- Southeast Asia Travel COVID-19 Overview
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- Visas & Entry Requirements for Thailand
LATEST THAILAND COVID-19 NEWS:
- 1st July 2022 – Thailand drops its Thai Pass scheme and removes its minimum health insurance requirement as of 1st July 2022. Source.
Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South East Asia’s Backpacker’s understanding of the current rules for entry. While we update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as it can be, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
Thailand Travel Restrictions
Can you travel to Thailand right now?
From 1st July 2022 travellers are no longer required to apply for special permission to enter Thailand. Normal visa exemptions and tourist visas are being administered.
Yes. Fully vaccinated tourists are currently eligible to travel to Thailand. The full dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel to Thailand.
See here for Thailand’s list of recognised vaccines.
Unvaccinated travellers who can present a negative test result taken within 72 hours of arriving in the country no longer have to quarantine and can enter the country with no other restrictions.
Before you enter Thailand, you will need:
Required Entry Documents
- Hold a valid passport with at least 12 months validity and two blank pages.
- Have proof of onward travel out of Thailand within the expiry date of your visa.
- Certificate of COVID-19 vaccination if vaccinated.
- If unvaccinated you will need to show a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Thailand.
- Travel insurance is no longer required by law, but is highly recommended.
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COVID-19 Tests Required
If you are unvaccinated, you will need to take an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
If you contract COVID-19 whilst travelling in Thailand, Thai authorities recommend that you isolate yourself at home / at your accommodation.
Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and is subject to change. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit the Thailand Authority of Tourism Newsroom.
- FACE COVERINGS – Face coverings are no longer required by law and are now voluntary. They are still recommended in crowded places and on aeroplanes and you will see many locals still wearing them. Some local airlines may enforce a face-mask rule. Also see: Best face masks for travel.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING – Social distancing laws have been removed.
- CURFEWS – All curfews have been removed.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Masks are not compulsory but are recommended on public transport.
- MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – There are no local restrictions on movement between provinces
- VENUES AND GATHERINGS – There are no restrictions on gatherings and bars and nightclubs are fully open. The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan has resumed.
The land borders between Thailand-Cambodia, Thailand-Laos and Thailand-Malaysia have reopened.
- Follow Richard Barrow on Facebook and Twitter
- Daily video briefings on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand (in English) from the Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand Channel
- Thailand Authority of Tourism Newsroom
- US Embassy & Consulate in Thailand
- UK Government Foreign Travel Advice
- Thailand Department of Disease Control
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
- Royal Thai Embassy, London
- The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand
- Ministry of Public Health Thailand
- The Thai Government Public Relations Department
- The Humanitarian Data Exchange
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3 thoughts on “COVID-19: Thailand Travel Updates”
Thought I’d feed you some info about entry requirements for Thailand.
I will be heading out there in July.
Travellers 5-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
Hi Javier, thanks for pointing this rule out. It’s rather a strange one, but it does exist!
Have a wonderful time in Thailand.
Good to know it is opening. The restrictions are monetarily but OK for me.