COVID-19 travel restrictions: Thailand

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Thailand

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This article was published on February 14, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Thailand?

Presently, you can enter Thailand. In addition, from May 1, 2022, the government has eased COVID-19 requirements to enter Thailand. Travelers no longer have to abide by the Test & Go or Sandbox programs.

Can I enter Thailand if I am vaccinated?

Woman taking a photo of the Wat Arun temple in Bangkok — ShutterstockThailand welcomes tourism, under certain conditions — Shutterstock

You can enter Thailand if you are vaccinated. You must get an entire vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Thailand.

As of February 2022, there are six vaccine drugs approved in Thailand:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer / BioNTech
  • AstraZeneca / Oxford
  • Janssen — Johnson and Johnson
  • CoronaVac — Sinovac Life Sciences
  • Sinopharm / Beijing Institute of Biological Products

Travel documents if you are fully vaccinated for the Sandbox program

  • A Thailand Pass
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than $10,000
  • A certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 within a period of 14 days to three months

Clarification regarding recovery status: if you have recovered from COVID-19, you still have to receive at least one dose of an approved vaccine to have the same right of entry as fully vaccinated visitors.

Travelers 5-17 years of age unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. Those traveling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Can I enter Thailand if I am unvaccinated?

From 2022, unvaccinated travelers can enter Thailand since the government has lifted entry restrictions.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

  • A Thailand Pass
  • An insurance policy with coverage of no less than $10,000
  • A proof of prepayment for five nights of accommodation at a government-approved institution such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) hotel, or AQ Accommodation
  • A proof of prepayment for a PCR test while in Thailand on day five

Who cannot enter Thailand?

Currently, Thailand is open to tourists from all countries if they fulfill the requirements mentioned above.

Can I leave Thailand?

Both vaccinated, and unvaccinated travelers can leave Thailand. The Ministry of Health still asks people to avoid traveling for non-essential purposes.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

In addition, please check in advance the information about showing a negative test result of your destination. Some countries demand tests from fully vaccinated travelers as well.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Thailand currently

After the third lockdown, the COVID-19 situation is safe in Thailand. Currently, the number of COVID-19 cases is decreasing every day.

FAQs

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Is it safe to travel to Thailand right now?

International travel to Thailand is safe now. The Thai authorities have reopened bars, nightclubs, karaoke venues, and other establishments on January 16, 2022

Is Bangkok open for travel?

Presently, Bangkok is open for travelers. COVID-19 regulations are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Thailand?

Please note that starting from May 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers and those who recovered from COVID-19 with one dose of vaccine are exempt from quarantine requirements in Thailand.

Unvaccinated travelers are obliged to undergo a five-day quarantine in a special accommodation unless they can upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Thailand?

You can use the Thailand Pass as a health pass upon your arrival in Thailand. All your COVID-19-related documents will be stored there.

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