Travelers entering Thailand
Bangkok, 22 April 2022 – Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today approved the lifting of the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals beginning 1 May 2022 and introduced two new entry schemes specifically customized for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
New entry rules for vaccinated travelers:
International travelers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.
They are still required to register for a Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/) with a Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000).
Once arriving in Thailand, they will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
New entry rules for unvaccinated travelers:
International travelers who are unvaccinated or are not fully vaccinated will also no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.
They are required to register for a Thailand Pass with a 5-day hotel booking and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000).
Once arriving in Thailand, they must proceed to undergo quarantine for 5 days and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5.
The exception is made for unvaccinated travelers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system, they – like those fully vaccinated – will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are advised to strictly follow health and safety standards. Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.
Applying for Thailand Pass
Everyone planning to come to Thailand should know that having a valid Thailand Pass is mandatory during the COVID pandemic. The Thailand Pass is a web-based system designed to support Thailand’s “Ease of Travel” system and to make the documentation process for the travelers entering Thailand simpler and more efficient.
You may visit the MFA website https://tp.consular.go.th/ and apply for the Thailand Pass directly.
It is advised to submit/register your Thailand Pass application at least 5 to 7 days before your scheduled departure. You cannot enter Thailand until you have received your Thailand Pass, so make sure you start the application process well in advance. The application for the Thailand Pass is free of charge, however, you may also retain a service provider who would assist you with your Thailand Pass application.