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Thailand Travel Updates as of June 17, 2022
- Thailand Pass is no longer required for all travelers starting on July 1, 2022.
- Travelers entering Thailand will be required to show Proof of Vaccination or COVID-19 test results instead.
- Travel Insurance will not be mandatory but it is highly recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance when you travel to Thailand.
- For up-to-date information and weekly updates regarding current Thailand travel restrictions, please visit the compilation of our Weekly Updates for Thailand Travel Restrictions.
- Before you travel to Thailand, we highly recommend purchasing your travel insurance and booking your hotel stay to avoid inconvenience:
- Travelers may join our Facebook Group to ask questions, get help and read the latest developments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtoenterthailand
Thailand Pass Not Required Starting July 1
The CCSA approved the removal of the Thailand Pass registration program and the US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors, effective July 1, 2022.
From July 1, 2022, foreigners and Thai nationals are only required to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These can be in print or digital format. Random checks will be made on arrivals at Thailand’s international airports or land border checkpoints. Children who are unvaccinated may be required to have a negative COVID test. We will post updates regarding this matter.
Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who are randomly checked and who are unable to show proof of a pre-arrival negative test will be required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry.
Travel Insurance will not be mandatory anymore however, it is highly recommended to have insurance when you travel to Thailand, especially during this time.
Temporary Suspension of TM6 Card
After a Cabinet meeting last week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced the Thai Government will temporarily suspend the TM6 immigration card for arriving passengers to help ease congestion, screening, and processing times at international airports. The proposal will be implemented within 7-10 days, but it is clearly stated that the change is only temporary while Thai Immigration assesses the flow-on effects.
The TM6 card is one of the major requirements for foreigners to apply for a visa extension at the immigration office, so if you have plans to extend your visa or change your visa, it is recommended that you fill out the TM6 card on arrival even if it is currently suspended.
Recommended Travel Insurance for Thailand
The COVID travel insurance is no longer mandatory for incoming travelers starting July 1, 2022. However, foreigners are highly recommended to possess Travel Insurance when traveling to Thailand or Asia in general.
You may use your own health insurance purchased from your own country or it is recommended to purchase from an insurance company in Thailand such as AXA Insurance Thailand.
To purchase AXA Thailand Insurance; the most reliable insurance that has never had any problem with the Thailand Pass application, please click the link below:
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To assist travelers in planning their trip to Thailand, we have compiled a list of highly recommended Bangkok Hotels:
- Anantara Riverside Bangkok
- Avani+ Riverside Bangkok
- Bangkok Marriott Marquis
- Carlton Hotel Bangkok
- Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
- Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
- Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Hyatt Place Sukhumvit
- Le Meridien Bangkok
- Lebua at State Tower
- Millennium Hilton Bangkok
- Park Hyatt Bangkok
- Shangri-La Bangkok
- Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
- The Continent Hotel Asok
- The Landmark Bangkok
- The Okura Prestige Bangkok
- Vie Hotel Bangkok
To assist travelers in planning their trip to Thailand, we have compiled a list of highly recommended hotels in Phuket:
- Andakira Hotel
- Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
- Baan Laimai Beach Resort
- Crest Resort and Pool Villas
- Deevana Patong Resort and Spa
- Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
- Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa
- Kalima Resort & Spa
- Naina Resort and Spa
- Navatara Phuket Resort
- Patong Resort Hotel
- Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa
- Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
- Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
- The Blue Hotel
- The Marina Phuket Hotel
- The Nai Harn Phuket
- The Nature Phuket
- V Villas Phuket
To assist travelers in planning their trip to Thailand, we have compiled a list of highly recommended hotels in Pattaya:
- Avani Pattaya Resort
- Bella Express Hotel
- Cape Dara Resort
- Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort
- Dusit Thani Pattaya
- Grande Centre Point Pattaya
- Hilton Pattaya
- Ibis Pattaya
- InterContinental Pattaya Resort
- MYTT Beach Hotel
- Navana Nature Escape
- Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
- Royal Wing Suites and Spa
- Veranda Resort Pattaya
- Woodlands Hotel and Resort
Siam Legal Visa and Thailand Pass Assistance
Package 1: 200 USD (Visa + Thailand Pass)
- Visa Consultation
- Extensive checklist of required documents
- Assistance in visa application (non-immigrant O marriage visa or 60-day tourist visa)
- Assistance in Thailand Pass application for arrivals until June 30
- 2 to 3 weeks process
- Our offer is available in the US, UK, Ireland 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)
- 1 to 2 days processing time
- Available in eligible countries only
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