and Go, Sandbox, and 10-day Quarantine schemes.

Thailand Pass applications are approved quicker than ever for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers now that the only requirements are a valid Covid Insurance policy, proof of vaccination or RT-PCR test, and flight details.

People are now receiving their Thailand Pass QR codes within hours (some in minutes).

So what is the next step?

For months there has been discussion of Thailand Pass registration being removed by June 1. Is it finally happening?

With the reduction of Covid cases following the Songkran Festival, Thailand will reignite its tourism industry and align with the rest of the world’s travel policies. The Ministry for Tourism and Sports has proposed that from June 1, Thailand Pass registration will be removed.

The Minister for Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has stated that removing Thailand Pass is the natural step in creating a seamless travel experience for holiday seekers. 

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has already agreed to the proposal and it will be presented for final approval to Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration during their meeting on May 20, 2022.

There is a strong likelihood that the proposal will be approved and implemented in June. The new entry requirement is planned to apply to Thai citizens first and then rolled out to foreign visitors later. Foreign travelers will still be required to apply for the Thailand pass until the change is announced.

Once all proposals are in place, foreign travelers will no longer need to apply for a Thailand Pass but may have to note their vaccination details on the TM6 entry card. Thai Immigration officers will then confirm vaccination details on arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok or Phuket International Airport.

The removal of the mandatory application process and issuance of Thailand Pass QR codes will ease the worry of eager travelers and reduce the workload of Thai Embassies who have been helping to assess and approve applications over the past few months.

With travel requirements updated and removed, Thailand will once again become one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations just in time for Summer.

For information about the current steps for the Thailand Pass please refer to the following:

https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/thailand-pass

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65 Comments

  1. Marios
    June 27, 2022
    Reply

    Hi I’m trying to get info for unvaccinated passengers transiting through Bangkok airport.

    They will be travelling 4th July and just be transiting through Bangkok airport and not exiting the transfer terminal.

    They have an exemption from their doctor which is recorded on the Australian gov medicare website, this exemption says they have a medical contraindication towards the vaccination due to catching covid over just 40 days ago.

    They can not provide a PCR or a Vaccine certificate due to this exemption, so my question is can they still transit through Bangkok airport without these two documents?

    Many thanks

    • June 28, 2022

      Hi Marios,

      For unvaccinated transit passenger, you need to have negative RT PCR 72 hours valid and insurance is optional.

      Thank you

  2. Tiffany
    June 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hello there,

    We are Vietnam passport holders and currently residing in Australia (with eligible visa). We will fly to Thailand in August for tourism purpose for a week. Can you tell me what documents we need to provide please?

    • June 28, 2022

      Hi Tiffany,

      Vaccination certificate and passport if you are fully vaccinated.

      Thank you

  3. Jean see
    June 23, 2022
    Reply

    Good morning, Dear Sir/Madam,

    Would like to confirm following for Belgian passport holder who will travel to Bangkok from Hong Kong on 10th Jul and again on 10th Aug for 5 days from Belgium, and fully vaccinated with 4 jabs in HK

    1) No PCR test required on arrival Thailand?
    2) Thaipass no longer required, right?
    3) Travel Insurance not required ?

    What kind of document required from him then?
    thanks beforehand.
    Jean

    • June 28, 2022

      Hi Jean,

      Yes, that’s right. It will be effective of July 1, 2022. For Travel insurance, it’s an optional.

      Thank you

  4. Abhilas
    June 22, 2022
    Reply

    HI, I am traveling to Bangkok on 30th June, Do I still need to have Thai pass ? I am traveling from India.

    • June 28, 2022

      Hi Abhilas,

      Yes, Thailand Pass is required until end of June.

      Thank you

  5. Ashish Turakhia
    June 20, 2022
    Reply

    We Ashish Turakhia Male/ 59 years, Mrs Leena Turakhia Female/56 years and Sidharth Turakhia Male/ 22 years are all Indian Passport holders, all having both the doses of COVI-Sheild vaccine. We intend to reach Bangkok on 11 July 2022 and return from Bangkok on 14 July 2022.

    We will be carrying an overseas travel medical insurance (including COVID related hospitalisation) of US$ 50,000 each.

    We intend to get visa on arrival at Bangkok

    Do any of us need a Thai Pass?

    Which documents we need to carry for visa on arrival?

    What is the cost per person for visa on arrival in Thai Baht?

    Kindly let us know.

    Thank you for your prompt attention.

