Recently, Thailand’s Royal Government announced the reopening of the Kingdom’s borders without quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers on the 1st of November 2021! News that we received with great joy at Easia Travel as we can’t wait to welcome back your travelers to our beautiful destination!
Therefore, we prepared for you a summary of regulations on entering Thailand from the 1st of November 2021 onwards:
Before Traveling To Thailand – Requirements
- Travelers must arrive by air from the approved countries.
Currently, Thailand has approved quarantine-free entry for arrivals from:
→ Travelers must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more before traveling.
- Get A Thailand Pass QR Code
Apply for a Thailand Pass QR Code at https://tp.consular.go.th/ , from 1st of November onwards
→ Before the 1st of November, travelers can apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
→ COEs approved before the 1st of November will remain valid to enter the country.
- Provide a Medical Certificate with a negative RT-PCR lab result issued no more than 72 hours before traveling.
- An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000, should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalization for the whole duration of stay in Thailand. Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.
- Payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organization Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel. The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).
- A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated).
- For those fully vaccinated, proof includes a Certificate of Vaccination with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) (see here) or the World Health Organization (WHO) (see here) no less than 14 days before the travel date.
- The Certificate of Vaccination should be for one dose (Johnson & Johnson) or the standard two doses of other approved vaccines, administered at least 14 days before their travel date.
- Travelers under 12 years of age, traveling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement but must have a Medical Certificate with a negative RT-PCR lab result issued no more than 72 hours before traveling.
Upon Arrival In Thailand
- Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport and submit all the required documentation to the officials.
- Proceed directly, with the approved airport transfer, to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test center, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on days 0-1. Travelers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana) and must wait within the accommodation for the test result, which should be available within one day.
- Upon testing negative for COVID-19, travelers can go anywhere in Thailand.
- Each traveler will receive an ATK (Antigen Test Kit), paid for when booking the accommodation.
- Any traveler experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If there are no symptoms, travelers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on days 6-7 and show the result to the staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (positive or negative) in the MorChana App.
- Hotel/AQ staff must recommend that travelers self-monitor themselves for at least 7 days. If any traveler experiences COVID-19 symptoms, Hotel/AQ staff must immediately notify the officer in charge of communicable disease control in their respective area.
For Vaccinated Travelers Coming From Other Countries (not on the list)
Travelers are welcome to choose from the 17 ‘Blue Zone’ destinations, up from the current 4 ‘Sandbox’ destinations, for their first 7-night mandatory stay within the area before being able to move on to other parts of Thailand.
- Chon Buri (Banglamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Ko Si Chang, and Sattahip – Na Jomtien and Bang Sarey)
- Chiang Mai (Mueang, Doi Tao, Mae Rim, and Mae Taeng,)
- Trat (Ko Chang)
- Buri Ram (Mueang)
- Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin and Nong Kae)
- Phetchaburi (Cha-Am)
- Ranong (Ko Phayam)
- Rayong (Ko Samet)
- Loei (Chiang Khan)
- Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
- Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao)
- Nong Khai (Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai, and Tha Bo)
- Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Nong Han, and Prachaksinlapakhom)
RT-PCR test upon arrival in Thailand, and the ATK at the designated test centers for the second test, which takes place around day 6-7.
Upon arrival, travelers must provide the same documents as those coming from approved countries, in addition to having booked in advance an ASQ/SHA+ accommodation for 7 nights.
Partially vaccinated, or not vaccinated at all?
The quarantine period will remain 7 days for travelers who have been fully vaccinated with the approved vaccine, 10 days for air arrivals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 14 days for land arrivals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. However, they will be able to enjoy more activities within the hotel.
- The 2 required COVID-19 tests have been revised to use the RT-PCR method for the first test upon arrival in Thailand and the ATK method at the designated test center for the second test which takes place around days 8-9.
- Upon arrival, travelers must provide the same documents as fully vaccinated travelers, in addition to having booked in advance an ASQ/SHA+ accommodation for 7, 10, or 14 nights.