COVID-19

COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Thailand is open for international tourism:

  • Nationals under the visa exemption scheme do not need to obtain a visa prior to travel, but do need to obtain a Certificate of Entry (CoE) from their nearest Thai embassy
  • All other travelers may apply for the TR Tourist Visa

 

Entry Requirements

Visa Exemption Scheme:

The following nationals may enter under the Visa exemption scheme for stays of up to 30 days (including 14 days quarantine): Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

The following nationals may enter under the Visa exemption scheme for stays of up to 90 days (including 14 days quarantine): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru

 

Obtaining a Tourist Visa (TR):

The TR Tourist Visa is valid for up to 60 days, single entry. The visa can be extended for an additional 30 days while in-country for a maximum stay of 90 days. Please check your nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate to check eligibility and requirements.

 

Arrival Information:

  • On arrival, all travelers must complete 14 days at a Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel, at the guest's own expense. If the traveler tests positive for COVID-19 at any time during the quarantine period, he/she will be transferred directly to a designated hospital for further treatment and monitoring, at the traveler's expense
  • All travelers will be asked to provide proof of health insurance covering up to US $100,000 for any medical expenses in Thailand including COVID-19
  • All travelers must provide a COVID-19 test result as well as a Fit-to-Fly Health Certificate, both documents issued within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight
  • Whether traveling with a visa or on a visa exemption scheme, all travelers must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) from their nearest Thai embassy prior to departure or at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th.

 

Situation In-Country

  • Thailand began re-opening on 3 May 2020. Some restrictions have been implemented following new cases reported in late December 2020.
  • Most hotels remain open and are serving domestic markets, however non-essential domestic travel is discouraged
  • Restaurants remain open during the day, between 6am and 9pm. Bars and entertainment facilities are temporarily closed.
  • National parks remain open. However, some tourist sites are closed from 5-31 January 2021, including: The Grand Palace in Bangkok, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles and other royal palaces around the country. 
  • Wearing masks in public, while not strictly mandated, has become normal practice in Thailand and you will see most people wearing masks. Many shops, restaurants and tourist sites require a mask to be worn during your visit
  • Many shops, restaurants, transport and tourist sites will check your temperature before permitting entry
  • Contract tracing is conducted at many venues via an electronic app. Visitors are required to scan a QR code upon entering and exiting shops, restaurants, transport and tourist sites.

 

Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.

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