    With kind regards
    Ashish Turakhia

    • June 21, 2022

      Hi Ashish,

      Effective on July 1, Thailand Pass will be removed so no need to apply. The insurance will be optional , though it’s still better to prepare in any case happen. Just bring passport and vaccination certificate if you are fully vaccinated.

      Thank you

  6. Abhilas
    June 19, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,
    Do we need Thai pass and insurance coverage if we traveling on July 1st, And what all documents do you require for on arrival visa if you are coming from India.

    Thank you

    • June 20, 2022

      Dear Abhilas,

      Thailand Pass will no longer be required starting July 1st. The insurance will be optional during that time also. You need passport, vaccination document, fee for the visa on arrival, proof of return flight and hotel booking.
      Thank you.

    • Abhilas
      June 21, 2022

      Thank you Rex for your prompt reply.

  7. Naz
    June 17, 2022
    Reply

    Good morning Mr Yordmanu.
    Hope you are well. Thank you for your quick response. Would you be able to let me know where I can get the travel insurance and how much does is cost for 1 night for 2 adults and 2 kids ? It would be highly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Warm Regards,
    Naz

  8. Ed Hansen
    June 16, 2022
    Reply

    Still need the ptk test in july?
    I have ins./vaccine docs

    • June 16, 2022

      Hi Ed,

      No, If you are fully vaccinated. Bring you vaccination certificate.

      Thank you

  9. Naz
    June 16, 2022
    Reply

    Good Morning Mr. YORDMANU,
    Hope you are well.
    We are Australian Citizens ( 2 Adults and 2 kids ) . We got Australian Passport. We are travelling to our country on 4th of July. We are staying at BKK airport for 18hours transit . We don’t have any plan to pass immigration for 18hrs. We will stay in the BKK airport lounge area. . Shall we need any insurance or travel pass. Could you please advice. It would be highly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Warm Regards,
    Naz

    • June 16, 2022

      Hi Naz,

      If you will not recheck in your baggage at immigration, no need for Thailand Pass. Just travel insurance with covid medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.

      Thank you

  10. ronnie flores
    June 15, 2022
    Reply

    Hi.. we were travel to thailand this august…but my child passport is valid till December this year 2022… does she need a new passport?

    • June 16, 2022

      Hi Ronnie,

      Yes, all Passport should be valid for 6 mos.

      Thank you

  11. Ian
    June 14, 2022
    Reply

    Hi I’m going to Thailand 2nd July. I’m trying to do the Thailand pass but keep getting a message saying invalid email address. I’m using a Gmail.com account.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    • June 14, 2022

      Hi Ian,

      Check your spam messages and double check your email address.

      Thank you.

    • Ian
      June 14, 2022

      Hi yordmanu
      It’s ont letting get past the passport page on the thailand pass.
      This is the email I’m using for the TP.
      I even tried a different email.
      Also a friend has tried and he is getting the same results using his email.
      Just seems like TP is down

    • June 14, 2022

      Hi Ian,

      Here’s the common problem of failed application in Thailand Pass. https://www.thaiembassy.com/weekly-updates/common-problems-thailand-pass-application

      If you not encounter any of them, try again maybe some glitch with the system.

      Thank you

  12. Brian sithavong
    June 13, 2022
    Reply

    I. Have a Question. I will. Travel to Lao. PDR
    But will transit at. Bangkok Thailand. Air port
    Do I. Still need visa or. Thai pass

    • June 14, 2022

      Hi Brian,

      If you will check in baggage at immigration, Thailand Pass is needed, but if No, it’s not necessary.

      Thank you

  13. Shumaila
    June 13, 2022
    Reply

    I’m living in UAE and on UAE Residence visa (holding Pakistani passport ) do I need Thailand visit visa to travel Thailand

  14. Ron
    June 8, 2022
    Reply

    I have hsbc insurance form my bank account in England is that OK for Thailand pass

    • June 9, 2022

      Hi Ron,

      It should have covid 19 medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.

      Thank you

  15. Ronald
    June 8, 2022
    Reply

    Can I use my own insurance form my bank for Thailand pass

    • June 8, 2022

      Hi Ronald,

      Your insurance should have covid 19 medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.

      Thank you

  16. G CHINNA RAO
    June 4, 2022
    Reply

    Exempt the Covid Insurance for fully vaccinated with Booster Dose Indian Travellers

  17. Mina
    June 1, 2022
    Reply

    I am coming to Thailand 10 of June
    When I suppose to apply Thai pass?!!

    • Mina
      June 2, 2022

      If I got insurance from orient is that ok for Thai pass
      ?!!!

    • June 8, 2022

      Hi Mina,

      That would be okay if it has covid medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.

