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Thailand Travel Updates as of April 8, 2022
- Thailand Pass registration site is currently open and accepting new applications for the Test and Go, Sandbox, and Quarantine entry programs. For up-to-date information and weekly updates regarding current Thailand travel restrictions, please visit the Weekly Updates for Thailand Travel Restrictions.
- The mandatory RT-PCR COVID Test that you have to take before traveling to Thailand is no longer required for all travelers.
- The government will discuss the proposal to replace the RT-PCR COVID test on arrival with the cheaper and faster ATK test. This proposal will be discussed on April 22, 2022 after Songkran holidays.
- Please check our YouTube Video for the step-by-step application for the Thai Pass:
Instructional Video for Thailand Pass Application
- Step by step instructions on How to Book your Test and Go Hotel through Agoda.com
Agoda.com is an authorized booking website for Test and Go packages for the Thailand Pass.
- Check the compilation of the Thailand Pass Frequently Asked Questions.
Travelers may join the conversation in our Facebook Group to ask questions and read the latest developments.
Top 20 Test and Go Hotels in Bangkok
We have compiled the top 20 test and go hotels in Bangkok and nearby areas based on the hotels booked by our newsletter members from over 1,000 bookings made in March 2022.
- BS Residence Suvarnabhumi
- Sinsuvarn Airport Suite
- Gate43 Airport Hotel
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri
- The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
- Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Siri Sathorn Bangkok by UHG
- Siam Mandarina Hotel
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Ploenchit
- Citrus Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok
- Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Regent Suvarnabhumi Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok
- Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo
- Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
- Royal President Hotel
- Evergreen Place Siam by UHG
- Casa Nithra Bangkok
- Canalis Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Top 20 Test and Go Hotels in Phuket
We are featuring the top 20 test and go hotels in Phuket with hotel packages that include room rates and airport pick up.
- The Marina Phuket Hotel
- Naina Resort and Spa
- Patong Resort Hotel
- Crest Resort and Pool Villas
- Baan Laimai Beach Resort
- Andamantra Resort and Villa Phuket
- Andakira Hotel
- Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa
- The Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa
- Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa
- Deevana Patong Resort and Spa
- Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort
- Baan Yuree Resort and Spa
- The Nature Phuket
- The Blue Hotel
- Rawai Palm Beach Resort
- Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
- Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
- Navatara Phuket Resort
- Kalima Resort & Spa
For travelers entering Phuket, you will be able to book your RT PCR test at: www.thailandpsas.com
How to Book Test and Go Hotel on Agoda.com
You may book a Test and Go Hotel or Quarantine Hotel through Agoda.com It is recommended to always make sure that you have booked the correct package that includes:
- an airport pick-up
- at least one RT-PCR test
as they are necessary for the Test and Go travel scheme by which you enter Thailand. You will not be permitted to leave the airport without the hotel picking you up.
If you book a hotel on the Agoda website, for example, make sure the Thailand Pass or Quarantine filter is on:
Even if your travel scheme is ‘Test & Go’, you will need to stay for up to a day upon arrival at a hotel that provides an RT-PCR test, to make sure that you test negative before you can travel freely in Thailand.
As an example, the hotel below offers ‘airport pick-up’ and ‘1 RT-PCR test’, so it is suitable for your arrival.
Here is the sample confirmation letter from Agoda.com
Test and Go Hotels in Bangkok: www.siam-legal.com/agoda
Test and Go Hotel in Pattaya: https://www.agoda.com/search?cid=1892424&city=8584
Test and Go Hotel in Chiang Mai: https://www.agoda.com/search?cid=1892424&city=7401
Test and Go Hotel in Samui: https://www.agoda.com/search?cid=1892424&city=17198
Test and Go Hotel in Phuket: https://www.agoda.com/search?cid=1892424&city=16056
For travelers entering Phuket you will be able to book your RT PCR test at: www.thailandpsas.com
Submit your Agoda Booking for Thai Pass
When you apply for Thailand Pass, you have to submit your Day 1 Hotel Booking. To expedite the process of validating your Test and Go Hotel stay, you may use your Agoda Booking ID to automatically validate your application.
If your Agoda Booking ID is a paid Test and Go package, you will see this on your screen:
If your Agoda Booking ID is not a Test and Go Package, you will see this on your screen:
NOTE: This Agoda Booking auto-validation is not applicable for Phuket arrivals. For travelers entering Phuket, you will be able to book your RT PCR test at www.thailandpsas.com and provide the receipt number when you fill out the information on this part of the Thailand Pass application process.
Best COVID Insurance for Thailand Pass
Based on our 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 20,000 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 the best COVID insurance for Thailand to make sure that you meet the requirement in obtaining the Thailand Pass successfully.
- Your certificate of insurance will expressly state that it covers up to 20,000 USD medical expenses including COVID-19. It will also state that the certificate is issued for the purpose of the Thailand Pass application.
- The AXA Sawasdee Thailand provides a one-page certificate of insurance which is perfect for the Thailand Pass application since the system will only allow one-page document to be uploaded.
- Your insurance letter or certificate will also contain the policy number and date of effectivity or start date.
- The AXA Insurance policy must be effective before or on the date of arrival and during your entire length of stay.
When you submit your AXA Thailand Pass Insurance, please make sure that you attach or upload the correct document as below:
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:
Thailand Pass Assistance
The application for Thailand Pass is free of charge. 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 application 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)
- 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
- 2 to 3 weeks process
- Our offer is 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 10 days processing time
- Available in eligible countries only
- Available for Thai and foreign nationals
- For Test & Go, Sandbox, and Quarantine programs
For the latest information, weekly updates, and guide on How To Travel to Thailand in 2022, you may check this page here:
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- How to Travel to Bangkok
- How to Travel to Phuket
- How to Travel to Pattaya
- How to Travel to Chiang Mai
- How to Travel to Samui
- How to Travel to Hua Hin