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Test and Go 2022: Requirements and Step-by-Step Entry to Thailand
Test and Go Requirements
1. Eligible Countries/Territories
- Test and Go is available to travelers from all countries and territories.
- Travelers must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand or WHO at least 14 days before departure.
- Recovered persons with 1 dose of vaccination (received after infection). Must provide a medical certificate as proof of full recovery.
- Travelers aged below 18 years old are not required to be fully vaccinated and must travel with a parent or legal guardian.
3. Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD for medical expenses including COVID 19
- Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
4. Fully paid SHA+ or AQ Hotel reservation confirmation for Day 1 and Day 5
- On Day 1, reservation includes accommodation, RT-PCR test and airport transfer
- On Day 5, reservation includes accommodation and RT-PCR test. It could be a different hotel or city.
*For travelers arriving in Phuket, the RT-PCR tests must be booked separately at www.thailandpsas.com
Easy Steps to Enter Thailand under Test and Go Program
1. Apply for Thailand Pass
*The system will reopen for new Test and Go applications from February 1, 2022 (09.00 Hrs. Thailand Time)
Documents Required for Registration:
- Vaccination Certificate or Recovery Certificate
- Insurance Certificate (with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD for medical expenses including COVID-19)
- Hotel Confirmation Letter (fully paid SHA+ or AQ Hotel reservation)
- Flight reservation (domestic transfer is allowed in Bangkok to Samui and Phuket with flight number PGxxxx)
- Thai Visa (if required)
**It is recommended to apply for the Thailand Pass at least 7 days before traveling to Thailand.
2. Get a COVID Test
- Travelers are required to undergo a COVID 19 RT-PCR test with a negative result, no more than 72 hours before departure to Thailand.
- In case of a positive RT-PCR result, the traveler must have a medical certificate stating that you have fully recovered from COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before travel date.
- Children aged 6 and below, are not required to undergo a pre-departure RT-PCR test if traveling with their parents.
3. Do the 1st RT-PCR Test on Day of Arrival
- Travelers must undergo 1st RT-PCR test at the airport, hotel or designated venue and wait for the result in the hotel room. Both adults and children are required to undergo the COVID test.
- If the result is negative, you are allowed to travel anywhere in Thailand and undergo the 2nd RT-PCR test on Day 5.
4. Do the 2nd RT-PCR Test on Day 5
- Travelers must undergo the 2nd RT-PCR test at the hotel or designated venue and wait for the result in the hotel room.
- If the result is negative, you are allowed to travel anywhere in Thailand.
- If the result is positive, you will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The medical expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travelers, or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates.
COVID Visa Extension To Continue Until March 25
Travelers who are currently in Thailand will now have until March 25, 2022 to extend their special COVID extension stamp, as announced by the Bureau of Immigration. The visa relief or extension grants 60 days of stay to those who apply.
It has been reported that:
- If you have 15 days visa-on-arrival, you cannot have a COVID extension
- If you have a 60-day Tourist Visa, you can have a COVID extension if necessary
- If you have a 30 days Visa Exemption, you can have a COVID extension if necessary
- If you have a Non-immigrant B, ED, O (Volunteer) visa, you can no longer have a COVID extension
Please note that this extension of stay is not automatic, you must apply for this at your local immigration office and it will be at the discretion of the officer to approve the application.
Where to Stay in Bangkok
- Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Dream Hotel Bangkok
- Hotel Clover Asok
- Grace Hotel Bangkok
- Park Plaza Sukhumvit 18
- Carlton Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Rembrandt Hotel and Suites
- Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
- Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri
- Grande Centre Point Terminal 21
- Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
- Grand Hyatt Erawan
- Lebua State Tower
- The Landmark Bangkok
- The Peninsula Bangkok
Where to Stay in Phuket
- IBIS Phuket Patong Hotel
- Burasari Phuket
- Andamantra Resort & Villa
- Hotel Clover Patong Phuket
- The Marina Phuket Hotel
- The Sea Galleri By Katathani
- DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort
- Mövenpick Resort & Spa
- Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town
- La Flora Resort Patong
- The Naka Phuket Villa
- Sri Panwa Phuket
- The Nai Harn
- The Nature Phuket
- Oceanfront Beach Resort
Where to Stay in Samui
- Chaweng Villawee Hotel
- The Lamai Samui
- Chaweng Noi Pool Villa
- ShaSha Resort & Residences
- Amari Koh Samui
- OZO Chaweng Samui
- First Residence Hotel
- First Bungalow Beach Resort
- Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
- Prana Resorts Samui
- Melati Beach Resort
- Pattra Vill Resort
- Bo Phut Resort & Spa
- Chura Samui
- Coral Cliff Beach Resort
COVID Insurance for Thailand
Based on experience, the common problem for Thailand Pass applications being rejected is that some insurance policies are not properly worded. Your COVID-19 insurance must expressly state that it covers up to 50,000 USD medical expenses including COVID-19 while in Thailand. You may use your own health insurance or purchase insurance from your own country, however, it is recommended to purchase from an insurance company in Thailand such as AXA Insurance Thailand to make sure that you meet the requirement in obtaining the Thailand Pass successfully.
Some common problems with insurance documents submitted during the Thailand Pass process that will cause an application to be denied:
- Wrong coverage date. The policy must be effective before or on the date of arrival and during your entire length of stay.
- Your certificate of insurance must expressly state that it covers up to 50,000 USD medical expenses including COVID-19.
- Your insurance letter or certificate must contain the policy number and date of effectivity or start date.
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Apply for Thailand Pass as Easy as Possible
The Thailand Pass is required for both Thai and foreign nationals to enter Thailand. It is free of charge to obtain a Thailand Pass.
Travelers must also be aware that proper preparation is the key to the approval of their Thailand Pass application. Please do your application at least 2 to 3 weeks before your departure date. Don’t leave it for the last minute.
In case you are experiencing difficulty with the Thailand Pass system, you could also avail the professional services of Siam Legal International, a law firm in Thailand that will help you in your Thailand Pass registration and therefore make it easy for you to get to the Land of Smiles.
Siam Legal Visa and Thailand Pass Assistance
Package 1: 200 USD (Visa + Thailand Pass)
- Online Visa Consultation
- Extensive checklist of required documents
- Assistance in Thai e-visa application (non-immigrant O marriage visa and 60-day TR visa)
- Assistance in Thailand Pass application
- 3 to 4 weeks process
- Available in the US, UK, and Canada visa applications only
Package 2: 100 USD (Thailand Pass)
- Consultation with our Immigration Specialist
- Extensive checklist of required documents
- Assistance in Thailand Pass application (including Visa holders and Visa Exemption)
- 5 to 7 days process
- Available for Thai and foreign nationals
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