      Thank you

    • June 8, 2022

      Hi Mina,

      You may visit this website https://tp.consular.go.th/ and apply for the Thailand Pass directly.

      Thank you

  18. Annelin Skare
    June 1, 2022
    Reply

    I have a child aged 16, not vaccinated. Is he required to do a pre-departure RT-PCR test before arriving in Thailand?
    He is travelling with fully vaccinated parents.

    • June 8, 2022

      Hi Annelin,

      If you are fully vaccinated, the process of your child will still be the same by yours.

      Thank you

  19. Mina
    May 31, 2022
    Reply

    I am traveling 10th of June to Thailand
    When exactly I have to apply for the Thai pass and how long it takes to be done !!!
    Thanks for advice

    • June 8, 2022

      Hi Mina,

      If you will apply on june, it will takes only 30 minutes or an hour.

      Thank you

  20. Gabriel Le
    May 28, 2022
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    This is Gabriel from Vietnam. I am planning a trip to Thailand from 17 June to 21 June for my family.
    I just wonder if the final decision to remove Thai Pass has been approved yet? Can I only present the Vaccine Passport issued by my country to immigration? is it valid? Thank you

    • June 13, 2022

      Hi Gabriel,

      There’s no official announcement, you can get your Thailand Pass a day before your flight it only take an hour to process.

      Thank you

  21. Mina
    May 26, 2022
    Reply

    Can I buy the insurance from embassy
    Or could you advise me how to buy the insurance for Thai pass ?!!
    I want to travel in June

  22. Tremaine
    May 26, 2022
    Reply

    I’m coming to Thailand in June, but during my trip I’ll be traveling to Indonesia. Will I have to do the Thailand pass twice?

    • May 27, 2022

      Dear Tremaine,

      Yes, you need to have a Thailand Pass for your first trip and another Thailand Pass for your other trip from Indonesia.
      Thank you.

  23. MARIA
    May 24, 2022
    Reply

    Hello,

    We are traveling to Thailand on June 4th, if the policies change and we don’t need the insurance. Can we still get a full refund?

    • June 13, 2022

      Hi Maria,

      Travel insurance is still necessary with covid coverage.

      Thank you

  24. Laurence Farrell
    May 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hi i am traveling to Hua Hin end of July so i dont need to apply for a Thailand Pass, correct.

    • May 23, 2022

      Dear Laurence,

      At the moment, Thailand Pass is still required for foreigners. We can assume that it will remain to be required in July until we get an announcement that it is canceled.
      Thank you.

  25. susan shakespeare
    May 22, 2022
    Reply

    I have a letter from my bank showing I have unlimited health care cover for Covid
    This letter shows Alliance to be the insurer but there is no Cert No. will this be accepted?
    We are travelling from Aust. to Thailand with a few days in Singapore first and staying fot 14 days

    • June 13, 2022

      Hi Susan,

      Your insurance should meet the requirements for covid medical treatment minimum of USD 10,000.

      Thank you

  26. Chris
    May 21, 2022
    Reply

    Hello, Can I show a printed Thailand Pass and proof of Covid Insurance, or does it need to be in digital format on my phone?

    • May 23, 2022

      Dear Chris,

      Yes, you can definitely use a printed copy of your Thailand Pass, insurance letter and vaccination document for faster processing at the airport.
      Thank you.

  27. Hoang anh
    May 21, 2022
    Reply

    Hi! I’m going to Thailand from the 14th of July to the 10th of August this year, but I’m not sure if my Covid vaccin is ok.

    – I had corona 23-03-2021
    – Got 1 Pfizer vaccin 24-06-2021
    – Got corona again 24-03-2022

    So, in The Netherlands you only needed one vaccin after a covid infection to be fully vaccinated. I can not find if this is also OK in Thailand?

    And + I’ve had corona again in march, so I have a recovery certificate that’s valid till 11 august, but not sure if that’s OK in thailand..

    • June 13, 2022

      Hi Hoang,

      If you had 2 doses, that considered fully vaccinated. Also, better to bring your recovery certificate.

      Thank you

  28. Elefterie rossidis
    May 20, 2022
    Reply

    I am travelling in august will I need a Thailand pass

    • May 20, 2022

      We have to wait for new updates. The new update may come out May 20, 2022.
      Thank you.

  29. parmjit singh
    May 19, 2022
    Reply

    hello sir
    i am coming on august 26 thailand
    so please let me know and what about 10000 us dollar insurance
    THANKS

  30. Jerry
    May 19, 2022
    Reply

    You only discuss the pass for flights what about border crossing