Requirements for travelling to Thailand during Covid-19 situation for non-Thai citizens

(updated 2021-07-06)

Please follow these steps if you wish to travel to Thailand during the Covid-19 situation.

  1. Visa requirements
    1.1 Foreigners holding an ordinary passport of the following countries/territories are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for a tourism purpose.
  • Holders of an ordinary passport of the following countries/territories are exempted from obtaining a visa and can stay up to 45 days in Thailand: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein. Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, SlovakiaSlovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam
  • Holder of an ordinary passport of the following countries/territories that have concluded bilateral visa waiver agreements for a stay up to 30 days in Thailand: Hong Kong, Lao PDR, Macao, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam
  • Holders of an ordinary passport of the following countries/territories that have concluded bilateral visa waiver agreements for a stay up to 90 days in Thailand: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea and Peru

        1.2 If you need to apply for a visa for other purposes such as business, research, study etc. or stay longer than 30 days for a tourism purpose, please check information through this link: Click here. Once you have all the documents for applying for a visa, please click here for information on how to apply.

You have to apply at least 14 days before your departure date

 

  1. You need to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE).

Please note that from 13 November 2020, all COE application is done online through this link: Click here. Documents required for acquiring the COE are:

1) Copy of a valid passport

2) Copy of a valid visa (if any)

3) Copy of a medical insurance policy (in English) which mentions that it covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.

4) Flight confirmation  

5) Reservation Confirmation of Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel for a stay of 14 days, starting from the date of arrival in Thailand (for the list of AQ, please click here: www.hsscovid.com). Apart from booking directly with the hotel, you can also book a quarantine hotel through the following links:

All travellers must stay in quarantine at a state-approved quarantine hotel for 14 days and be tested for Covid-19. There is no exemption to this regulation. You are not allowed to quarantine yourself at a private residence.  

 For a guideline on COE application, please see the following link and VDO clip:

 

After COE issuance, please ensure that you have the following documents to present at the check-in counter and to the Department of Disease Control’s Representatives upon arrival into Thailand.

  1. Passport with a visa (if any)
  2. Certificate of Entry (COE)
  3. Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued within 72 hours before departure (in case of connecting flights, before embarkation from the initial port).
  4. (For the Department of Disease Control upon arrival into Thailand only) Medical insurance or letter from employers guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD of medical costs occurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand).
  5. T.8 Form (Thailand’s Heath Declaration Form). You can download T.8 Form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/19N8KK5w8ahtNyOBmOt2PelmpzLGAWNt0/view
  • Documents (3) (4) must be in English or Thai only. Certified translations into English or Thai are accepted in the case that the original copy is in the foreign language.
  • Document (4) needs to be quoted in US dollars. Other currencies will not be accepted by the department of disease control.
  • In order to enhance confidence in travelling among visitors and locals, please download the application "ThailandPlus" on your mobile phone and complete the registration before travelling to Thailand to assist the travellers and make the journey in Thailand seamless. For more information about the application, please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ygCCAxND2eeRpBriNy3ggyvVcE975Vz1/view
  • FAQs about "ThailandPlus" *click here*
  • User manual "ThailandPlus" *click here*

For Thailands´s COVID-19 information updates, including summary of provincial COVID-19 control measures, please visit www.tatnews.org

Phuket Sandbox 

Reopening of Phuket from 1 July 2021 for fully vaccinated travelers from a group of approved countries/areas, including Sweden and Latvia, without quarantine.
 
“ELIGIBILITY” (both Thais and non-Thais)
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Public Health of Thailand no less than 14 days before departure. Travelers must show proof of vaccination issued by a government authority. Children under the age of 18, traveling with parents, are eligible without proof of vaccination.
Come from a group of countries/areas approved by the Thai Government (Sweden and Latvia included at present). Travellers must be in eligible countries for at least 21 consecutive days.
Must have a health insurance (in English) which mentions that it covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD. (https://covid19.tgia.org/)
 

“REQUIREMENTS”

Flights
* Must fly to Phuket. Domestic transits in Thailand are currently not allowed.
Hotels
* Must stay at a hotel that meets the "SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration Plus)" standard for at least 14 nights. Must stay at the same hotel for at least 7 days and may change to another hotel after that (the hotel must be in Phuket only). Please see https://www.thailandsha.com/shalists/ for a list of SHA+ hotels.
* Confirmation of "SHA+" hotel booking must be issued under the SHABA system (SHA Plus Booking Authentication system) or booking under http://entrythailand.go.th/.
* After 14 days, travelers may travel to other parts of Thailand.
COVID-19 tests
* Travelers must present a RT-PCR negative test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
* Upon entry, travelers will have to undergo three COVID-19 tests during 14 days of stay in Phuket.
Tracking application
* Travelers must install and use tracking application as prescribed by the Thai Government throughout the 14 days in Phuket, otherwise they may not be allowed to leave Phuket to other parts of Thailand after 14 days.
Certificate of Entry (COE)
* Travelers need to apply for a COE online at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th.

Samui Plus

For more information regarding Samui Plus FAQs can be found here:
https://www.tatnews.org/2021/07/samui-plus-faqs/