Thailand Reopens to Vaccinated Tourists from 63 Countries

November 4, 2021
Thailand is reopen to vaccinated tourists

Thailand has eased quarantine rules and reopened to vaccinated tourists from 63 countries.

Since November 1st, fully inoculated people who have stayed for at least 21 days in one of the approved “low-risk” countries and territories, including the States, Canada, the UK, and Australia, have been allowed to visit the Land of Smiles quarantine-free for the first time in over 18 months. People will only have to spend the first night in a government-approved hotel after arriving in the kingdom to wait for the negative Covid-19 test result.

Here’s everything you need to know before, during, and after traveling to Thailand under the “Test & Go” requirement.

Before You Arrive

Visitors need to travel by air from the approved countries or territories, where they must have spent at least 21 days before coming to Thailand. Foreign residents and returning Thai nationals who previously were in Thailand, plus kids younger than 12 who are traveling with their parents, are not subject to this requirement.

This is the list of countries of the Notification of the Operation Centre for Measures on the entry into and departure from the kingdom, and protection of Thai nationals abroad, dated October 30th, 2021:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong

Essential Documents

  • A vaccine certificate that proves the traveler is fully inoculated (the second dose must have been administered at least 14 days before arriving in Thailand)
  • Those who recovered from coronavirus within three months must have received one jab of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Thailand
  • A negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours
  • An insurance policy that covers Covid-19-related hospitalizations and expenses for a minimum of $50,000
  • A confirmed and paid booking for a one-night stay at an SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ hotel

Applying for a Thailand Pass

  1. Register at https://tp.consular.go.th/ 
  2. Upload the vaccine certificate, paid accommodation, and negative RT-PCR test, together with the visa and re-entry permit if applicable
  3. Wait for three to five working days for approval
  4. Receive the Thailand Pass QR Code (or CoE)

For help with your evisa, check out iVisa.com.

Arriving in Thailand

  1. Show the Health Control the Thailand Pass QR Code (or CoE) and complete the immigration procedure
  2. Get tested for Covid-19 at your pre-booked hotel or pre-arranged test center
  3. Children younger than six can do a saliva test
  4. Get to your hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer (distance from the airport must be no more than two hours)
  5. Download the MorChana application at your hotel

While Staying in Thailand

  1. Wait for your test result in your hotel room
  2. If you test negative, you will get a self-testing kit (ATK) for day 6 or 7.
  3. Get an alert for the self-test on day 6 or 7, and register the result on the MorChana app
  4. Practice the DMHTTA precautions (D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for Covid-19, and A – alert application

When Leaving Thailand

There’s no minimum stay in Thailand. You can leave the kingdom anytime but must follow guidelines and measures that each province in Thailand announces.
For the latest info, visit https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/.

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