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:
Hello there, I am traveling to Bangkok on 3rd July, Do I need to have Thai pass ?
No. Effective on July 1st it is not necessary.
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?
For unvaccinated transit passenger, you need to have negative RT PCR 72 hours valid and insurance is optional.
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?
Vaccination certificate and passport if you are fully vaccinated.
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?
Yes, that’s right. It will be effective of July 1, 2022. For Travel insurance, it’s an optional.
HI, I am traveling to Bangkok on 30th June, Do I still need to have Thai pass ? I am traveling from India.
Yes, Thailand Pass is required until end of June.
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
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.
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.
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 Rex for your prompt 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.
Check AXA https://direct.axa.co.th/TA-Inbound/CoverageOptionPlan?utm_source=Agent_Partner&utm_medium=Direct_SiamLegal&utm_campaign=Sawasdee_SiamLegal
Still need the ptk test in july?
I have ins./vaccine docs
No, If you are fully vaccinated. Bring you vaccination certificate.
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.
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.
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?
Yes, all Passport should be valid for 6 mos.
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.
Check your spam messages and double check your email address.
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
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.
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
If you will check in baggage at immigration, Thailand Pass is needed, but if No, it’s not necessary.
I’m living in UAE and on UAE Residence visa (holding Pakistani passport ) do I need Thailand visit visa to travel Thailand
For citizen of Pakistan, they need to get tourist visa. Please read this for guidance https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-visa/thai-visa-exemption-and-bilateral-agreement
I have hsbc insurance form my bank account in England is that OK for Thailand pass
It should have covid 19 medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.
Can I use my own insurance form my bank for Thailand pass
Your insurance should have covid 19 medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.
Exempt the Covid Insurance for fully vaccinated with Booster Dose Indian Travellers
Hi G Chinna,
Visit this for your guidance, https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/thailand-travel-restrictions
I am coming to Thailand 10 of June
When I suppose to apply Thai pass?!!
If I got insurance from orient is that ok for Thai pass
That would be okay if it has covid medical coverage minimum of USD 10,000.
You may visit this website https://tp.consular.go.th/ and apply for the Thailand Pass directly.
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.
If you are fully vaccinated, the process of your child will still be the same by yours.
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
If you will apply on june, it will takes only 30 minutes or an hour.
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
There’s no official announcement, you can get your Thailand Pass a day before your flight it only take an hour to process.
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
Yes, you can buy insurance on this page: http://www.siam-legal.com/axa-insurance
The insurance provider is AXA Thailand.
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?
Yes, you need to have a Thailand Pass for your first trip and another Thailand Pass for your other trip from Indonesia.
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?
Travel insurance is still necessary with covid coverage.
Hi i am traveling to Hua Hin end of July so i dont need to apply for a Thailand Pass, correct.
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.
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
Your insurance should meet the requirements for covid medical treatment minimum of USD 10,000.
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?
Yes, you can definitely use a printed copy of your Thailand Pass, insurance letter and vaccination document for faster processing at the airport.
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..
If you had 2 doses, that considered fully vaccinated. Also, better to bring your recovery certificate.
I am travelling in august will I need a Thailand pass
We have to wait for new updates. The new update may come out May 20, 2022.
i am coming on august 26 thailand
so please let me know and what about 10000 us dollar insurance
To learn more about the COVID insurance for Thailand Pass, please check this page:
You only discuss the pass for flights what about border crossing
For the Thailand Pass via land travel, please check this page: https://land.tp.consular.go.th/home