Thailand has closed all its borders in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 since March this year under the invocation of the Emergency Decree dated March 25, 2020.
Starting on July 3, 2020, foreigners to be allowed to enter Thailand will comprise of business representatives, skilled workers and their families, experts, people with Thai families, teachers, students and medical tourists who agree to undergo mandatory quarantine. Thai and foreign nationals must get in touch with the local Thai Embassy in their current location for more information.
Applicants should be any of the following:
The foreigner must apply for the certificate or permission of entry to Thailand from the local Thai Embassy or consulate. All requests will be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and together with the Ministry of Labour and Board of Investment, all applications or requests will be assessed on a case to case basis, taking into account the urgency, economic importance while balancing these with health security consideration among others.
The foreigner or non-Thai nationals must carry the necessary documents as follows:
The foreigner must apply for the certificate of entry from the local Thai Embassy or consulate at least 10 working days prior to the intended date of travel and must submit the following documents to the consular section of the Thai embassy or consulate:
Note: In case the foreign national does not have a valid visa or has an expired non-immigrant visa, he or she can submit all the required documents and a filled-in visa application requesting for the Non-immigrant visa and the Thai embassy or consulate will issue the certificate of Entry and the visa altogether.
When entering Thailand, the foreigner or non-Thai national is requested to follow the Thai authority’s guidelines for preventing the COVID-19 pandemic as follows:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not stated when this entry procedure will start. It is safe to assume that if the travel ban is lifted or partially lifted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, then qualified foreigners may apply for this permission of entry or may start to travel to Thailand. It is best to contact the local Thai Embassy or consulate for more details.
You may check this page regularly about the latest updates on how and when foreigners can enter Thailand.